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Branch is breaking

By Weston Hicks | 19 hours ago

Dan Branch is not Caveman Lawyer, no matter what anyone says.

First of all, Caveman Lawyer was cool and calm. Branch is not. He is currently flailing wildly to try to stop the horror that is unfolding before him. He started off with every advantage in the old political playbook and now looks a lock to lose the AG race to a genuine conservative, State Senator Ken Paxton.

Caveman Lawyer always had really good arguments. Branch does not. Branch is using the flimsiest of alleged finance reporting violations. Some are saying Paxton failed to disclose pro-bono work he did for the likes of a Bible study group. Branch is leveraging crony alliances to put some lights and sound effects on this kabuki theater, such as paid-for-news outlet The Texas Tribune. It seems the Trib’s Jay Root more or less wrote up Branch’s desperate (desperate is an understatement at this point) opposition research. The Trib similarly tried to help out Tuffy Hamilton when he was going down to James White in a House primary race. That didn’t work out very well.

Ironically, Branch has a legit crisis on his hands that all of the same players have been working to suppress. Under Branch’s watch as House Higher Education Chairman Regent Wallace Hall has uncovered evidence of the children of connected people, including elected officials, gaining admission into the University of Texas ahead of better qualified children of unconnected people.

And, according to North East Tarrant County Tea Party President Julie McCarty, Branch embarrassed himself Monday with some politically illiterate condescension. Evidently he planted some supporters in the crowd and did some goofy ambush interview spy work that was more double-oh-silly than 007.

Dan Branch is not Caveman Lawyer, no matter what anyone says.

First of all, Caveman Lawyer was cool and calm. Branch is not. He is currently flailing wildly to try to stop the horror that is unfolding. He started off with every advantage in the old political playbook and now looks a lock to lose the AG race to a genuine conservative, State Senator Ken Paxton.

Caveman Lawyer always had really good arguments. Branch does not. Branch is using the flimsiest of alleged finance reporting violations, some are saying Paxton failed to disclose pro-bono work he did for the likes of a Bible translating outfit. Branch is leveraging crony alliances to create some lights and sound effects, such as paid-for-news outlet the Texas Tribune. Is seems the Trib’s Jay Root more or less wrote up Branch’s desperate (desperate is an understatement at this point) opposition research. The Trib similarly tried to help out Tuffy Hamilton when he was going down to James White in a House primary race. That didn’t work out very well.

The funny thing is Branch has a legit crisis on his hands that all of the same players have been working to suppress. Under Branch’s watch as House Higher Education Chairman Regent Wallace Hall has uncovered evidence of the children of connected people, including elected officials, gaining admission into the University of Texas ahead of better qualified children of unconnected people.

Paxton isn’t saying what everyone can clearly see, that his opponent is desperate, but he is talking over Branch’s head about goal-setting in preparation for being AG, should the people of Texas choose to hire him. At this point, the crew Branch belongs to is known to be very desperate and very underhanded. They have a credibility problem Paxton doesn’t have.

Branch is not Caveman Lawyer, he just doesn’t want to be the Texas establishment’s Waterloo.

Branch is not Caveman Lawyer, he just doesn’t want to be the Texas establishment’s Waterloo.