texas-neon
Paxton reveals conservative mettle

While the American left circles the wagons for Planned Parenthood – disgraced and discredited beyond all measure – some in the Texas crony GOP, and associates, provide a pathetic contrast in their inability to stand with Attorney General Ken Paxton, the subject of a ridiculous political witch hunt. As long as such people run the…

Texas Ethics Commission Tensions
Tension high between TEC and conservatives

Tensions between the Texas Ethics Commission and conservative groups remain high. Many feel the commission has been hijacked by lobbyists, and their politicians, and made into an attack group against Texans who try to hold government accountable. Last week, during a hearing on a wide range of topics, commissioners butted heads with the Texas Home…

gross-2
Evergreen: Turn Texas Redder

“Hail Satan!” chants were launched by pro-abortion activists at the capitol at peaceful pro-life protesters who were singing “Amazing Grace!” “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton, who converted to Christianity after seeing the horrors of the slave trade, and later joined forces with William Wilberforce, the most seminal and important abolitionist of the modern…

on-track
Reviewing conservative primary gains 2013

The publishing of important legislative scorecards gives good opportunity to look back at the result of changes in representation from 2013 to 2015. Conservatives had their greatest success challenging and defeating incumbents. Seven incumbents were defeated in the 2014 election cycle. Of the seven, five were conservative challenges to liberal incumbents. The average on a…

Austin Ruiz Jimmie Don Aycock Handoff
Austin Ruiz, Jimmie Don Aycock Handoff?

Austin Ruiz, a Killeen optometrist, has announced he is running in the open seat in House District 54, long represented by Jimmie Don Aycock. Aycock announced his retirement before the end of the 84th legislative session. Ruiz looks to be of the same ilk as the special-interest-cozy Aycock. According to the Killeen Daily Herald, Ruiz…

abortion-loons
Joe Straus protecting Planned Parenthood?

Gruesome revelations about Planned Parenthood prompted the Texas Senate Health & Human Services Committee to hold a hearing to discuss the black market infant body parts trade. Recently, the Center for Medical Progress has released secretly recorded videos highlighting the Planned Parenthood practice of harvesting and selling body parts of aborted children. Planned Parenthood, though…

liberal-masks
Evergreen: Liberals and their conservative disguises

Liberal politicians and activists have a lot of support for their message – academia, media, Hollywood, government bureaucracies – we all know the landscape. What isn’t always said as clearly, and certainly not as often, is that they’d have absolutely no chance without these huge competitive advantages. The reason is simple. Issue by issue, polling…

Jodie Laubenberg Notice
Jodie Laubenberg insecure

Jodie Laubenberg is feeling insecure about her poor performance on legislative scorecards this session. At a recent town hall meeting, Laubenberg nervously noted that she had fallen in rankings that establish a lawmaker’s conservatism. Between 2007 and 2013 Laubenberg always scored an A+ on Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index. This session she got a C…

voting-sign
Why some scorecards are useless

In Texas, centrist Republican scorecards are irrelevant and conservative scorecards are highly potent. The simple reason for this is that general elections in Texas are all but predetermined, while primaries are up for grabs between crony candidates and conservatives. The primary crowd is conservative. Examples of conservative scorecards are Empower Texans, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women…