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TAB on wrong side of family values

Recently, Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values, blamed Texas Association of Businesses for the death of legislation aimed at protecting family values in Texas, according to the Texas Observer. Two points included in the article were that the Austin leadership of TAB has swerved leftward, and it is highly questionable if their membership is aware…

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House activism

The Texas House has taken to activism, doing petitions and political letters this session, though not particularly well. For actual activists, this imitation can only be taken as sincere flattery from the beleaguered lesser legislative body. One of their in-House petitions was from the House GOP caucus in support of the now-dead House sales tax…

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Norm Adams political giving

Active member of the Republican Party, insurance salesman and purveyor of the website Texas GOPvote, Norm Adams, has been working with establishment Republicans for years to weaken opposition to illegal immigration. Recently Adams, via Texas GOPvote, defended Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) for advancing a bill that would grant IDs to illegal immigrants, a position both…

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Evergreen: Movement Folly

This article was originally published January 8, 2014. The perennial problem with conservatives in Austin is the insecure impulse to ape the ruling class. Conservatives see the ruling class putting out the power vibe, and “having success” by passing rotten legislation, and so they try to copy ruling class strategy and tactics. For conservatives, who…

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Evolving House conservatives

It looks like Texas will need a special session on religious liberty. This after Texas was betrayed by its Straus-led House of Representatives. With a Supreme Court ruling close, marriage and religious liberty in Texas will be vulnerable to giant hits if Governor Abbott chooses not to call a special session for religious liberty. At…

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Abbott, Jade Helm, and sophisticowards

Governor Abbott is acting responsibly by keeping a close watch on Obama’s strange dispersion of troops for urban warfare training exercises in Texas. The sophisticoward set is speaking derisively about Abbott on account of this, but that’s what they do when they get afraid, and are to be ignored on issues like this. Obama is…