Rick Perry vs World

27 May 2014

Not the best trait in a politician

I'm not sure if it's worse that Dewhurst believes his own false spin or that he keeps it up after the election is over.

He said the same thing in 2012 after losing. Very strange.

Posted by Evan @ 05/27/14 11:30 PM | Comments (0)

 
 


26 May 2014

David Dewhurst and his allies sink to new lows

Is there anything that David Dewhurst and his allies won't say to tear down a rival? Are there any depths of deception they won't plumb?

Yesterday a blogger -- who has taken up the cause of the country club wing of the party -- posted a disgusting attack piece on Dan Patrick. Apparently Dan Patrick has gotten angry a few times in the past years over stuff in the legislature. Truly shocking, isn't it?

Don't most people get angry every now and then over the goings-on in Austin? Some doctor with no relationship to Patrick attempting to tie that to something 30 years ago is gutter politics at its worst.

I'm no fan of Dan Patrick, as I think everyone who has visited this blog over the past few months can attest. But it is appalling to have doctors making insidious insinuations based on diagnoses-from-afar over private health records from 30 years ago.

Posted by Evan @ 05/26/14 03:10 PM | Comments (0)

 
 


21 May 2014

Why most politicians should not do their own tweeting

This is not exactly senatorial:

John Cornyn should probably refrain from gloating. He got under 60% against a field of folks no one had ever heard of and Steve Stockman, whose campaign was so listless that some termed it "performance art" rather than a campaign. He spent something like $10 million, not counting the millions more in outside spending that attacked Stockman.

Katrina Pierson lost big to Pete Sessions. On the other hand, Sessions arguably has a more conservative record than Cornyn while representing a district far less conservative than Texas as a whole.

Definitely smarter to let this one go if you're John Cornyn.

Posted by Evan @ 05/21/14 08:35 PM | Comments (0)

 
 


16 May 2014

Desperate times apparently call for even more desperate measures

It is interesting to me that several senators have issued a press release commenting on attacks on Dan Patrick.

Most of us have known about this for a long time. If you wanted to bring it up, then you needed to do so before the primary. Now that Dewhurst is going crazy with falsehoods, it's too late.

Posted by Evan @ 05/16/14 12:01 AM | Comments (0)

 
 


15 May 2014

Navarette on Van de Putte

Navarrette on Van de Putte:

Leticia Van de Putte is a career politician who has been in the Texas Legislature since 1990. And she still needs help from Eva Longoria to inform Latinos that she's one of them? Among other things, she has sided with teachers unions who oppose education reform over Latino parents who support it. Who has she been working for all this time? Not Latinos. Or they'd know who she is.

Who is Leticia Van de Putte? Vouched for by Eva Longoria and Howard Dean. Funded by a Latino PAC. Profiled by CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Unveiled, with great fanfare, to people she is already supposed to represent.

I'll play along. Hola, Leticia. Nice to meet you.

Wait, you mean the woman who chaired Barack Obama's DNC convention isn't the new chosen one to turn Texas blue? Shocker!

Posted by Evan @ 05/15/14 11:21 AM | Comments (0)

 
 


14 May 2014

David Dewhurst does not deserve re-election

Does David Dewhurst think so little of Texas Republicans that he won't try telling us the truth? Did he learn anything from his last loss?

If you'd have asked me six months ago who I would support in a hypothetical Patrick v Dewhurst runoff, I would have said Dewhurst. But Dewhurst continues to reach such new depths of pathetic that I can no longer say that.

Stop lying about your opponent. Dannie Goeb didn't become Dan Patrick "to cover [his] past, to cover his bankruptcy" as one Dewhurst ad claims. Goeb started using the name Dan Patrick years before his bankruptcy. Does Dewhurst think Republican primary voters are too dumb to realize this?

Stop concealing your record. You'd think Dewhurst was the second coming of Ronald Reagan based on his campaign claims. He's not. The Dew is the guy who ignored the grassroots for a decade while telling everyone in Austin how moderate he was. Even if only marginally so, his record is clearly and undebatably to the left of Patrick.

Stop hawking the same dumb tactic. Dewhurst trashed Ted Cruz with falsehoods at RealTedCruz.com. It bombed. Now he's doing the same thing with RealDanPatrick.com. Is Dewhurst trying to remind Texas Republicans of his nasty, dishonest and scurrilous attacks on Cruz?

Why can't Dewhurst actually run on issues? Over almost two decades now, we've never really seen a Dewhurst campaign for office that offered much more than pablum.

I have issues with Dan Patrick. But I can't brook Dewhurst's dishonesty.

Posted by Evan @ 05/14/14 11:03 PM | Comments (0)

 
 


05 May 2014

Perry and Dewhurst: signs of the times

Rick Perry went all out against Ted Cruz for David Dewhurst in 2012 when Dewhurst was seeking higher office.

A mere two years later, Perry hasn't even endorsed Dewhurst for re-election.

Posted by Evan @ 05/05/14 11:48 AM | Comments (0)

 
 


09 April 2014

Lou or Jeb?

Lou Dobbs talking to 60 Minutes about leading the fight against illegal immigration a few years ago:

I have worked with migrant workers in the fields. I'm probably one of the few people in the debate who actually has. I've got the greatest respect for those folks. Hard-working, decent, and back-breaking work.

Jeb Bush:

The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their families -- the dad who loved their children -- was worried that their children didn't have food on the table. And they wanted to make sure their family was intact, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.

Posted by Evan @ 04/09/14 12:04 AM | Comments (0)

 
 


03 April 2014

Get that man a blog

From Skip Hollandsworth's May 94 Texas Monthly article:

Bush's friends and supporters, however, portray him as an articulate, quick-witted leader, a far better debater than his father, and surprisingly, a savvier politician. Nor is he timid about matching his personality against that of the legendary wisecracking Richards. "Don't underestimate this guy," says Fred McClure, a former senior legislative aide to President Bush in Washington and now a Dallas financier and neighbor of the younger Bush. "He's no doubt the biggest political animal in the family—and clearly more competitive than his father."

Pretty epic call by Fred McClure.

Posted by Evan @ 04/03/14 10:43 PM | Comments (0)

 
 


14 March 2014

Dan Branch is out of touch with the electorate

More from Mark Davis DMN column on runoffs:

But I fear the spectacle that may unfold among these praiseworthy Republicans as the May 27 runoff draws near. When generally similar candidates square off, the modern habit is to find ancillary matters to amplify and stigmatize in the hope that voters will be sufficiently repelled by an opponent.

On paper, we seem to be headed toward the anointing of Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Their roughly dozen-point advantages take on additional steepness in view of voters' tendency to return more reliably in runoffs for grassroots-flavored candidates occupying ground a shade or more to the right.

But as Branch berates Paxton as a mediocre back-bencher (as he did in our [radio] interview last week) and Paxton paints Branch as insufficiently pro-life because of third-trimester abortion exception language from 2005, something significant is missing: What kind of attorney general would these men be? I guess ads making fine distinctions on those issues might not sizzle as much among an already primary-weary electorate. [emphasis mine]

How out of touch with the electorate is Dan Branch to make that kind of argument?

1. Dan Branch criticizing Ken Paxton as a backbencher just reinforces the notion of Dan Branch as the Austin establishment insider. That's an electoral loser. Your median primary voter is concerned with voting record and issues, not how well you played the inside game.

2. And it's not like Branch played the inside game in a way that will win him a Republican primary. As chairman of the higher education committee, Branch largely sided with the establishment instead of the conservative reformers. While I'm skeptical of blindly implementing Jeff Sandefer's ideas -- personal experience suggests that Sandefer is terribly misguided when it comes to higher education -- Branch just went along with the crowd.

3. In fact, Dan Branch is the perfect example of what I wrote in my primary winners and losers post:

it is quite clear that if you ever want to move up in Texas politics, then you should stay far away from Joe Straus.

Dan Branch joined the Democrats in supporting Joe Straus for speaker. Straus gave him committee chairmanships. Branch then raised lots of money. If I recall correctly, Branch even spent more on TV ads than anyone else in 2014.

But all those millions couldn't counteract one fact: being on Team Straus cost Dan Branch his chance of winning statewide.

Posted by Evan @ 03/14/14 06:25 AM | Comments (0)

 
 


[Previous 10 Entries] [Next 10 Entries]

SITE MENU

+ Rick Perry vs World
+ About Me

+ Archives

+ Email:
  perryvsworld* at *gmail dot com

ADVERTISING

SEARCH


SYNDICATION

RSS 2.0 feed

Atom feed

Subscribe with bloglines

DISCLAIMER

All content © Rick Perry vs. World and the respective authors.

Rick Perry vs. World is powered by Nucleus.

Site design and Nucleus customization by Kevin Whited.


ARCHIVES

+August 2015
+July 2015
+June 2015
+May 2015
+April 2015
+March 2015
+February 2015
+January 2015
+December 2014
+November 2014
+October 2014
+September 2014
+August 2014
+July 2014
+June 2014
+May 2014
+April 2014
+March 2014
+February 2014
+January 2014
+December 2013
+November 2013
+October 2013
+September 2013
+August 2013
+July 2013
+June 2013
+May 2013
+April 2013
+March 2013
+February 2013
+January 2013
+December 2012
+November 2012
+October 2012
+September 2012
+August 2012
+July 2012
+June 2012
+May 2012
+April 2012
+March 2012
+February 2012
+January 2012
+December 2011
+November 2011
+October 2011
+September 2011
+August 2011
+July 2011
+June 2011
+May 2011
+April 2011
+March 2011
+Sell Tickets Online
+February 2011
+January 2011
+December 2010
+November 2010
+October 2010
+September 2010
+August 2010
+July 2010
+June 2010
+May 2010
+April 2010
+March 2010
+February 2010
+January 2010
+December 2009
+November 2009
+October 2009
+September 2009
+August 2009
+July 2009
+June 2009
+May 2009
+April 2009
+March 2009
+February 2009
+January 2009
+December 2008
+November 2008
+October 2008
+September 2008
+August 2008
+July 2008
+June 2008
+May 2008
+April 2008
+March 2008
+February 2008
+January 2008
+December 2007
+November 2007
+October 2007
+September 2007
+August 2007
+July 2007
+June 2007
+May 2007
+April 2007
+March 2007
+February 2007
+January 2007
+December 2006
+November 2006
+October 2006
+September 2006
+August 2006
+July 2006
+June 2006
+May 2006
+April 2006
+March 2006
+February 2006
+January 2006
+December 2005
+November 2005
+October 2005
+September 2005
+August 2005
+July 2005
+June 2005
+May 2005
+April 2005
+March 2005
+February 2005
+January 2005
+December 2004
+EVN
+Acton MBA
+Free online event registration
+Fix Samsung broken power button