For voters still waffling, come on! When early voting ends on Halloween, whether it’s a trick or treat will depend on the voting choices you’ve made. Call it selective memory loss or motivated forgetting but, I’m afraid everyone’s recollections are a little foggy about the egregious acts of the GOP in Texas and Washington since last midterms.
Perhaps all need a heaping dose of classroom drill and kill to relearn what you missed the first time around. Last week, people on Twitter did exactly that.
And so it begins…early voting, that is. As of last Thursday, the State of Texas has over 14 million registered voters, but before you get all-a-tingle, remember Texas’ lackluster voting habits.
Just like a dwindling roll of toilet paper, the days leading up to the midterm elections are rapidly disappearing; like a poorly-written soap opera, the political snipes sift like sands through the hourglass.
I’d like to give a bunch of onions to those who think that Wendy Davis’ wheelchair ad crossed a line. For one thing, her critics missed the entire point of the ad. (Is that because we no longer teach critical thinking skills in school?) It went “whoosh” right over their heads.
Corruption has brought down many a country; think Nigeria and Zaire, look at Pakistan and China. Like a silent contagion, it’s infecting America as well. If we examine the kleptocracy at the state level, the prospect for good ethical governance is dim and portentous.
According to State Integrity, which gives a grade to each state based upon ten measures, Texas received a D+. In five of the ten measures, we received an F. The single measure in which Texas received an A was Internal Auditing.
Equating politics with the ladies of the evening isn't as far-fetched as you’d think. 75 percent of all Americans believe that politicians are corrupt. In my opinion, that’s a bad rap for the ladies, because at least, they're are honest about the services they provide.
Monday and Tuesday could very well be the first in a series of proverbial come-to-Jesus-moments for politics.
There are some days when it seems the world is spinning so rapidly that it could hurl us all into the black void of space. On my part, I feel a sense of profound urgency to lay out facts, figures, and events--all you have to do is read it. Today, however, I’m compelled to beg for your action. Yes, I said “beg”…
Greg Abbott’s long-running game of whack-a-mole continues. The two recent Texas court rulings on HB2 and the constitutionality of educational funding (the ones that Abbott fought against and lost) prove that the Texas GOP, and its 2014 slate of candidates, are on the wrong side of the law.
Perhaps the Texas GOP's new campaign tune should be "I Fought the Law and the Law Won."
Poor Greg Abbott! He can’t catch a break these last three days. It’s certainly no bedtime story like Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It's more like a campaign nightmare.
On Thursday, Abbott lost his fight to defend $5.4 billion in education cuts as the Texas school finance system was ruled unconstitutional.
On Friday, a federal judge ruled that HB2 (the law shutting down women’s health clinics) was unconstitutional.
It was 94 years ago today that Congress passed the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. This accomplishment didn’t happen overnight. After years of determined effort, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and introduced it in 1878, but it took forty-one years for Congress to submit the amendment to the states for ratification.
Anytime an ethically-challenged politician reaps some well-deserved karmic rewards, it makes me pretty happy. The news of Rick Perry’s two felony indictments made me giddy with excitement, along with a bit of schadenfreude.