2014 Texas Governor’s race teaches us what REALLY matters to the GOP

Liberal Bias: The Daily Edge, Greg Abbott Wheelchair scandal

Republicans are obsessed with messaging. They are not nearly as obsessed with actual policy and legislation. You can see a perfect example of this in Texas politics right now, in the race for Texas Governor between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis.

Recently, Republicans have been outraged by a campaign commercial from Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis that bombards viewers with pertinent facts that intend to make Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott look like a hypocritical bastard.

Republican Greg Abbott once argued that a woman whose leg was amputated was not disabled because she had an artificial limb. He also once ruled against a rape victim who was suing a corporation for failing to do background checks on a sexual predators. When a hospital was accused of failing to stop a dangerous surgeon who paralyzed patients, of course Republican Greg Abbott sided with the hospital.

None of that matters to Republicans, of course! What matter is that Wendy Davis DARED to mention these things in a political ad!!  That is obviously a low blow. Good Republicans know that political ads are not supposed to contain “facts” about the opposing candidate! Political ads are just for things like ISIS beheadings and made up stories about Obamacare.

Even worse, however, was that Wendy Davis’ ad features a picture of a…. wheelchair similar to the one that Greg Abbott uses!

 

Outrage! Terror! Scandal! Wendy Davis is doing something that might remind people that Greg Abbott is in a wheelchair!

Now, one might point out that Greg Abbott has featured his wheelchair in his own political ads. Local conservative talk show hosts have even speculated that maybe Abbott should “play up” his disability and that it would “cancel out” the “unfair advantage” Wendy Davis has for “being a woman”.

(If that sentence doesn’t make sense, don’t worry: that’s talk radio for you.)

But that’s all besides the point! It is despicable for Wendy Davis to remind voters that Greg Abbott had an tragic accident, sued to get himself millions of dollars, and then dedicated his life to increasing the misery of other victims of crime and misfortune!

All in an ad that points out Abbott’s actual history with the way he treats people with disabilities!

“It’s just disgusting!” say the Republican.

Now, please excuse them while they get back to handing out Wendy “Abortion Barbie” David posters

Extremist Democrats reject celebrated icon Cesar Chavez

I am proud to be born and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, a hotbed of American conservatism that is helping to steer the entire nation on the right track. With the most conservative state legislature in the country, we tried to pass a law making it legal to discriminate against gay peo…I mean, protect religious freedom. We passed the “most extreme immigration bill in history,” and by extreme, I mean EXTREMELY AWESOME. The sheriff of our largest county assisted action star Steven Seagal in killing a puppy. Arizona is a wonderful place.

But deep within the heart of metropolitan Phoenix resides one congressional district so reliably liberal, the GOP does not even bother to fight for it. Democrat Ed Pastor has been a congressman since 1991, winning his each of his elections by a 30 point margin or more. Now that he is retiring, several candidates are fighting tooth and nail in a primary battle to take his seat. It is assumed that whoever wins the primary effectively wins the seat, not just for this election but for as long as they want the seat.

What is a freedom loving American to do?

Well, the tea party patriot formerly known as Scott Fistler has the answer!

Last December, he legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez, and his party affiliation to Democrat. And then, in the next logical step, he filed to run for Pastor’s House seat!

I have to say, the response of the Democrat base to the completely legitimate, honest, and worthwhile campaign tactic has been a little disappointing. This man seeks only to share a name with their beloved labor leader and civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez! But what are they doing? They are trying to kick him off the ballet and slap him with a class 2 misdemeanor for “seeking to confuse voters.”

How profoundly distasteful of the Arizona Democratic Party, spitting on the name of Cesar Chavez like that.

Has the state party lost touch with their roots? Do they understand the concept of the transitive property? Cesar Chavez is the epitome of what it means to be a leader in a deeply liberal district. This unemployed 34-year-old candidate is named Cesar Chavez. Therefore, this brave American hero earned the bona fides to become CD-7’s next congressman the moment he changed his name.

Now, if you somehow have some skepticism about the qualifications of this esteemed left-wing candidate, you don’t need worry: you can go and check out all of the important quotes from Chavez himself.

But before you click on that link, let’s test out your intuitions, shall we?

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(Correct answer: all of them.)

So to my fellow patriots in CD-7, I am calling upon you to take your district back. Knock on every door in central Phoenix and the southern part of Glendale. Contact the Chavez campaign and get involved with phone banking efforts. Donate what you can. If the GOP is too scared to run against Ruben Gallego or Mary Rose Wilcox, what else are you going to do?

Did a movie starring Michael Pena titled Ruben Gallego come out this year? No. Did one come out titled Cesar Chavez? You bet! Is Mary Rose Wilcox Day a state holiday in Arizona? No. Is Cesar Chavez Day? You bet!

If CD-7 is going to be left, I say LET IT GO ALL THE WAY LEFT…. by voting for Cesar Chavez himself!