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Greg Abbott’s actions, words are giving a big boost to possible Davis campaign
Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 08/21/2013 | Bob Ray Sanders

Posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:58 PM PDT by TexGrill

Will someone please take that political shovel from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott so he can stop digging? He’s getting deeper and deeper into a hole by offending people he doesn’t have to in order to secure his position with the right-wing Republican base, a group he needs to win any primary election. But what I’m afraid he doesn’t realize is that his latest statements and actions may be energizing people in the state beyond that base, especially Democrats who have been waiting a long time for something to rejoice about in statewide elections. When was the last time you heard Texans singing Happy Days Are Here Again? Well, some are ready to strike up the band and start belting that tune, particularly if state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, announces she will run for governor against the attorney general. It was bad enough that Abbott, after the Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, quickly announced that the Texas voter ID law was back in effect, and then attacked the president and the U.S. attorney general when they vowed to seek a remedy through the courts. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, sued the state to block implementation of the voter ID law, and on Tuesday Dallas County Commissioners voted to join that suit to protect citizens in that county where more than 200,000 voters don’t have the identification required by the state law. Abbott made another decision recently that surprised practically everyone in Texas when he joined with the federal government and five other states in opposing the merger of US Airways and Fort Worth-based American Airlines.

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Global business tip
1 posted on 09/17/2013 9:06:58 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Not much polling activity, but worth a look from time to time:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/tx/texas_governor_abbott_vs_davis-3596.html


2 posted on 09/17/2013 9:13:26 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: TexGrill

“It was bad enough that Abbott, after the Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, quickly announced that the Texas voter ID law was back in effect,”

Oh, I’m sure the legitimate citizens outside of Austin and San Sovietonio are just outraged that he would dare enforce voter integrity. How dare he!


3 posted on 09/17/2013 9:18:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TexGrill; Jim Robinson
“Global business tip”

B.S. You just put another “article” on here berating Greg Abbott to which I just responded, and I'm alerting Jim because you are always over the top in your attacks on Abbott for your buddy, Pauken, who was the worst State Chairman we had - the party was in debt due to him and the Republican Governor, George Bush, wouldn't take Pauken’s phone calls. I know that is true because Pauken said that to my husband and me.

In your other post, you said Chris Christi came to a ball game in Texas and Abbott was nice to him so now Abbott has adopted northern, liberal values for Texas (I am paraphrasing what you said). You are a liar and you do this every time you post about Abbott.

You did it before when Karl Rove was in Texas at a meeting where Abbott was and you said they were buddies as though Rove is running Abbott. What crap - they were at a law enforcement meeting. That is another lie.

You are in China and so far off the mark, you are ridiculous. Every time you make another accusation that is a lie about Abbott, I will be here right on your butt.

4 posted on 09/17/2013 9:23:53 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: TexGrill

Seems to me Abbott is kicking Pauken into that hole.


6 posted on 09/17/2013 9:25:24 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Marcella

He has his rights to have an opinion.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 9:26:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Gentlemen! Gentlemen!

No fighting in the War Room!


8 posted on 09/17/2013 9:28:15 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TexGrill

“It was bad enough that Abbott, after the Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, quickly announced that the Texas voter ID law was back in effect, and then attacked the president and the U.S. attorney general”

Oh MY GOD! Somebody stop him! He’s crazy!!


9 posted on 09/17/2013 9:30:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: mylife

“He has his rights to have an opinion.”

Lying is not an opinion - it is a lie.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 9:31:28 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

Thank you Marcella. Gregg Abbott is a good man.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 9:33:44 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Marcella

That is the way politics is often played.

I dislike liars as much as the next person, I particularly dislike ones that are methodical.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 9:34:16 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DesertRhino
Yep. You know this drivel is written by a lib, by that sentence, alone. There's much more leftist bs in the article, though.

No thanks!

13 posted on 09/17/2013 9:35:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: mylife; boxlunch; Marcella
If you look at Texgrill's posting history, it is highly suspect!

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:texgrill/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

Fake account, chinese slave labor posting, or something like that.

14 posted on 09/17/2013 9:46:48 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: TexGrill

Abbott will trounce Wendy Davis.
She only has one claim to fame.
How is that a general election matter for Gov?

So Abbott is kind to her and welcomes her in debates.
This buts Pauken in the shadows and puts Abbott up against the weaker candidate.

How is this a bad plan?


15 posted on 09/17/2013 9:46:50 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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BTW, "I got yer pink running shoes here Wendy..."


16 posted on 09/17/2013 9:50:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

You said regarding lying: “That is the way politics is often played.”

I spent 16 years in the trenches for our state party and our county and I taught election judges/clerks and taught Texas Election Law to county chairmen and others, including lawyers, across our state. I never lied once in all those years. I used truth, the election law, to bring about change. Truth will win out, lies will not.


17 posted on 09/17/2013 9:52:56 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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18 posted on 09/17/2013 9:54:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Marcella

Didn’t Abbot claim that he made no deal with Perry to run for governor. Yet, video footage of Perry contradicted that statement. Why would you vote for a liar such as Abbott?


19 posted on 09/17/2013 9:55:40 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Marcella

You know other do not always tell the truth.
Look at The Liar in Chief.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 9:55:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: MrShoop
“If you look at Texgrill’s posting history, it is highly suspect!”

Among his first posts was an attack on Abbott with the Karl Rove runs Abbott crap. I have been on this grill guy from the beginning. He needs to clean his grill with heavy duty bleach.

Thanks for your post.

21 posted on 09/17/2013 9:58:43 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: TexGrill
“Didn’t Abbot claim that he made no deal with Perry to run for governor. Yet, video footage of Perry contradicted that statement.”

That is another untruth. I heard Perry interviewed and he said he is taking no side in the election.

Your saying that makes no sense. Abbott doesn't have to deal with anyone to sign up to run for governor and, as of this date, he does not have Perry's blessing and I don't think he wants it, anyway. Abbott is his own man. He will win the office under his own steam, not someone else’s.

22 posted on 09/17/2013 10:05:54 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

Abbott has been instrumental in poking the Feds eye on 10th amendment rights.

Perry often gets the credit, but Greg has done the work.

I don’t care if they are working in concert.
I like what they are doing.


23 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Marcella

A Freeper has collected all my postings and I did mention this issue a few months ago. The Perry citation is in reference to a Texas Tribune article. By the way, after Perry announced his resignation I received an email from Abbott’s campaign staff asking me to e-Sign a “Thank You” card for Perry’s so-called “wonderful service” as govenor.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: mylife

“You know other do not always tell the truth.
Look at The Liar in Chief.”

Certainly people lie, but grill guy isn’t going to get away with untruths about Abbott.

I don’t like the word, liar, and have seldom used it, but it fits here and I had to use it. These untruths about Abbott are egregious and I will point them out every time.


25 posted on 09/17/2013 10:12:35 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

Fair enough.


26 posted on 09/17/2013 10:14:13 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Marcella

“I will never post a comment to you (TexGrill) again.” I do recall someone saying that to me a few months ago. Marcella, does that statement sound familiar to you?


27 posted on 09/17/2013 10:15:47 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Bob Ray Sanders is a moron’s moron


28 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:16 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexGrill
“I received an email from Abbott’s campaign staff asking me to e-Sign a “Thank You” card for Perry’s so-called “wonderful service” as govenor.”

He has been a fine governor for this state. Every state office is held by a Republican, we have a Republican majority in the house and senate and Perry has made sure our budget is balanced and we have money in the bank and he has been instrumental to bring business into Texas.

Go ahead and dump on Perry, too as you don't seem to like anything about our state except old Pauken who lost every race for office he ran. He wasn't electable then and he isn't now. I hope you stay in China.

29 posted on 09/17/2013 10:20:51 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

I prefer China too. I can enjoy lower taxes and a more free market business environment. Yes Pauken can bring such capitalist ideas to Texas too, but Rino Abbott has his big campaign war chest and he’s gonna keep the US a beacon of socialism for the next few years.


30 posted on 09/17/2013 10:24:02 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Bob Ray (Holder's People) Sanders

Not only is he an extreme leftist, but BRS is a big fan of this loon:


31 posted on 09/17/2013 10:26:56 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Abbott’s a socialist because you are getting taxed?

I have a pal that is a multimillionaire living in Tx but working in China.


32 posted on 09/17/2013 10:27:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: re_nortex

Isn’t that Obamas Secret Agent? DR?


33 posted on 09/17/2013 10:29:26 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Cool! Does your friend work in Beijing? I’m a member of a Texas ex-pats group in Beijing and we like to go to BBQ joints. Maybe he could join us. Most of the members in our group are Republicans too (Free market supporters).


34 posted on 09/17/2013 10:31:19 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: mylife
Yep! And here's the article where Bob Ray Sanders, the source cited in this slimy anti-Abbott hit price, has nothing but praise for Dennis Rodman. Sanders and Rodman are two absolutely repulsive creatures.
35 posted on 09/17/2013 10:33:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Email sent.

No guarantees.


36 posted on 09/17/2013 10:35:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TexGrill

“It was bad enough that Abbott, after the Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act, quickly announced that the Texas voter ID law was back in effect, and then attacked the president and the U.S. attorney general when they vowed to seek a remedy through the courts.”

Woo hoo! Go Abbott!!


37 posted on 09/17/2013 10:36:48 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: TexGrill

This guy is my oldest friend.
Don’t eff with him.


38 posted on 09/17/2013 10:37:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: All
“I will never post a comment to you (TexGrill) again.”

Yes, I said that and didn't post to you again on that thread. Every night you post from China, and I pass them by. There was one that was relevant and I posted to someone on that thread, but not to you.

Now, you come back with two more “articles” against our attorney general and our governor and I won't let those pass. I am actually posting to the people on this thread to let them know you have an agenda against our state, our governor and our attorney general. So, I changed this post to make it sent to them so it is clear the message is to them to enlighten them about your agenda. If you ever come back to the states, choose New York or Mass.

39 posted on 09/17/2013 10:41:16 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

“Choose New York or Mass.” Perhaps you gotta point there. If Abbott becomes governor he would turn the entire state into the Land of Chris Christie Rinos. I would hate to be in Texas when that happens.


40 posted on 09/17/2013 10:48:45 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: mylife

She only has one claim to fame.
_________________________________

What? That she voluntarily uses catheters because she is a obsessive batchit loon like the diaper wearing Astronaut?

BTW, had a dollop of peanut butter on a hamburger dill slice, didn’t thrill me but surprisingly it wasn’t too bad. Reminded me a bit of a Payday. We don’t usually keep loaf bread so I haven’t tried it as a sammich yet.


41 posted on 09/17/2013 11:52:05 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Just to lighten up things a bit....a bus waaaaaaaaay up on the mountains of Colombia.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/rrrod3/colombia%2012-13/242_zpsc66963b3.jpg


42 posted on 09/18/2013 1:06:20 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: TexGrill

Haven’t read the comments, yet, but the FW Starlegram and Dallas Morn. News are both liberal rags. “Windy” Davis is from Fort Worth, so represents the libs there.

“Windy” doesn’t have any credentials to challenge Abbott.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 2:00:51 AM PDT by octex
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To: Marcella

Every time you make another accusation that is a lie about Abbott, I will be here right on your butt.
*************************
KUDOS!!!!!!!


44 posted on 09/18/2013 2:10:07 AM PDT by octex
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To: TexGrill; GeronL; Marcella
And What about Gun Laws in China?

I am sure they are nothing like Texas, what is to prevent Government Tyranny?

Something like Tinamaan Square.

45 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: mylife

Wendy Davis couldn’t win a pole dancing contest in a retirement home.


46 posted on 09/18/2013 6:52:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: KC_Lion

^5

....and, Good Morning!!

47 posted on 09/18/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

Good Morning Dearest Jane! I hope you are doing well! :)


48 posted on 09/18/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Texas and China do have similar open and carry gun laws. Just ask the Texans who got arrested in Austin for displaying their black powdered pistols. There are a few gun ranges in the Beijing area too.


49 posted on 09/18/2013 5:26:31 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill
But I am sure china doesn't have anything like a "Well Regulated Militia" do they?

To Protect against Tyranny.

50 posted on 09/18/2013 7:09:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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