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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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