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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:00 PM

Ok...Texan asking for a little national help to elect a Blue Senator

We have a REAL chance at a BLUE Texas Senator... but he's up against some BIG RED obstacles.


A Little more about Paul Sadler (Remember that name)- those of you in BLUE states,consider helping Paul out a little (link at the end)

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/03/post-39.html

Democratic Senate hopeful Paul Sadler stresses that he didn't play partisan games as a key state lawmaker in the 1990s. Stylistically, he's a moderate, as he showed during an appearance Thursday on Texas Tribune's TribLive. And on some issues, Sadler readily steers to the center stripe, noting he supported requiring "informed consent" for minors before they could have an abortion and saying that while he supports abortion rights, advances in medical technology should influence some individual women's choices -- presumably, by creating more urgency for them to make their decisions earlier in their pregnancies, though he did not elaborate.

Taken as a whole, however, Sadler amply demonstrated during his 50-minute interview with Tribune editor in chief Evan Smith that when it comes to hot-button issues, he is NOT running away from controversy or being branded as a national Democrat. To wit:

On Texas GOP leaders' moves to de-fund Planned Parenthood: He's against it. "Worst thing ever," he said. "Planned Parenthood does a valuable service in this country, it provides health care for women. We've got to fund Planned Parenthood and this whole debate is kind of silly."

On gay marriage: Even as someone from socially traditional East Texas, Sadler said he's "willing to stand up" and call current marriage laws discriminatory. "Don't talk to me about whether it's sinful or not," he said of homosexuality. "That's a judgment that God's going to make" but the state shouldn't.

President Barack Obama: He should be re-elected for making tough calls, and good ones, after inheriting an economy teetering on the abyss, Sadler said. While some of the passionate opposition to Obama springs from ideology, some of it is race-based, he said. "If he had an 'R' behind his name -- and unfortunately, in some parts of this state, if his skin color was different -- they would hail him as one of the greatest presidents of this country," he said. "I've seen the emails" about Obama, Sadler said, calling those who deny that racism motivates a good many Obama foes "incredibly naive."


Paul's site is here:
http://sadlerforsenate.com/


Thanks for your time,friends!

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w8liftinglady Mar 2012 OP
elleng Mar 2012 #1
w8liftinglady Mar 2012 #2
elleng Mar 2012 #3
arely staircase Mar 2012 #4
DLC_GOPLite Mar 2012 #5

Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:04 PM

1. HI, w8!

Good to see you!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:06 PM

2. Hi,Ellen!

I'm getting in the 2012 mode...FINALLY!

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Response to w8liftinglady (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:08 PM

3. Good; Spring's a good time for new beginnings!

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:28 AM

4. hey, lady

when i get trhough paying bills this weekend i'll send sadler 10-25 dollars depending on what i have leftover. i'm a texan and realize why we need our blue dogs (because the alternative is usualy a freak.)

i don't even have a dem running in my state rep. race and am helping my semi-moderate local repub against a teabagger nutjob.

keep the faith, sister

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:56 AM

5. It is good to see he supports liberal social issues

 

but on other things he would side with the GOP.

My money would be better spent supporting liberals and progressives, the moderates have done too much damage already.

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