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Fri May 30, 2014, 04:18 PM

A More Conservative Texas?

By Carol Morgan

Envisioning a more conservative Texas is like the ghost of Christmas future who warned Scrooge of his fate if he didn’t change his ways. Just like Ebenezer, if voters could catch a preview of what life could be like with the Tea Party at the helm in Austin, they might think twice about their vote in November.

And perhaps, this glimpse into the future might motivate non-voting Texans to head off our impending disaster.

There’s no doubt that Patrick’s victory was a referendum against David Dewhurst more than a nod in favor of Patrick. After his defeat by Ted Cruz, Dewhurst became the wealthy career politician that Texas came to disdain. What I fear is that November voters will continue to allow labels to dominate their choices, not thinking about the resulting effect of a more corrupt and extreme crop of Tea Party politicians.

There are only five things that voters need to know about Dan Patrick:

1. He wants to stop the “invasion from Mexico”.

2. In 2013, he made Texas Monthly’s list of Worst Legislators of 2013

3. He vowed to obstruct any equal pay legislation.

4. He voted for $5.4 billion in cuts to education.

5. He was the only opponent of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program.


The complete article is at http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/carol-morgan/2014-05-30/more-conservative-texas#.U4jlnShCxfs .

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Fri May 30, 2014, 04:34 PM

1. He says he wants to stop the invasion from Mexico but was glad to hire the same people he claims

He wants to stop from coming into the US.

Unfortunately he represents the district I live in but notice I did not say he represents me. I am still looking for an issue I would support he has brought up.

He doesn't have respect for other religions, made a big deal out of running out of the legislature session when a Muslim took his turn to pray but Old Dan would have raised holy hell if the same person would have run out when he prayed.

I did not like him as a sportscaster and any fondness has wanned.

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Fri May 30, 2014, 05:00 PM

2. I detest this man.

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