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Fri May 1, 2015, 12:13 AM

Former GOP lawmaker blisters Abbott for ‘pandering to idiots’ over military exercises

A 16-year Republican veteran of the Legislature wrote Gov. Greg Abbott saying he is appalled that the governor has given credence to a fringe group that fears the U.S. military would stage a take-over of Texas.

Abbott has ordered the Texas state Guard to monitor a large-scale, eight-week military exercise this summer of special operation forces. Social media has pushed the conspiracy notion that the exercise, called Jade Helm 15, is a ruse to confiscate guns and declare martial law in hostile states.

After citizens raised concerns, Abbott said the state Guard will keep tabs on the operation to ensure Texans that “their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”

In his letter to the governor, Todd Smith of Euless, who retired from public office in 2013, said he is “horrified that I have to choose between the possibility that my Governor actually believes this stuff and the possibility that my Governor doesn’t have the backbone to stand up to those who do.”

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/04/former-gop-lawmaker-blisters-abbott-for-pandering-to-idiots-over-military-exercises.html/

[font color=green]I don't do this very often for a Republican, but .

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TexasTowelie May 2015 OP
Thinkingabout May 2015 #1
Iliyah May 2015 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:20 AM

1. I think Rick Perry must have left seeds of conspiracy theory in the governor's chair.

Gregg Abbott should either be ashamed of himself or he needs to seek therapy.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:34 AM

2. These people think they are absolutely right in everything they do

which make them extremely dangerous. They are truly insane and its getting worst.

He is not the only one who feels that why, maybe the first to respond to it publically. And another issue might bring these crazies to commit to some serious shite re marriage equality.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:10 PM

3. Wendy Davis wouldn't stoop to this level. I wish she could've forewarned us. nt

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