Democrat candidate for U.S. senate from Texas, Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke, has score a major campaign victory according to the state and local press for his answer and position on the NFL-national-anthem controversy.
On Friday, Aug. 10, at a town hall event in Houston, a man who identified himself as a veteran from a family of veterans told O’Rouke that he was offended by football players’ protests during the "Star-Spangled Banner". He asked if O'Rourke agreed.
O’Rouke answered, "My short answer is no, I don't think it's disrespectful. Reasonable people can disagree on this issue…let's begin there. And it makes them no less American for them to come down on a different conclusion."
He compared their protest to the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr., noting that the NFL players and other major sports figures were focusing public attention on “police brutality involving unarmed black men, women and children.”
Former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is going to the Iowa State Fair to prepare for a possible run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. He has been laying the ground work and is now starting to make the rounds to get public attention, and Republicans and conservative should be aware.
Castro, a darling of south Texas Democrats, has been running a PAC, writing a book, and building a grass-roots network. He has also been helping 2018 candidates around the country get elected to get their support later. For example, last Wednesday, Aug. 8, in San Antonio, Castro spoke at a SA city council meeting in favor of the city forcing private businesses to provide sick leave to their employees. This shows his support for extreme socialist policies.
The Quiet Texas Democrats - Democrats across the nation have become more obstructionists, un-American, and unhinged in their behavior, but Texas Democrats seem to be very quiet in their rhetoric and behavior. Perhaps they are running away or hiding from their crazed Party leaders and supporters as a strategy in conservative Texas.
While Democrat leaders in D.C. declared their opposition against anyone President Trump nominated before anyone was even nominated, most Texas Democrats have been measured in their comments. They are being quiet and careful.
Non-Texan Democrats have visited the ICE detention centers and demand the abolition of ICE. But Texas Democrats, even those who represent the border communities like Congressman Filemon Vela and Congressman Henry Cuellar, have been careful in their criticism of ICE and border enforcement.
The Democrats reached yet another level of outrageous behavior when Tennessee Democrat congressman Steve Cohen strongly implied that a military coup is needed to save the United States from President Donald Trump. Cong. Cohen’s comments are dangerous because they come from an elected official who has sworn to protect and uphold the Constitution.
Cohen tweeted on Monday, July 16, that America’s “military folks” need to take action against Trump following his joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He asked why military people haven’t taken some action against the president and claimed Trump was in the hands of the enemy. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language that seems to suggest a military coup.
This is an article written by my friend Chris Fails in response to an article written by Duke Machado titled “End the Libertarian Takeover in Texas GOP”. Apparently some folks think it's bad to support individual political and economic freedom and liberty. The state GOP convention will be a contest between grassroots constitutional conservatives and Establishment agenda donors and operatives.