I got an 'alert' in my inbox today from Empower Texans (I'm canceling that subscription, by the way) letting me know I need to vote in the primary tomorrow.
[I'm probably going to sit this one out, haven't decided yet. I may go get my card stamped Libertarian again; but then again, I may not bother. I'm getting convinced it's all a waste of time. More on that later]
In the 'alert' they are sure to tell me that they have endorsed candidates for the races, so click on over to the Empower Texans website and they'll be sure to let you know who to vote for.
Just for the fun of it, I clicked on over to peruse the list of suggestions; and sure enough, bottom of the list is an endorsement for Rick Perry.
Exactly how does endorsing the sitting governor 'Empower Texans'? a governor who has exceeded his gubernatorial authority time and time again; has created private road systems that put dollars in foreign companies pocket, disenfranchised whole segments of the population with his bible-thumping rhetoric and whose influence over the SBOE has threatened the future of education in the State of Texas?
Around this house we call him Governor Good-hair. That's the sum total of his positive contribution to this state, in our lowly opinion.
Let's get past the basic waste of time it is to endorse any sitting politician in this day and age. With re-election rates in the mid-90's for incumbents, why bother? Let's get straight to the heart of the matter; why not endorse someone who actually favors Liberty in the Lone Star State? If it has to be a Republican, why not Debra Medina? Why not the Libertarian candidate? As Libertarians, they've got to be more 'liberty' oriented than any candidate the other parties might run.
I get so fed up with political ads in Texas. "The REAL Conservative Candidate" (you can hear the capitol letters) as if conservatives haven't run this state, and the federal government for the last 8+ years. If we aren't happy with what's going on in the state, maybe we don't need REAL conservatives. Maybe we need a Democrat. How about the former mayor of Houston, Bill White? Houston is notorious for it's hands off approach to development and business. What about Farouk Shami? any man brave enough to run for governor with that name has got to have what it takes to run this state.
How about we pull ANYBODY off the street and endorse him, instead of endorsing Governor Good-hair? They've got a better than even chance of doing a better job.