Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick are the most right wing candidates in the country in many respects, as the GOP nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the Lone Star State, Texas! They make outgoing Governor Rick Perry and Senator John Cornyn look moderate, which they, most certainly, are NOT! Abbott and Patrick are more in the tradition of Senator Ted Cruz, and with many loony Tea Party type Congressmen in Texas, it bodes ill for the future of Latinos, African Americans, women, labor, and environmentalists in the state of Texas!
Denial of health care to millions, and promotion of creationism and denial of global warming, and shaping their own distorted view of American history is also part of the cancer of the right wing tilt going on in Texas in the Republican Party!
But the Democrats are not giving up on the possibility of their Gubernatorial nominee, Wendy Davis, being triumphant this fall, and already, there is discussion of Congressman Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, challenging Senator Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in 2018.
At the same time, a campaign for his identical twin brother, outgoing San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, newly selected to be Housing and Urban Development Secretary for President Obama, to be a possible Vice Presidential running mate in the 2016 Presidential election is being seriously discussed.
It could be that the Castro twins could be the redemption of a state rapidly moving toward a likely “Blue” or Democratic status by 2020, with the chance it could happen with a possible Wendy Davis victory in 2014, followed by Julian Castro being on the team of any Democratic Presidential nominee, not just Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden, in 2016!
The Do Nothing Party, formerly the Republican Party, is trying once again to repeal Obamacare.
McConnell is desperate, knowing that Alison Lundergan Grimes is a very tough opponent for his Senate seat, Southern Liberal!
Just saw this piece. 🙂
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana. YEAH!!!
Oh I do hope the Republican Party chooses this wing nut as their 2016 Presidential Candidate….but I’m thinking Karl Rove will not let that happen
Cruz, Carson, Paul, Huckabee, Perry–what a bunch! It makes Lincoln, TR, Ike, Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, etc weep in heaven! What a total disgrace the GOP has become!