Abbott collapsing under pressure from Wendy Davis and other Texas leaders
Later today, it appears that Greg Abbott will end his efforts to kill the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. The merger is a critical part of saving American Airlines and thousands of Texas jobs.
Wendy Davis unites Texas voters, bringing them together as a modern coalition in a way that defies the polarizing, hyper-partisan, well-heeled insider approach that has kept Rick Perry, Greg Abbott and other Austin-centric state leaders in power.
Ted Cruz’s demand for a government shutdown, and Greg Abbott’s hide and watch strategy
Ted Cruz has put Greg Abbott in a box. Cruz’s fake filibuster has created a litmus test to determine which Republican office holders really oppose Obamacare – those who are willing to risk political capital to kill the healthcare bill, or those who are just using anti-Obamacare rhetoric to promote themselves within a party that is openly disdainful of anything associated with President Obama.
Dave Carney, current Abbott consultant and former Perry, Gingrich and Dewhurst advisor, defends dishonest telemarketing calls
Yesterday, the Lone Star Project exposed an apparent telemarketing scam by a group called the Foundation for Justice for All. The group is placing a series of robo-calls urging Davis supporters to contribute to them and implying that the contribution will somehow help Wendy Davis. The calls were placed without the knowledge or authorization of anyone within the Davis campaign.
Abbott ruled against a Texas woman raped in her own home
Yesterday, in El Paso, Greg Abbott made a broad statement: "I'm proud to say there is nobody in the state of Texas who has done more to fight to help women than I have in the past decade." Abbott’s words are not just hyperbole, they are fundamentally dishonest. Greg Abbott’s record of indifference to the point of hostility toward Texas women and their families is extensive. The Lone Star Project has already documented much of it. Abbott’s statement yesterday, though, is an extraordinarily cynical and disturbing fabrication that can be directly and specifically rebutted by a dissenting opinion he wrote as a State Supreme Court Justice in 1998.