Over the past week we’ve seen Texas Democrats distinguish themselves as tough leaders, fearless advocates for mainstream voters and rising stars. Meanwhile Texas Republicans continue to make fair-minded Texans cringe with harsh rhetoric, demeaning statements, embarrassing gaffes and, sometimes, just plain wackiness.
Call for vandalism draws attention to Carlos Quintanilla’s long criminal record
In a recent and bizarre Facebook post, long shot Congressional District 33 challenger Carlos Quintanilla called on supporters to literally "trash" campaign yard signs for incumbent Congressman Marc Veasey. Quintanilla wrote in Spanish: "A LA BASURA LOS SIGNS DE MARC VEASEY." Facebook translated the message into English: "To the trash the signs of Marc Veasey."
Sex with a minor is a felony in Texas without statute of limitations
Greg Abbott clearly won’t apologize for appearing publicly with his “blood brother” Ted Nugent. Apparently, Abbott and his campaign team see Nugent’s admission that he was “addicted” to sex with underage girls as no big deal.
Actually, Texans don’t need an apology. They need the top law enforcement officer in the state to do what he has sworn to do — investigate sexual predators, gather all evidence and hold offenders accountable.
Nugent has been sued for child support, admits to fathering nine children with seven women
Greg Abbott is currently under fire for campaigning with and defending Ted Nugent, a washed-up rocker who’s admitted to sleeping with underage girls and manipulating their parents to give him access to their daughters. The Dallas Morning News condemned Abbott’s embrace of Nugent and said, “This misstep calls Abbott’s leadership and judgment into question …”