Dan Patrick for Lt. Governor?

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Elaine

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 21, 2014
http://www.danpatrick.org/endorse-dan-patrick...
You are all squawking over the governor's race while Dan Patrick may take the LT. Gov's seat.

Even if Wendy is miraculously elected. Patrick will turn the state far to the right.

Pay attention people!

“Trying to be civil with idiots”

Since: Oct 09

Sarajevo, Bosnia

#2 Jan 21, 2014
Dan Patrick will definatley have my vote!
Tommy Taco

La Porte, TX

#3 Jan 21, 2014
Patrick definitely gets my vote too! Thanks for the info and I am glad someone is running that will keep Texas far to the right! Go Mr. Patrick!
Conservative

La Porte, TX

#4 Jan 23, 2014
If he is the most conservative candidate, then he gets my vote. I have been looking forward to voting for someone other than Dewhurst. If it ain't broke don't fix it, but we all know that Dewhurst is an establishment candidate. Just ask Ted Cruz.
Conservative

La Porte, TX

#5 Jan 23, 2014
Elaine wrote:
http://www.danpatrick.org/endo rse-dan-patrick/?adw2
You are all squawking over the governor's race while Dan Patrick may take the LT. Gov's seat.
Even if Wendy is miraculously elected. Patrick will turn the state far to the right.
Pay attention people!
Daffodil, you should probably move to California or New York if you want leftists in your government. But, I get your concern. Who would want to be forced to get a job or be forced to take less in bennies, right?
Joey

Pasadena, TX

#6 Jan 23, 2014
We really should ask for so much more of our representatives.

A quick review of Dan Patrick's stance and anything he has ever sponsored or voted in favor of, and his political work can be summed up in 3 main ideas.
1. Pro 2nd Amendment
2. Anti- Abortion
3. Closed borders with strict immigration laws

Really, those three things may be enough to make all the tea party people really excited... but I am still of the school of thought that we deserve more from our leaders.

Where are the new ideas and outside the box thinkers? Where are the people selling something different? Where is the willingness to take a different approach, and to really sell that to the voters. That's what I want from my elected leader. Not another run-of-the mill "endorsed" candidate.
not Dewhurst

Pasadena, TX

#7 Jan 23, 2014
not after his recent comments on education that's for sure. Patrick for me!

“Perplexed”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#8 Jan 23, 2014
I like Staples....
fubar

Garden Grove, CA

#9 Jan 24, 2014
Conservative wrote:
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Daffodil, you should probably move to California or New York if you want leftists in your government. But, I get your concern. Who would want to be forced to get a job or be forced to take less in bennies, right?
Elaine is a conservative. I am pretty sure you didn't understand what she was saying.
fubar

Garden Grove, CA

#10 Jan 24, 2014
Joey wrote:
We really should ask for so much more of our representatives.
A quick review of Dan Patrick's stance and anything he has ever sponsored or voted in favor of, and his political work can be summed up in 3 main ideas.
1. Pro 2nd Amendment
2. Anti- Abortion
3. Closed borders with strict immigration laws
Really, those three things may be enough to make all the tea party people really excited... but I am still of the school of thought that we deserve more from our leaders.
Where are the new ideas and outside the box thinkers? Where are the people selling something different? Where is the willingness to take a different approach, and to really sell that to the voters. That's what I want from my elected leader. Not another run-of-the mill "endorsed" candidate.
Out of the box thinking and new ideas will not get you elected in Texas. Probably.
Dan Patrick Nuts

Pasadena, TX

#11 Jan 31, 2014
From Today's Chronicle on why Patrick Should Be elected
Lt. Gov. candidates are in the wrong century
By Lisa Falkenberg
January 30, 2014 | Updated: January 30, 2014 9:37pm

For weeks, Dan Patrick has been dusting off the playbook on fear-mongering rhetoric and subliminal xenophobic messaging. It's the kind of stuff that helped the GOP squander George W. Bush's hard-won good will among Hispanics to the point that President Obama claimed well over 70 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012.

Patrick's strategy is to keep linking immigrants with violent crime until you forget there are any otherwise law-abiding dishwashers out there among the undocumented: "They threaten your family. They threaten your life. They threaten your business. They threaten our state," he has said previously.
Unsubstantiated claims
He's smug about his claims, which he likes to back up with statistics from a 2013 Texas Department of Public Safety report assessing security threats. The report itself is prone to alarmist language and unsubstantiated claims, but Patrick piles on and neglects to mention the substantial drop in crime documented by the report.

"From 2008 to 2012, we apprehended and put in our jails in Texas 141,000 hardened criminals that we identified as being here illegally," Patrick said in the debate. "They committed or were charged with 447,000 crimes including 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders," he said, making it sound like this all happened during the period covered by the report.
It didn't. The "charges," which aren't the same as convictions, occurred "over their criminal careers," the report states. And the tally includes misdemeanors.
At one point, when a panelist specifically asked Patrick what he'd do about the noncriminal folks, he refused to answer. The question, he said, is how to "stop the invasion."

Fear is what wins

Patterson, to his credit, did try to bring some common sense to the topic: "Would you rather have the border patrol chasing wait staff or coyotes and narco-traffickers? We need to separate those two populations."

He's right. But that doesn't strike fear in the hearts of GOP primary voters, now does it?
And fear is what wins. Fear of immigrants, fear of government, fear of religion being banned from science class. Oh, wait. The U.S. Supreme court did that a long time ago. But hey, that didn't stop all four candidates from supporting the teaching of creationism in taxpayer-funded schools.

"Not only should creationism be taught," Patrick said, "it should be triumphed, it should be heralded!"

U.S. Constitution be damned - and good sense, too.

The whole exchange was so bizarre that Texas Democrats pronounced their candidate, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, who didn't attend, the winner. Her slim chances may indeed be improved.

The evening ended in the customary way, with the good Christian agriculture commissioner doing the honors: "God bless Texas."
To which I can only respond: Yes, please.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#12 Jan 31, 2014
Well, if you put it that way...

The article above portrays Patrick in a very dark and sinister light. But after looking at the details, I am reminded that I am in favor of all of his positions except for one, which will never effect me.

Patrick brings some unpleasant messages. But don't kill the messenger. Illegals are criminals and even the legal ones are not likely to appreciate and honor our American traditions and customs. Sad, but still true. It's not racists either. Illegal and foreign does not dictate color.

Abortion: he can't get past the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. No threat there.
Creationism: won't hurt anybody. Intelligent people read and will know about evolution anyway. Also, putting Christianity in government will keep the Muslims out.
Gay marriage: who really cares? Doesn't effect 99% of the population.
Immigration: They have no right to be here. Come in legally or stay home. It's easy.
ray

Houston, TX

#13 Jan 31, 2014
viva elaine
Annuit Coeptis

Pasadena, TX

#14 Jan 31, 2014
Patrick is a dangerous man and, make no mistake, he is only interested in Dan Patrick and his far right agenda, not you or me. A vote for Dan is a vote for a man who would love to be your dictator. He just might be the Devil. Remember, you get the government you deserve, because you have a vote.
Defiant1

Deer Park, TX

#15 Jan 31, 2014
Annuit Coeptis wrote:
Patrick is a dangerous man and, make no mistake, he is only interested in Dan Patrick and his far right agenda, not you or me. A vote for Dan is a vote for a man who would love to be your dictator. He just might be the Devil. Remember, you get the government you deserve, because you have a vote.
Turn the whole thing around to a left wing agenda and you have Obama.
Observer

Orange, TX

#16 Feb 1, 2014
Annuit Coeptis wrote:
Patrick is a dangerous man and, make no mistake, he is only interested in Dan Patrick and his far right agenda, not you or me. A vote for Dan is a vote for a man who would love to be your dictator. He just might be the Devil. Remember, you get the government you deserve, because you have a vote.
amen
HEAVY RED

La Porte, TX

#17 Feb 1, 2014
RON PAUL 2012!!!
marvin

Houston, TX

#18 Feb 1, 2014
is this the famous RED that slammed fat ass in the past.?
Dan Patrick Nuts

Pasadena, TX

#19 Feb 1, 2014
Elaine is a typical Republican. Totally blind and totally self centered. She doesn't care about a woman being able to control their reproductive system. I assume either she is dried up, or into women. Either way she supports taking away a very essential right of woman's control over their lives. Otherwise, she gives control to any man with a hard one. No exceptions for rape or incest.

As or "creationism"...that is what our founding fathers were all about. Get religion out of our government. If you want to give yourself to God, do it in church, not at the school board, city council, or congress. I don't believe in your God Eliane...which I assume is some version that worships the Koran.

No, you can't pick and choose. Not all illegals are criminals. Yes they should have come here by playing by the rules, but do some history on the rules. The era of only the majority of white Europeans being allowed in the US legally ended in the 60's. It will never be the same again.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#20 Feb 1, 2014
Dan Patrick Nuts wrote:
Elaine is a typical Republican. Totally blind and totally self centered. She doesn't care about a woman being able to control their reproductive system. I assume either she is dried up, or into women. Either way she supports taking away a very essential right of woman's control over their lives. Otherwise, she gives control to any man with a hard one. No exceptions for rape or incest.
As or "creationism"...that is what our founding fathers were all about. Get religion out of our government. If you want to give yourself to God, do it in church, not at the school board, city council, or congress. I don't believe in your God Eliane...which I assume is some version that worships the Koran.
No, you can't pick and choose. Not all illegals are criminals. Yes they should have come here by playing by the rules, but do some history on the rules. The era of only the majority of white Europeans being allowed in the US legally ended in the 60's. It will never be the same again.
GOAT: It's sad you can't make a post without being vulgar. That tells me you have no reasonable argument to contradict my position. You lose.

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