Edmund J. Davis of Texas
When you study the history of Texas politics, not much is mentioned about Gov. Edmund J. Davis, and the part which is mentioned leaves Davis much maligned. Davis is infamous for refusing to allowing the meeting of the 13th Legislature and the inauguration of Richard Coke - Davis’s Democratic opponent in the gubernatorial election; the 13th Legislature eventually climbed to the 2nd floor...
GOP members more influential than Dems on Twitter,... →
Interesting article on a study on the use of social media in politics.
Liberals Are Cool: Eric Cantor Just Committed A... →
liberalsarecool: Google the Logan Act, “which makes it a felony for any American ‘without authority of the United States’ to communicate with a foreign government to influence that government’s behavior on any disputes with the United States.” I remember back in 2008 there were accusations that then Sen. Obama violated the Logan Act. And in 2005, there was talk that Sen. Kerry violated the...
This year's partisan voting trends in Texas →
We looked at the state’s five largest counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar and Travis. Sixty-two percent of voters in those counties cast straight party ballots, the highest level in at least a decade, according to figures from the counties’ websites.
‘Blame the Blue Dogs’ Theory for Democratic Losses... →
The theory here, embraced by a lot of the most prominent liberal bloggers and activists, is that centrist Democrats doomed the party when they blocked liberals in Congress from making good on President Obama’s promise of bold change. Specifically, they refused to adopt a more populist stance toward business and opposed greater stimulus spending and a government-run health care plan. As a...
Hispanic voters were boon to GOP →
Democrats waiting for Texas’ growing Hispanic population to put them back in the statewide winner’s circle are still waiting. This year, Hispanic voters helped Republicans across the state. Democrats lost four Texas House seats held by incumbent Hispanics. Republicans gained five Hispanic members in the House, and Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman of Houston won with more than 60...
Gubernatorial Write-Ins in Tarrant Co. →
For a write-in candidate vote to be accepted, the write-in candidate must have filed with the Secretary of State. These are some of the names which were written in, but rejected. Some of the more interesting ones follow: Big Bird Green Giant Homer Simpson Hugh G Rection Jerry Jones Jesus Christ Mickey Mouse Nolan Ryan Ted Nugent Tony Stewart Willie Nelson