Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Voldemort Endorses Ken Paxton for Texas House Speaker

Well, OK, I exaggerate a little.

But it seems to me that people are coming out of the woodwork to support neoconservative Teabagger apologist State Rep Ken Paxton (R - McKinney). People whose make my progressive liberal head hurt.

People who really don’t want Joe Straus and his dog-racing-track-owning family to have another crack at bringing sin and perdition to Texas.

People who really don’t want a person of the “Hebrew Persuasion” to have a gavel in his hands for fear of him “keeping a kosher House.”

People like the Texas Alliance for Life who say that Joe Straus is “not considered pro-life.”

Which I find hilarious. Yes, you could say that Joe Straus is “not considered pro-choice” but perhaps a more accurate statement is that Joe Straus has a 100% rating on NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’ rating of the 150 Texas House members of 2007.

But last I heard the burning question of the day was not whether we were going to kill as many fetuses as we could, it was about that little $25 billion budget shortfall that we are going to be facing in this legislative session. So not only is Texas Alliance for Life  barking up the wrong tree, they are barking up the wrong tree in Tierra del Fuego.

On a similar note, The Texas Republican Assembly “a grassroots movement to take back the Republican Party for the vast and disenfranchised majority of its members: Reagan conservatives, who believe in small government, lower taxes, free market capitalism, a strong defense, the right to life, and a decent and moral America” has also endorsed Ken Paxton.

Then there’s the Young Conservatives of Texas who endorsed Paxton last November.

The YCT, it seems, is still steamed that Joe Straus, in a quid pro quo to Democrats for supporting his bid for the speakership, appointed “liberal Democts to chair powerful committees in the Texas House.”

Gratitude for supporting your cause, it seems, is not to be allowed. Not when the receptor is a Democrat.

Added to the growing list today is a resounding endorsement by Mike Huckabee. Except now, when you click on this link at his website you get an error. But that’s OK, you can see the endorsement here and his endorsement of Ken Paxton (but not Joe Straus) at this part of Huckabee’s website.

You know, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. The guy who doesn’t have a vote or even a dog in the hunt.

And another country is heard from. Now former Ambassador to the United Nations, well-known neoconservative and compulsive liar John Bolton has now come out to endorse Ken Paxton.

But wait. Didn’t I mention that one objection to Joe Straus’ stewardship of the Texas State House was that he might just be Jewish? Where are all the Jew baiters out there decrying the Christ-Killer for running for the speakership a second time?

Very quiet. Crickets even.

Heading them off at the pass, Ken Paxton is quoted as saying “There is absolutely no place for religious bigotry in the race for Texas Speaker, and I categorically condemn such action.

Well that settles that. Texas is a Christian land but tolerant of religious diversity.

And then you get this from SREC committeeman John Cook in an email to an SREC committeewoman: 
We elected a house with Christian, conservative values. We now want a true Christian, conservative running it. This is not about Straus, this is about getting what the people want.
Nope, this is definitely not about Straus, this is about Straus being a dad-gummed Jew.

So now, we find the ultimate response in a “key endorsement” announced Monday. Ken Paxton was roundly applauded by none other than Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt.

A Jew.

After all, the reasoning goes, if you can turn a Jew against a Jew your position is righteous and true. You can justify just about anything, including anti-semitism.

Or really, just about anything.

Leichentärger zu Wache.

Translation: corpse-carriers to the guardhouse.

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