You know that good conservative groups like Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR), Eagle Forum, Heritage Alliance, Young Conservatives of Texas, and smaller conservative vettors such as ourselves and the Collin County Conservative Republicans are being effective. For proof of effectiveness, one need to look no further than the amusing attempt for the Austin ‘Powers That Be” to mockup an organization claiming to be similarly conservative, but coming up with RADICALLY different recommendations- all of them confirmed lackeys for the Staus/Dewhurst gang. That’s what they’ve done, calling it the badly misnamed Texas Conservative Roundtable.
I mean a group that lists Ken Paxton (TFR- A+) and Jodie Laubenberg (TFR- A+) at the bottom of the list, but put people like Rep. Dee Margo (TFR- F) and Rep. Beverly Wollery (TFR- D+) at the top??? (They still LIST Ken and Jodie, because such people left completely OFF a list would be too noticeable.) The order of the list (by a group whose executive director is a David Dewhurst lackey) is based solely on loyalty to the ‘Powers That Be’. The carefully cherry-picked legislation that would sound conservative enough, but represent a PTBL (Powers That Be Loyalty) Index.
So, if a State House or Senate incumbent touts his ranking on Texas Conservative Roundtable, be sure to hand them some toilet paper to clean their nose of the brown stuff Joe Strauss and David Dewhurst must have left behind on them.
UPDATE: As suspected, the Texas Conservative Roundtable is a complete Straus front, one very poorly and ineptly disguised. Agendawise peels back the thin layers here.
And speaking of David Dewhurst and ‘grassroots’ support, the latest financial numbers that were released speak volumes as to the difference of the support base of David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz:
|TED CRUZ||DAVID DEWHURST|
|Total Amounts||$5,200,000||$3,300,000 (+ $2 mil loan)|
|Average Donation||$ 188||$ 1,825|
|Number sub-$100 Donations||10,537||2|
Meaning? Dewhurst- all the money lobbyists can provide; Cruz- extensive grassroots support.