Archive for March 19th, 2020

Under the authority the Texas Governor now has because of this current disaster emergency declaration, he has given local government entities the power to move their May 2 elections to November 3.  I would move them.  Of course, some local burgs, ISDs and water districts prefer holding May elections because of the certainty of low voter turnout.  November elections turn out more voters who aren’t as attentive to local stuff if you know what I mean.   Move your election for the sake of the safety of your election workers.

I will say it again.  Good thing the U.S. House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats.

Texas U.S. Senator Cornpone is an embarrassment to us.  That arsehole needs to be voted out of office.  During one of our critical times we are facing and he will go down in history for tweeting a bottle of Corona and making a racist statement.  Think about that.  Nice job, Cornpone.

Yep.  It is kind of tough to go negative in political campaigns these days.  Check this from Politico:

President Donald Trump’s top political advisers in recent weeks envisioned unleashing a massive advertising campaign against Joe Biden to define him for the general election before he had a chance to recover from the primary.

Then the novel coronavirus arrived.

With the death toll rising and daily life grinding to a halt, Trump’s sprawling political operation has put on hold any plans to use its nine-figure war chest to unload on the former vice president. The strategy, mimicking the playbook of Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, was aimed at crippling the lesser-funded Biden before he could unify the Democratic Party behind him and marshal his forces for November.

The reprieve is a blessing for Biden: Rather than spending valuable time fending off an assault, he is free to present himself as a steady leader amid a national crisis and to regroup for the general election.

The Trump operation’s reassessment underscores how the pandemic has disrupted virtually every element of the campaign for both parties. With less than eight months until Election Day, Trump and Biden are being forced to rethink their plans on everything from fundraising to field operations to staffing.

“With Biden running away with it now, this would have been a good time to define him right off the bat. But it won’t break through now, nor would it look good,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary in the George W. Bush White House. “This hiatus in many ways helps Biden.”

Here is the entire Politico story: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/trump-biden-coronavirus-136197.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is being called out for how he is handling the coronavirus in Politico here: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/19/texas-coronavirus-response-136061.

Same for the Florida Governor here: https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/03/18/florida-coronavirus-briefing-gets-heated-1267761.

Hey, we have Spring Break partying going on in South Padre and Clearwater, Florida just saying.

That’s all I have.

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