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TUE brief 8.9.22
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KARI LAKE, the GOP nominee for Governor in Arizona, belittled Greg Abbott’s program to bus illegal aliens to cities in the Northeastern United States as a “cute photo op” during an appearance this past weekend in Dallas.
The assessment is accurate, but it’s surprising to hear a party nominee say it. Typically, you don’t say these things out loud. To do so when you’re a “guest” in an incumbent Governor’s state is a breach of traditional political etiquette.
But we’re here for it.
Unlike Texas, Arizona has an open seat race for Governor this year [Aside: Great case for term limits]. Lake’s success illustrates where Texas should aim as it prepares for a likely open seat race in ‘26.
Lake’s success in the general election remains TBD. If she does make it, however, she’s likely to be a source of pressure on Abbott moving forward.
THE DEEP STATE raid of President Trump’s home is another indicator of globalist decline. Similar indicators abound in the macro.
Unelected bureaucrats have been rebelling for the last six years. They were doing so when Sanders was tanked in 2016. After Hillary lost, they tried to take out the duly elected President. That effort failing undermined his agenda and fortified an election win for the candidate they controlled and still do.
Yesterday’s stunt will backfire on the malicious actors and their merely incompetent puppets alike. The benefactors will be the new right.
The TEXAS TRIBUNE is running interference for rural Republicans who oppose parental educational choice.
That they’re doing so isn’t surprising. What is surprising is how early they’re rolling it out.
Intentional or not, it’s a sign the pro-status quo crowd is spooked.
GLENN HEGAR, Texas Comptroller, in Friday afternoon dump fashion, announced that an investigation into the tax status of a bar that hosted a drag show for children was already underway.
Activists had called on Hegar to enforce tax provisions for “sexually themed businesses” at the event. Kudos to Hegar on the first step; now, he’ll be watched for future action or inaction on the matter.
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