WED brief 4.27.22
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GEORGE P. BUSH is floundering.
An endorsement by the Austin Firefighters Association (AFA) has backfired after the group’s ties to the furthest-left elements in Austin were publicized.
The AFA is a longstanding political ally of Greg Casar, the uber-leftist former council member/current congressional candidate. AFA has its ties to the Soros world.
Somebody didn’t vet that endorsement.
While Bushes aligning themselves with George Soros isn’t anything new, it was unlikely their intention to do so ahead of the run-off. George P. probably just wanted a photo-op with some firefighters. It’s an old family playbook.
For those of us who lived through Dubya’s grotesque exploitation of the FDNY after 9/11, there’s a sure poetic justice to seeing the political manipulation of firefighters blow up in the family’s face.
Speaking of Dubya, in his original hometown, we see how bad things have gotten for the nephew.
A dozen people showed up, for the Bushes, in Midland.
The Bush family controlled Midland for close to six decades. Midland is where 41 first moved the family. Before running for office, Dubya spent more of his life in Midland than any other location.
Now the nephew can barely attract a dozen people.
Compare this paltry reception to Dubya’s homecoming in the same city in January of 2009, and the brand damage to the Bush name becomes real.
This, of course, was predictable. In what should have been a warning to P. Bush, his cousin came in a distant third in a 2020 Congressional race.
How out of hand is this race getting? Yesterday, Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick appeared to take Ken Paxton’s side regarding his whistleblower case. Following Paxton’s lead, the pair asked SCOTX to issue a ruling on whether a whistleblower could sue the state.
To date, Patrick and Abbott have worked to distance themselves from Paxton.
DENNIS BONNEN, a pure manifestation of corruption in an elected official, is being floated (by an Austin blogger) as a potential leader to bring back government graft in 313 agreements.
Fiscal conservative critics of the establishment and Democrats could not ask for a better person to head up such an initiative if it materializes.
OPERATION LONE STAR continues to blow up in Greg Abbott’s face. The latest hit comes from a “fact check” of Abbott’s statements by the Texas Tribune.
Obvious, upfront: This was a political hatchet job by the Tribune that was meant to push a narrative. It was also accurate.
Like it or not, Abbott continues to hand his opponents ammo. (AC)
MURPHY-NASICA, the general consulting outfit, finds itself close to a bizarre sign-stealing controversy in Collin County. At issue is a legislative runoff for a Texas House seat.
Frederick Frazier, the Murphy Nasica aligned candidate, has been accused by opponent Paul Chabot of having an operative impersonate a public official while demanding the removal of campaign signs. Frazier denies the allegation.
If true (Frazier via Murphy Nasica denies the claim), this is “incredibly petty/incredibly shady.” (AC)
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