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Greg Abbott's message: Don't mess with Texas--win catastrophic to Obama's Battleground Texas

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Governor-elect Abbott has one message for Obama: "Don't mess with Texas."—Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest November 6, 2014   


Newscast Media AUSTIN, Texas—After he retained his presidency in the 2012 general against Mitt Romney, Barack Obama set out to do the impossible—turn Texas, which is a red state (Conservative) into a blue state (liberal).


Team Obama assembled what would be called "Battleground Texas"...a political machine infested with liberals, whose goal was to flip Texas to the Democrat column in the mid-term and general elections.


However, just assembling a political machine is not enough. Sun Tzu, the greatest war tactician said: "If you know your enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not your enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." —Sun Tzu, The Art of War pp.15.


Obama needed a politician on the inside, who understood how the game is played in Texas. That person would be none other than State Senator Wendy Davis.


Democratic Senator Wendy Davis had made a name for herself when she opposed Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), a pro-life bill that would lead to the eventual closure of Texas abortion clinics. Davis became a household name overnight and caught the attention of Washington DC operatives, including Obama. The Democrats decided to capitalize on Davis' newfound fame and ride the momentum while embarking on the Battleground Texas undertaking. The rationale was, if Wendy Davis could win the governorship in Texas, the ripples would cascade into all other political establishments, and eventually Texas could be flipped into a blue state.


If this were to happen, Democrats reasoned, then Republicans would find it almost impossible to win the presidency without Texas, since both California and New York are blue states. Based on the electoral college votes, the largest states have sway on which candidate wins or loses. California has 55 electoral votes, Texas 34, while New York 31. These three alone carry 120 electoral college votes, and the presidency requires 270.


The war was on. The battle was waged two years ago, as Obama's quest to achieve the impossible became evident.


Yet the Texas Republicans weren't asleep. Republicans have controlled all statewide offices for over a decade. They own the Texas Supreme court and several other judgeships in lower courts. In the Lone Star state people consider themselves Texans first, and the encroachment of Obama upon the values of Texans was enough to arouse the conation of the Texas Republican machine, like a drunk man who is fearless and excited by a potent drink of liquor.


Greg Abbott knew what he was up against. There wasn't any room for playing games. He understood that to win this fight and bury his opponent, he would have to take body shots and hit all the pressure points hard...real hard. Abbott understood that he wasn't running against Wendy Davis, he was running against Barack Obama. He had fought with Obama in the courts on the voterID law.  The case went all the way to the Supreme Court which decided in Abbott's favor.


"The Tenth Amendment empowers states—not the federal government—to regulate elections," the Supreme Court emphasized.


Abbott had also fought to defend normal marriage, that is to say, marriage between a man and a woman. He vowed to fight homosexual marriage that the Obama administration was attempting to force down the throats of Texans.

"The U.S. Supreme Court was clear that states have independent authority to establish their marriage laws. Texans adopted a constitutional amendment defining marriage. We will defend that amendment," Abbott said.

The Texas Constitution does not mince words in Article I, Section 32:

Sec. 32. MARRIAGE. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.

(b) This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

He also fought Obama on Obamacare. Abbott was now battle-hardened. The primaries for him would be a cakewalk. It was the general, in which he would have to throw the kitchen sink at his opponent in order to secure a resounding victory. From the very beginning when Abbott yanked that kitchen sink out, it was apparent to him that the fight he was engaged in had little or no rules.  There were no referees or umpires. Hitting below the belt was common practice for the Obama camp. Abbott decided he wasn't going to fight Wendy Davis, since he was actually fighting Obama. He decided he was instead going to brawl.

We're talking no-holds-barred. We're talking winner-takes-all. It was on! Davis entered the ring with a purse of over $40,000,000 to reinforce the war she intended to wage. Abbott had an army of foot soldiers that had already done their opposition research (which is a euphemism for digging up dirt) on Davis whose backup team was Battleground Texas. The gloves were off. Abbott hit Davis with such rapidity, and fought her like he was fighting a grown man. Remember, in a brawl, you muddy the opponent. If he tries to get away, you grab the shirt, the hair the leg, then drag him back down in the dirt.  You never let the opponent get away from your grip.

Blow-by-blow, Abbott hit Davis. She eventually called for a timeout, Greg Abbott said, "No!" Davis then released a statement on Jan. 21, 2014, hoping to slow Abbott down: "As our campaign has gained momentum, our opponents have gotten more and more desperate. But now they’ve stooped to a new low by attacking my family, my education, and my personal story...And you’re damn right it’s a true story..."

By the end of the primary which Greg Abbott won with 91.50% or 654,976 votes on the Republican side, Davis was in a panic, since she had already taken her best shots which appeared ineffective against former Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The general would stretch out from April till November, with poll after poll showing Abbott leading with double digits. Obama could see his dream of Battleground Texas turning the Lone Star state from blue to red, evolve into a nightmare.

Abbott had a war chest that was stronger than strengththe Texas Republicans' track record of making Texas the number one job creator in America for over a decade, and the strength of the Texas economy. This is a reality Davis could not dispute. By late summer she was crawling to the finish line. Realizing that the governorship she had hoped for would never be, whether it was faulty judgment, desperation, bad advice, or all of the above, Wendy Davis took out the infamous "wheelchair ad" attacking Greg Abbott's disability. When Greg Abbott was younger, as he was jogging, a tree fell on him and he became paralyzed from the waist down.

"If she wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair, that's her prerogative," Abbott said in a FOX interview. Liberals and other Democrats said the ad was in bad taste, but the damage had already been done.

On November 4, 2014 voters rejected Wendy Davis and propelled Governor-elect Greg Abbott into the governorship as he won 59 percent of the vote to Davis' 39 percent. By defeating Wendy Davis, Abbott essentially also defeated Barack Obama and his Battleground Texas. Abbott's simple message to Obama upon his victory, as shown in the photo above was, "Don't mess with Texas," which is actually the state slogan.

The inauguration will take place in January 2015 as current Governor Rick Perry passes the baton on to a new generation of Texans who intend to keep Texas red. CLICK HERE TO ENTER PHOTO GALLERY OF THE ELECTION PARTY MIXER>>

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