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
The war was on. The battle was raged 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
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 strength—the 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 58 percent of the vote to Davis’ 41 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.
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Newscast Media AUSTIN—Continuing the legacy of the Bush dynasty as public
servants, George P. Bush easily won the Texas primary securing the Republican
nomination for the position of Texas land commissioner.
“We don’t have to change our conservative principles to win, we just need to change
our tactics,” Bush said to attendees at a Mexican restaurant in Fort Worth after his
Bush had the advantage of being a household name, since both his grandfather
George H. W. Bush and uncle George W. Bush are former presidents, while his father
Jeb Bush was a popular governor in Florida.
The younger Bush managed to accumulate over $3.5 million for his campaign, while his
opponent David Watts, an East Texas business man could barely afford
transportation costs for his campaign.
Should he win the general, as land commissioner, the 37-year-old Bush will oversee
state-owned land, natural resources and the school system of Texas, the richest
piece of real estate in the US.
Political operatives have already nicknamed him “47″ because they foresee him
running for the presidency at some future point and becoming the 47th president of
the United States. Bush identifies himself as Hispanic.
Newscast Media HOUSTON—George P. Bush was hosted at a private event in the
Greater Tomball area, northwest of Houston late this week. The event was
organized by Barbara Tague, who also welcomed Newscast Media to cover it.
While many know him as grandson of President George H.W. Bush, son of former
Governor Jeb Bush, and nephew of President George W. Bush, George P. is a
native-born Texan looking to infuse his strong convictions and fresh perspectives into
his campaign for office, to provide leadership here in Texas.
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Newscast Media AUSTIN—Some people where born with a sense of destiny. A sense of purpose, if you will. They believe there was something that was started that they were born to finish. Such is the case of George P. Bush.
Soon after the 2012 presidential election, there was bewilderment on the GOP side about what direction the party would take, and who would lead it. It would be another Bush who would spark speculation among analysts, that the prominent political family had the solution to the vacuum looming, after what many viewed was a questionable election.
George P. Bush did not waste time second-guessing his next move. His cousin Jenna, one of the Bush twins, always teased him that he was the “future” president of the United States.
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Newscast Media — Republicans will begin their road to the White House in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference between June 16-18 2011. Among the confirmed speakers are: Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, George P. Bush and many others. This is certainly be a perfect platform for George P. Bush since it already seems that he has a high affinity for politics.
Bush, a Texas attorney, real estate developer and U.S. Naval Reserves officer, is the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and grandson of former President George H.W. Bush. He has previously campaigned for Republican candidates across America and has addressed Republican National Conventions beginning in 1988.
Mike Huckabee recently announced that he wouldn’t be running in the 2012 race but he still plays a vital role in the GOP. Ron Paul, the Tea Party Godfather, is another heavyweight who has always challenged the Washington establishment and is certain to cause a stir once again in his 2012 run for the presidency.
Bachmann and Santorium have been visible in the media, but it remains to be seen if they stand a chance against Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin should they decide to run. Below is the itenerary of the event:
Thursday, June 16
1:00 pm: Registration Opens
1:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Opens
3:00 pm: Special Session with Major Speakers (Tenative; check back for details)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Opening Session (Major Speakers)
8:30 pm: Registration Ends
8:30 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Friday, June 17
8:30 am: Registration Opens
8:30 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: New Orleans Jazz Brunch
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Grand Old Party (VIP Registrants only)
7:00 pm: Registration Ends
7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Dinner On Your Own
Saturday, June 18
9:00 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Morning in America Brunch Celebration
11:30 am – Noon: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
1:00 pm: Registration Concludes
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala
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Newscast Media — In less than two years, Obama is likely to face one of these GOP rising stars in a battle for the White House. Ron Paul had a very successful grassroots campaign and raised a lot of money over the Internet, however, I think the media will give him less coverage as they did in 2008, due to his views on the war, the IRS and the Federal Reserve. I have therefore narrowed the field down to the above-listed candidates.
Mitt Romney the former Massachussettes governor has successfully raised money for fellow Republicans through his Free and Strong America PAC. He is an effective fundraiser and also a staunch critic of the Obama administration especially with issues related to the economy.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin formed her political action committee, SarahPAC, and eventually resigned from her governorship in July 2009. Virtually every candidate she has endorsed has won his or her election. Sarah Palin told Larry King she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running in 2012.
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman, introduced his “Roadmap to America’s Future” in 2008 and released an updated version in January 2012. An incredibly astute economist, Ryan publically challenged Obama’s Obamacare at the 2010 Health Care Summit and is known for the quote, “Hiding spending doesn’t reduce spending.”
Rick Perry, the current governor of Texas is running for an unprecedented third term because in Texas there are no term limits. Perry has never lost an election and earlier in 2010 enlisted his friend Sarah Palin, who campaigned for him before the primaries. Perry defeated Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Debra Medina, and will
be running against former Houston mayor Bill White in November.
Should George P. Bush decide to run in 2020 he will be virtually unstoppable. His Hispanic background on his mother’s side gives him a huge advantage over any other candidate, Democrat or Republican, because the demographics are shifting and the Hispanic community will be a force to be reckoned with politically, in the coming years. In 2007 he signed up for eight years as an officer in the Navy Reserves, and I suspect “P” as he likes to be called, will run for the Texas
governorship in 2016, and later on for president in 2020.
Josh Mandel is also another GOP hopeful whose star is quietly rising. Mandel won a second term as a State Representative in a heavily Democratic district in Ohio, and has championed lowering taxes for Ohio residents. He served eight years as an Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and in 2009 announced his candidacy for Ohio Treasurer of State.