An increasing chorus of Democrats fear that Joe Biden's current standing with the American Electorate has the potential to reshape the Democrat vs. Republican alignment for years to come. And a wide array of polls have recently shown that both Latino & Black "Working-Class Voters" are now shifting toward the Republican Party in rejection of Democrat's “woke” ideology on Crime, Immigration and LGBTQ rights. One year from Election Day, what exactly is driving their move to the GOP?
As Gov. Greg Abbott's been noting the importance of West Texas' Permian Basin – and more generally, Texas as a whole – to the nation's economy, there's been a flurry of exciting developments for the state's economy, for Texas jobs, and the Oil & Gas Industry. One project is expected to employ over 1,000 people while under construction, before bringing additional high-paying jobs to help create more energy production because of new industry capabilities.
The Associated Press recently told its reporters not to call Hamas fighters “terrorists” – after they massacred civilians, raped women, and took a couple 100 hostages from Israel on Oct. 7th. Americans were, and still are among those hostages. According to the AP, these fighters are to be called “militants,” because “terrorist” has “become politicized.” But there's nothing “politicized” in recognizing that Hamas intentionally targeted civilians, and mowed down unarmed participants at a Peace Concert. They burned civilians alive in their homes.
The Senators disclosed that U.S. Customs & Border Agents seized multiple illegal immigrants carrying improvised explosive devices, which Sen. John Barrasso said were the "size of cannonballs" and "tailor-made for terrorism." And Joe Biden's own Dept. of Homeland Security recently issued a "National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin" saying the United States is in a "heightened threat environment," as individuals with links to Foreign Terrorist Organizations may target schools, government facilities, or critical U.S. infrastructure.
There is no gray area here. President LOLEightyOneMillion can pretend to be a staunch ally of Israel all he wants, but the line between right and wrong was drawn by Hamas on Oct. 7th. Joe and the Democrats can to try to straddle the line, but if the United States of America is seen as wavering in support of its strongest ally – once the worst of humanity thinks it has carte blanche because America is weak – this planet is toast.
“With an estimated 1,000 people a day moving to the Lone Star State, growing infrastructure is essential to the success of every Texan," said Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) following Tuesday's passage of Statewide Ballot Propositions 6, 7 and 8 that were designed to expand water, electricity, and broadband infrastructure for Texas' growing population.
Polls released over the weekend by The New York Times and Siena College showed support for Joe Biden is eroding quickly, which has prompted panic in the White House with the 2024 Election now less than a year away. While winning by the narrowest of margins in Wisconsin, the poll shows Biden losing to former President Donald Trump in the crucial "swing states" of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was diagnosed with viral pneumonia last week, and is recovering and working from home. He canceled all his scheduled meetings for this week, including all official engagements. Members of the Texas Senate are fully prepared to address any issues Gov. Abbott may include in a 4th Special Session, and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Sen. Charles Schwertner, will preside in Patrick's absence.
"The strength and hope displayed as I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Herzog, survivors of the October 7th attack and families of kidnapped Israelis was truly inspiring. Texas will continue to help support Israel safeguard their freedom against brutal terrorist organizations like Hamas," said Gov. Greg Abbott, after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials in Jerusalem.
Senator Ted Cruz & Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska,) along with several of their Republican colleagues sent a letter to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) about its proposed changes to regulations to re-classify “mining” projects for coverage under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. President Donald Trump had added mining industries to the list to boost the economy and bring supply chains home.
Well, the fight between the out-of-district "Monied Elites" and the voters of East Texas' House District 2 is heating up. I've learned that Sen. Ted Cruz has now been given some shocking information from some upset Texas Congressmen who are concerned he may have been misled in giving his endorsement. And then there's the question about a Ken Paxton staffer criticizing his fellow Republicans while on the state payroll.
“It only took 19 al Qaeda operatives to kill nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11th. Many, many times that number of terrorists have surely crossed our Southern Border since Joe Biden took office," said Sen. Tom Cotton, after newly released figures showed a dramatic increase in the number of individuals on the FBI's "Terrorist Watch List" were being arrested as they tried to enter the country illegally.
“I trust people much more than the ruling class,“ Congressman and former Texas Legislator Pat Fallon once told me. But if you're trying to decide who to vote for, how do you vet candidates in terms of background and suitability for office? It’s hard to do – and today's voters often find ourselves listening to the messaging that's purchased by out of area elite donors. Such is the case in the Special Election race for House District 2 in East Texas.
For several years top Republican policymakers in Texas and across the nation have taken hard stances and put their constituents and state's investment funds first by pushing back on the so-called Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues. As a result, it appears there's new evidence to indicate that Wall Street firms have started to change their behavior.
"Since the first of October – in just the last 10 days – Border Patrol Agents have apprehended individuals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya. Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Yemen," said Sen. Steve Daines following his Wednesday visit to South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.
A growing number of Democrats are coming to the realization that Joe Biden is losing – or has already lost – an unrecoverable amount of altitude on the U.S. economy, inflation, foreign affairs, and his health. It's confirmed by more and more left-leaning pundits calling for him to step aside. Some Democrats still say they've yet to panic, but they should – Mr. Biden’s position will likely only deteriorate further this winter.
The term “Special Interest Aliens” is used by the U.S. Government to refer to people trying to illegally enter the United States from countries that favor or harbor terrorism and, therefore, pose potential national security threats. The most current internal Customs & Border Protection data shows that 1,000s of “Special Interest Aliens” – from mostly Middle Eastern Countries – have been apprehended during the last two years of Joe Biden's presidency.
"Cities like New York have already allowed non-citizens to vote – and we're closer to allowing them to vote in our Federal Elections," said Cong. Claudia Tenney (R-NY.) "It's incomprehensible to think we'd reward criminal behavior by granting those in the country illegally an ID that all but legitimizes their presence – and is intended to be used in ways beyond their immigration proceedings," said the bill's author, Texas Cong. Michael McCaul.
In 2013 the American Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a disease requiring treatment and prevention. With nearly 42% of Americans grappling with obesity and its related risks – heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, mental health issues and increased vulnerability to COVID-19 – it's a disease we can no longer afford to ignore.
With the media industry already under scrutiny for years worth of advocacy & biased coverage creating the appearance of a State-run de facto Media, a recent letter by Joe Biden's White House Legal Counsel called for major outlets to “ramp up their scrutiny” of House Republicans prior to the House proceedings that began today. It was not appropriate.