Rush Is Right: Ted Cruz Is Not Cheating


MISSION VALLEY – San Diego had another visit from a presidential hopeful on Monday night. A few weeks ago, it was Bernie Sanders. This time, it was Texas Senator Ted Cruz who held a rally at a Mission Valley hotel.

It wasn’t quite on the level of the Bernie Sanders rally where about 13,000 people packed into the Convention Center. But there was no perceptible difference in enthusiasm. The folks in a ballroom at the Town and Country Resort want very badly for Ted Cruz to be the next President of the United States. Much of their candidate’s speech was familiar to folks following the campaign, studded with guaranteed applause lines.

“We will repeal every word of Obamacare… we’ll pass common sense health care reform that makes health insurance personal and portable and affordable and keeps government,  from getting in between us and our doctors,” Cruz said.

In this border city, there was this about immigration. “We’re gonna stop amnesty and secure the borders and end sanctuary cities and end welfare benefits for those here illegally,” Cruz said to thunderous applause.

Outside earlier, a group of anti-Cruz demonstrators gathered, including Roger Ogden.

“I don’t think Cruz is eligible to be president according to the constitution,” Ogden said. Ogden said he’s a Republican, but he also said this is not about party. “The framers did not mean for the president to have any right to foreign citizenship when he was born and that’s what natural born citizenship means,” Ogden said.

Other protestors had their own reason for opposing Cruz. “How he feels about gay rights and a woman’s right to choose. I could go on and on with that,” said Christa Wubbolding.

“I’m tired of the rhetoric coming from the GOP, either Trump or Cruz. It’s just sickening to me that America could allow such hateful comments to come off the TV for all people to hear,” said Jay Ames.

Cruz spent some time talking about his string of primary and caucus victories. He mentioned Colorado where he got all 34-Republican delegates over the weekend. There was no popular vote in Colorado, the whole thing was handled by the state’s Republican party. Donald Trump called the process unfair,  even borderline illegal. Cruz’s detractors outside his rally agreed with that sentiment.



Letter to the editor by Mary Lou Bruner

mary_lou_portraitMarch 7, 2016
Dear Editor,
Recently the Tyler Morning News printed a letter to the editor from Douglas Bruster, a liberal UT Austin-San Antonio professor.  Mr. Bruster encouraged the voters of Tyler/East Texas to vote for Keven Ellis for the State Board of Education because of my “radical ideas” which he did not innumerate.

Please allow me to tell you about my “radical ideas” the liberal professor hates so much.

I want Texas to get back to the basics and teach the fundamental knowledge and skills that made the USA the leader of the world.  I believe our public schools should use time-proven methods such as phonics, cursive handwriting, and grammar rules.  I believe schools should teach all of the multiplication tables instead of just the 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. I believe that teachers should be allowed to teach children — not tests.  We should respect the stages of child growth and development when developing the curriculum.

Finally, we should allow and encourage teachers to use their creativity, talents, and skills in their classrooms instead of reading the prepared script from a CScope teacher’s manual.  It doesn’t require a teaching certificate for a person to read from a teachers’ manual.

We know that if teachers do not enjoy teaching the students do not enjoy learning.

Texas parents tell me repeatedly they do not want the CScope/Common Core curriculum in their schools because progressive education seeks to fundamentally change the way students think and the new curriculum disrespects the moral beliefs and values that made the USA a great nation.  Common Core seeks to destroy organized religion and it promotes unhealthy sexual experimentation beginning in pre-school and kindergarten.

I was born and raised in East Texas.  I spent my entire career teaching children in East Texas.  I know what Texas parents want for their children.

Keven Ellis came to Texas from Washington state, one of the most liberal states in the U.S. A. No wonder Keven Ellis likes CScope-Common Core curriculum so much!

I hope all East Texans will vote their values on May 24.  It is essential that conservatives make their wishes known at the polls.  If moral, ethical, intelligent informed citizens do not show up to pick their leaders A-moral, Atheistic, unethical, uninformed voters will get their way.  It is just that simple.

Now get informed about all of the candidates, and get out the vote! I’ll see you at the polls!

Mary Lou Bruner

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ALERT: Texas Supreme Court Slams Door On Lesbian Mayor’s Disgusting Bathroom Law

parker-texas-courtInstead of having Houston’s citizens vote on the issue, Mayor Parker kept it off the ballot and forced the ordinance through the city council.

To keep her city in line, she intimidate local church leaders with subpoenas if they spoke out against the ordinance in sermons or other communications.

The State of Texas weighed in on the mayor’s abuse of power and demanded that she put the ordinance to a general vote, giving her until August 24 to either repeal the measure or let the citizens vote on a repeal.

Read more here

Jay Dean’s nine years of red light cameras

Jay Dean ASKED voters to look at his record. We did.  Don’t like what we found? Neither do we! #ownuptoitlikeaTexan

redlight-camera-3“By early 2014 it was widely reported that Redflex Traffic Systems was in the midst of a massive bribery scandal across the U.S. involving 13 states and “dozens of municipalities.” It was apparently standard operating procedure for Redflex to bribe city officials.

Armed with these widely-known reports, my opponent should have shown leadership and worked to immediately end the Redflex red-light camera contract with Longview.

Instead, he did nothing. Until 2015, when he and the city council actually evaluated whether to extend the contract for 10 years!”  ~ David Watts

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UPDATE: Anti-school-choice Parent PAC and their guy Jay Dean

CFJaLIeWoAEODHrTexas Parent PAC released a list of endorsements of which included Jay Dean – the liberal Republican challenger to pro-limited government and pro-liberty fighter David Watts – and other liberal Republicans and a group of Democrats. Parent PAC is funded by Charles Butt, the CEO of H-E-B Grocery Stores, who has committed his family’s fortune to backing left-wing candidates.

The below story by Tony McDonald references Scott Fischer.  Jay Dean and Scott Fisher are both on Parents PAC’s endorsement list. (See below)

Check out the information McDonald points out about Texas Parents PAC:

After taking fire for receiving an endorsement from Texas Parent PAC, a liberal school administrator special interest group, Scott Fisher defended the support he’s received from liberal activists. On social media, Fisher praised endorsements he has received from liberal Democrats, including a supporter of Bernie Sanders.

On Monday, Parent PAC released a list of endorsements praising Scott Fisher – the liberal Republican challenger to taxpayer champion Jonathan Sticklandand other liberal Republicans and a group of Democrats. Parent PAC is funded by Charles Butt, the CEO of H-E-B Grocery Stores, who has committed his family’s fortune to backing left-wing candidates.

Scott Fisher Touts Support from Liberal Democrats
Scott Fisher is touting an endorsement he received from a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Fisher quickly took fire for taking money and endorsements from the same donors who had backed Wendy Davis. In response, he doubled down, praising the endorsements he has received from Democrats. On Facebook, Scott Fisher wrote:

“My opponent claims that the endorsement of Texas Parent PAC should be of concern to conservative voters in HD 92. For the record, 2 of 5 board members of Texas Parent PAC are former HEB Board President Ellen Jones, and former HEB School Superintendent Gene Buinger. I am proud to have their endorsement!! [sic]”

Ellen Jones endorsed Wendy Davis and contributed to her campaign for Senate in 2008 and 2012. Gene Buinger has been a consistent backer of left wing causes and campaigns.

Buinger has donated thousands to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as well as the PAC “Dollars for Democrats.” Buinger has also backed the Texas Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, the John Edwards campaign, and the election and reelection of President Barack Obama.

This cycle, along with endorsing Scott Fisher, Gene Buinger is giving money to back the socialist Bernie Sanders for President.

In 2014, Parent PAC supported Libby Willis, the Democratic opponent to Tarrant County’s taxpayer champion, Sen. Konni Burton.

As voters in House District 92 begin early voting, the conservative façade on Scott Fisher’s campaign is falling apart.

Earlier this month, Fisher was exposed for promoting the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare when he was on the board of Tarrant County’s public hospital. Given that expanding Medicaid is the top healthcare plank of the Texas Democratic Party’s platform, it should be no surprise that liberal Democrats are backing Fisher over the conservative Stickland in the Republican primary.

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Below is the list of the liberal Republican’s Parents PAC endorsed. Every one of these candidates has sworn to oppose private school choice/vouchers and potentially opposes open-enrollment charter schools as well.

Republican Primaries – Texas Senate
SD 1: Red Brown, Lindale
SD 24: Susan King, Abilene

Republican Primaries – Texas House of Representatives
HD 1: Rep. Gary VanDeaver, New Boston
HD 4: Lance Gooden, Terrell
HD 5: Jay Misenheimer, Lindale
HD 7: Jay Dean, Longview
HD 8: Rep. Byron Cook, Corsicana
HD 17: Rep. John Cyrier, Lockhart
HD 54: Scott Cosper, Killeen
HD 55: Hugh Shine, Temple
HD 58: Rep. DeWayne Burns, Cleburne
HD 59: Rep. J. D. Sheffield, Gatesville
HD 60: Kevin Downing, Granbury
HD 64: Lynn Stucky, Sanger
HD 71: Stan Lambert, Abilene
HD 73: Rep. Doug Miller, New Braunfels
HD 92: Scott Fisher, Euless
HD 94: Andrew Piel, Arlington
HD 99: Rep. Charlie Geren, Fort Worth
HD 115: Bennett Ratliff, Coppell

Democratic Primaries – Texas House of Representatives
HD 49: Gina Hinojosa, Austin
HD 77: Lina Ortega, El Paso
HD 137: Rep. Gene Wu, Houston
HD 144: Mary Ann Perez, Houston

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Who is Philip Hayes?

From left to right, candidates House District 5 will be at the Grassroots America forum — Hayes, Davis and Hefner – Picture by Tyler Morning Telegraph

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH — Texas House District 5 candidate Philip Hayes has not been able to produce proof that he graduated from Southern Methodist University, as he has repeatedly claimed throughout his campaign, on his websites and in multiple interviews.

SMU directed the Tyler Paper to its official transcript verification service, National Student Clearinghouse, which shows that Hayes attended SMU from fall of 2009 to December 2011 and indicates no degree, enrollment only.

Contacted Thursday afternoon, Hayes said SMU was in error and that he could produce proof he graduated. He also pledged to contact SMU himself to get the issue resolved.

By Thursday evening, he had neither produced any documentation nor contacted SMU.

In an editorial board interview with the Tyler Paper on February 4, Hayes spoke about his education and his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His master’s thesis was on President Andrew Jackson, he said.

Hayes’ campaign website says, “After graduating from Southern Methodist University, he returned home to East Texas to serve on the Hideaway, TX city council.”

According to his business website, Industrial Cleaning Solutions, “He completed his undergrad and masters at SMU in Dallas and is a PhD candidate in American History at the University of Texas at Austin.”

Hayes won a debate scholarship to SMU in 2008 with an estimated value of $150,000.

In a conference call on Thursday, Hayes said he attended SMU from fall 2009 to fall 2013 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in American history. His name did not appear in SMU’s December 2013 commencement program.

Hayes said Thursday he had trouble adjusting to college life as a freshman and was put on academic probation, but with the help of classes at Tyler Junior College, he was able to overcome those early struggles.

He said he had copy of his transcript and degree but did not produce those documents.

Hayes, 25, announced his candidacy for the House District 5 seat in September. He said he’s the most experienced candidate in the race, having served two terms on the Hideaway City Council and as a campaign staffer to Gov. Greg Abbott and legislative aide to state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels.

Hayes faces four other candidates in the March 1 Republican primary election – Randy Davis, Holly Coggins Hayes, Cole Hefner and Jay Misenheimer.

Early voting runs through Feb. 26.

Published on Thursday, 18 February 2016 20:37 – Written by ADAM RUSSELL and ROY MAYNARD

Texas Campaign for Liberty calls Jay Dean out

for libertyToday, Texas Campaign for Liberty  pointed out that Jay Dean, the 17 year politician and candidate running in the Texas House District  7, REFUSED to answer the survey forwarded to “ALL” of  House District 7 candidates.

In a letter by Bryon Schirmbeck, the State Coordinator of Texas Campaign for Liberty, he points out Dean’s actions:

  • Dean donated to Republican bill killer, Speaker Joe Straus;
  • Dean’s repeatedly refused to say whether he will support Speaker Straus or stand with pro-limited government conservatives across the district;
  • Dean even had the audacity to publicly declare that the special-interest, big-government operatives in District 7 are the “TRUE Conservatives”; and
  • “Establishment” candidates like Dean have a have a history of trying to ignore their constituents in favor of special interests.”

“From his [Jay Dean] dependency on federal dollars for socialized transportation, to his support of a $6 million extravagant animal shelter, Dean has an affinity for big-government waste


On the other hand – David Watts, the conservative and liberty-minded candidate for House District 7, pledged to fight to restore liberty in Texas and do everything he can to reduce the size of government and restore individual liberties. 


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“There’s no doubt about it – the 2016 elections will be critical to the future of Texas.  Our nation’s fragile economy is cracking under the weight of too much spending, too much taxation, and too much government involvement.”

This is why we stand with the liberty-minded, limited government conservative candidate, David Watts for Texas House.

Just in case you did not receive the Liberty letter, read it here: