I’m a Democrat?!
Posted by Mike O on January 28, 2010
At least according to Mabrie Jackson, candidate for Texas House of Representatives, District 66.
You see, despite having worked 40+ years for people like Goldwater, Reagan (even BEFORE the ’76 primary against Ford), and a younger Bob Dole (when he WAS a conservative), several state and county level Republicans; and having been a GOP precinct chair, election judge, district and state delegate, serving as district GOP convention Chair and been elected as GOP County Chair in Denton, I undid ALL of that by committing the sin of being a ‘Chaos’ voter in 2008.
For those with short (or apolitical) memories, a ‘Chaos’ voter is one who decided to try to extend the Democrat’s primary process as long as possible so Hillary could continue to do what the media would never allow the GOP to ever do; attack Obama on his associations and abilities. ‘Chaos’ voters realized how disastrous an Obama administration could be (and have we not been proven right?). The GOP national race was set by the time Texas rolled around, so protecting this country from the radical liberalism of Obama and his big spending minions was paramount. So ‘Chaos’ voters lined up with the true Democrats to hold their nose and let the person I best described here continue to play attack dog (and, at the link, you’ll find that my personal decision actually predated Rush Limbaugh’s call that labeled it ‘Chaos’).
I heard someone from the audience say something like: “I could never do that!” To protect this country from what we’ve been through over the last year?? There was another candidate on this stage who went into the sand with a rifle in his hands, and you can’t bring yourself to cast an rather odd vote in an attempt to protect this country from what it now faces? Such political snobbishness is costing us this country rapidly and, if we aren’t willing to change tactics to protect us from national bankruptcy and nascent socialism – like Wayne Richard and I both did both in being Chaos voters and peaceably demonstrating with the Tea Parties, then our children may need to emigrate for any opportunity for prosperity. Do you really want that just to protect your veneer of ‘Party purity’?
Wayne Richard had the courage to file against the RINO incumbent that now mentors- along with all of his Straus-supporting PAC buddies- Mabrie into the realm of state politics. Guts, independence and political innovation is what we now need, not the same-ol’-same-ol’ that has led us into the current mess. That’s why I back Wayne.