And while we can appreciate a sense of humor, the way the GOP is leading our great state and their indifference to countless Texans being forgotten in the democratic process is no laughing matter. It's frankly ironic that Republicans have the time to write a lengthy note poking fun at a movement to help more people make their voices heard — yet they continue to ignore nearly half of the people of Texas.This dismissive, exclusionary attitude is exactly why Texans across the state are uniting behind Battleground Texas to make the Lone Star State count over the coming years — and to ensure our government represents all people, not just the few.In fact, today's statement is a simple reminder that the Texas GOP is worried we will succeed. Between the Party's "joke" and the host of uneasy comments we've already heard — including those from GovernorPerry and Senator Cruz, we think they're running scared.Texas Republicans know what we can do together — and it's clear they'll fight to stop us.Boiler plate bluster, if you ask me. Also note the reference to "our government", which presents a bit of irony. The leaders in this effort to turn the state blue (Democratic) rather than red (Republican) in political majority are all from out of state.
HERE is the press release issued from the Republican Party of Texas, welcoming Battleground Texas to the state:
|Statement from the Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri regarding launch of Battleground Texas, an Obama campaign effort to turn Texas blue by the next Presidential election.|
“Texas recently has welcomed hundreds of thousands of political and economic refugees from far off lands, seeking a new home and better opportunity in the oasis of liberty known as Texas. Recently, a team of liberal Obama campaign insiders joined this migration. We thought we’d be hospitable to these friendly competitors by offering some tips and facts they may find useful for assimilating into what, for them, must seem like a strange and foreign land.”
While the email mischaracterizes old statements from Governor Perry and Senator Ted Cruz as "uneasy" when answering questions about the Latino vote in Texas, what they were doing was truthfully assessing the last election results. An honest approach to welcoming Hispanic voters to our party and sincere outreach efforts are the answer that party leaders are spreading. We win elections by growing our voting population. The numbers don't lie.
We live in interesting times.