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February 21, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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Battleground Texas has our state’s name in its, but it is not a Texas group. It is led by out-of-state operatives who hail from Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. It is bringing the values and tactics of those campaigns into Texas in an attempt to shape Texas toward those out-of-state values. Those values  – curbing Second Amendment rights, expanding federal government power at the expense of the states, Obamacare, on-demand late-term abortion, high taxes, extreme and economically damaging regulations — do not play well in Texas. The majority here soundly reject them.

Davis has allied her campaign to Battleground Texas and its values, even lumping in her fundraising totals with theirs to claim that her campaign is outraising the Republicans. Having made that choice, she has not given herself the option of ignoring the videos showing Battleground Texas advocating forging election documents, and engaging in what appears to be illegal data-gathering activity.

The media in Texas, which have the duty of fairly covering this election and which have covered the old remarks of a rock star who supports a Republican candidate non-stop for the past couple of days, must ask Wendy Davis for her opinion of the content of those videos. Not for her opinion of Project Veritas or James O’Keefe, but for her opinion of what Battleground Texas operatives are saying and doing in those videos.

Wendy Davis should join Dewhurst and Paxton in calling for an investigation of Battleground Texas. If she does not, the media should put her on the spot, as it has put Republicans on the spot about a far less important issue than the integrity of our elections. If she does not, and if the media do not call her to account for the actions of her allies with the same energy it has called for and obtained an apology from Ted Nugent, what will that say about the media’ fairness? What will silence say about the character and values of Wendy Davis?

Wendy Davis must either explain and defend her continued alliance with Battleground Texas, or disavow the group and send it packing. The media must make sure that she makes that choice in front of all the eyes of Texas.

 

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"The media" is the bought-and-paid-for propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Expecting them to commit journalism is an exercise in futility.
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Wendy suffers from 'I wannabe a rich & famous politician' syndrome. And Wendy has no business representing the people when she can't even figure out how to represent herself.
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"The media must make sure that she makes that choice in front of all the eyes of Texas."

Good luck with that...crickets...
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Davis and this Battleground Texas organization reminds me of when the Democratic party was using Cindy Sheehan to try to make their point, that was back in the "Bush" days. When they had obtained all the mileage they could out of her, they garbage canned her. They will do the same to Davis, and she is less viable then Sheehan was. This is par for the Democratic party since it's inception!
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Might be worth investigating how (and how quickly) the Texas Tribune got its non-profit status. They claim to be non-partisan. They obviously aren't in this instance.
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Wendy Davis supports abortion because he mother couldn't have one?
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Associating "The Texas Tribune" with 'media" is like associating a Corvair with a Porsche. Texas Tribune is essentially a content aggregator funded by dark sources, and hosted on the cheap. There is more to be gained by investigating that aggregator, than by the content it republishes.
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To even consider the "Trib" as part of the media is a joke. Started by a Democrat operative and funded, and provided seed money in a shady way, by George Soros, hardly makes it worthy of even referencing. It has more in common with Media Matters than any other group. It even has its own death row "groupie" who laments the injustice of capital punishment even for those who rape and murder young teen aged girls.

The Texas Secretary of State has the authority to investigate Battleground Texas, and that would remove Abbott from appearing to have any conflict of interest.
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This is fraud here and now. Where is Perry and the current attorney general?
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Her opponent is Greg Abbott, the current Attorney General of Texas so it's unlikely he would investigate.
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The Left would go crazy with a conflict of interest charge if Abbott attempted to investigate Davis and her campaign. Pushing the "media" to check into the allegations is probably the way to go.
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Abbott shouldn't excuse himself; so what if the lefties go crazy. Its called getting a taste of your own medicine, on par with Obama's campaign donor investigating the IRS.
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The current AG is her opponent.
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"The media" is the bought-and-paid-for propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. Expecting them to commit journalism is an exercise in futility.
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Yep. Hey FCC: my community is not being served with critical information about a corrupt organization with strong ties to President Obama and his community organizing Progressive movement.
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Oh what is that I hear........crickets from FCC
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Wendy suffers from 'I wannabe a rich & famous politician' syndrome. And Wendy has no business representing the people when she can't even figure out how to represent herself.
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What with the lies about her biography, her support of late term abortion, her campaign tactics, her refusal to condemn and distance herself from Battleground Texas, seems like she has figured out how to represent herself. Doesn't sound like the type of person Texas would want though.
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"The media must make sure that she makes that choice in front of all the eyes of Texas."

Good luck with that...crickets...
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Houston Chronicle? ROFLMAO.
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"Wendy Davis should be allowed to ignore the Project Veritas videos."

No, she should NOT be allowed to ignore the videos.

Otherwise, spot on. I intend to retweet this.
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Typo, thanks.
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