So, with a sly good ol' boy grin, today Rick Perry stood before reporters and held his new shoes up by the laces and announced that a new Ricky Rick was in town.
The Supreme Court decisions on voting and affirmative action at the University of Texas, the Senate's vote on immigration and the People's filibuster that killed a bill set to all but outlaw abortion in Texas, are all part of a strategy to take Texas and the nation backwards and keep power in the hands of a few.
So if Perry is stepping down to focus on a presidential run, as some observers contend, what will that mean for GOP political gay-bashing in 2016 race? Judging from Perry's most recent rants, 2016 will be 2012 redux, no matter what any autopsy of the 2012 election by the RNC or GOP strategists might reveal.
The Lone Star State attack on women was just the latest in what is looking more and more like the new McCarthyism. It's a simple formula. If women speak up for their rights, label them nazis and terrorists -- and if you can get other women to do it, so much the better.
HILLARY: I'm sorry, Rick who? RICK: Governor Rick Perry? ...you know, of Texas? HILLARY: Okay, yes... hi, Rick. May I ask how you got this number?
Let's say you have a faithful opposition to abortion. Okay. I respect that. But how do you feel about the fact that hundreds of thousands of women are being steam-rollered by Texas male politicians trying to end-run Roe v. Wade?
Rick Perry might be moving on, but he's leaving behind a legacy as a radical free-marketeer who never governed anything he didn't want to privatize.
Striking while the iron is hot matters in life and politics. Ask Barack Obama. He went from unknown Illinois state senator to U.S. senator to president in less than five years. Wendy Davis is now hot iron.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
The Republicans have become the voice of an angry opposition but are no longer involved in governance in a meaningful way. This is good for Obama, but probably not for the country.
I think we can all agree that life is sacred, and we must do everything we can to ensure that potential life is protected.
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Texas is now a battleground. The path to blue Texas will not be easy, but the road to get there is clear. Make no mistake, the Texas GOP's war against women will soon become a war against Wendy.
Wendy Davis, if she chooses to run for Texas governor in 2014, would provide a rallying leader for such efforts and that would help turn the flow of campaign funds back into Texas. This funding would be helpful for all Democrats, not just Davis.
If Americans witness their government abusing power, wouldn't you want them to speak up?