There is a reason AWD continually tells y’all Texas is the greatest state in the universe. Because it is. And for all those RINO and liberal morons who keep saying the Tea Party is dead, AWD has this to say. Your mama! You now know the Tea Party is not dead in the Lone Star State. As of now, the Tea Party rules the greatest state in the universe!
The Tea Party in Texas, fresh off a dominating primary season, killed a RINO provision for providing ‘guest worker’ documents for illegals that was passed only two years ago by the GOP.
Fox News reported:
Tea party activists seized control of the Texas Republican Convention on Saturday, winning a harder line on immigration in the official party platform and lifting firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to an easy victory in a 2016 presidential straw poll.
Following hours of often contentious debate and an especially raucous vote, the roughly 7,000 delegates torpedoed platform language approved at their convention just two years ago endorsing a guest-worker program for people in the country illegally.
The so-called “Texas Solution” was meant to satisfy the needs of a booming Texas economy and was supposed to act as a model for comprehensive, federal immigration reform. It was also seen as a boon to the state’s fast-growing Hispanic population — though opponents called it amnesty for law-breakers.
The ‘Texas Solution’ provision passed two years ago that would have allowed guest worker privileges to illegals in Texas looked poised to pass again when the Tea Party rose and shut it down!
Indeed, the hall was enveloped in applause when delegate Ivette Lozano, of Dallas, took a microphone to liken a softer immigration stance to negotiating with terrorists.
The final vote results on the immigration plank were close enough that the convention called for a rare roll-call vote– but scrapping the 2012 language eventually was defeated decisively. Even before then, though, booing and shouting so marred the proceedings that party chairman Steve Munisteri repeatedly pleaded for civility.
Get that? A Hispanic delagate Ivette Lozano rose up to speak against illegal immigration and the guest worker program!
Ted Cruz also won the Presidential straw vote by a huge amount over other contenders. Ted won 43% of the vote. Ben Carson was second with 12.2%. Rick Perry only got 11% of the vote. Big spending RINO!
Texas is poised for the most productive legislative session in decades with strong Tea Party primary wins. Many RINO longtime politicians were defeated and will no longer plague Texans with bigger, more expensive government programs as we have seen in the past decade.
Let’s hope Texas is an inspiration to other Red States who also realize RINO governance is only a slower brand of Democrat politics! Molon labe, baybah!