Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chose Kinky, Not Bell

Look at Bell's record.

Starting in Houston, Bell's two big issues were (1) political corruption and (2) ethics reform. Well, goshdarn it, who is in favor of corruption and bad ethics? No one. Bell might have just as well begun his career by being in favor of puppies and ice cream. So what if Bell is against lobbyist abuses -- isn't everyone?

You should see Bell's record in Congress: click here. Bell was not some mainstream Democrat. Bell was a liberal who

voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life,

voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research,

voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage,

voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance,

voted NO on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects,

voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages,

voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits,

voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients,

voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment, and

was rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record,

rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record,

rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record,

rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record, and

rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration.

THAT is the record of a liberal and not a moderate.

Most importantly, Bell biggest claim to fame is being the whistleblower on Tom DeLay. Can you believe a grown man claiming that being a "tattle tale" is one of his biggest career accomplishments? Look at all the litigation that has resulted from the Bell-DeLay dispute: click here. Is litigation a good thing? Plus, I know some people don't think too highly of Tom DeLay, but no one can deny that he was a very strong leader for Texas and a leader in Congress who brought many valuable federal projects and jobs to Texas, and -- thanks to Bell -- we can kiss that goodbye.

Finally, look at Bell's campaign. He's for making small businesses pay higher wages and making businesses suffer more regulations. I wish Bell would tell us how that is going to bring jobs to Texas!

Bell is a liberal. Kinky is a moderate except where it comes to immigration and separation of church and state, and Kinky's strong conservative activism on those two topics is completely appropriate.

5 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks so much for this convenient list! It's a great resource--a concise, well-documented laundry list of reasons to vote Bell in November. Cares about ending political corruption in our state? Helped get DeLay out of a position of power? Pro-peace, pro-choice and pro-labor? Yes please! I'm forwarding it to all my left-leaning friends who were considering voting for Mr. Friedman.

Coming from someone who has actually spoken to Kinky at length about his ideas, I can tell you this: like Strayhorn, the guy is all image and no substance. The conversation consisted mostly of well-rehearsed, pithy-yet-down-to-earth one-liners. It would have been funny if not for the fact that he's campaigning for political office, rather than a spot on "The Surreal Life." Don't get me wrong--he's a nice guy. I'm sure he's a decent, ordinary dude with good intentions. But the governor of Texas, or of any state, has to be more than an regular Joe. He or she will be held to higher standards than the average citizen, and rightly so. The "I'd like to have a beer with him" standard of candidate judgment is a deeply flawed method for picking one's elected leaders. Add to that the fact that his platform consists mostly of "Texas sucks right now, we should do something about it" (which anyone not in a permanent vegetative state could tell you) sprinkled with a few ridiculous suggestions like the "Mexican Generals" plan, and it becomes painfully clear that Mr. Friedman should stick to entertainment.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

It is a convenient list.

I give it to all my friends who are thinking of supporting Kinky and not Bell.

2:47 PM  
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