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David Dewhurst – Does He Have the Guts to Show?

Modern day politics is all about timing and messaging. That is what these political consultants and PR firms are paid the big money to do, and that is why politicians need big bucks to win.

After this past weekend where we had 100+ Texas Tea Party leaders together for a training on how to Flip The Funnel on elections we have been given a great opportunity to show that money over issues is not how Texas politics is going to work in the future.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is seen by the political elite as the winner in the Senatorial race to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson because he has the funds to buy the race. We are in transformational times and how Texas politics has worked in the past is not how Texas politics will be in the future. Enter the Grassroots Tea Party movement.

In light of all of the upcoming Lincoln-Douglas Debate between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich in The Woodlands Senatorial Candidate Ted Cruz has invited Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to join him in 5 Lincoln-Douglas style debates.

The question is will Dewhurst show, so far that has not been his style.
Here are just a couple of the links to show this to be the case.

Another Forum & Another No-Show by Dewhurst

Waco Tea Partiers Hear From Candidates — Except Dewhurst 

It is so bad that the Cruz campaign has been able to drive that narrative with videos like this one.

Below is information on how Dewhurst has been rewriting history and may well be why he can’t afford to show up and debate.

Dewhurst continued to rewrite his record

Dewhurst continued to rewrite his record to make it more palatable to Republican primary voters. In the interview, he said: “In the last 10 years, if you count this next biennium, I have the most fiscally conservative record in probably the country.” (http://www.wfaa.com/news/politics/Inside-Texas-Politics-102-130935503.html)

But the facts tell a different story:

On Income Tax

Dewhurst In 2006: “I’d Rather See A Tax A Based On Income.” “‘I think I’d rather see a tax that’s based on income – you earn money, you pay something, you don’t earn money, you don’t pay anything,’ Dewhurst said.” (April Castro, “Businesses Studying Proposed Tax Structure,” The Associated Press, 3/30/06)

On The Job-Killing Dewhurst “Wage Tax”

In May 2005, A Lead Editorial In The Wall Street Journal Slammed David Dewhurst’s Tax & Budget Plan.  “Everything’s big in Texas, and, if powerful Republican Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has his way, that will soon include the state budget.” (Editorial, “Deep In The Heart Of Taxes,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/05)

On The Job-Killing Dewhurst “Wage Tax”

The Dewhurst Wage Tax Would Cost Texas 40,000 Jobs. “A wage tax is a toll on employers for hiring workers, and according to one study the latest Senate plan would cost about 40,000 jobs, or the equivalent of eight auto factories.” (Editorial, “Deep In The Heart Of Taxes,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/05)

On Tax Hikes

Dewhurst Told Business Groups In 2005: “It’s Time To Start Paying Your Fair Share.” “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst angrily accused some top business groups of spreading false information about the Senate’s tax plan Tuesday, and he issued them a stern warning: It’s time to start paying your fair share. ‘There are a lot of lobbyists running around the Capitol today that are interested in protecting special interests and loopholes in the [tax] law,’ Mr. Dewhurst said. Noting that five of six businesses don’t pay the state’s current franchise tax, he added, ‘That is called a loophole.’” (Terrence Stutz, “Dewhurst Blasts Tax Plan Foes Lieutenant Governor Tells Businesses: Pay Your Share,” Dallas Morning News, 5/4/05)

David Dewhurst, August 2003: “We Think We Can Shift Into A Montage Of Different Smaller Tax Increases In Different Areas And Also Put One Or Two Non-Tax Revenue Proposals Into The Mix.” “Regarding the funding of schools, the Republican said Senate leaders were committed to reducing school property taxes by at least 50 percent about $ 7.7 billion a year and replacing the money with a variety of tax increases and some new non-tax sources, including some savings. ‘We think we can shift into a montage of different smaller tax increases in different areas and also put one or two non-tax revenue proposals into the mix,’ he said.” (Terrence Stutz, “Panel To Weigh Tax Hikes In Texas School-Funding Overhaul,” Dallas Morning News, 8/1/03)

On The Rainy-Day Fund

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what Grassroots and Tea Party people think about the job David Dewhurst and the Texas Leadership have done. Watch this video and get the real story on the Texas Budget.
JoAnn Fleming, Chair – Advisory Committee to the TEA Party
Where applicable, a political advertisement paid for by the GAWTP PAC, PO Box 130012,Tyler, TX 75713, Jimmie Taylor, PAC Treasurer.   www.gawtp.com


In January 2011, Dewhurst Was Open To Tapping The State’s Rainy-Day Fund. “Dewhurst left open the possibility of tapping the state’s $9 billion Rainy Day Fund, but he said the baseline budget proposals will stay within the $72.2 billion the state expects to collect in taxes and fees. He ruled out any new taxes.” (Chris Tomlinson, “Lt. Gov. Says 8,000 State Jobs Cut In Draft Budget,” The Associated Press, 1/14/11)

Dewhurst Flip Flop On In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Ted Cruz statement:  ”This is another Republican primary year conversion by David Dewhurst. He was for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants before he was against it. The next Senator from Texas needs to be a strong conservative who knows what he believes.  I strongly oppose in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and categorically oppose amnesty or preferential treatment for illegal immigrants.”

In the WFAA interview, Dewhurst Is Criticizing The Texas DREAM Act – But He Won’t Say Whether It Should Be Repealed. “Though critical of the law, Dewhurst didn’t say whether it should be repealed.  ‘I would not have signed that law, I if I were Governor Perry,’ he said.  ‘From a perspective of fairness, I don’t think it’s fair for our fellow American citizens not to have that break.’”

In 2007 Dewhurst Said, “Historically The Senate Has Been In Favor Of Providing In-State Tuition For Everyone Living Here.”“‘We’d take a look at it, but historically the Senate has been in favor of providing in-state tuition for everyone living here,’ he said.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)

At Least One Bill That Would Have Barred Illegal Immigrants From Receiving In-State Tuition Died In The Texas House. “Legislation that would have barred undocumented immigrants from paying in-state tuition at public universities was derailed Wednesday after Texas House lawmakers raised technical objections. The legislation, House Bill 159 by Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, would have reversed a 2003 law.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)

Dewhurst Didn’t Lift A Finger & Dismissed The Bill;  He Said The Chances Of That Bill Passing His Senate Were “Slim.” “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a Republican, indicated Wednesday that had the bill survived the House, its chances would have been slim in the Senate.” (R.A. Dyer, “Migrant Tuition Bill Derailed,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/07)


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3 Responses to “David Dewhurst – Does He Have the Guts to Show?”

  1. Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate - What They’re Saying About Possible Cruz-Dewhurst Debates Says:

    […] Voices Empower: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is seen by the political elite as the winner in the Senatorial race to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson because he has the funds to buy the race. We are in transformational times and how Texas politics has worked in the past is not how Texas politics will be in the future. Enter the Grassroots Tea Party movement…. The question is will Dewhurst show, so far that has not been his style. […]

  2. Ray Myers Says:

    I want to know WHY--David Dewhurst attended the
    Bretton Woods Conference this past April with
    Harry Reid, George Soros and Mitt Romney. Could it
    be that Dewhurst attend this conference in support of the Soros goal to dismantle our economy and sabotage our US Currency.
    Those of you who want to know what this conference is all about—google George Soros and David Dewhurst. It seems the the Texas elete golden boy is in with the Shadow Party. This group of corrupt politicians need to be exposed.
    We cannot elect the likes of Dewhurst or Mitt Romney. Seems like a great question for the debate. Maybe this is why Dewhurst does not have the GUTS to show. We will see!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Got an E-mail today from David Carney/David Dewhurst Campaign and it inspired this post. | Voices Empower Says:

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