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Dirty Texas Politics ~ When Republicans Pull the Race Card ~

Are Texans going to take a stand when Republicans pull the “Race Card”? I believe it is disgusting when Democrats pull it. I am even more disgusted by Republicans who do.

I am also disgusted by corruption in Texas Politics. 

Let’s start with a comment I received after posting Vetting Texas Supreme Court Judge David Medina ~ Conclusion, Vote John Devine.

“According to an email from former Texas State District Judge Scott Link to TexasGOPVote, when Judge Link asked John Devine why he was running for Texas Supreme Court, Devine stated that 1.) He needed the job and 2.) He could beat a Mexican (referring to Justice Medina) in a Republican Primary. Does that sound like someone who is running for the right reasons?

Can you verify this from Judge Scott Link yourself so you don’t look like you’re endorsing a racist? Or are you a racist yourself?”

The next day this article by Bob Price appeared in the Texas GOP Vote.

Judge John Devine – Why are you running against Justice David Medina? – “I can Beat Somebody with a Mexican Name”

Now isn’t that interesting? It is almost like Bob Price and Judge Scott Link decided to do this interview to attack John Devine and brand him a racist.

The following day on the article  Vetting Texas Supreme Court Judge David Medina ~ Conclusion, Vote John Devine,  we received this comment.

Nevermind…found the proof myself. It was filed under, “bigotry.” with this link to Bob Prices’ article in the Texas GOP Vote. http://www.texasgopvote.com/knowledge-topics/2012-republican-primary/judge-john-devine-why-are-you-running-against-justice-david-medina-i-can-beat

It is quite a coincidence don’t you think?

Nowhere in the article Vetting Texas Supreme Court Judge David Medina ~ Conclusion, Vote John Devine   did it say anything about the race of David Medina. Instead it points out the facts of David Medina’s dubious record. So not only is John Devine supposedly a racist and a bigot but I am for vetting Supreme Court Judge David Medina and posting the article.

John Devine’s wife and their 7 beautiful children may be the ones to clarify whether he is a racist and a bigot or not. John’s wife Nubia is Hispanic.
John Devine and Family

John Devine, also known as the “10 Commandments Judge,” is a conservative who is a proud defender of the values which have made our country great. He received national acclaim by refusing to remove a painting of the Ten Commandments from his courtroom and defeated a related lawsuit by liberal activists. 

Click Photo to watch the touching story of Elizabeth Devine.

Now let’s compare that with DAVID MEDINA and his wife’s  DUBIOUS RECORD 

In June 2002, Medina was pulled over by a Harris County Constable and almost hit the deputy’s car.  Medina refused to identify himself, smelled of alcohol, could not walk steadily, failed the eye-movement test, and refused to take a breath test.

Medina got himself a high-priced lawyer (Rusty Hardin), pled guilty to a lesser offense, and only had to pay $500.

Then in 2008 a grand jury returned felony indictments against Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina and his wife.  Mrs. Medina was accused of setting a blaze with an accelerant found in their garage that caused almost $1 Million worth of damage to three homes in their Spring, Texas, neighborhood, including their own 5,000-foot home.

What made investigators suspicious is that the Medinas had been sued in June 2006 by a mortgage company. The suit was filed because the family had missed five months of payments.The investigators also learned that the Medinas owed $1,900 in fees to their homeowners’ association.

In a November interview with the AP, the Medina’s financial problems were publicly revealed. Ironically, the losses from the fire were not covered because unbeknownst to the Medinas, the homeowners insurance policy had lapsed.  After the fire, the Medinas sold their home in Spring and moved to Austin, Texas.

For this felony, Mrs. Medina’s bail was set at $20,000.  TSC Judge David Medina was indicted for tampering with evidence (a felony), and his bail was set at $5,000. Dick De Guerin was Mrs. Medina’s lawyer.

To show how politically rotten this whole situation became, the District Attorney (Charles A. Rosenthal, Jr.  — also a Republican) decided to dismiss the grand jury’s indictments because of a procedural error made by the DA’s office.

By law, grand jury deliberations must be kept secret; but the jury foreman did state, “The testimony of the arson investigator is what we went on…Draw your own conclusion if it was sufficient.”

Both the grand jury foreman and the assistant foreman (an experienced civil trial lawyer) said the DA’s office had already decided beforehand to oppose the indictments against the Medinas. The foreman stated, ”If this was David Medina,  truck driver of Baytown, Texas, he would have been indicted three months ago.”

Even though the grand jury had returned guilty indictments against both the Medinas, the DA’s office managed to get the judge to void the grand jury’s vote. To keep the grand jury members from telling their side, the prosecutor placed an injunction over them that gagged them from talking under threat of jail time.

Ironically, District Attorney Rosenthal himself was later forced to leave office because of love notes and sexually explicit messages sent from his office.

DAVID MEDINA BREAKS CAMPAIGN LAWS

In 2001, 2002, and 2003 David Medina chose not to comply with the campaign finance laws. In 2008, the Texas Ethics Commission brought ethics complaints against Medina because he improperly paid himself $57,000 from campaign funds. He escaped with a fine of $35,000. On 6.4.12, the Texas Ethics Commission sent Judge Medina another campaign ethics complaint — #SC31205185. However, that did not stop Medina.

In the last two years, Medina has given unlawful donations to PACs, used campaign funds for personal use, and failed to report a contribution of $5,000 from Texans for Lawsuit Reform. TLR is often challenged before the Court.

Bottom-line: Why would Texans even think about electing David Medina to the highest court in Texas when he has the kind of criminal and ethics record that would keep any average person from even being considered for office?

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