62% of Texas Republicans Want Paxton to Resign

First question: Who are the 38%?

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The Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee—which last week reported that its polling had found Donald Trump winning more support than Ted Cruz among Texas Republican voters—has released its next batch of polling results. And it looks like bad news for our embattled attorney general, Ken Paxton:

78% of Republicans polled were aware of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s felony indictments relating to securities fraud…

62% said he should resign. Surprisingly over 53% of self identified Tea Party voters agreed that he should resign.

The attorney general’s office is a statewide agency with more than 4,000 employees, all of whom are theoretically tasked with reasonably important work on behalf of the 27 million people of Texas, and only one of whom has been indicted in relation to Paxton’s private legal practice. So it’s hard to disagree with the majority opinion on this question.

And it’s hard not to wonder: what are the other 38 percent of Texas Republicans thinking?

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  • WUSRPH

    Have you see data on the poll—who was polled…how selected…polling method….margin of error….all that kinds of stuff?
    P.S. It will make no difference….He is going to stay.

    Got most of my answers from the Longview story….all but how were those polled selected….seems like a fairly normal poll….but he will ignore it. Funny that some seem more concerned about the pen episode than the stock sales.

    • Blue Dogs

      Of course, he’s going to stay put!
      Same polling experts wanted Perry gone, but he stayed on the job finishing as Governor until January 20th of this year!

    • Anon E Mouse

      When Patrick and Abbott start calling for his resignation because he is hurting the 2016 ticket, the MQS crowd will reluctantly give up on their investment, cut their losses and let him resign.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      Republican having false indictments, ie Congressman Delay, Guv Perry and Gen Paxton need to stay put. The charges always get over turned when proven false….always.

      Now my question….90% of Texans want Rosemary Lehmberg to resign, who are the 10% loonies.

  • Rules of Blazon

    The 38% are thinking exactly what Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Rick Perry, and all current/former elected Republicans think: “We get to lie, cheat, and steal because we’re Republican. Doing the right thing is for stupid people and Democrats.”

    Watch for the 38% number to increase as Paxton continues to dig in and all other current/former elected Republicans remain either silent or nominally supportive. This is what the Republican party has become, and no reasonable person should even consider voting for any Republican.

    • FarmerJack

      Compared to Hillary wiping her server clean? Try again. Democrats make Republicans look like Mother Teresa.

      • Rules of Blazon

        No comparison. Paxton confessed to breaking a law he helped pass. Hillary didn’t do anything wrong.

      • Indiana Pearl

        You forgot all the data Bush, Cheney, and Rove wiped from the WH server. Silly boy .. .

        • WUSRPH

          Plus those “pardons” George HW handed out to the Irangate defendants just before they were to go on trial…..

          https://www.nytimes.com/books/97/06/29/reviews/iran-pardon.html

          • Indiana Pearl

            I know Bill Breeden, liberal minister, the only person to do jail time for Iran Contra.

        • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

          They were asked by Congress or a court to not wipe them?

      • WUSRPH

        Ah….now he’s copying himself under his new name.

        • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

          I’m so much in your haid you’re delusional…

      • disqus_qd4HubleMv

        Then why are they cutting funding for therapies to children with disabilities? If they are so saint like?

  • Indiana Pearl

    “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    —- Lord Acton

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books
      • Indiana Pearl
        • Lilly

          Ah, the Troll is using the red herring technique and not particularly well.

          • Beerman

            The troll reminds me of an old saying:

            “If you are covered in political stink, it might be prudent to avoid yelling Dirty Politics at others.”

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            and yet you and dems keep yelling….how stupid is that?
            nevermind……

          • WUSRPH

            Okay….You asked for it…Here is the list of GOP sex offenders….No, on second thought, I will not stoop to your level…..It would make me bend down to the Floor.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            You’re in the 47%ers you can’t get much lower than that.

          • WUSRPH

            I guess the only way to do that would be to lower myself to your level….but I do not think it is possible to get that low.

          • Beerman

            Bingo

          • WUSRPH

            Trying to get lower than the Troll is like trying to get somewhere when you are controlled by Zeno’s Paradox about going half the distance…..You just can’t get there.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            Trust me you live there.

          • Indiana Pearl

            You have your fat snout in the government trough so deeply that you need a snorkel tube to breathe.

          • Indiana Pearl

            I will nail you to the wall, porky.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            are you threatening me?

          • Indiana Pearl

            You should be . . .

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            Hahaha…idiot.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Yup.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Mr. Pearl refers to Paxton’s smile as a – pardon me – “shit eating grin.”

          • Indiana Pearl

            He does nothing well.

    • WUSRPH

      Lack of power corrupts more.

  • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

    Ken Paxton is a saint compared to Hillary Clinton. When will dems call for her to be indicted? Prolly never….I;m thinking.

  • dave in texas

    I’d say that 38% is composed of Johnny Burns Books and his ilk–those folks whose sole concern is whether or not a person has that (R) by their name. I mean, hell, the man admitted to committing a felony before the election and was elected anyway. Talk about your low-information voters.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      Dems admit to committing felonies all the time and proudly wear their record as a badge of honor. Hell my Tx rep is on trial….again sigh.

  • Anon E Mouse

    The pen is important because he can’t explain it away like merely forgetting to renew some kind of administrative paperwork. No one really believes he accidentally took a $1,000 pen on accident. I suppose I could accidentally take a $1,000 pen because I have no idea what one looks like. But because of that, when I got a call a year later, I would have had no idea where the pen was because I would not have known its value. In other words, it would be long lost by the call that came a year later. More than a little suspicious that Paxton was able to quickly retrieve and return the pen. Worse than the bumbling or accidental swindler that he might possibly be, this makes him look like a common thief. And no one, not even TP folks, like being embarrassed by a common thief.

    And the latest story that suggests he colluded with Hunt family attorneys to screw two little girls out of their inheritance, along iwth the proviso that HE invest the pittance he agreed to for the girls, is going to hurt him too

    • WUSRPH

      Tpers and Christians, like most folks, get pissed when they find out they have been used by a charlatan.

      • Jed

        really? limbaugh has been on the air, what, 25 years now?

        • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

          Yes Limbaugh the voice of truth remains supreme. Maybe if democrats had someone who wasn’t afraid to tell the truth they too could have a radio show. Oh wait they did Air America….

          • WUSRPH

            I try not to pay any attention to his existence…BYW, is he still off drugs (again)?

          • Beerman

            I am not sure why everyone gets so upset with JBB, he really is not that good a pitchman for his cause. Amateur blowhard……..

          • WUSRPH

            You are right….he is so insignificant he can even start his own line to get his photo taken with Cruz and STILL not be able to get Cruz to be willing to be seen in a picture with him. (see prior thread)

          • Indiana Pearl

            My plan is to alert Cruz and Patrick about his sexual grotesqueries. What will those good Christians think when I FAX them copies of Booksie’s sexist posts? I have a FAX machine and a lot of time . . .

          • TexBear

            Ask his preacher Pastor Martin. Why is Charley hateful? Pastor Martin preaches love but Charley preaches hate.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Does Booksie go to church?

          • Indiana Pearl

            Who is Pastor Martin? Is he aware that Booksie is a vulgar mysogynist? I’d be happy to inform Pastor Martin of Booksie’s behavior.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Rec. Jason Martin?

          • TexBear

            Yes Charley go to SLUMC but he does not keep gospel in his heart. Poor Pastor Martin!

          • WUSRPH

            Don’t get us started on the Methodist jokes! But then he is a joke as a Methodist.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            Yes charley go to slumc….wow iq challenged.

          • Indiana Pearl

            What is “SLUMC”? I’m an outlander from the midwest.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            actually I’m not a preacher…but why let facts stop you and if you weren’t so stupid you’d know my isn’t charley.

          • Indiana Pearl

            He didn’t say you were a preacher.

          • WUSRPH

            We know he isn’t a Christian….or at least if he is it isn’t any kind that Jesus would recognize. In fact, The Troll is one of those people who when they say they are going to “pray on something” spell it with an “e”.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            Actually I am a Christian…..I neither celebrate the death and dismemberment of babies or a 47%er.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Neigther do I. But you turn a blind eye and a sanctimonious heart to child abuse.

          • Beerman

            Our democracy rightly guarantees religious freedom for all. However, in my mind, when preachers wield religion as a weapon to divide our communities and to promote a discriminatory public policy agenda, then all freedom, including religious freedom, suffers. The venom that the Troll spews might tell you a little bit about the type of preachers that he worships with and he follows to the koolaide bowl?

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            “Charley preaches hate.”

          • WUSRPH

            But there were preachers in your family.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            I could be related to Rev Billy Graham.

          • Indiana Pearl

            You could also be related to Dr. Mengele.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            “What will those good Christians think”…they will think what I know you are a kook….

          • Indiana Pearl

            While I respect most you wise gentlemen, JBB is a mysogynist who hates women and attacks them. Please don’t let him off the hook.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            are you going to turn me in….write me up? This is going to keep me up at night….

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            but sober…try it.

          • Indiana Pearl

            Maybe you and Rush can go on a diet together . . .

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            full of hate and judgmental….

          • WUSRPH

            I thought you said all the MSN and several major channels were fronts for the Democrats? If that is so, they did not need Air America did they?

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            apparently no one did……hahaha

      • Beerman

        These charlatans are using the Evangelical movement for political power and there is a “hot place” in Hell waiting for these corrupt folks.

        • Indiana Pearl

          Unfortunately there is no hell. These crooks must be punished right here on earth . . .

          • WUSRPH

            But, with them in mind, is it okay if we at least hope there is a hell? (Remind me to tell you the story about Calvin Guest and Bill “Bull of the Brazos” Moore and the question of the existence of hell sometime.)

          • Beerman

            Good, you got my point, and I am sure that Pearl did too.

          • Indiana Pearl

            We must live in the here and now. That is the only reality.

            “Imagine there’s no heaven,
            It’s easy if you try,
            No hell below us,
            Above us only sky,
            Imagine all the people,
            Living for today.”

            — John Lennon

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            you worship at the feet of planned parenthood…and you say others should go to hell? Talk about delusional.

          • Indiana Pearl

            How many Down syndrome babies have you adopted? You guys love embryos, but let them starve and die once they’re born.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            Conservative are known for passing laws that allow parents to drop off their babies at a fire station when they can’t care for them.
            In 1999 under Guv Bush and by republican rep Morrison passed the baby Moses law. The first state to do so.

          • Indiana Pearl

            But how about you? What have YOU done for unwanted children? Zip . . .

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            pearl there is an old saying and it certainly applies to you….I’d like to buy her for what she is worth and sell her for what she thinks she’s worth…..I’d be rich.

  • CH

    If you don’t vote, or you vote without thinking, this is what you end up with, folks. Wake up and smell the putrid felon.

  • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

    How amusing…dems are calling for Gen Paxton to resign alleging corruption, lies and deceit?

    Welp lets look at the three front runners for the party of deceit:

    1. Hillary currently the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into her activities as sec of state.

    2. Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren….nuff said.

    3. Joe Biden has a history of plagiarism dating back to law school.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/18/us/biden-admits-plagiarism-in-school-but-says-it-was-not-malevolent.html

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2008/08/the_write_stuff.html

    If dems can lie cheat and steal so can republicans.

    • Blue Dogs

      Biden will NOT run because of the death of his son, Beau & due to his age (he’s 72 years old)!

      • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

        yep…plagiarism will have nothing to do with with the old gaff-prone dem not running. I’m amused by dems who attack Guv Perry for his opps moment when they ignore “Joe the DC Clown.”
        If you steal someone else intellectual property and VP Joe has a history it is a crime, which dems conveniently ignore. hell you dems ignore Ted Kennedy’s murders, rapes and theft. Everyone knows(except the usual low information posters here) government employees cannot purchase government property, yet Kennedy bought a $100 million building a gift from Marion Berry DC Mayor a block from the WH for pennies on a dollar.
        Did mention Marion barry the crack addict?
        I know this doesn’t faze dems as dem politicians are expected to be criminals, liars, cheats et al. What amuses me is when republicans are falsely accused how they swell up like a toad with shouts of indignation…..

        • Indiana Pearl

          You are so busted, fatso.

      • Indiana Pearl

        Does Reagan sink in?

      • WUSRPH

        One of the things Biden is said to be considering is running with a promise, because of his age, to serve only one term. He would be the oldest president when he took office. Reagan was 69 years and 349 days old when he was inaugurated. But it Biden served only one term, he would still leave office younger than Reagan was when his second term ended.

        Prior to Reagan the oldest president at the time of taking office was cousin William H. Harrison. He was 68 years and 23 days…but he died 31 days into his term.

        JFK holds two records—the youngest when he took office (43 years 236 days) AND the youngest when he left office (by assassination.)

        • Blue Dogs

          Obama was 47 years old, when he was elected President in 2008 & he’ll leave at age 55.
          Bill Clinton was 46 years old when elected in 1992, left at age 54 (his hair was already graying by 1992 when he was running for the White House).

    • Indiana Pearl

      “Welp” . . .? You are so busted!

      • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

        Pearl go stalk someone else….

        • Indiana Pearl

          You ignore me and and ALL OTHER WOMEN and I’ll ignore you, fatso. Is that a deal?

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            pearl calm down, don’t you have some cleaning to do?

          • Indiana Pearl

            Here’s your theme song:

            http://youtu.be/HmRDM7GyJXE

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            wow you’re obsessed, delusional and unbalanced….

  • Blue Dogs

    General Paxton will, in the meantime, continue going to work at the William Perry Clements, Jr., State Office Building in downtown Austin everyday!

    • WUSRPH

      Actually, his office is in the Tom C. Clark State Office Bldg. named after the late Democratic U.S. Atty. General and SCOTUS justice from Texas. A lot of his staff is in the Clements bldg. however.

      • Blue Dogs

        Plus, he’s probably got security detail beefed up.
        Speaking of which, I’m assuming you’ve heard about the tragic death of OK Labor Commissioner Mark Costello (R) ?

        • WUSRPH

          No…what happened to him?

          Looked it up. Terrible….Patricide is an especially horrible thing.

  • Beerman

    The indictments against Paxton are very valid and the majority of level-headed Republicans recognize that fact. How can the indictments be partisan when all of the participants in the process are Republican? The judges have all been Republicans and the prosecutors involved have been chosen by a Republican judge. Not all Republicans drink the Tea Party Koolaide. The election of characters like Paxton/Miller is a perfect example of the stupidity of voting a straight ticket for any party. Voting is a serious duty and should not be taken lightly and/or blindly.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      you said that about Delay/Perry/et al…..

  • Jed

    why did these people who want him to resign vote for him in the first place?

    • Beerman

      Ideological extremism koolaide?

      • WUSRPH

        If Straus is so powerful that he can successfully trick Paxton into selling Cook stock under alleged false premises four years ago to have as ammunition against Paxton if he ever got in a position of importance and then convince Republican special prosecutors (one who defended Tom DeLay), at least two GOP Judges, the Texas Rangers AND a jury of 12 in virtually the most Republican county in Texas which is also Paxton’s home county into indicting him…how come Texas still has problems?A man with that kind of power should have been able to solve all our difficulties years ago.

        But then the Troll can believe many more than six impossible things before breakfast. In fact, he can make up at least 12 by himself.

    • stormkite

      The only reason they want him to resign is that he’s been caught and it’s become a public issue.

      • dave in texas

        Exactly. He admitted to having committed a felony months before the election, hell, even before the primary, for that matter, and he was given the nomination anyway.

        • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

          “what difference does it make”

          • http://shellypaints.com/ Shelly Hawthorne

            Because the AG should not have integrity questions dogging him. I voted against Mattox for the same reason back in the day.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      They simply do not understand how low Joe Straus will stoop….
      How low is that….as low as any democrat.

  • PrattonTexas

    Two things left out of the report are important. First, of those polled just over a third reported having voted for Paxton (he beat Branch 2 to 1) and almost half polled said they voted for someone else in the primary. Second, the group that commissioned and controlled the poll is run by a major backer of, guess who? Yes, the defeated Dan Branch.

    • WUSRPH

      And the Austin A-S came right out and said so….I guess the MSM is hiding things again (sic).

    • José

      Unless I’m mistaken, 100% of those polled are Texas Republicans. That fact seems pretty important. Why do you want to disregard and discredit members of your own party?

      • Lilly

        It’s a purity question.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      Straus….hahaha dems love Joe Straus a republican who lives in their gutter.

  • Kris Weibel

    Texas YOU voted for him. YOU OWN this disaster.

    • FarmerJack

      We will keep Paxton. Thank you.

      • WUSRPH

        If his distorted view of the Constitution was not a threat to the good order, stability and well-being of the State I would say go right ahead….

      • Indiana Pearl

        Chicken fried steak at your house, cowboy?

        • FarmerJack

          You still taking government checks loser?

      • WUSRPH

        Is you ID a play on one of the nicknames for Gov. James “Pa” “Farmer Jim” Ferguson? Is so, sold any pardons lately?

      • Indiana Pearl

        You can visit him in Huntsville . . .

      • Kris Weibel

        So, you do not have a mother, sister, wife, daughter, grandmother, aunt? Apparently you are a narcissistic a$$hole. Keep him he’s all yours.

      • Blue Dogs

        Plus, people seem to forget that then-State AG Jim Mattox (D) & then-Comptroller Bob Bullock (D) were both under investigation for corruption, bribery, etc., but both got reelected!

        • WUSRPH

          But Mattox was acquitted and no charges were filed against Bullock BEFORE their next election. If they did not have to resign, neither does Paxton….after all, he is innocent until proven guilty….At least we should try to honor that principle.

          P.S. I do not think you can sustain any suggestion of “bribery” or “corruption”…Mattox was indicted for allegedly threatening to use the power of his office against people he felt were hassling his sister. Bullock was looked at for misuse of state funds and use of a state-owned airplane for his personal use. But, as noted, Mattox was acquitted and no charges were ever filed against Bullock.

  • FarmerJack

    Texas Monthly: You need to remember you are a magazine for a state that is very conservative. When you ask “First question: Who are the 38%?” you are directly insulting a lot of your readers. Including me. So now you are cut off. Goodbye for good.

    • Indiana Pearl

      Adios, hillbilly!

      • Lilly

        Hmmm. Looked at posting history. How amusing that Jack is a diminutive for John. Certainly has the same illogical screed.

        • WUSRPH

          I had not noticed the very similar style and behavior, especially that childish ha.ha.ha. stuff until you mentioned it…..I know that JBB uses a different id for his own blog , but maybe he is branching out further.
          You just have to hope that Mother Nature would not allow two of them to exist at the same time.

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            You don’t know jack as the saying goes, stick to collecting your government pension. Something even you can do well.

          • WUSRPH

            Can I have my social security and investment income too?

        • Indiana Pearl

          But Booksie has closed his disqus posting history to scrutiny, so perhaps not the same . . .

          • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

            pearl you’re obsessing about me, very unhealthy.

    • José

      That’s all right, quite understandable. The truth is difficult to accept when it conflicts with your wishes and long held beliefs.

    • Beerman

      Paxton and his cohorts were in the right place at the right time during the last low- turnout election. They won with less than 20% of the eligible voters (they carried 60% of the 28% turnout). The Tea Party/MQS agenda is not the majority opinion in Texas and/or America. The apocalyptic world view that is the foundation of the evangelical TP movement is dangerous to democracy, in my view.

      • FarmerJack

        We won. Suck it up loser.

        • Beerman

          “When you get in that end zone, act like you’ve been there before.”
          –Coach Darrell Royal

          • FarmerJack

            Speaking to Sen. McCain: “Let me make this point John. The campaign is over. I won.” – Barack Obama

            I figured you would recognize where my reply came from.

    • Indiana Pearl

      Adios . . .

    • Lilly

      Goodness! You are “directly insulted” by a question? Please don’t go out in the August Texas sun. Your thin skin may result in severe burns.

      • Indiana Pearl

        The magazine reflects ALL Texans, not just the conservatives.

    • T funk

      Way to go Jack. I got rid of t.v. also several years back.

  • FarmerJack

    When will you libs request Hilary step down for running for president? Funny how you support a double standard.

    • WUSRPH

      Hillary has not been indicted…Nor has she, in effect, admitted any charge is valid….He has. (non-registration) Nor does she hold any public office of trust. He does. But I try to honor the basic American concept of innocent until found guilty. Try it some time.

      That means I will not call for his resignation…but if chooses to do so, good riddance.

      • Lilly

        The facts so easily confuse them.

      • http://shellypaints.com/ Shelly Hawthorne

        The fact that he admitted to and plead guilty to one of the minor charges is reason enough for me to want him to resign. The AG should be able to easily defend his integrity. Paxton can not even claim integrity at this point and he should have ended his campaign when the allegations happened and he admitted guilt.

        If this was a mistake he’d made in his 20’s I could overlook it due to youth and inexperience but he knew better and tried to get away with it anyway. Quite frankly, I’m sick of the do as I say attitude of the far right radicals that the 38% represent.

    • Indiana Pearl

      There are many liberal candidates besides Hillary . . .

    • José

      How so? Details, please. We already have a surplus of unsubstantiated innuendo. That, too, is insulting.
      Seriously, throw out for discussion your favorite legal complaint against Clinton. Let’s take a look at where it stands in terms of investigation and disposition. We can even chat about whether it’s been mentioned in the press. (I bet you a dollar it has.) We’ll compare the two. Fair and balanced, right?

    • enp1955

      Paxton holds a statewide office. One responsible for legal issues, no less. Clinton holds no office at all. There is nothing to ‘stand down’ from. If you believe she shouldn’t hold office, there is a simple choice: Don’t vote for her. Meanwhile, can we stay on topic?

    • Indiana Pearl

      Hey Farmer Jack, how about you rout out “sin” on your side of the aisle before slamming Hillary?

      http://jesusnorepublican.org/+Reasonable/gopimmorality.html

      • Lilly

        Sounds like Farmer Jack is afraid…

    • WUSRPH

      https://www.nytimes.com/books/97/06/29/reviews/iran-pardon.html

      At least the Democratic presidents don’t issue PARDONS to cover up the sins of GOPAdministrations….like Ford and Bush Sr. did.

    • Vik Verma

      I thought you were leaving, Mr. 38%

  • John Johnson

    Well, as usual, the crowd here wants to use a historical “what about so-and-so?” as an excuse for not addressing bad/stupid/illegal behavior. Hillary’s actions were a blatant middle finger in the face of government policy if not the law. To even attempt to condone it is no different than the “38%” being addressed in this thread who continue to support Paxton. We all know who they are…the same ones who support Stickland, Burton, Tinderholt and other like minded, blind, radical, slash and burn fanatics….the ones who blame Cook for squealing about a one time friend who didn’t tell him the whole truth. The problem is, there were plenty of others who were just hard working private sector people who received the same unethical advice on where to put their money. They probably were big Paxton TP supporters at one point in time. Bet they aren’t any longer. P.S. What is the point of this thread? You knew the answer before you posed the question.

    • Indiana Pearl

      As I have said, I’m not wildly enthusiatic about Hillary, but you make unsupported accusations about her.

    • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

      red meat for the base…..TM has a history of bad reporting.

    • Indiana Pearl

      Here you go, JJ – the Stones will help you keep things in perspective:

      http://youtu.be/7S94ohyErSw

  • WUSRPH

    On a different subject: The Swiss says that “thousands” of political prominent people from around the world have secret accounts there.

    http://portal.mygrande.net/news/read/article/afp-thousands_of_political_heavyweights_hold_swiss_acc-afp

    One only hopes that the names start coming out…It will be interesting to see if any Americans are included. (Didn’t Phil Gramm used to work for the BIG Swiss bank?) Or are all our people’s accounts in the Grand Cayman’s like Mitt’s?

    • Indiana Pearl

      I thought this was common knowledge.

  • WUSRPH

    NOW on to something REALLY SERIOUS:

    During my purported, reputed and rumored “career” in politics earlier in my lifetime I must have spent at least five minutes worrying about a few questions. You know, the minor little things that come up once in awhile like:

    *What is ethical behavior?

    * How far can you go before you ‘cross the line’ to unethical acts or is it unethical to try to skirt the ‘magic line’ at all?

    But today I have been unsuccessfully struggling with three REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS. Since I have failed to deal with them I am submitting them to you for your consideration and, hopefully, valid answers.

    Question I. Why is it that virtually every time you see a shoe lying in the street it is only one of the pair? What happened to the second shoe or are all the people who lose shoes in the street one-legged?

    Question II. Why is that it seems that the smaller the automobile the more bumper stickers are pasted on it?

    Question III. Why do women have this frantic thing and apparently biological need to buy or at least try on pair after pair after pair of shoes when they go shopping? Men can get by with no more than three pairs—one black, one brown and one for sport or leisure. Why must women have dozens of pairs? Is it genetic? And, if so, is it a mutation that can be cured?

    I hope someone out there finally has the answers.

    • Indiana Pearl

      Question 1: First-time cocaine users often fling a pair of shoes with laces over a telephone line to mark the event. Perhaps they didn’t tie the laces tightly and they fell off the wire.

      Question 2: Liberals drive more modest cars than conservatives. They don’t worry as much about appearances, so they are inclined to use more bumper stickers such as “Obama 2008” or “Question Authority” or “Clinton lied, but no one died.”

      Question 3: I hardly ever go to a shoe store and when I do, I know exactly what I want. My grand daughter, on the other hand, tries on every shoe in the store, so it doesn’t appear to be genetic.

  • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

    Who is Toby Miles? Turned out it is a another email account used to conduct official government business by Lois Lerner….drip drip drip.

  • Angelo_Frank

    It doesn’t matter. Texas ranks last for voter turnout. That’s how you end up with those like Paxton in public office.

  • http://www.fortbendconservative.org/ John Bernard Books

    Democrats love to invoke the NYSE as proof the Obama admins policies are working…welp invoke this

    http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/25/wall-street-set-to-bounce-after-historic-selloff.html

  • Ogie Wilson

    Gravis Marketing does the worst polls in America. This means nothing.

  • WUSRPH

    If this poll accomplished anything it was to force some top GOPers to come out and say somewhat nice things about Paxton. Gov. Abbott, for example, has now proclaimed that the attorney general is innocent until proven guilty. Hardly an overwhelming endorsement, but at least he used the word innocent this time. His prior comments had been, shall we say, the definition of “tepid”. A few more lower level Republican leaders had more positive things to say about Paxton. If the poll was intended to chip away at Paxton’s public image and it has certainly achieved that goal.

    • Lilly

      I wonder if it’s a coincidence that the TM article on the Texas secessionist movement quotes this number: “…the only way the people can get the chance to vote on independence, a concept supported by 36 percent of Texan respondents in a 2014 Reuters poll.” How interesting that both Paxton’s number and the secession movement are in the upper 30s.

      • WUSRPH

        The last time Texas was “independent” it was bankrupt, constantly threatened by invasion and begging the US to take it in…..I suspect much the same if these crazies were ever able to accomplish their goal.

        • Lilly

          Absolutely. No army, navy or air force excepting the state guard; no FEMA after flooding, hurricanes, or earthquakes (which seems to be an increasing problem in Texas), no diplomatic corps (can you see the Troll as ambassador to, say, France?), no infrastructure investment since that’s the devil’s work in “growing government,” no public schools, no health insurance, no Social Security, no Medicare/Medicaid, etc., etc. And the lawsuits! I’m sure property values, the basis of the state economy, would collapse as so many people would rush to leave the state. Much of the commercial property would also be “foreign-owned” by US companies. I also think the proponents might be very, very surprised by how the electorate would be vastly different than what they think it would be.

          • WUSRPH

            There you go again throwing reality in the faces of those who want to run away from it.

          • Indiana Pearl

            The Troll as French ambassador will refuse to eat rocquefort or pate and will phone the concierge to complain about “that other funny toilet thingy in the bathroom.”

      • Jed

        yes, but if you’re looking for the stupid number, it’s even higher. remember that 44% of texans believe obama is planning martial law for texas, as of this summer. and unless i misremember, about half of texans don’t believe in evolution.

        so at just 38% we’re looking pretty good on the paxton question …

        • Indiana Pearl

          How to dissect out the various crazies from the population?

          • Jed

            my unscientific sense is that it is the same crazies over and over.

  • george phillips

    hes just another double mumble cookie cutter texas republican,no wait,politician is a better word i know there has to be some good repulicans out there tho maybe not in texas

  • don76550

    Erica, that 38% would be those who want a conviction rather than an accusation. Erica if you was to be accused of being a pedphile, should you resign immediately or should that decision be deferred until a court of law made its findings. I suspect if Paxton were a planned murderhood supporter standing on a pile of dead babies you would be outraged over calls for his resignation before an innocent or guilty verdict. That is the kind of hypocrit you are.

  • don76550

    Seems to me an accusation is not a conviction. If Paxton is convicted of anything then he should resign. However whining and moaning by liberals or an unproven accusation is not a reason to resign.