Friday, March 9, 2018

Abbott needs less bluster, more follow through....

"The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."
Ecclesiastes 7:8

To those who wanted to know why we asked Sarah Davis a softball question at the Trib event three weeks ago: Does it make sense now?!?

While Tuesday's results were a mixed bag for lege watchers from across the ideological spectrum, there was one GIGANTIC loser: Greg Abbott, specifically his SPECTACULAR FAILURE against Sarah Davis.

It's been obvious for months that Sarah Davis was going to win that primary.  Abbott's ridiculous, over-the-top (and easily disprovable), attack against Davis related to Hurricane Harvey was bound to backfire.

The way you go after Sarah Davis, in that district, is on property taxes.  Furthermore, (if you want to go there) there are several 'open secrets' at the Capitol related to Sarah Davis' personal conduct.  But Abbott chose to go off on some dumb tangent about Hurricane Harvey and the results speak for themselves.

But this isn't new: Greg Abbott talks a big game [Note: That's why Fox News LOVES him], but Abbott's results are consistently underwhelming.

As a pro-property rights, pro-taxpayer advocate who is active at the local level in Austin, few things drive this author crazier than Greg Abbott using our local officials as rhetorical punching bags but then failing to ensure that the bill in question reaches his desk.  Every single time that happens, this author is the one who bears the local backlash to Abbott's words.  That would be a worthwhile trade-off if the bills in question were passing, but so far that hasn't happened.

Bottom Line: Greg Abbott's ratio of cattle to hat could stand some improvement....

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