Tuesday, July 28, 2020

#TXLEGE: Beckely, Bonnen, and how Texas Democrats missed another opportunity

"But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."
James 2:18

Yesterday, in our post about the bizarre beef between Dennis Bonnen and Michelle Beckley, we wrote:
[B]eing attacked by Bonnen is pretty much the best thing that could happen to Michelle Beckley

It's now been 24 hours since that post.  And 48 hours since the original kerfuffle.  Yet, except for one tweet that causally refers to Bonnen, we've yet to hear a word about this from Beckley.  At least according to her campaign website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed.

And that's revealing in and of itself.

We don't want to litigate any dispute between Bonnen and Beckley.  According to sources that reached out to us after yesterday's post, Bonnen's personal dislike for her might have reasonably decent explanation.  That's not the point.  The point is that, politically, when you're personally attacked by a corrupt speaker of the other party...it's probably a good idea to tell people.

Michelle Beckley should have been campaigning on "having been personally attacked by a corrupt Republican speaker" (or something similar) for the past year.  Having failed to do that, she could have belatedly launched that campaign after this weekend's incident.  She's done neither.  It's a textbook example of what we discussed Saturday (and in January) (and last November).

Bottom Line: Given the state/national environment, it might not matter...but if it's close.

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