Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 
 
GETTING TO A FAIR ELECTION AND,
HOW ABORTION PLAYS INTO THE ELECTION

I do not care who the candidate is, the BV is not going to be nice to any candidate who is driving seniors from Adult Day Cares to the polls.  The BV finds insulting the idea these people are not mentally competent to vote and therefore they should not be driven to the polls.  In Texas until a probate judge takes away your right to vote, you have a right to vote - notwithstanding the lies and deception by cyber-politiqueros Montoya and McHale.

My issue, and I believe most people agree, is the health and welfare of these people.  They are at the Adult Day Care, Assisted Living or nursing homes for a reason.  They cannot be left alone during the day while their family is at work.  God forbid one of these seniors has a stroke or heart attack while in one of these vans.  They will be denied the medical attention they might have received at the Adult Day Care, assisted living or nursing home.  The idea that someone who cannot get out of the van to vote is being taken away from the Adult Day Care, Assisted Living or nursing home truly offends me.  The candidates are demonstrating a contempt for the health and welfare of these senior citizens.

Once the names of all of the candidates is written in stone the BV will contact all candidates to get them to commit to not driving seniors to the polls who are in Adult Day Care Centers, Assisted Living Centers, or nursing homes.  Those who refuse to agree to not participate in this practice or refuse to answer will be listed on a wall of shame.

The county could consider a mobile voting booth to go to these centers.  But it is my understanding commissioners court has said no to any funding for an education video to stop these abuses.  If they will not pay for the an educational video why should I expect them to fund a mobile voting center which goes to each of these facilities during early voting.  It would guarantee their right to vote, while keeping them safe.  In large measure the problem is a commissioners court refusing to properly fund the Election Administrator's office.

The reason the BV is the only blog to address this issue is because the cyber-politiqueros Montoya and McHale have not yet been told  if the candidates they are backing will use this process to get people to the polls. 

Again the BV is on record - this practice is 100% unacceptable and I do not care who is doing it - they will not like what the BV has to say about it.  No sacred cows.

We now seem to have the harvesting of mail-ballots under control.  I would be shocked to see a repeat of 2012, with the indictment of Sonia Solis in place. 

If you believe in fair and honest elections this is where your focus should be now.  We need to work hard to educate the Adult Day Care Centers, Assisted Living Centers, and nursing homes that if they allow the campaigns to take their residents away and the senior is injured or in need of medical care while in one of these vans they can and will be sued.  Nothing like the threat of a lawsuit to get people to do the right thing.

Now, any mentally competent person not under a guardianship can leave these facilities at will.  But if they do, the centers have to demand they sign a release or they will not be welcomed back.

THE ABORTION QUESTION

Just like the BV predicted the court, a Republican judge at that, enjoined the State of Texas from enforcing key provisions of the new abortion law.  This is why I said for me it was a win win.  I am as anti-abortion as you can get, with the exception of the health of the mother.  The plaintiffs as the BV  predicted did not challenge the 20 week ban on abortion.  The parts they did challenge for the most part have now been stopped.

For me this is great for Wendy Davis, the presumed Democrat who will be challenging Greg Abbott - Republican.  The 20 week ban is in place which for me is a good thing, and Greg Abbott is now forced to defend the Texas law which a Republican judge held unconstitutional.  This is going to send Independent women voting for Wendy Davis.  It will bring money into Texas to help Wendy Davis to win.

I want a Democrat in the Governor's House.  I am not a one issue person and the abortion issue is really a non-issue.  The courts decide these things not the governor.  Further, Wendy Davis will not be able to get passed laws which reverse current Texas laws on abortion.  The courts will do their job and stop Texas for Wendy Davis, while making Greg Abbott look bad. 

I just hope the national Democrats do not cut and run on Wendy Davis - she is in  the running and if she can raise the money I believe she can win.

Depending on the poll somewhere between 50-60 % of Texans are undecided with both candidates polling only in the 20 percentile with Abbott up on average of 8 points.  In a solid Republican state Abbott polling less the 30% with 50-60 % of the people undecided, makes this a real race.

If Independent women begin to understand this is about abortion, Abbott could easily lose.

I cannot wait to see the poll numbers come January 2014.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I cant believe you are propposing for people to pick up the elderly, the vulnerable, the weak, the uninformed and let them be taken to the voting booth by unscrupulous politicians...and you call Montoya a syber politiquero,...look in the mirror sir. When you say that nothing is ever as it appears when it comes to you, you are right on, you speak one thing and do another....unbought voice my ass.

BobbyWC said...

Where did you learn to read?
This is what I saiod "I do not care who the candidate is, the BV is not going to be nice to any candidate who is driving seniors from Adult Day Cares to the polls."

I wrote the exact opposite of what you are saying.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Learn to read and understand what you're reading idiot lol... You read the story and just turned it all around. You sound like Juan Montoya

Anonymous said...

BWC Wendy Davis is a nice story, but she really was not being looked at to get the nod for Gov until she did her filibuster that temporarily stopped the Legislature from passing the laws. Ultimately the law was passed then shot down by a Republican Judge and it will be appealed.
I think she will have a hard time getting elected here in Texas, and AG Abbott has never lost an election, even the Texas Monthly is predicting his eminent win.

Anonymous said...

BWC Wendy Davis is a nice story, but she really was not being looked at to get the nod for Gov until she did her filibuster that temporarily stopped the Legislature from passing the laws. Ultimately the law was passed then shot down by a Republican Judge and it will be appealed.
I think she will have a hard time getting elected here in Texas, and AG Abbott has never lost an election, even the Texas Monthly is predicting his eminent win.

BobbyWC said...

Everything you say is 100% correct, but the fact Abbot is only polling in the high 20% is problematic.

Also you did not mention it, but Democrats in South Texas may be turned off by her position on abortion. Buy Abbott's numbers are so low - if the Dems could just get the money flowing in to Texas she could be within the margin of error and that would shock people

But if by April she is only polling in the low 40% it is for sure done and over with

Bobby WC