We talk with Scott Braddock about the end of the Bush dynasty, in the form of George G. Bush, grandson of George H.W.Bush. He is in line to be defeated for the A.G. position by Ken Paxton, who has amassed a large campaign chest 6:1 compared to Bush. Bush has also not performed well at his job as Land Office Commissioner. We also talk about Henry Cuellar, the only Democrat who is anti-abortion, and is being challenged by Jessica Cisneros. There have been nasty personal attacks on Cisneros.
We note the shutdown of 6 power plants in Texas, in the midst of 100 degree temperatures. Energy conservation alerts have been issued, despite assurances by the governor that power problems would be resolved after the Texas Freeze last year.
Scott Braddock is a journalist and political analyst based in Austin, Texas.
He covers the Texas Legislature and politics in the Lone Star State by working with Austin legend Harvey Kronberg to produce the most successful political newsletter in Texas: The Quorum Report. In January of 2015, Scott became Quorum Report Editoras Mr. Kronberg assumed the role of Publisher and CEO.Scott served as the chief political reporter for the two biggest radio news operations in Texas: Newsradio 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Newsradio 740 KTRH in Houston. He has been honored with Edward R. Murrow and AP awards for investigative journalism and received recognition for excellence and fairness in political reporting from members of Texas’ Congressional delegation.
We talk with Bill Curry and Lincoln Mitchell about the opportunity that Democrats now have to closely associate the Republicans with the abortion fight, and with the lack of gun safety. This should be used during the 2022 election cycle, and after. While economics are important, Democrats should point out that it is Republican policies that have created the economic problems we all perceive, but that the macro view of the economy is good.
Democrats need to reinforce the fact that the Republican party has now become the FASCISTS. We need to call Putin a fascist, and his friends fascists. That would not be name calling, but naming. Spokespeople like Tucker Carlson should be named for what he is, a fascist who is spouting lethal speech.
Bill Curry is an American lawyer and politician who has been a two-time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut and a White House advisor in the administration of Bill Clinton. He was head of Freeze Voter, a nuclear freeze group.
Lincoln Mitchell teaches in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.He covers the politics of NYC and San Francisco as well as International politics. He is the author of seven books and is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, the San Francisco Examiner and Brussels Morning.