By FBC Staff-Democrats believe they have made gains in Ft Bend County and have a full court press on to win any seat by any means.
The FBCGOP must counter by stepping up and making a strong showing in the school board and muni elections in May. Some of you may know Missouri City will not have a muni election in May but will be moved to November. Democrats on Missouri City Council believe this will give them an advantage. They tried to sell moving the elections to November as a cost savings to tax payers. But it will not save one penny. The same number of polling places will be open with the same number of polling officials. Many believe the lack of a muni election in Missouri City in May will hurt the FBISD elections with a smaller turnout.
The FBCGOP Chair must recognize he has his work cut out for him and take action. First he has to put together a team and charge them with the responsibility of developing a strategy to win back the recent gains made by dems in 2016. Second, he must raise funds to fund the effort. Third, The FBCGOP must come to terms with the fact we are not being well served by establishment republicans and social conservatives. They have controlled the FBCGOP the last ten years and have gotten us to where we are today.
Let’s talk about what defines an establishment republican and a social conservative. One thing we do know is they are not conservatives. They both confuse liberalism with intelligence and may view conservatives as less intelligent. Establishment republicans often work with democrats against the conservative agenda much like what Speaker Straus is doing in Austin. Social Conservatives often use one issue, i.e. claiming to be pro life while voting to expand our public schools to include daycare or helping democrats expand welfare. What drives both them is their image. They will not take a stand as it might tarnish their image. They are self serving and do not represent us.
It is no longer feasible to remain on the sidelines. We, as republicans must get involved, informed and hold our elected officials accountable.
The Buckley Rule: “Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley (1925-2008) was asked, in 1967, whom he would support in 1968 for U.S. president. Buckley responded with what would late be called the ‘Buckley Rule” for primary voting: “The wisest choice would be the one who would win. No sense running Mona Lisa in a beauty contest. I’d be for the most right, viable candidate who could win.”
Time to get back to winning in Fort Bend County.