The Texas Miracle… as seen from Texas

Texas governor Rick Perry is the current darling of the Tea Party — and his supporters like to champion the purported good work he’s done in Texas. Just don’t ask Texans what they think of the gov’s performance…

On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Perry regularly touts his successes during his three terms as governor of Texas. But back home in Texas, there’s not too much satisfaction with the work he’s done, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.

The poll, released Tuesday, showed Perry with a negative approval in Texas: while 45 percent of the state’s voters approve of Perry’s job performance, 48 percent of Texas voters say they don’t approve.

 

After 28 years on Capitol Hill, this long time GOP staffer has had enough…

If you read nothing else about politics this fall, you should read this. It’s not fun reading — if, like me, you once cared about the Republican Party, it may make you heartsick, hell, it will probably make you heartsick, anyway — but it lays out the thoroughly cynical strategy behind the slash-and-burn, destroy-the-village-to-save-it partisan politics of today’s GOP…

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

http://www.truth-out.org/goodbye-all-reflections-gop-operative-who-left-cult/1314907779