Secure the Border, Fight Obama: Dan Patrick's Lt. Gov. Tagline

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Dan Patrick is ashamed of America(n immigrants).
State Sen. Dan Patrick wants to be Lieutenant Governor, and he's boiled it down to a very simple message in his latest campaign ad.

"If Sam Houston, Travis, Bowie and Austin were here today, they'd be proud of Texas, but they'd be ashamed of Washington," Patrick says in voice over, while a photo of each of the big guys -- all holding guns, because, you know, this is Texas -- pops up.

Why, you ask? Well because of immigration, of course. Everybody has got to have a thing, a bit that they'll be trotting out for the rest of the electoral cycle, and it seems that one thing we'll be hearing about from Patrick is about illegal immigration. Houston's own really boils the message down much more succinctly than that:

"Secure the border! Fight Obama!" he says, summing it all up at the end of the 30-second spot (though it's a fair question as to who really needs a summary at the end of this thing, considering it was already pretty darn clear in the first five seconds.) Hair Balls almost expected him to throw in a quick Alamo reference, or maybe to bring up Goliad. We would have given bonus points for that, and it would have totally gone along with the "invasion" theme. Also, who doesn't love a good Alamo shout-out?

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JimWC
JimWC

Finally.  A candidate who admits at least half his platform is irrational hatred of an individual.

Reppin2
Reppin2

I love watching the republicans whine and cry.  I gives me pleasure.

vonSchliessen
vonSchliessen

This man is not only a failed sports bar owner and moralizing prig, he is also a leading light of delusion in the new Republican party. A true dolt.

I don't know well the character of Houston, Bowie and Travis, but I can't imagine they'd be proud of Texas when it's leading the nation in such things as childhood poverty, iliteracy, uninsured children and the like.

Texano78704
Texano78704

Irony much? It's funny that Patrick mentions Houston, Travis, and Bowie. The Texas revolution's success had a lot to do with illegal immigration into Texas.

vonSchliessen
vonSchliessen

@VonDumbshiat @Texano78704 

Hello USA1 you're back out from hiding after the election....how nice. Just look how lovely your tea party folk are governing!

And by the way, just as I predicted: the best way to stop immigrants is to wreck the economy....so maybe your guys are onto something?

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