Monday, August 01, 2011

The Weakly Democratic Capitulation Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like you to know that it has never held -- and would never hold -- the full faith and credit of the United States hostage as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff says that Texas Democrats need to think about future races when contemplating retirements and open seat opportunities in 2012.

As President Obama asked the nation to call their representatives in Congress to air their views on the so-called debt ceiling crisis, so phoned the nation. And John Culberson finally heard from those in his district whose views have gone unrepresented during his tenure. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs contributed to the conversation. Whether Culberson actually listened is an open question.

While blasting Obama's plan for NASA, John at Bay Area Houston observed that Governor Perry stayed silent about the tea party's $1.6B cut to NASA funding.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson shared his notes on how the GOP's budget tricks and cuts will hurt our economy: Diversions & Austerity -- the Texas GOP two-step.

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw asks So, who is Rick Perry? And answers: he is a chameleon with an unlimited appetite for power and the limelight. Check out the details.

Neil at Texas Liberal marked five years of writing the blog. Thanks to everybody who has read Texas Liberal over the years.

Dos Centavos is back with a guest post by Dr. Rey Guerra regarding Harris County redistricting and the Latino commissioner's seat. There's one more public hearing on Monday, so, make your voices heard!

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