We Proudly Endorse Debra Medina for Governor

Dear Members & Friends:

Independent Texans, the only voter association seeking representation and political rights for approximately 5 million non-aligned Texas voters, proudly endorses Debra Medina for Texas Governor in the Republican primary. Early voting begins February 16th. Mrs. Medina met the 60% support threshold of Independent Texans’ members to receive our endorsement. Congratulations to Debra Medina and her supporters!

Details below. Wanna talk about it? Go here after you read about it below and please post a comment.

Linda Curtis, Independent Texans

Debra Medina for Governor

Independent Texans’ members are well aware of Governor Rick Perry’s record which is why he received not one vote of support from our members. Perry has become legendary for his abuses of power and the veto pen, his revolving door for lobbyists, and for poisoning the halls of the legislature with a redistricting gerrymander on steroids back in 2003. For Texas independents Perry is the embodiment of what is so wrong in government today. Rick Perry is such a problem for political independents that we have resorted to joking about it at BootPerry.org to make our point.

Kay Bailey Hutchison, who received about 30% support from our members, grasps our concerns about the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC), but has not yet fully made the connection between such policy monstrosities as the TTC and political reform. Though the same might be said for Debra Medina, our endorsement of Mrs. Medina springs from the long-held desires of independent voters for citizen legislators. Debra is an ordinary person (a nurse to be exact) who has held her own in this race with two titans in Texas politics. She has demonstrated that she deserves our support.

What Independents Want – A United Front for Reform

Since 1992 when Ross Perot received the largest independent vote in US history, independent voters (now at 41% of the American electorate – Pew Research Center, May 2009) and our concerns, have grown. We are even sicker today of the partisan gamesmanship that keeps voters fighting amongst ourselves while the big shots in both parties have put the economy and our very livelihoods on the edge of a cliff.

We never liked Bush bashing and we don’t like Obama bashing either. We want the parties to either come together or get out of the way. We – Americans of all persuasions — want to be part of the conversation about fixing our problems before it is too late.

Once every ten years we, as a country, have an opportunity to damp down the partisan game immediately following the census. It is called redistricting. We can no longer afford to allow politicians to choose their own voters. We must take the gerrymandering weapon out of the hands of both parties, through a non-partisan independent redistricting commission. This is the single most important thing Texans need to bring any real policy solutions to the table. Is there a gubernatorial candidate out there who will stand up for a Texas Redistricting Commission? Rick Perry would never sign it. Would Kay? Debra Medina…our best hope. (Read more about political reform here.)

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16 Responses to “We Proudly Endorse Debra Medina for Governor”

  • jdallen:

    But I liked Bush-bashing, and I for-sure like Obama-bashing. And I get a pretty good hoot out of Perry-bashing and Hutchinson-bashing.

    So can I still be an independent?

  • JPL:

    Thank you to all those that voted for Debra Medina. If you have Facebook, please go to her page and become a fan today. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Debra-Medina/95669721909?ref=ts

  • Independent voters will be a force to be reckoned with this March. They are nearly always ignored, but are making their mark on the political scene. NY23 and Massechusetts are perfect examples of what feshly invigorated voters can do. I look forward to Medina booting Perry in March. Independent Texans MUST go vote in the Primary for that to happen!

  • Linda Curtis:

    In response to JD, you can say and think whatever you like — last time I checked this is America. And one of the uniting themes amongst independents is they are tired of the fighting like children that goes between and within the parties. That’s where the tea party Republicans and independents depart.

  • Roy E Pearson:

    Medina believes in Nullification, a concept that arose twice in South Carolina prior to the Civil War and was the match that lit the tender box of the Civil War.

    In the blood of thousands of soldiers that concept was placed to rest, where it belonged. The logical end of Nullification is Secession a concept that has given Perry the label as a nut case, one I do not at this point transfer to Medina.

    I guess that the great Texas Public Education system that at Ann Coulter’s suggestion now includes verbage that says the Joseph McCarthy was right in Texas Schools text books may not have covered nullification, but that needs to be addressed and understood.

    Medina probably needs to explain exactly how that would work.

  • Eve Marie:

    Roy-
    Just briefly, nullification is not secession. Nullification is ALREADY going on, with the RealID mandate. Nullification simply means the state will not follow unconstitutional federal laws or mandates. I believe you are talking about secession, which Medina is not for.
    It was Rick Perry, at a tea party, who made the comment “Texas still has the right to seceed”… not Medina. Hope this cleared it up for you a bit…

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  • I’m delighted to hear that Independent voters are endorsing Debra. She’s quite a gal and most definitely transcends political boundaries (we all benefit from freedom and constitutional adherence, plus we all suffer from tyranny).

    Your endorsement dovetails perfectly with one of my own blog-posts on the subject:

    http://www.texianranch.com/2010/01/appeal-to-texas-democrats-libertarians.html

    Thanks for your kind endorsement!

    Ed Boyd
    Blanco County Texas Medina Coordinator

  • ADIOS MoFo

    I’m going to vote in the Republican Primary.
    I’m going to vote to GET RID OF RICK PERRY!
    So, today in my mailbox what do I see?
    It’s my application to vote absentee!!
    The sun will not set and I will not tarry.
    To the Post Office I go to GET RID OF RICK PERRY.

  • Patrick Lee:

    Debra Medina is the Only Choice for Texans. She is a “Constitutional” candidate!! Restore the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and return Texas to greatness!!

  • WHAT ARE YOU ALL THINKING ABOUT. WE CAN NOT HAVE OUR VOTES SPIT AGAIN. CLEARLY Kay Bailey Hutchinson is the front runner for this nomination. NOW YOU ARE WANTING US TO ENDORSE MS. MEDINA AND SPLIT OUR VOTES. DO YOU WANT Rick Perry to WIN?????? I GUARANTEE THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, JUST LIKE THE LAST ELECTION. YES we want someone to support TX in a positive way but you are wanting us to SPLIT OUR VOTE ON SOMEONE THAT IS NOT A FRONT RUNNER. I THINK SHE WOULD PROBALY BE A GOOD CANADATE BUT WE HAVE TO WIN THE ELECTION FIRST BEFORE WE CAN GET CHANGE. THINK BEFORE ACTING ON SUCH IMPORTANT ISSUES.
    Ruth Smith

  • ljcurtis:

    Hi Ruth:

    This isn’t a problem in the primary as there is a guarnateed runoff — unlike the general election in 2006 where Perry squeaked by with 39%. It looks very likely that Medina will force a runoff either between her and Perry or Kay and Perry. Don’t worry about “vote splitting”. Hope that helps.

    Linda Curtis
    Independent Texans

  • As someone whose priority is getting Rick Perry out of office, I’m one of those voters worried about splitting the vote. If no candidate receives a majority in the primary, is the run-off between the top two vote winners or all three candidates again?

  • ljcurtis:

    Not at all, Thomas — it will be the top two vote getters of the three. It’s impossible to predict the outcome of this race – I like that! Anyway, Debra is likely the one who is forcing a runoff. Kay likely wouldn’t be able catch Perry in a two-way race. Again, if Perry doesn’t get 50% plus one, he’ll either face Debra or Hutchison in a runoff to take place 30 days from the March 2 primary.
    Linda Curtis

  • Suzy Steinberg:

    The election of governor is not a horse race. You are not trying to pick a winner. Vote your principles and you will be a winner.

    And by the way-Medina can take Rick in a runoff!

  • Pat Jones:

    Suzy….from your keystrokes to God’s ear…..

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