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Volume XVII Number 13 - April 21, 2018     RSS Feed   

A Periodic Newsletter for Committed Texas Conservatives

In This Issue

Barbara Bush: Rest In Peace

The Houston Chronicle: Incredible Misinformation In The Story On The CD-7 Democratic Runoff

Democratic Candidate For Texas Governor Lupe Valdez Endorsed By Texas Equity PAC

President Trump Appointments, Still A Huge Backlog

2018: If You Want To Win, You Need To Fight

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Thoughts This Fortnight

Barbara Bush: Rest In Peace

Shortly after First Lady Barbara Bush's announcement she would be seeking no more extraordinary medical care, she has gone to God. We are all reminded what a great woman she was.

Always a class act with a sharp wit and ever gracious, she made incredible contributions to our party, our state, our nation and the world.

Your editor had the privilege of visiting with the First Lady on a number of occasions and she was always sharp and insightful.

She has been a blessing to all who have had the opportunity to know her.

Thank you Barbara Bush for your dedication to America and God bless you.

The Houston Chronicle:
Incredible Misinformation In The Story
On The CD-7 Democratic Runoff

While reading the Sunday (4/15/2018) Houston Chronicle, on the front page is an analysis of the CD-7 Democratic Runoff between Laura Moser and Lizzie Fletcher.

The Chronicle tells us both are pro-choice, both have deep roots in Democratic politics, and that both attended an elite private school, St. Johns.

Then it gets interesting, as they describe Fletcher as seeking "to project a moderate face" ...while Moser is "seeking to ride on a Democratic energy."

Yet, if you keep reading, "moderate Fletcher" morphs to "little separates them on the issues," which of course makes them both liberal. And on key issues like gun restrictions, socialized medicine, gay rights and public education (particularly interesting given their attendance at an exclusive private school, and both are for flood control.) Who isn't?

The facts are simple; there is not a dime's worth of difference between the two Democratic finalists. The big question; is John Culberson up to what will be a challenging race?

As for the Chronicle, tell the truth, Lizzie is not a moderate and if you continue to mislead readers, you should change your name to The Houston Democratic Chronicle. At least that would be accurate.

Democratic Candidate For Texas Governor
Lupe Valdez Endorsed By Texas Equity PAC

This week, Lupe Valdez was endorsed by the Texas Equity PAC, the political arm of the pro-LGBT group, Equality Texas.

What is interesting is that the group in its statement of support said, "we have an opportunity to create a state that reflects our values and priorities."

So let's see, the leading LGBT PAC supports Valdez because she supports "their" values and priorities. TCR wonders how do "their" values comport with what the majority of Texans want?

Go to to see what they seek for Texas, here are a few:

  • Legalizing men in women's bathrooms and locker rooms

  • Take the State of Texas out of authority for local home-rule cities (i.e.: bathrooms, sanctuary cities, no religious exemptions from enforcing the LGBT agenda, elevate sexual identity and orientation to the protected class of citizens, like race)

Among its critical projects, "Queer the vote y'all!" - which is their effort to seize control of Texas and bend its priorities to their agenda.

That my friends, is who has captured the 2018 Texas Democratic Party.

President Trump Appointments,
Still A Huge Backlog

Welcome to the battle, Senator McConnell. After over a year of delay and obstruction regarding President Trump's appointments that need confirmation, the Senate Majority Leader finally is following TCR's advice, and says if the stalling doesn't stop, he will keep the Senate in session non-stop.

This should've been done a year ago. You could ask why, and our answer to that question is, we don't really have strong conservative leadership and instead they like getting along. Unfortunately, that means the Senate gets little done toward our priorities.

2018: If You Want To Win,
You Need To Fight

We read the mainstream media like you do and they say a blue wave is coming, that Republicans are done and will lose the House and Senate.

Yes, the Democrats are excited by their hatred of President Trump and their disbelief that Hillary lost fairly, especially after they told the media she was going to win, starting in September 2016.

Yet we know Trump won. The current polling on Congressional preference is within or close to the margin of error. The bottom line is, it's anyone's game and this year the campaigns will matter. So an effective message-based effort that defines the other side can be successful.

As Prime Minister Winston Churchill said during the depths of World War II, where England's future was in doubt, "Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

We should be just as resolute.

TCR on the Air

Red, White & Blue featuring TCR Editor Gary Polland and liberal commentator David Jones on Fridays at 7:30 pm on PBS Houston Channel 8, replaying Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 8, Monday at 11:30 pm on Channel 8.2 and on the web at

This weekend's show:
Public Safety with Ray Hunt, former President of the Houston Police Patrolman's Union and Patrick "Marty" Lancton, President of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Coming soon:
Texas Energy Challenges with Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton.

About Your Editor

Gary Polland is a long-time conservative and Republican spokesman, fund-raiser, and leader who completed three terms as the Harris County Republican Chairman. During his three terms, Gary was described as the most successful county Chairman in America by Human Events - The National Conservative Weekly. He is in his twenty-first year of editing a newsletter dealing with key conservative and Republican issues. The last sixteen years he has edited Texas Conservative Review. As a public service for the last 15 years, Gary has published election guides for the GOP primary, general elections and city elections, all with the purpose of assisting conservative candidates. Gary is also in his 15th year of co-hosting Red, White and Blue on PBS Houston, longest running political talk show in Texas history. Gary is a practicing attorney and strategic consultant. He can be reached at (713) 621-6335.

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