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“A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.” –Mark Twain
In Texas, and across the country, we’ve been seeing a barrage of unwarranted attacks from the establishment, against pro-liberty candidates. Tommy Merritt’s deceptive attacks against David Simpson. Attacks from David Dewhurst, against Ted Cruz. They seem to be flooding the mailboxes of Republican voters all across this great state. The establishment wants desperately to remain in control, and the citizens are obviously tired of business as usual. So, when you can’t stand on your record, sometimes just painting the other person as unfit, is the only avenue left to retain control.
One of the most recent developments is in TX HD-64, in a race between incumbent Myra Crownover, and the RLC endorsed, TEA Party Challenger, Mike Brucia.
Yesterday, a piece of mail was sent out to Republican voters in HD-64, claiming it to be a “Voter Alert”. On the front of the mailer, it has a picture of Mike Brucia with a big circle and a line going across his face. The mailer is illegal, in that it did not state who paid for it, and on the back of the mailer it states “unofficial”.
On the front, it states that Mike Brucia is a felon, on the back there are snippets of obviously forged documents, stating that he was convicted for the crime of grand theft in the state of Florida. Mike became aware of the record before deciding to run for office, and that it was obviously a mistake. He contacted the Florida State Attorney’s office and provided the evidence they requested. A judge reviewed the case and cleared him of all charges. It was simply a case of identity theft.
The next case it makes, is it states that Mike Brucia is a devout Atheist. Which is rather funny, when he first heard about the attack mailer sent out against him, it was when he got out of church Saturday evening.
The Truth to the matter is that, Mike did an interview with an NYU PhD student in 2010, when he became the founding president of the Denton County Republican TEA Party. Interviews were conducted with leaders of TEA Party groups across the nation. The interviewer was trying to make the case that the TEA Party was controlled by a handful of religious zealots. Mike, not wanting to fall into his trap, stated that he considered himself an atheist most of his life, but found that the belief was rather limited.
He made that statement so that he could get back onto issues with the interviewer, who didn’t seem to care to much about the issues that the TEA Party was concerned with. He never expected to be running for public office when he made those statements, and regrets saying that now.
The last attack that the mailer makes, is it states that Mike is unfit to represent the state, because he can’t even balance his own budget. Back in 1985, Mike owned an operated a construction company, that he was behind in taxes for. He made arrangements, and got on a payment plan, the IRS broke the agreement and moved to force collection, Mike had no choice but to file a bankruptcy to receive court protection while he paid off all of his taxes and debts.
Anyone in Texas knows, that the construction industry has one of the highest turnover rates of any other industry. He has owned, and operated many of other businesses, and has had overwhelming success. He came up short with one of his construction companies, which is something that happens to the best of us in this country. He now owns a vending businesses in Denton, that has been very lucrative. Using that as justification that he’s “fiscally irresponsible”, is a laughable argument, to say the least.
None of these attacks that we’ve seen across this state have been surprising. The establishment knows that the people are fed up with the status quo, and they’re doing everything in their power to keep their control over the legislature.
Myra Crownover, a timid career politician, knows that she is not able to stand up on her record, and is therefore relying on the cowardice of lies and deception in order to retain her control. Will voters across Texas take these unwarranted attacks seriously? I’d like to think not, but we’ll find out in a few days.