I've long said that the best time for a Democrat president is when the nation has nowhere to go but down. During times of prosperity there's lots of money to go around, and it's harder to get exited about government largess and waste. But during bad economic times the largess and waste are too obvious, and Democrats really haven't demonstrated any skills at anything but ineffective Keynesian economics. So Obama and his blue crew came along at just the wrong time.
The state of Texas has been bucking the national economic trend. And Democrats see a prosperous plum to pluck and devour. They have Texas in their sights with a goal of turning the electorate from red to blue to exploit that prosperity and bring Texas down to their level. Where there's inequality there's a Democrat ready to spread the wealth -- other people's wealth.
Anyway, the foregoing rant was merely a lead-in to a putdown that's so articulate and precise it should be read in its entirety. See Wendy Davis calls Texas toxic, reveals favorite charity is Neiman Marcus. Excerpt:
I typically charge for my sage wisdom on campaign communications strategy, but sometimes, a candidate is obviously in such dire need of help that I simply cannot abide not offering free advice. Case on point? Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who is stumbling haplessly through what appears to be an audition for a reality show on the Lifetime network rather than a legitimate race for governor of a state with an GDP greater than most European nations.
Whether it’s gleefully claiming that she’s pro-life because she cares for children once they’ve been medically separated from their mothers uterus, or embellishing her decidedly middle-class upbringing to engender trust in her faux compassion for Texas’s poor, or making the always-solid decision to run on a platform banning firearms in Texas, Wendy’s had a real streak of winning ideas. But none may be so bold as her more recent declaration, at a cozy SoHo cocktail party in NYC : that the state she wants to lead is a toxic cesspool.
Now that's a put down! Read the whole thing to get to the part about Neiman Marcus.
As for Texas, it has nowhere to go but down right now, but maybe the voters in Texas will be able to see what a mess Democrats have made of the nation and not want to bring it home.