Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sex, Lies and Politics

Okay, Harris County peeps.  It has been quite a year, hasn't it?  I'm referring to the political events and elections we all had the pleasure or um yeah, something like that of participating in.  We here in Texas started out behind the eight ball as a state with little or no say in choosing the primary presidential candidate.  Houston Tea Party Society along with other tea party groups thought there was something wrong with that, and we held our very first Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll in January, with great success, I might add.

Then came the redistricting fiasco.  Thus, a delayed primary held in May.  As if that wasn't long and drawn out enough, we had a July runoff.  Exhausting for all of those involved; candidates, volunteers and consultants.  Only a few short months after that came the general election.  Whew!  I'm tired just typing it all up again.

Now, why on earth would I be bringing this up again?  Well, lots of times the truth about a candidate or a campaign doesn't come out until AFTER the election is over.  Shocking, I know.  That is the case in the story I'm about to share with you.

Just so happens in the campaign finance reports filed just before the general election it was discovered that some candidates from the 'Grand Old Party' or G.O.P received some contributions from the local strip club, Treasures.  I ask you who in the general voting populous is going to go and research those finance reports?  Right; no one.  There is one individual or entity that should be looking at such contribution records; the Harris County Republican Party.

Now, I'm no prude, but I am seriously concerned about the direction of the Republican party locally.  We have a leader at the helm of the county party who seems to be letting this kind of behavior slide.  As a devoted volunteer of the party, and as a woman, it makes me sick to my stomach to think that I'm working alongside folks who claim to be Christian and conservative all the while they are accepting donations from the adult entertainment industry.  An industry that objectifies women, who often times break up marriages and homes and perpetuate a sinful lifestyle.  Seems kind of hypocritical, don't ya think?

This from the same party who claim to stand for pro-life, pro-family values.  We as Republicans/ conservatives just lost the Presidential election.  As if that weren't bad enough, the Republicans are slowly losing their grip on Harris county and dare I say, Texas.  We wondered why.  I'm starting to understand why; why so many of the general voting populous is so disenchanted with the GOP 'brand'.  Deep down, Republicans may not be any different from Democrats.  You know what they say, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.  Time to stand for something, Jared.


  1. Some of us do read financial reports and blog about them. Here is one I did back in July on the candidate to which you refer: His contributors were known for quite some time before the general election, as were other facts.

  2. Gary Polland is a lobbyist for the club, both Louis Guthrie and Bud Wiesedeppe took money from the owners. As Karen notes, this information was definitely out there prior to the election.

    David Jennings

  3. TX Supreme Court Justice-elect John Devine's campaign was supported with a $100,000 contribution from Lisa Blue, one of Barack Obama's top 20 contributors, who with her late husband funded hundreds of thousands of dollars to support presidential candidate John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter and their child. She wrote the $100,000 check to a Texas "Family Values" PAC that immediatly did a statewide mailer for Devine the same week she sat with John Edwards at his trial. Devine, Like Wiesedeppe, is/was an associate of Jared Woodfill's law firm who Woodfill endorsed.

  4. If I can play devil's advocate for a second...isn't one of the cornerstones of the Republican party less governmental interference? So if these candidates support a strip clubs right not to be continuously subjected to over regulation and harsh penalties compared to regular bars and clubs...isn't that advocating for Conservative principles?