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Texas Progressive Alliance Round Up December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008

It is Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s Weekly Round-Up. This week’s round-up is compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.

The long held assumption that Texas was safely red seems to be taking a few hits, notes Lightseeker at Texas Kaos, in Trouble in Red Paradise?

DosCentavos expands on comments from LatinaListaon the one tool that Latinos have failed to use to get ahead in politics, business, etc.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme warns us that Republican agitators are on the loose making stuff up for their wedge’em and hate’em crusades. Are there enough Hispanics in top roles? What will happen for Rick Noriega and Juan Garcia?

According to jobsanger, the War on Christmas is alive and well. Another Volley In “War On Christmas has been fired, this time from the heartland of America, as an Iowa publisher is selling christmas cards for atheists.

Off the Kuff takes a look that Hill Research Consultants poll that says the Republican brand is eroding in Texas.

John Coby at Bay Area Houston says Speaker Tom Craddick Can’t have his cake and health care too concerning how Craddick fought for health care for his adult well to do daughter while fighting to deny health care to poor kids.

McBlogger’s latest rant on the state of traffic in Texas prompted this little bit of comeuppance from Mayor McSleaze.

Vince at Capitol Annex notes that Houston Mayor Bill White is expected to announce his plans in regard to 2010 this week.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is angry that the Texas Republican Party, in general, has favored BIG Business, including Medical Corporations who see the sick as dollar signs. Texas looks like it leads the pack in putting dollars above life quality. Texas needs to reinstate the Hippocratic oath and throw out the Hypocritical oath it has been following. US Health Care Plunges, Texas Drops 9 Points

Dembones at Eye On Williamson analyzes the recent poll that’s causing a stir Texas GOP In Panic Over Recent Poll.

The kinder, gentler Kay Bailey Hutchison — with a little help from her pal Karl Rove — is trotting out for display. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the revoltin’ developmen

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