Opinion: ‘Unfit’ Trump gets endorsements anyway
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz proved again why the American public distrusts most politicians when he did a flip-flop and endorsed Donald Trump for president last week. Once again a politician, faced with choosing between principles and political expediency, chose the latter.
Two new pages have been updated for the Nov 8 Election.
The full list of Democratic candidates that could be shown on Bastrop County ballots for federal, state and local elections can be seen here.
Voter information such as important dates, photo ID, precinct maps, registration self check, etc can be seen here.
The other night I sat next to a woman who said she was voting for libertarian Gary Johnson. She claimed to have been a Bernie supporter who just doesn’t “trust” our candidate, Hillary Clinton. When pressed to explain what nefarious thing Hillary is going to do when she gets elected (e.g., steal gold bullion from Ft. Knox) she can’t respond. What she and others don’t realize is that they will be responsible for helping Donald Trump get elected. The simple reality is that this is a binary choice election. Taking any vote away from Hillary Clinton is giving a vote to the most misogynistic, racist, homophobic, candidate we’ve ever seen in modern history. This article by Paul Krugman makes the case more eloquently than I can. Please, please, please…if you care about your children and grandchildren…please, please, please read it.
-Ed Skarnulis, Former Chair, Bastrop County Democratic Party
Opinion: Trump, pneumonia fail to stop Clinton
How many people could handle the rigors of campaigning, get hit with pneumonia and be back on the campaign trail in less than a week? She had a campaign crowd cheering when she joked that her illness finally seemed to have gotten Republicans interested in women’s health.
The Bastrop County Democratic Party has endorsed school bond propositions for the Bastrop and Smithville independent school districts.
The BCDP’s executive committee voted unanimously on Sept. 8 to support the $75 million bond proposition for the Bastrop ISD and the $35 million bond proposition for the Smithville ISD. The committee also endorsed a Tax Ratification Election to increase the Bastrop ISD’s maintenance and operations tax rate by 13 cents. View the full press release.
Letter: America is not a business
Our country’s bottom line vision is to promote equality and strict moral values. America was not built to turn a profit like the egregious Epipen vision.