Many Texans who are current candidates for governmental office are looking to please Texas voters by disassociating from the White House.
Current campaign ads describe 'pushing back against President Obama,' 'standing up to Obama,' 'keeping our gun rights,' 'taking on Obama,' 'winning,' and 'Texas needs a fighter.'
An article by Seth McLaughlin in The Washington Times, Sen. John Cornyn wallops Obama administration in campaign ad, states that one of John Cornyn's ads, "plays up his conservative credentials and accuses the Obama administration of trying to ram his liberal agenda down the nation’s throat." McLaughlin quotes the ad which describes Obama as being "astonishingly liberal" and says that he "has squandered the public’s trust by using backhanded methods to change the very fabric of American life.”
Republicans in the primarily RED state of Texas are not the only ones who are distancing themselves from Obama. Many Democrats are distancing themselves, too.
In an attempt to preserve the Democratic majority of the U.S. Senate, even Obama seems to agree with distancing himself.
In a recent New York Post article, Obama offers to help Democrats by staying away, Geoff Earle suggests that "President Obama is offering to help Senate Democrats get re-elected — by staying as far away as possible."
Geoff Earle quotes a source who referred to Obama's unusual suggestion, saying, “'He said he knew he is not popular in some of the states, so he would not be offended if he were not invited to visit them this year,' one senator later confided to The Washington Post."
Apparently, Obama is being shunned by Democrats in multiple states. Earle adds, "Several vulnerable lawmakers — including those in Louisiana and North Carolina — have already been shunning the president in their home states."
Problems with Obamacare and 'earlier promises later found to be false' regarding Obamacare have caused much of the disassociation from Obama.
A phrase from Geoff Earle sums up the current political situation, "With Obama declaring himself radioactive in some areas . . . . . ."
While 'pushing back' against attempts at fundamental change, Texas can be proud that it has more jobs than most states and a better than average economy.
In The Texas Economy's Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook, updated February 07, 2014, Susan Combs states, "Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy."
'Clinging to guns and religion'? Seems to be a proud tradition in Texas.
The message in Texas remains the same . . . . . . Don't mess with Texas.