Brandon Waltens of Texas Scorecard reported that Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now giving in to pressure from local government officials.
Originally, Abbott was firmly opposed to a statewide mask mandate. On the other hand, local governments made a fuss about establishing mask mandates by issuing threats of jail time and implementing fines for noncompliance.
However, things changed on June 16, 2020.
Eight mayors sent a letter to Abbott begging him to grant them the power to levy penalties on those who refuse to wear masks.
Waltens offered a list of the mayors who signed the letter:
Among those who signed the letter were:
Houston’s Sylvester Turner, Austin’s Steve Adler, San Antonio’s Ron Nirenberg, Dallas’ Eric Johnson, Fort Worth’s Betsy Price, El Paso’s Dee Margo, Arlington’s Jeff Williams, Plano’s Harry LaRosiliere, and Grand Prairie’s Ron Jensen.
On June 17, Democrat Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff made an attempt to circumvent Abbott’s restriction by issuing an executive order mandating that businesses implement mask-wearing requirements for customers and employees. Not complying with this would be accompanied with a fine of $1,000 for each incident.
“The action I’m taking today may be pushing the legal bounds a little bit, but our attorneys believe they can defend this order in court,” Wolff said after he issued the order.
In light of this, Abbott insists that the loophole doesn’t butt heads with his executive order. He even suggested that the tactic was already meant to be available to governments.
During an interview with KWTX News in Waco, Abbott stated that there had been “a plan in place all along” and that “the county judge in Bexar County had finally figured that out.”
Although Abbott sustained that governments cannot mandate individuals to wear masks, he ended up changing his tune by noting that “local governments can require stores and businesses to require masks.”
“Now local officials are just now realizing that that was authorized,” he continued.
By conceding ground on Bexar County’s mask mandate, countless other cities and counties controlled by Democrats will likely follow suit.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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