Craddick support fades

Craddick support fades

There are 5 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 30, 2008, titled Craddick support fades. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

House Speaker Tom Craddick's future at the helm of the Texas House appeared in peril Monday as 64 Democrats, including five from El Paso, pledged not to vote for the Midland legislator.

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Marvin

El Paso, TX

#1 Dec 30, 2008
Does Quintanilla have such a short memory that he doesn't remember having his arm twisted by Craddick to vote in favor of HB1? All of the El Paso delegation voted in favor of it with the hope of receiving funding for the Med. school in return. The funding was later stripped out of the budget and taken by Craddick back to his district of Midland. Come on 'Chente'! We're watching you, too!

“Out in the West Texas”

Since: Mar 08

town of El Paso

#2 Dec 30, 2008
Marvin wrote:
Does Quintanilla have such a short memory that he doesn't remember having his arm twisted by Craddick to vote in favor of HB1? All of the El Paso delegation voted in favor of it with the hope of receiving funding for the Med. school in return. The funding was later stripped out of the budget and taken by Craddick back to his district of Midland. Come on 'Chente'! We're watching you, too!
Chente doesn't have a short memory. He's just plain stupid. In fact, Chente is so stupid that...

...he got locked in a grocery store and almost starved to death.

...he blinked and got lost

...he got run over by a parked car.

...when his wife told him they needed gas for the car, he farted at the gas tank.

...when he went to a movie theatre and saw a sign "Under 18 not admitted" he went home and got 17 of his friends.

...he stayed in the grocery store for a whole day looking at a can of orange juice just because it said "Concentrate."
John Q

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Dec 30, 2008
Chente Quintanilla must be aware that this will be his lastterm in the Texas House if he reneges on his promise and votes to re-elect Tom Craddick to the House Speakership.

As Marvin points out above, Craddick redirected funding for the Texas Tech Medical School to Midland, a move that cost El Paso's economy tens of millions of dollars and delayed opening of the Medical School for at least two years.

Popular Representative Pat Haggerty led a revolt against Craddick's autocratic rule and, as a conseqquence, Craddick engineered Haggerty's defeat by the disgraced Dee Margo in the 2008 Republican primary. Craddick's interference in El Paso's local politics lost the only Republican seat in the Texas Legislative delegation when Democrat Joe Moody handily defeated Margo in the general election.

El Pasoans do not like outsiders interfering in our local politics. Craddick has proved time and again that he is not a friend to El Paso and does not have our city's best interests at heart.

Quintanilla would be well advised to keep his pledge to vote against Craddick's re-election bid or he will face an outraged electorate in 2010.
Bill

Laredo, TX

#4 Dec 30, 2008
Quintanilla is obviously not voting for Craddick....settle down.
Lucy

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 30, 2008
We've been burned too many times. As long as the Republicans are in 'power', El Paso will be treated like a the step child of Texas because we are a Democratic 'stronghold'.'The beatings will continue until morale improves.' Translation: in the Repubs minds, as long as we continue to vote Democratic, or 'incorrectly', we will be punished. We need to oust them all, especially Rick Perry!!!!! He is an evil man who only thinks of the deals he can make in order to get contributions for his re-election campaign while he sells out the average middle class Texan.

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