There aren't many people in Texas who don't want to see Rep. Lloyd Doggett retired outside of Austin (and even Austin is tiring of him). He has proven himself to be a guaranteed "yes" vote for Speaker Pelosi, his disdain for the people has been on display at town hall meetings (which he has even fled, crying to the mainstream media that his feelings were hurt), and he somehow managed to become the third richest Texan in Washington even though he has "served" almost his entire career for the "public good."
Unfortunately, the trial lawyers and unions and Soros-funded MoveOn.org crowd really push the vote out for him every election cycle. But this year he may have finally met his match. Dr. Donna Campbell is a strong candidate with grassroots support, a working mom and emergency room physician running to be our citizen representative, to listen to the people and not be listened to. Her motto? One mom can make a difference. Her main focus is to repeal ObamaCare and restore power to the people.
We all know Lloyd Doggett isn't a man of the people, based on his actions and his words. Two out of three Texans opposed ObamaCare, but Doggett admitted to the Austin Chronicle he voted for it "based just on it's opposition." And if you need more reason to remove the out-of-touch 16 year incumbent, this letter to the editor makes it's own worthwhile case.
But Donna Campbell laid out the best case against voting for any Democrat in this midterm election in a warmly-received piece posted at pajamas media:
"Even in Austin, I have a secret weapon. It’s a nine word sentence that sends shivers down the spines of independent voters and even some Democrats, contorting their face as if they just jumped into the frigid 67 degree water of our beloved Barton Springs. Those nine words are: Nancy Pelosi is third in line for the presidency.
A vote for any Democrat in U.S. Congress is a vote to keep Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House. This is the same Nancy Pelosi who said we have to pass bills before we can know what’s in them. This is the same Nancy Pelosi who said extending unemployment benefits creates jobs. And yes, this is the same Nancy Pelosi who just last week called for investigating Americans who are opposed to building the mosque at Ground Zero.
That’s not the exactly the strong defense of civil rights most Austinites expect from their elected leaders, Democrat or Republican. Should I stop to talk to one of these freedom-loving citizens, this might be a good time to remind them that our current representative, Lloyd Doggett, has voted with Speaker Pelosi 98% of the time. During his sixteen years in Washington, the national debt has increased by nearly nine trillion dollars. That makes your household’s share of money owed around $46,000. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Doggett would like to know if you prefer your tax hikes to start this year or the next."
Dr. Campbell is an energetic and passionate conservative who deserves our support. Most importantly, she's not a politican. I encourage everyone to check out her facebook page and contribute to her campaign, even if you live outside the district. It's time to repeal and replace the Al Franken of Texas.