Allen West is showing leadership when nobody else will.
Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Allen West has called for the state’s attorney general to seize more than 2 million mail-in ballot applications in Harris County if Clerk Chris Hollins refuses to follow election law and related court orders.
Lt. Col. Allen West was in Houston for a meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee when he made the announcement during a Friday press conference.
Hollins, appointed interim clerk following the sudden resignation of Diane Trautman in May, has been moving forward with a plan to send mail-in ballot applications to every registered voter in Harris County, including to those who are ineligible to use the ballots under Texas Election Code and recent court rulings.
Two lawsuits, one from Attorney General Ken Paxton, were subsequently filed to stop the mailing of the nearly 2.4 million applications, and the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) has twice issued a stay ordering a halt to the Harris County plan.
Oh good, Paxton has filled out more threatening stacks of paper. That’ll scare ‘em off from stealing the presidential election.
Chairman West said that in the interest of transparency, Hollins needed to share his election plans with Paxton, the secretary of state, and the general public, but that AG Paxton should be prepared to take drastic action if Hollins refuses to comply.
“If county Clerk Chris Hollins refuses or decides to ignore current law and court orders, Attorney General Paxton needs to order the confiscation, the seizure, of the over 2 million mail-in ballot applications that are sitting at a printing company,” said West. “I don’t think they’re being properly accounted for.”
This is leadership right here, ladies and gentleman. Instead of calling people begging for money and playing with his dickey, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas is openly planning to take drastic action against the traitors to the republic.
What kind of drastic action? Try us.
Nobody from either party will say it, because it’s really not good form to speak about it so plainly I suppose, but politics is all about brutal displays of force. Both parties, I believe, understand this, but only Democrats have the balls to take the kind of action needed to secure total power. This is because the average Democrat relies on the neoliberal system in place for their fake high status in society as an oppressed loser or whatever. They can’t afford to lose.
The Republicans for the last 10-15 years, before Trump, were morphing back and forth from neocons to libertarians. Both are terrible. Libertarians and Green Partiers are like the kid you bully on the playground. Here you see a statement a Libertarian about how their friends in the Green Party were just thrown off the ballot in Pennsylvania because they, like libertarians, ignore the realities of politics and the role that power plays in accomplishing goals.
What we have is Texas Democrats openly plotting to steal the presidential election and Republican’s response is to file lawsuits. It’s totally insane. It’s so pathetic it’s not even interesting that this is what they planned to do absent LTC West.
Allen West is trying to show us the way. Drastic action is needed, not so much from the people, but from the people chosen by the people to wield power. They need to wield it for us, and we need to support them in wielding it on our behalf.
Right now it looks like we can just stick with Chairman West and we’ll be OK.