State Rep. Justin Holland Lectures Republicans on Branding for “My Party”
It seems everyone within the “in-crowd” of the Texas Legislature has been jubilant that Shelley Luther has been defeated in the special election for Senate District 30.
In the mind of the limousine-riding Republican lawmaker, the Drew Springer win was vindication that they are doing a good job despite failing to deliver on any Texas Republican Party legislative priorities in 2019, then destroying the economy in response to a cold virus in 2020.
When Allen West pointed out that left-wing groups with the explicit mission statement of “turning Texas blue” were celebrating Springer’s win over Luther, many Republicans were beside themselves.
The interpretation of these events that seems most likely is that Democrats believe Drew Springer will better help the Democratic Party achieve electoral success in the long-run more so than Shelley Luther. Whether the Democrats admit this outright is irrelevant because the truthfulness of this analysis is self-evident.
One of the responses in the election aftermath that caught my eye was this one from State Representative Justin Holland [R-HD33].
This is embarrassing to my Republican Party. Crash course on how to further run our brand into the ground. Good luck this session West. You’ll need it to work with us. https://t.co/P95DteEqlc
— Rep. Justin Holland (@justinaholland) December 21, 2020
Notice the use of the phrase “my Republican Party.”
Also notice the use of the phrase “work with us.”
These two things are indicative of membership in an exclusive club, a club to which you, the grassroots right, do not belong.
This response also gives a glimpse into the prevailing attitude amongst the ruling class, which Holland is not a part of but which he believes he will be allowed into if he sells out to the right special interests and doesn’t rock the boat too much.
To be honest, I’d never even heard of this guy before this, who is now so arrogant he’s openly declaring ownership of the direction of the Texas GOP.
The reason I’ve never heard of this guy is because he’s never done anything effective to fight against the leftist power structure that now controls all our institutions. The media has never attacked him because he’s totally harmless to their left-wing agenda. This is why, despite an admission that the Democrat more closely reflected their own political views, the Dallas Morning News endorsed Holland for reelection in 2018. They know he’s completely harmless to their radical agenda.
Again, there can be no other explanation as to why Democrat surrogates keep blessing certain Republican candidates.
Justin Holland is lecturing Republicans as some kind of expert on “branding” despite apparently branding himself as the quintessential caricature of a morbidly obese, elitist robber baron.
He’s even going for for the James Fisk look in his Twitter avatar.
His brand seems to be “use Trump’s momentum to benefit myself, then do nothing when we see a fraudulent national election in which we’re supposed to believe a man who can barely talk got the most votes in American history.”
Now he can’t even be bothered to talk about the election fraud, much less be a leader to fight against it. He’s even got Democrats praising him for his willingness to submit.
Thank you. I wish more Republicans loved America.
— Shell_Seas (@LivingBlueTX) December 11, 2020
You know who hasn’t been submitting?
While he’s been absent in the fight to join the large majority of Republican voters who feel the presidential election was illegitimate, there is another subject Holland has been eager to promote.
What is the point of Justin Holland?
I looked at the bills Holland authored and sponsored in 2019. None of them were related to anything on the list of the Republican Party of Texas legislative priorities.
It’s by pure coincidence that 22% of the bills and joint resolutions Holland authored were directly related to the industry in which his business operates. Again, this is pure coincidence.
Here’s the thing…
Ponder this in your mind — would you vote for a Democrat over a Democratic Socialist in a special election? It seems doubtful most of us would waste our time in such an endeavor, but it is a plausible scenario to imagine. The legislative aims and political beliefs of the two options in this scenario can be differentiated by most people.
What’s not possible to image is a Republican voting for one Democrat over another, and aggressively campaigning for one Democrat over another when there are ostensibly no differences in their policy views and political philosophy.
This is essentially what we had with Drew Springer and Shelley Luther. On paper, they agreed on essentially everything. So why did Democrats, whose stated goal is to turn Texas blue, support Drew Springer? Because Shelley Luther represented a populist political movement that would rally the working class with the grassroots right to form a coalition that could effectively fight the left on all fronts, culturally and politically. Drew Springer and Justin Holland represent the Republicans that Democrats want to go up against.
None of this requires psychic powers to decipher. It’s obvious.
By the way, what’s going on with Cat Parks?
Congratulations to a true long-standing conservative: Senator-elect @DrewSpringer and his team for a hard fought and won election. When Republicans win, Texas wins. Time to for someone to step up and Lead Right.⁰⁰ #SD30 #txlege #LeadRight #IronSharpensIron pic.twitter.com/v9E9qEs6pZ
— Cat Parks (@CatParks4) December 20, 2020