Democrat Farouk Shami Reacts To Republican Debate



January 14, 2010

Statement from Farouk Shami’s Campaign on Tonight’s GOP Debate

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Farouk Shami says it’s time to end politics as usual and bring about real change in Texas.

HOUSTON-Responding to tonight’s debate between Governor Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Debra Medina, Farouk Shami’s campaign says that the debate was “a childish squabbling match to see who can be the most far right reactionary candidate.”

Despite the argumentative nature of the debate with regard to Perry and Hutchison’s voting records and prior communication, it appears that the three Republican candidates agree on most issues. For instance, all three candidates endorsed the same failed border policy, which has proven to be an unmitigated disaster. What we need is a candidate with a new approach that embraces an economic partnership with Mexico while cracking down on drug trafficking and gang violence.

Farouk Shami has stated previously, “things in Texas are heading in the wrong direction. The cost of health care and health insurance are out of control, the quality of basic public education is falling, and our air, land and water are under constant threat from polluters. We simply can’t settle for more business as usual.” Tonight’s debate was more business as usual.

What really matters to the average Texan is the state’s economy, whether or not they will have a job next month or next year, where their mortgage payment will come from, or what they’re going to do when their unemployment benefits run out. Some 800,000 Texans are currently unemployed. We heard from one of them tonight during the debate. Farouk Shami has pledged to bring 100,000 new jobs to the state of Texas during his first two years of office, and he’s backing up that pledge with 10 million dollars of his own money. Tonight, none of the Republicans offered a real solution to our record unemployment.

“After tonight’s debate, I now feel that it is more important than ever for the other Democratic candidates for Governor to have the opportunity for meaningful dialogue,” says Shami. “I hope Bill White will rethink his decision to not debate the other candidates in a public forum.” 

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One Response

  1. We have been trying to work with Mexico for decades and we never get a solution. Do you know why ? Every solution involves money and that money has to go to Mexico’s economy. But it never makes it to the level it needs to get to, and it never will because the corrupt power structure insures that the money is all stolen before it gets there. We are ahead not because we have taken advantage of everyone. If you think that’s the case, then why didn’t we conquer the world when we were the only power with an atomic bomb ? Because we have never desired world power. It was forced on us because the alternative was to let Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler run unchecked. (I’m sure there are a lot of idiots who believe in “social justice” who think that would have been just fine). We are ahead because as the great George Washington said we are a nation of laws not of people. When someone invests in this country, in property, in stock, in business, etc, they can count on their investment to be safe thanks to our laws and checks in the Constitution that prevent us from being at the mercy of the ruling class. In most of the world, people’s money and property are subject to some sorry thug politician that believes in “spreading the wealth around” being able to steal it by passing some law that is noble sounding but is really just an excuse to steal and build their own power base or to injure a personal enemy (Which is more often than not a good man that sees through the politicians evil desires). So why invest in a country like that ? Well they don’t. And then they get some naive politician who is into stealing freedom from people to rail about how the “Rich America” doesn’t do enough to help others. Meanwhile the rest of the world falls further behind us and invents reasons as to why they are failing so spectacularly (North Korea, Cuba, Central and South America, Africa, etc).

    People in this country and especially politicians fail to accept this fact of why our country is so far ahead of the rest of the world. You can see it in the state of New York. In the 1988 election, they had the second most electoral votes and Texas had about half as many. Now look. It is about a flip flop. What’s the difference ? A bunch of politicians have run that state unchecked for almost 50 years and have bankrupted it. The same group has pushed California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Illinois to the brink of bankruptcy because they too have run their states unchecked for 30-50 years. The result is that businesses and successful people are leaving those states in droves because it is easier to move than fight a corrupt government that gets stronger every day you allow them to steal your freedom. But instead of offering solutions, these states offer excuses and the average voter in those states, gladly listens to the message instead of the results. And they see the world much like Farouk that we don’t do enough to help. Not so surprising, the common denominator in these failing states is these are all blue (Democratic) states and they all just keep demanding more and more of our money and freedom to fix the problems. Farouk is being the idealist and ignoring (Quite likely on purpose) the rotten failure of government in general to be an effective solution to any problem. Anybody who isn’t strongly for curbing back the federal and state governement will never get my vote. I hope others understand as the great George Washington also said that government is force and that government can not be allowed to grow beyond its original intentions.

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