12.18.2009

Breaking: Local Democratic Party Has Been Taken Off Life Support

Coming into next year's elections, there were only three Democrats holding office in Wise County. (This list doesn't include those not on next year's ballot who are also Republican: District Attorney, Commissioner #1 and Commissioner #3). Earlier this year, JP #1 Jan Morrow switched from Democrat to Republican. Since then, Mark Autry announced his retirement and only Republicans have filed to fill his position. That left District Clerk Christy Fuqua. But no longer. Today she filed as a Republican. In the comments, don't personally attack Christy because I like her. (Yeah, that's unfair, but it's Friday.) In her defense, it's the only way she could retain that office. The shocking number of straight ticket Republican voters - 1 out of every 4 voters - make it impossible to win as a Democrat in the land of Liberally Lean. Edit: I have confirmed, that as of today, there is not a single Democrat that has filed for any of the local races. Edit #2: Local Republican Chair Allen Williamson stands over the bloody battlefield and proclaims, "I am pleased."

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next year it will be impossible for anyone claiming to be a Democrat to win anywhere. You wait and see.

Anonymous said...

I get sick and tired of people complaining about straight ticket voting.
I remember a few years back when the dems were telling everyone to vote a straight ticket. I also remember pct. 4 commisoner telling people to vote a straight ticket, and he is a dem. it is our right to vote however we want so quit crying.

Anonymous said...

I won't be voting for Morrow or Fuqua. Switching from Democrat to Republican in name only won't bring on this Republican's vote. I'll remember this.

Anonymous said...

Monday will be December 21 2010...exactly 2 years left.

Anonymous said...

Go Christy go

Anonymous said...

It's what's wrong with the system. I don't think Christy (or any of the others) will do a better job as a Republican...

It's silly because we've stopped voting for people. We vote for parties. Why? Do we really care if our county officials are a Democrat or a Republican?

Anonymous said...

Monday will be December 21, 2009

Anonymous said...

Christy is great at her job, she will be the same running on a Rep. ticket too...She did what she had to do, you do that when you love what you do and are good at it! Hats off to her, her supports will be there no matter what!

Anonymous said...

The Democratic party is dying! Good to see so many local politicians leaving the dark side!

Anonymous said...

Damnit...Ok,I admit I have anxiety issues and can't wait for December 21 2012 to get here.

Anonymous said...

I could care less what party they're associated with....I vote for the person I believe will do the better job!

Jarhead said...

I straight ticket vote just to piss off liberals.

Hell, I'd vote for Obama if he ran as a Republican on a straight-ticket.

Add to that list: Satan, Mussolini, Hitler, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Lyndon Johnson, Ted Kennedy, etc.

Before all you goofy leftists say "oh but Hitler was a right-winger," remember the political spectrum:

More government (i.e dictatorship) = left side of spectrum, less government = right side of spectrum.

Have a good weekend.

Double Fake Jarhead

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

20 years ago a Republican could not get elected in Wise County.

mzchief said...

To Jarhead...
Yeeaaaaa....But would you vote for that cafeteria Catholic, Nancy Pelosi, if she ran as a Republican? Voting for Hitler is one thing, voting for Pelosi is two steps too close to Hell for my comfort.

I take it they repaired the electricity at your office.

Anonymous said...

Just like rats on a sinking ship. You don't think it has anything to do with Obammy failing do you?

Jarhead said...

MZ,

Thank you. The only 3 people I wouldn't vote for on a Republican ticket are Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barry Green ~ the sole inhabitants of the icy Ninth Circle of Hell.

Anonymous said...

So Barry. By the tone of your remarks it would seem you are against straight ticket voting. By that we could deduce that you would be critical of any Democrat who voted a straight ticket and that if 1 in 4 voters had voted straight ticket democrat you would be just as outraged.

So in the interest of full disclosure and demonstrating that you yourself would not vote straight ticket because you consider each candidate and make an informed choice, do one of your edits and list any republician candidate you have voted for in the past 2 years.

My guess is there are 0. So if that is the case, the difference in voting a straight ticket and voting for only democrats in that case would be 0.

I think the truth is that the democrats have move so far left most people can't find one to vote for. And in the local races, if the candidates are associated with democrats they are considered far left as well.

Maybe Christy (and others) decided that the democrats left her.

Anonymous said...

It's about winning idiots. You can't beat the current straight ticket voters.........too lazy to be informed so as to vote selectively.

And yes, it was just as deplorable twenty years ago when the same idiots voted Democratic......with the same result.........nowdays the likes of Phil King, that bozo constatable, and so on and on.

Most of these offices at the county are little more than elected clerks.........following the law, feathering their nest and expense accounts.

Look how our Republican commissioners have increased their salaries and their perks.....that's progress?

Anonymous said...

btw, it is "Cristy" not "Christy"

Anonymous said...

What is stupid is the local Republicans pounding their chests over all the so called "power"....sheesh, most of these folks could care less about the Republican party...they just want a job.

I vote for leadership and could care less whether the person is R, D or I.

Leadership STILL matters.

Anonymous said...

Democrat/Republican my ass. There is only one party - the political party. No difference in either. Keep voting the incumbents in, but make sure you lube up first.

Anonymous said...

You people deserve the "leaders" you elect.

Anonymous said...

ANY member of ANY party that switches for the sole purpose of being re-elected should be ashamed. If they can't be re-elected on the merit of how well they did their job while in office shouldn't have to rely on the name of a particuler party to help them get re-elected.
Certainly does not give them much credit for being dedicated to an ideal, be it Republican or Democratic.
Of course on the other hand, you have to remember that this is Wise County and the Repub vote will win no matter who you are or how good of a job you have done.
Ask Dennis Hudson.

Double Fake Dale C. Rogers said...

I wonder if Jarhead realizes I'm aware of how much time he wastes on the internet, while I'm paying his salary, as we profess to make good investments for our fellow Republicans. He might find himself out of a job if he doesn't straighten up......

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the "Southern Democrat"?

Anonymous said...

Cristy Fugua is one of the best elected officials in Wise County. She does her job and you will always find her there working hard.

To keep her office she did the only thing she could do to get re-elected.

It shouldn't matter at the local level about political parties but the system favors the conservative party here.

Cristy did not leave her party, her party left her. Being down ballot in November on the Democratic ticket is not where you want to be. Dennis Hudson is an example and he also did a great job. Too many voters do not take the time to find out about the candidates and just vote straight party.

Will be casting my vote for Cristy in the Republican primary because she has proven to be a good public servant.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Brenda Rowe. She is the best clerk I've ever dealt with in this county. She has worked at the jail, and several court's, from the bottom up. That's the way it should be, experience, unlike the current president.

Brenda is a red head so watch out all you women beaters in Wise Co., she'll tear you apart.

Go Brenda.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Cristy has my vote too - so does Paul Wood and Kay Hutchinson.

All good folks.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry started his political career as a Democrat and when he was still a State Representative and Ann Richards was Governor, he cohosted a party in Ann's honor along with State Representative Ric Williamson held in Weatherford, Texas. Ric was a Democrat too. If you don't believe it, check it out!!

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Brenda Rowe. She's over qualifed for the job because shes been with working in the court system for over 20 plus years. Plus I mean if Cristy Fugua had to switch parties it just shows me that shes scared that she cann't win on her own merit. So Brenda has my vote.

Anonymous said...

So what would you say if if over time Wise county switched parties as does happen and Brenda switched because History has proven time and time again that people vote the party and not the person?

Would you make the same silly comment about Brenda as you did Christy?

Anonymous said...

It's much easier in Life to keep your Moral and Character than it is to regain it.

Anonymous said...

12:30
Yes.......allegiance is allegiance.

Anonymous said...

NO,it's obvious Brenda is your friend and it has nothing to do with a political party.