Elections are coming up, so I tried to spend some time today getting educated about my choices. I have to admit, it wouldn't have registered that early voting starts tomorrow (for the March 4 primary election, eek!) except that during my Olympics viewing last night I saw this ad at every commercial break:
Pretty sure I saw it 15 million times.
Then, on the way to school this morning, I saw Elisa Chan's road sign:
Chan is the City Council person for my district here in San Antonio. I was happy to vote for her. What's not to love? She's a strong female, an engineer who owns her own business, someone who ran on fighting government bureaucracy and reforms in education. Then this happened.
Whatever. What caught me about her sign was the word "conservative." It seems that this word is on every Republican candidate's signage materials or somewhere on their website, regardless of the office he's running for.* And get this, in the Texas US Senate race, alone (and I know it's the primary and so the candidates will be whittled down, but still...) THERE ARE EIGHT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING AGAINST EACH OTHER, y'all! And seven are male.
Most importantly, though, THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE.
|The conservative who will impeach Obama|
|The God-fearing conservative|
|The Perry endorsed conservative|
And for old time's sake since he's retiring this year, here's a Rick Perry favorite:
And here's our lone female Republican US Senate candidate, also conservative:
|The nation building conservative|
|The proven conservative (also has courage)|
|The unwavering conservative|
|The fighting for Texas, getting results conservative|
|The incumbent conservative|
|The judge bashing conservative|
And then there's the race for Governor:
|The "conservative to the core"|
|The a-typical conservative|
|The candidate who didn't get the "conservative" memo|
and who supports legalization of marijuana so she doesn't stand a chance in hell
The rest I'm going to post willy nilly because I'm tired:
|The conservative with top Republican issues|
|The obvious conservative|
|The 3-Cs conservative|
|The conservative champion|
|The Obamanite fighting conservative|
|The anatomical plumbing conservative.|
|Hegar the conservative.|
|Hilderbran the credentialed conservative|
|Malachi the conservative leader|
|The conservative with priorities|
|The TEXAS conservative|
|The "I'm so conservative Ted Nugent endorses me"|
|The Conservative with 10 Conservative Values|
|And another conservative leader, I'm sure there are more...|
On that note...what more can I say?
**** I just did a quick Google search, landed here, and started clicking links. Most are men. Anglo. And conservative. My head hurts now.