Greg Abbott spoke about the pitfalls of Obamacare and the failed liberal policies of his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis and her supporter President Barack Obama, as he addressed an enthusiastic crowd in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas today (Saturday, Oct. 25), during his campaign for Texas governor. The Wichita Falls crowd applauded loudly with approval as he criticized Obamacare for damaging the healthcare system in the United States instead of improving it.
The top law enforcement official of Texas said, “It is true I spend a lot of my time as Texas Attorney General fighting the federal government. Federal government policies are aimed at regulating your lives and taking more of your money. One of those lawsuits I filed was against Obamacare.”
That comment received extended applause from the large crowd at Stanley’s Barbecue in Wichita Falls. Many people in Wichita Falls have said they’ve had unpleasant experiences with Obamacare. Several people have complained their premiums and deductibles have increased rather than decreased under the controversial program.
Abbott also said, “Obamacare does more than just trample your constitutional rights. Obamacare is harmful to our healthcare system. You know the way your healthcare system is supposed to work is you have a doctor patient relationship. Many women I’ve talked to want to keep a doctor they know and trust. We need to stop these bureaucrats from coming between patients and their doctors.”
He also discussed some of his accomplishments as Attorney General for Texas including “elevating the child support collection program to being No. l in the United States of America.”
“Also, I’ve fought to defend the Ten Commmandments Monument on the Texas State Capitol Grounds and that monument still stands there today,” he said.
That comment was also applauded. Abbott actually took that case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where he persuaded the justices to allow Texas to keep its monument.
Abbott is a sincere Christian whose values have led him to defend not only the right of Texas to display the Ten Commandments on the monument in Austin, but also to support the anti-late term abortion bill which the Texas Legislature passed in the summer of 2013. He has been a staunch defender of individuals religious rights.
Abbott warned Texans were facing a “stiff challenge in the next ten days.”
The Nov. 4 election is only 10 days away although early voting has been going on already. Early voting continues until Oct. 31. Voting sites in Wichita Falls include Sikes Senter Mall, Home Depot and the Wichita County Courthouse.
He further said, “You have to understand that my opponent’s (Wendy Davis) campaign is run by Barack Obama operatives. “
He referred to the fact Wendy Davis campaign is being run by Barack Obama’s field manager, his strategy manager and finance manager. Davis has voted to increase spending and against Second Amendment Rights. She also took a stance against keeping God in the Pledge of Allegiance, according to Abbott.
“I will not let the next four years in Texas look like the last six years under Barack Obama,” Abbott said to thunderous applaluse.
He also promised to keep Texas the “leading conservative state in the United States of America.”
“As Governor of Texas I will continue to keep Texas number one in the nation for job creation,” Abbott further said. “The way we do that is by keeping government small and taxes low.”
He further said, “And I will do what Barack Obama and the federal government have failed to do, I will secure our borders.”
This statement was followed by enthusiastic applause. Many Wichitans have expressed concern about the crime cartel operatives and illegal immigrants which have been allowed to cross the border at will largely as a result of federal inaction.
Abbott also mentioned he’d been successful in defending the Texas Voter Registration Act. He said he’d discovered people voting for dead people and live people voting twice.
“Competition from the other side (Wendy Davis) has a far different vision than I do,” Abbott said making a connection between Davis and Obama’s “brand of liberalism.”
He further said, “This is not the brand of liberalism we need in the state of Texas.”
Abbott also promised to help Wichita Falls and other communities in Texas suffering from water shortages if he is elected governor.
A Channel 3 report said Abbott had told one of their reporters that he had already been talking with Wichita Falls officials about what might be done to alleviate problems caused by the drought in Wichita Falls.
Abbott also campaigned in Abilene following his well-received stop in Wichita Falls. His extraordinary tenure as Attorney General of Texas has led to his endorsement by many law enforcement agencies including CLEAT.
Abbott was introduced by Sen. Ken Paxton who is the Republican nominee to follow Abbott as Attorney General. Paxton said during his introduction he’d been inspired by the work of Abbott as Attorney General.
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