There must be are two men named Delwin Jones. One campaigns in Lubbock as a conservative. The other legislates in Austin like a liberal.
His hometown paper helps keep up the myth, by failing to mention his voting record, just his campaign promises that arenâ€™t kept. The editors say Republicans should keep Delwin because he is â€œcontrolling the excessive growth of state governmentâ€ by â€œblocking bills that could add to taxpayers’ burden.â€
Who? Delwin Jones voted to give liberals a spending spree on the House floor. He also voted to kill a $2.5 billion property tax cut, by turning it into a $4.4 billion spending increase. Oh, and he voted to levy a granny taxâ€¦
The list goes on and on. Delwin is no more a conservative than the liberals at the Lubbock A-J who defend him. But they know their readers, and his voters, are â€“ so they talk the talk, and hope Lubbock is too far from Austin for voters to see his walk.