I don’t know who to root for in this race, but the Democratic Primary out in El Paso is looking to be fun. State Rep. Norma Chavez, D-El Paso, is calling State Rep. Paul Moreno, D-El Paso, a ‘dinosaur.’ If so, then Moreno could probably be categorized as “Philosophicus Irreleventus.”

According to the El Paso Times, Chavez is supporting Moreno’s Democrat-challenger, Marisa Marquez, after seeing all the other El Paso-area Democratic incumbents are circling the wagons around Rep. Moreno, and “ganged up” on Ms. Marquez. (By the way, Moreno endorsed Chavez’s primary opponent in 2006.)

“Gang” may indeed be an appropriately descriptive word for Democratic members of the Texas Legislature.

This week brought word from the Associated Press that gun-toting liberal Rep. Boris Miles of Houston is under investigation for having allegedly waved his gun around at a party he crashed, kissed another man’s wife, and bragged about being a “gangster” and a “thug.”

Boris Miles is no stranger to using his gun. He last spring voted against the “Castle” legislation that allowed people to use deadly force against an intruder. In July, he became the first Texan to utilize the protection by shooting in the leg a man who was (allegedly) trying to steal copper wire from Miles’ home.

In truth, left-wing thinking really is dinosaur that gives thuggish power to government over people’s lives, liberty and property.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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