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The Texas GOP’s Sara Legvold Problem

She's a nearly bottomless fountain of paranoid racism. So why has she been allowed to play such a prominent role in the Texas GOP?
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Sara Legvold, front left, gets ready to offer a motion at the Texas Republican Party's 2014 convention.
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Sara Legvold, front left, gets ready to offer a motion at the Texas Republican Party's 2014 convention.

Ever heard of Sara Legvold? She’s a diminutive, older Cuban-American woman from Roanoke, Texas. She loves animals and small dogs. She’s also friendly with fascists and white supremacists, supports apartheid and is a nearly bottomless fountain of paranoid racism. And for two years, she’s proudly served as an elected member of the Republican Party of Texas’ Executive Committee. She’s served as an elected part of the leadership team of the state GOP—even after they realized who she was, and what she believed.

In the wake of the theatrics at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth earlier this month, observers and moderates in the party are asking—what happened? Those who can see the future of the party clearly know that it must change to have a future, but conservative intransigence on immigration is getting stronger, not dissipating. The forces keeping the state GOP a racially and ethnically monolithic party are ascendent, not in decline. And with the rise of Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton, the Christian right has a stronger hold on the party than ever, squeezing out younger and centrist voters.

Legvold’s mystifying acceptance by the state party is a case study in those trends. As many of the activists who determine the course of the party have grown more insular and paranoid, more motivated by fear and bigotry, the party’s leadership has done little to repudiate them. Legvold is wrapping up a two-year stint with the State Republican Executive Committee, an organization that, according to the committee’s bylaws, “act[s] as the governing body” of the party. Her name and photo are prominently displayed on the party’s website. And her status as a member of the Republican Party’s leadership lends her considerable influence.

At this year’s convention, she sat on the committee that helped write the party’s 2014 platform. For weeks, she had strategized with other conservatives looking to gut the so-called Texas Solution, and helped draft new platform language that did just that, beginning with the words: “In support of Dan Patrick…” In the list of committee members that endorsed the hardline language, her name was at the top. That language was ultimately defeated, but a measure similar to what Legvold’s team proposed was eventually adopted.

Her endorsement of an anti-gay rights rally was trumpeted on that rally’s flier—she was listed as a co-sponsor, her name sitting alongside the state’s most powerful Republicans. When a minor physical altercation broke out between a Texas Solution supporter named Norman Adams and a member of the Texas Nationalist Movement, Legvold was there, confronting Adams until the police arrived.

And after the Texas Solution had been killed, Legvold helped bring the convention to a close—pre-empting debate on the platform’s toxic anti-gay language. In the most prominent debates at the convention, Legvold’s side won.

Here are some things that Legvold believes. In just the last couple months, Legvold has characterized Muslims as “vermin,” “threats” and breeders and cheered the efforts of the British fascist party Britain First. She expressed her belief that Muslim fighters in Syria are selling the blood of exsanguinated Christian children for “$100,000 per bottle.” She calls New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a “fat POS” and a “Muslim Dhimmi,” calls for GOP House Speaker John Boehner to be jailed for collaborating with President Obama, and calls for Bowe Bergdahl to be executed.

She warns her friends about the specter of racial violence—she links to a World Net Daily article, headline: “House torched in black-on-white revenge attack,” and exhorts like-minded friends to pack heat and “make sure your aim is true and deadly.” She indulges in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, crediting Russian President Vladimir Putin with taking action against the Rothschild banking family.

She urges “real Americans” to stand up to “crimmigrants” who want to latch on to the “government teat.” On the question of gay people, she quotes from a blog approvingly: “Homosexuals have a lot in common with the little dogs people like Paris Hilton hold in purses: they’re generally vain, generally high maintenance, and their bark is always far louder and more obnoxious than their bite.” Homosexuality, she says, is a precursor to socialism.

The state party has long known exactly who Sara Legvold is, and what she believes. In December of last year, Legvold aimed her bile at the recently deceased Nelson Mandela, and people took notice. She called Mandela a “butcher/destroyer:”

You probably Don’t know much about this man except that he battled the Aparthied system in South Africa, a system where all blacks had Jobs, food to buy in their stores, and few had AIDS! Now that’s all Changed with 50+% unemployment, little food to buy and runaway Inflation further reducing buying power, and over 20% of the population has aids!

When some began looking more closely at her social media presence, they realized she posted racist links pretty frequently, including from Stormfront, the internet’s foremost repository of neo-Nazi and white nationalist organizing, and American Renaissance, which bills itself as a bastion of “race realism.”

The story blew up: Legvold, and the state GOP with her, was briefly shamed. She apologized that her scuffles had “distracted” people from the Republican Party’s goals.

“I am not a racist and view people as individuals on their own merit, but,” she said—isn’t there always a but—“when those individuals work in concert as a group to undermine my positions, I am not afraid to call them out as a warning to those who have sympathies with them. I will not shy away from speaking plainly at the risk of offending someone.”

She claimed she’d only visited Stormfront once: The link she posted was the “First & only time I have visited that site,” she wrote. Nonetheless, Stormfront posters took quite a shine to Legvold—and reported that she stayed in touch with them during her hour of tribulation. Here’s the words of a poster named Glacier, a “Friends of Stormfront Sustaining Member:”

I will not post our entire conversation… Because I haven’t got permission. She states that she is willing to pay any price to defend against what is happening to our country. Don’t mess with Texas.

Another commends the Texas GOP for not kicking her out: “The Republican party has gone up in my estimation,” writes whitehouse90310.

Were this any other state, Legvold would have been quietly persuaded to step down for the sake of the party. But this is Texas. She didn’t even get more cautious. A week after her “apology,” a friend posted a photoshopped picture of Michelle Obama on Legvold’s wall, in which the first lady is given a grotesquely distorted behind and back hair. A friend comments: “Looks like they trimmed some off Moochelle’s booty, too.” Legvold “likes” it.

Six months later, Legvold showed up at the Fort Worth Convention Center, where she helped draft the platform that will, hypothetically, guide the party until 2014. The party didn’t bat an eye at her presence—all had been forgotten. Indeed, Dan Patrick and Sid Miller include Legvold’s name in their list of endorsements.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about L’Affair Legvold is how unsurprising it is. Much of the media in Texas has never quite learned how to talk about something that most recognize but can’t find a way to express within the bounds of “objectivity”—there’s a core of the conservative movement in Texas that is absolutely bonkers. Legvold might be one extreme example, but there are plenty just a few shades away. The platform itself—nearly every part of it—is shot through with the fear of a changing country and changing generational attitudes about what it means to be an American. Heba Said, a editor for UT-Arlington’s student newspaper and a Muslim woman, attended the convention and gave one account of what that fear looks like up close.

Paranoia and fear has always been a major constituent element of the state’s politics, of course, but spend time around conservative activists and it’s hard to escape the feeling that that segment is becoming even more unglued. And as a new generation of Republican nominees steps up, that cohort is playing an even greater role in driving the party. Republicans here, like they were nationally, were happy to ride the dragon of inchoate populism that constituted the rise of the tea party in 2009. Maybe they can rein in it, maybe they can’t. They haven’t really tried.

When Wendy Davis recently suggested that Republicans in Texas were intolerant of “people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from,” GOPers expressed extreme umbrage. Greg Abbott’s spokesman, Matt Hirsch, tweeted about Davis’ remarks for days. Consider the party’s tolerance of people like Legvold, and it’s hard to see why.

  • Shane Hardin

    Sir, you have only cracked the surface into a network of racists. This woman was front and center last week at the Keller ISD Special Board meeting defending a school board member (JoLynn Haussmann) who made Anti-Islamic comments on a Facebook post. Mrs. Levgold said that it was a conspiracy between the Muslim Brotherhood, liberal WFAA television, and the ACLU to bring down this school board member. Yet all claim to not be racist but yet, spout off in racist rants.
    Try going to a Northeast Tarrant Tea Party. It is an organized KKK meeting.

    • 1bimbo

      such horsesh*t.. that would be like saying that the whole of the progressive socialist liberal democrat party is william charles “bill” ayers.. why hasn’t the donkey party denounced ayers? he is a domestic terrorist for crying out loud

      • JCDufresne

        Dems haven’t denounced Ayers because they haven’t elected him to the party Executive Committee or selected him to help write the platform.

        • 1bimbo

          yet ayers designed and drafted common core which is a federal socialist progressive donkey party education system being forced on the states

          • Alyssa Burgin

            I think you’ve confused Bill Ayers with Bill McCallum of the University of Arizona. Bill Ayers has nothing to do with Common Core–which, by the way, is the not-at-all-revolutionary idea that a high school diploma should mean the same thing in your state as it does in someone else’s. People don’t grow up and live in one state all of their lives, their children move from state to state with them and often find themselves woefully deficient in school achievement and benchmarks. Or, as in my friend Mike’s case, they end up sitting out their senior year at home because there’s nothing left for them to take. Common Core makes a diploma mean something. And you have no idea what you’re talking about. But that seems to be a common problem with those who get their “facts” from Fox News and the likes of Breitbart, et al.

          • 1bimbo

            perhaps if you read more than just leftist propaganda, you’d be able to connect the dots a little better….

            ‘Communist, domestic terrorist, and creator of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Bill Ayers, continues to speak on behalf of the Annenberg/CES reform effort and provides
            professional development to teachers and principals from CES schools and
            districts.

            From the White House, Obama and Duncan promote, by name, Bill Ayers’ Small Schools Workshop and the Coalition of Essential Schools while funneling billions to states that have adopted Common Core.

            Carnegie Corporation, which has continued to support Annenberg/CES reform over the years, now also provides heavy funding to the Council of Chief State School Officers for the creation and implementation of Common Core.’

            http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=215061

          • R1o2b3

            Hilarious!! Bimbo, did you actually reconcile your statement with your link before you commented. That is the best. Thank you.

          • 1bimbo

            don’t thank me because one of your democratic leaders is an architect for and propagandist of common core .. but then again, we understand progressives are compulsive liars who h8 america.. and will do and say anything to ‘transform’ the USA into a socialist collectivist totalitarian nanny state

          • R1o2b3

            Of course. Folks “hate” America for wanting our children to have a better education. And surely we must all be “compulsive liars” because of you were ignorant to the level of engagement that States had in making the Common Core.

            Back to the topic, Legvold and the Texas Klan Mission statement are emblematic of the rhetoric, platform, and legislative agenda of the GOP. I can find no substantive differences when it comes to the economic and political disenfranchisement of minorities.

          • 1bimbo

            more guilt-ridden elitest w h i t e ex-hippies talking about minorities as if they’re pets.. the culture of poverty is fueled by failed progressive policy

          • R1o2b3

            Says bimbo who considers the word “bigotry” in Texas a “buzzword”. Seriously, can you tell me the difference between the Texas Tea Party Republicans legislative agenda and rhetoric compared to the Texas Klan Mission statement??

            It is a simple question. Please answer. Thank you.

          • 1bimbo

            if i put it in the form of an SAT question, it would read:
            klan is to teaparty what national socialist party is to liberals

          • R1o2b3

            You still didn’t answer the question. What is the fundamental difference between the Texas Klan mission statement and the legislative agenda and rhetoric of the Texas GOP? Please, we are all waiting for what I am sure will be a very comprehensive answer.

          • 1bimbo

            your question doesn’t make sense. it would be like asking me what’s the difference between a CPA and a lawyer.. and seeking ‘a very comprehensive answer’

          • R1o2b3

            No. It makes perfect sense. Now answer the question. What is the difference between the Texas Klan mission statement and Texas GOP legislative agenda and rhetoric? Stop dodging the question, Bimbo.

          • 1bimbo

            no dodge..just pointing out your ignorant question

          • R1o2b3

            Hmmm. And how long has it been since we’ve had a Democratic Governor? The GOP has had most of the last 20 years in Texas. You know…….Texas. The conservative low reg state that ranks 9th highest in poverty. The state run by the GOP. Were you trying to say that the GOP has implemented progressive policies? Probably not. Please continue to post and diminish yourself further.

          • 1bimbo

            the only thing that’s diminished is democratic talking points in texas.. pushing that boulder up the hill must be exhausting

          • barrymtn

            1bimbo, your comments on here show how little you understand history, government, and our constitution. It indicates you would have loved living in Nazi Germany and would love to instill a Third Reich here in America. Hatred, intolerance, and bigotry are a big part of your life, it must be hell living in a changing world.

          • 1bimbo

            democrats=thought police, speech police, religion police.. democrats are intolerant of those who support and preach morality, chrisitianity and traditional marriage.. in reality, democrats are the n a z i s

          • barrymtn

            Thought police? You have to actually think first, and all yours come from fox news, Beck, or Rush Limpdick. 1bimbo, when you want to impose your religion, morality on everyone else, you are a Nazi.

          • 1bimbo

            oh i read and see all of it.. huffpo, msnbc, dailykos, salon, nyt, wapo, houston chronicle, dallas news.. the more i see of the other side the more it reinforces what’s right is right

          • barrymtn

            I said read the constitution! I know it may be difficult for you, as such words at “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” may be beyond your comprehension. And stuff like we have freedom of religion and freedom from religion may make your head spin.

          • 1bimbo

            ‘pursuit of happiness’ is in the declaration of independence, not the constitution

          • Lmaris

            And thus you demonstrate the classic conservative pathology of projection. You have been shown your claims are lies, yet continue to spew them, because it is YOU who compulsively lies. Sad when your ideology is at odds with reality, so you try to create a reality where it fits. That isn’t the would we live in, however.

          • Nicko Thime

            Wow they must have dropped you from a considerable height to have that effect

          • Lmaris

            So you only read the wackadoo nonsense from the Right wing noise machine, which has no basis in reality, and declare it the truth? Get help.

          • R1o2b3

            Funny. The States, all of them, worked in conjunction with the DOE to come up with the Common Core. This wasn’t some Federal Plan being forced on the States. Especially the Red States that had input in the Common Core. I guess silly season has started early.

          • Mark Andrus

            Should we really have a Federal Department of Education? Education was not listed as one of the specific powers allocated to the federal government by the US Constitution and so was left to the states and people.

          • R1o2b3

            We could go into the Commerce Clause and Taxing and Spending Clause, but why should we? The Texas GOP cannot even adhere to Article VII of our own State Constitution. They are perfectly happy with the lowest funding per pupil in the nation, a watered down curriculum, and teaching that Biblical figures rode on the backs of extinct dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Triassic Periods.

          • ORAXX

            Two hundred years ago, education didn’t mean what it does now. There is no way this country can compete, going forward, if we do not adequately educate the young.

          • Lmaris

            Preamble states “and provide for the general welfare”. Most sane individuals consider education a part of the nation’s general welfare.

          • 1bimbo

            you sound like you want an autocratic USA.. we are a democratic republic.. state’s rights prohibit federal social totalitarianism

          • barrymtn

            Mark, the Constitution was written to enable our nation to progress as the nation grew. Would we be better off as a nation if our people remained ignorant and couldn’t progress? The wealthy elite would say yes as that would allow them to put workers into debt slavery. But we are a better country because ALL citizens are able to become educated. Read ALL of the constitution, not just the 2nd Amendment, and maybe you will be able to understand what our government is supposed to do.

          • 1bimbo

            the constitution was written to protect We The People from the government.. the document offers protection, reinforces liberty and keeps the federal government in check.. there’s is nothing about ‘progress’.. our government isn’t ‘supposed to do’ anything but stay out of our way

          • barrymtn

            1bimbo, it was never written to protect us “From the government”, so maybe try to read about our history, and the writing of the constitution. Fox news will not cover that, as they are nothing but a tool of Rupert Murdoch and other billionaires, who care noting about you, even if they are paying you to spew your ignorance.

          • 1bimbo

            the constitution is a contract the people agreed to draft to give the federal government its parameters

          • Jay Purti

            bimbos

            zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • 1bimbo

            that’s right, go to sleep, when i snap my fingers in november, wake up.. the GOP will have taken the senate

          • Nicko Thime

            Truly a dimwit.
            Head down to the clue store and buy yourself one before they are all gone,

      • Nicko Thime

        Did you get dropped on your freaking head?
        Or do you come by being that absurd naturally?

  • R1o2b3

    Obviously, there is a reason the GOP has allowed her status and the status of many more appointed and/or elected bigots. Outreach.

    • Cafe con Leche GOP

      Sara Legvold’s base of support is the tea party movement. Unfortunately the local tea party in Tarrant County is riddled with those who think like Sara, and they have come to dominate the local GOP and thus Sara’s support.

      • 1bimbo

        fortworth is to texas what chicago is to illinois.. you have as much credibility in the lone star state as i do in the windy city

        • Cafe con Leche GOP

          Why don’t you ask our Texas leader in Dallas? We’re a national organization. Sara Legvold needs to self-deport from the GOP. Bigotry isn’t a conservative value. http://www.cafeconlecherepublicans.com/bigotry-isnt-a-conservative-value/

          • 1bimbo

            progressive buzzwords don’t work with the texas GOP, that’s why we’re way happier in our own state than the rest of the country.. what you try to define as ‘bigotry’ is defense of individual liberty… the social totalitarian agenda doesn’t work in a free society, state, country… the state telling people they ‘need’ to be this or that or they ‘should’ think this way or that way is more appropriate in a place like china, venuzuela, iran, russia or north korea.. i’ll take freedom of speech, religion, association anyday over lefty ‘social justice’ which changes depending on their leader-of-the-month

          • Cafe con Leche GOP

            Yes, how silly of me. We support “progressive” ideologies like “free market capitalism” and “limited government.” As for Sara Legvold, her bigotry is well established in her own words. The GOP will be a lot better off without her.

          • 1bimbo

            who gives a sh*t about whether anyone things that woman is a ‘bigot’ as defined by looney liberals.. texas is about freedom, texas is about jobs and economic opportunity.. you miserable socialist democrats have done nothing in the last 6 years but failed our entire country.. time for you to move on

          • unclejeems

            Say, I really like how you pretend to be a looney-toon, right-wing douchenozzle. I bet you and your left-wing hippie friends sit around all day, collecting welfare, having abortions, smoking dope, and laughing at the nonsense you leave on this site. But I think you really ought to limit yourself to two, maybe three posts a day. The rest of us nearly tie ourselves in knots, we laugh so hard at your stuff, and we want to stay alert for the next hilarious episode of subtle mockery, fresh off the pen of . . . 1bimbo!!!

          • 1bimbo

            do you have to work at being a pretentious @sshole or does it come naturally

          • Dolphieness

            When you awaken and realize you have been duped – you will wish you had listened to Bimbo and others. The egg will be fried and nobody will want to help you remove it.

          • Texas 2 Step

            The only thing President Obama has failed at was not televising hearing with Republicans on important issues like job creation and immigration. The American people need to see how utterly useless the Republicans have beenn for the past 6 years.

          • Dolphieness

            The only ‘bigotry’ Legvold has exhibited is that manufactured by Café con Leche and their attack minions. It might be wise to temper the content of this article as some of the wording could be taken as libel.

          • Dolphieness

            @Café con Leche GOP —> No you don’t. Stop taking cues from the Islamic tradition of the Quareysh model and be honest. You want amnesty, you do support big government and you would love to see Aztlan – only with YOU in charge. You just lie to get your way. At least La Raza – as racist as they are- is honest in their approach. You are liars who are deceitful and you claim to be something you are not. Fear not though… your tracks are traceable and documented….. :-)
            http://www.newswithviews.com/Betty/Freauf55.htm

          • Nicko Thime

            Hey, if you can keep the stupid inside your borders, great. Otherwise, it is an issue for the rest of us.

          • barrymtn

            Yeah, love, tolerance, peace are certainly not buzzwords of the GOP. Your individual liberty doesn’t supersede the right of all of us to live without fear of being killed by mentally unstable gunnuts. You have no right to impose your religious beliefs on others. If you want to live in a country with no government, no taxes, and to carry any weapon you want to, then Somalia is the place for you. Its an tea party paradise. They even have black people for you to enslave. I am sure they will welcome you with open arms.

          • 1bimbo

            what on earth are you talking about? i participate in and support the government process, volunteer in my community, pay taxes and support the constitution as do the vast majority of texans.. your silly ‘slave’ comment sounds like you’ve gone off the deep end.. you bought into the democratic race-baiting rhetoric.. why don’t you get to know a conservative before you start calling them wanna-be slave owners.. your comment may be the most ridiculous comment i’ve ever seen

          • barrymtn

            You are defending Sara Legvolts comments, and she is an avowed racist. If you don’t understand the constitution, it is easy to misconstrue it, which is your situation. I have many conservative friends and many of them can’t go along with some of the tea party thinking. Some of the things libertarians support, I can agree with. Democrats don’t race bait, they just point out when racism is prevalent in opposition votes.

          • 1bimbo

            legvold just speaks her mind, free speech.. we don’t block that kind of stuff in the GOP.. the republican party is diverse.. conservatives, evangelicals, establishment GOP, even some who are socially liberal (which drives the evangelicals nuts).. for every legvold in the GOP there is a charlie rangel in the donkey party.. we remember when he called sarahP ‘disabled’ and when got in trouble for financial misconduct..yet he’s still a hero of the democrats..

          • Dolphieness

            Prove where Sara is a racist – other than via the photoshopped, taken out of context, cropped and edited comments. Provide SOLID evidence that she is a racist and by racists… please define who she is a racist against.

          • Dolphieness

            You have nothing to fear unless you are a criminal. Are you a criminal?
            The mass shootings were by lefties strung out on psychotropic medications by their psychiatrists.
            When in an environment that a mentally disturbed individual (on psychotropic meds who is being ‘helped’ by a ‘mental expert’ errrr … psychiatrist) is focused on killing many people – it would bode well to be armed – of course unless you have a suicide wish.

          • Nicko Thime

            Could have fooled me.

          • DavidD

            The two are not always the same.I’m a Social Democrat but I will work with anybody except bigots on any issue that we have common intrest in advancing in an honest manner.

      • Dolphieness

        Actually, that is inaccurate. Tea Party is not a political party. Tea Party includes people from various backgrounds who believe more in the Constitution and the USA than apparently you do or you would clue into the essence of the American people as a whole.
        Relative to who supports Sara, she supports this country so who would not support her actions?
        Are you saying you do not support our country? Is that what you are all about? You want a mass invasion to occur without repercussions upon the aggressors?
        What of your native countries of origin (except for you Bob – the white guy married to a south American woman – who more prefers to hijack subservient Latina females so you can feel like a man) – what do they think of Illegal invasions? Even Mexico has a stringent policy against illegals crossing their borders.
        What Tarrant County is about is their loyalty to TX and the USA. They do not take kindly to invaders nor folks who disrespect the sovereignty of the USA.

  • WW

    Wonder how she feels about mental illness? Because it seems she could use some therapy, perhaps reparitive to help her with her ignorance….GOP should look into that……

    • Nicko Thime

      When asked about mental illness she said yes.

    • DavidD

      She might have made the leap from just hatred and fear to full blown paranoia.She does no credit to the Texas GOP and their failure to remove her and electing her to a position of power is going to hurt the party badly in the long run.
      We all have negative aspects of our personality and pathological behavior knows no political boundries but this behavior is getting to be the norm in the leadership of the GOP along with a pronounced tendancy to the ends justifies the means behavior.
      This is getting toxic and all Texans need to understand that such hate speach can easily translate into action that will hurt all parties concerned with tragic results for all.

      • 1bimbo

        the politically correct era will not take hold in the lone star state.. what you call ‘hate speech’, i call truth.. nobody is helped by lying all the time about the detrimental effects of illegal immigration, the state does no better when we coddle generational welfare queens and muslim extremists, the situation does not improve when we reject morality and embrace perversion and drug abuse.. you go study what’s happening in states like massachusetts and colorado and take a long hard look at great britain before you attempt to demand political correctness in texas.. the only demands we hear in texas are for liberty, the constitution and state’s rights

        • DavidD

          Your capacity for your turgid nonsense passing for any kind of coherent political thought appears bottomless.
          You spout concepts that are on the face of it contradictory and meaningless racist bigoted gibberish to fill in the spaces between those contradictions.
          Code words like generational welfare queens and muslim extremists are appeals to racist group hate.
          It is not the state’s role to confront rejections of morality based on private religious authorities,ban so called perversions between consenting adults or interfere with private relationships between doctors and their patients .
          The state’s role is to enforce secular law equally for everyone .That is the only politically correct function of the state.

          • 1bimbo

            ‘code words’? the truth just baffles progressive socialist liberal democrats.. and you have reading comprehension issues.. never advocated to ‘ban’ anything.. it’s the state’s role to protect us from those who would harm children, family, community, freedom and a functional society.. laws are in place for the safety, health and the general well-being of We The People.. not for looney liberals to enact ‘social justice’ on the rest of us

  • Wormis Hackneying

    Good lord! A review of her Facebook page shows just how whacked out she is. How can she have _any_ role in the party?

  • GOP Julie

    Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte associate with exterminators of unborn children (i.e. baby killers) and are prominent in the Texas Democrat party.

    • fatibel

      As long as it’s legal and constitutionally protected, they’re free to associate and support abortion providers. Just as you are free not to. Nothing kooky there, just a difference of opinion.

      • 1bimbo

        agreed

  • radsenior

    Umbrage – take offense, take exception, be aggrieved, be affronted, be annoyed,be angry, be indignant, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, go into a huff, be miffed, have one’s nose put out of joint. – Hmmm…sounds like Texas TEA’s disgruntled with Republicans who are in turn the same. Today there is little difference and the once proud Republican party is de-funked as demonstrated by the Texas TEA party take over.
    The Texas TEA Party advocate for the abolition of the Federal Reserve, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Transportation Security Administration and the Departments of Education and Energy, but it also calls for an end to the direct election of U.S. Senators by voters.
    The Texas TEA Party wants full Repeal of the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and return the appointment of U.S. Senators by the State Legislatures ending to the direct election of U.S. Senators by voters.
    The Texas TEA Party also wants to make it more difficult to register to vote and urges Congress to repeal the Voting Rights Act.

    • Mark Andrus

      If the 17th Amendment had been repealed, then David Dewhurst would be one of our US Senators
      instead of Ted Cruz because Dewhurst would have the favorite of most of the legislature.

  • Mark Andrus

    It would be hard for the Republican Party to get rid of Legvold since she was elected to the post by the delegates from her senatorial district. I would not say that Britain First is a fascist organization just because they recognize that unassimilated Muslims are a threat in Great Britain and Europe, but they are not as much a threat in the United States because there is more assimilation. I was a delegate to the State Republican Convention this year from a different part of the state. I do not like the anti-gay and anti-immigrant parts of the platform but I did not stay to vote on it because I left on Saturday to go to a meeting of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana in Corsicana. My opinion of platforms for the various parties is that it is nut time and the main result is it gives the other party something to complain about. The Democrats meet later this month and they will probably also have nut items in their platform.

  • Nicko Thime

    They raise’em stupid and bigoted in Texas.

    • DavidD

      Making general pejorative statements about millions of people says more about your charecter than about Texas.

      • Nicko Thime

        Wahhhhhhhh!
        If you don’t like how your state is viewed, that would seem to be YOUR problem. Do something about it.

        • Dolphieness

          The only people who ‘view’ TX as you describe it are those who are bigoted, small-minded and ill-informed.

          • 1bimbo

            yep.. typically liberals

    • 1bimbo

      ‘Texan’ frequently evokes images of conservatism, oil, gas, racism, callousness. In my judgment, the myths should be debunked, or at least, should include the prevalent strains of reasonableness, compassion, and decency. –Barbara Jordan

      • Nicko Thime

        I know, and my apologies to Barbara Jordan, but as long as you keep giving us the likes of Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Louie fuckin’ Gohmert and this personally invasive “small” government that places women’s health at major risk, the stink of it is going to get all over you.

        Fix your house.

        • 1bimbo

          in texas, we have a saying: ‘if it ain’t broke, leave it the f*ck alone’

          • Nicko Thime

            It’s clearly broken.

          • 1bimbo

            your opinion is subjective

  • Rdzkz

    Some religions say that meanness is indeed sin and sickness as one, as shown here, all bundled bychoice.

    • Nicko Thime

      Religion is the real sickness.

  • damspam

    Part of the new fascist front.

    • DavidD

      That is the end result of such speech and action.We should all be equal before the law and she clearly does not want that.Paranoia,a sense of greivance followed by meglomania is not a good combination.

  • Liber8gibp

    The Texas Solution is more like the Final Solution.
    That has been tried before.

  • 1bimbo

    thank you texas GOP for pushing back agaiinst the progressive socialist liberal democrats who are trying to turn texas into a cesspool of perverts, potheads and parasites.. you know, like michigan, illinois, colorado, california and new york

  • R1o2b3

    Thank you Texas GOP for once again proving that conservatism is rife with bigotry and ignorance. If it weren’t for the oil and gas in Texas, we would be just another red state on the dole since we rank 9th highest in poverty nationally. The only economy you’ve created primarily works for the wealthy or well connected. The working poor and many middle class Texans pay a higher overall tax burden than their counterparts in California, while the corporate welfare of 19 billion a year allows for an effective tax rate of 3.2% for Texans in the top 1%. Yeeeehawwwww.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_may_2014/features/oops_the_texas_miracle_that_is049289.php?page=all
    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/03/texas-turns-out-be-not-so-miraculous-after-all
    http://www.itep.org/whopays/

    • 1bimbo

      more socialist talking points.. stop whining about being a ‘have-not’ and make something of yourself

      • R1o2b3

        Regarding overall tax burden as a percentage of overall income, very good, Bimbo. What a facile argument you make! Of course, you must be the only person on this thread that has made something of yourself. Certainly not me. Don’t let things like facts, statistics, or percentages get in the way of a good roll in the mud. I have done quite well for myself. I did not argue otherwise, but you have implied it. What a lazy argument, and my life is the poorer for having read it. I thought the poverty of reason had ended in this argument, but now I fear you will respond again, and diminish us all the more.

        • 1bimbo

          i’m even more convinced you don’t even live in texas.. the places that have taxed themselves out of their own homes in the lone star state are the cities run by democrats, austin, houston, fortworth.. for the rest of us in the suburbs and rural areas, jobs and taxes are what keeps us electing the GOP

          • R1o2b3

            I thought is was ignorance, xenophobia, and religious bigotry that kept rural GOPers voting against their own interests. Possibly farm subsidies, also. Bimbo, you’ve made a strong case for that conclusion. Maybe you can convince Sara to run for higher office.

          • 1bimbo

            you think it’s ‘ignorance, xenophobia and religious bigotry’ because you spend your time ingesting looney liberal narratives.. farm subsidies pale in comparison to the welfare being sapped up by the illegals who pay nothing into the system but sign their children up for free everything, public school, food stamps, AFDC, WIC, ER visits, etc etc ad nauseum.. that’s where the biggest burden on all taxpayers begins and ends-especially in the lone star state

          • R1o2b3

            Bimbo, could you provide one iota of proof for any of your bogus claims? I would really like to see how undocumented immigrants qualify for WIC, Food Stamps, et al. I am sorry. Did you think you could further Sara Levgold’s legacy of bigoted lies without being challenged? Put up, Bimbo.

          • 1bimbo

            their children do.. the dreamers, remember? march yourself down to the welfare office and ask if you don’t believe it.. it’s pretty sobering isn’t it? and they also qualify for in-state tuition (well, not after dan patrick takes office) and some institutions even give them scholarships just for being born of an illegal

  • Veritas

    Did we attempt to contact this lady, like a serious journalist? If this is just an attempt at a hit piece, let’s just say so.

    Minus the coarse sort of namecalling (which is beneath all of us), the only trouble is………. What she’s saying is accurate. For the most part.

    As a paleoLibertarian, frankly I have been disappointed with the Tea Parties in Central/North Texas, as they are too wrapped up in FAUX news, Muslimfearing, and churchgoing to pay attention to the fact that fractional banking, organized (and violent……. they make the LAPD look like toddlers in the sandbox) plutocratic interests from Israel, have taken hold of this country…… for decades, if not for centuries. It’s important for African and Asian nations to be culturally, ethnically and yes racially integrous: America is a bit different, as we do have influence in pockets from different ethnic groups, for part of our history, including the people forced to work as slaves brought from Africa by those “never to be criticized” semites, which was a travesty, just as the trading of white slaves in Africa and beyond was a travesty, etc. etc. same with all peoples on earth. So, we in the U.S. can always have some immigration, but just temper it…… we don’t have to be as exclusionary as Israel: If you’ve checked the news lately, they keep their nation homogenous better than just about anyone.

    Politically, I ping pong back and forth from Classical Liberalism to identifying as paleoLibertarian, so anyone scandalized please don’t fire your muskets all at once. All the political parties are horrible, and offbase, with maybe the Libertarian or Green party being the least horrible: And they’re definitely the most friendly, even to a maverick like myself. But you know, for all the handwringing, this woman doesn’t want to rip apart foreign babies in the womb……… or any babies, for that matter. Can’t say the same for the party that brands itself with the Ass. Everyone please enjoy your evening.

  • james

    Christopher Hooks,

    Once again embarrasses professional journalists with his slanderous slam-jobs on political figures he disagrees with. A friend to Communists, Socialists and Murderers, it is a wonder that he still gets paid to write many of the insensitive, inaccurate and off-base reports that he contributes to.

    –insert baited, out of context quotes–

    Paranoia and fear has always been a major constituent element of the Leftists media , of course, but spend time reading his articles and it’s hard to escape the feeling that his segment is
    becoming even more unhinged.

    tags: Reporters,, Christopher Hooks, Texas Observer

  • TexasLonghorn

    “When a minor physical altercation broke out between a Texas Solution
    supporter named Norman Adams and a member of the Texas Nationalist
    Movement, Legvold was there, confronting Adams until the police arrived.”

    Minor, eh? How convienient. This blogger fails to report what actually happened. I was on the floor. Norm Adams, amnesty pusher, actually physically pushed a woman — hard. The people around Adams who saw this, including Sara Legvold, kept him from fleeing like a rat. They made sure he stayed put until police arrived. Research our last many Texas GOP Conventions — remarkably free from violence, despite thousands of people crowded together with big, foundational differences in political opinions. And I have plenty of differences of opinions with Sara. But a bigbiz crony like Adams can’t spend a day or more, without melting down into the most cowardly physical attack, against a woman.

    Maybe in the Brooks household, pushing women around is minor — “no biggie”, right? — but Mr. Brooks, Texans of all political stripes treat it differently.

    Most fundamentalist leftists, amnesty pushers being the exemplars, are kind of sad sacks, and have a great propensity for bullying and violence — and a great propensity, apparently, to attempt to minimize said use of violence when it serves their agenda. That’s what all the “koombayah” and progressive Utopia talk covers up.

    Amnesty pushers.. yep, starting to be a more appropriate name by the day.

    But now see those with their agendas not completely set — what say you, young lady from UTA? — would you rather treat a violent incident like this as a blight on the Texas GOP on the whole, or would you look at the entire set of facts to acknowledge that it’s a testament to the good character of Sara and other longtime grassroots activists, to corral a crony, violent [this is not his first burst of violence] interloper — and protect a victim. You may not believe it, but she would do the same for you.

    • 1bimbo

      thank you for sharing the truth on this lefty website about the vile behavior of looney liberals at the GOP convention, this website and its writers spend their day trying to figure out ways to cast texas in a negative light no matter if it’s through obfuscation, lies or distortion, this website represents texas as much as the teaparty represents illinois.. it’s time texans called out the observer for what it is.. it does not represent the state, it represents liberal interests in austin and new york

      • TexasLonghorn

        And that’s the reality, right there. Absolutely, you are quite welcome.