(Big League Politics) – Even though President Trump has endorsed Texas Governor Greg Abbott for re-election, his supporters are not buying it.
Trump-supporting patriots booed Abbott mercilessly, hectoring him with slogans like “Abbott sucks,” and “Abbott’s a RINO,” during the large Trump rally in Conroe, Tex. on Saturday. Abbott is attempting to ward off several conservative primary challengers to be the Republican nominee for governor in this year’s election.
The clip can be seen here:
Pathetically, Abbott was forced to say Trump’s name over and over again as he tried to quell the crowd’s rage for him:
Greg Abbott realizes that the only way to keep the MAGA crowd from booing him is to just keep saying, ‘Donald J Trump’ over and over again. So he does. pic.twitter.com/wzQ3csB5cE
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 30, 2022
Big League Politics has reported on how Abbott is cratering in the polls as the public demands a solid America First patriot as governor:
“Recent Texas GOP chairman Allen West, former state senator Don Huffines, and musician Chad Prather are among the patriot challengers standing up to Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott in the March 1 Texas gubernatorial primary. If no candidate manages to gain over 50 percent of the primary vote then the nominating contest heads to a runoff in May between the top two vote-getters. The race also includes “Ricky Lynn Perry,” a man with a similar name to former Texas governor Rick Perry, who is picking up some support in polling presumably because some people think it’s the Rick Perry who served as governor and worked in the Trump administration. A lawyer with ties to Huffines reportedly notarized Ricky Perry’s candidate form but Huffines said that he had nothing to do with the man’s candidacy.
While Abbott has the benefit of incumbency, he also alienated many conservatives by imposing strict Coronavirus restrictions in 2020. Abbott did not finally lift the statewide mask mandate in Texas and allow businesses to fully re-open until March 2021, after Texans had already felt the brunt of Abbott’s Coronavirus tyranny. Some observers felt that Abbott was pressured to change course due to Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ more spirited — albeit compromised — rejection of Coronavirus tyranny measures in the Sunshine State.
Abbott is also taking some of the blame for the massive surge of illegal migrants pouring into the state of Texas. As Allen West tweeted Thursday, “Under Gov Abbott, TX cities are becoming centers of crime & violence. Impeaching activist judges who release violent repeat offenders needs to occur. Abbott is abdicating his responsibility and allowing law and order to collapse from Houston to the border.”
Patriots are seizing the opportunity to challenge Abbott. A recent straw poll conducted at the Tarrant County Candidate Fair in Hurst, Texas yielded optimistic results for the patriot challengers. Greg Abbott failed to reach a 50 percent threshold in the straw poll while Allen West picked up approximately 25 percent support and Don Huffines gained 21 percent support, with other candidates including Prather earning some votes.
Gab founder Andrew Torba had some special words for Abbott, who used the bully pulpit of the governorship to accuse Gab of being “Anti-Semitic.” Abbott infamously sat in front of a flag of Israel when he denounced Gab. Torba has not forgotten.
“I love how Abbott attacked Gab last year and now his two top challengers are using Gab to outflank him. Going to be very interesting to see how this unfolds!,” Torba stated in response to my commentary on Allen West and Don Huffines. Both West and Huffines post content on their Gab accounts…
In a recent Paradigm Partners Texas Statewide Poll for Allen West’s campaign, Allen West leads Abbott with approximately 38 percent support compared to 33 percent for Abbott, 12 percent for Ricky Lynn Perry, 5 percent for Don Huffines, 3 percent for Chad Prather, and 1 percent each for three others, with approximately 7 percent undecided.”
Trump should listen to his supporters and revoke his endorsement for Abbott. He has several fine challengers to choose from who will actually put America first.