Adrienne Bell, Democratic candidate for U.S. House District Texas 14, is fighting for better education and health care, while her opponent, Randy Weber, is meeting with accused Russian spies and supporting the corrupt agenda of the White House.

There couldn't be a clearer choice for Galveston voters in the November election.

John Grossman

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Claudia Burnam

Typical left-wing BS. E G Wiley

Gary Miller

Running against A. Bell is like being un opposed. Some careless voter might vote for her.

Brian Tamney

Yep Weber is the only choice, clear as day.

Carlos Ponce

Vote for whomever reflects your views. Adrienne Bell does not reflect mine nor that of the majority of Congressional District 14.
"better education" - Education falls under state and local jurisdiction and that of individuals - NOT Federal. Check the Constitution.
"health care" - Obamacare drove up health care costs. We don't need more of that.
But I like the way John Grossman includes the word "accused" in "Randy Weber, is meeting with accused Russian spies". Using an accusation as basis for one's vote is within one's prerogative but not considered wise. There are spies throughout Washington DC. Chances are most legislators have unknowingly talked with a foreign spy in DC. They don't come with a name tag spelling out "SPY" on them.
“There are more spies in the United States today from foreign nation states that at any time in our history — including the Cold War,” former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in 2016 in an address at the Heritage Foundation. “It’s massive, it’s huge. And the numbers are overwhelming.”
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/274704-former-intel-chairman-more-foreign-spies-in-us-than-ever-before

Rusty Schroeder

What's clear is Weber will win with over 60 % of the vote, crystal clear.

Mike Meador

A. Bell........[thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown]

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Randy Weber must go. His silence on important matters is stinging. His response to Hurricane Harvey recovery has been sparse and non-effective. Politians like him who only help ONE group of people ....tenures and time is over. Randy Weber support tribal politics and that is NOT good for America.

Carlos Ponce

Thank you for your comments Kimberly. Like most of your posts you have no facts to back your diatribe.

Rusty Schroeder

Tribal Politics? Watch it now, that's Elizabeth Warren's job.

Jarvis Buckley

Bell has very little chance of winning.

Diane Turski

I urge everyone to do your own research and vote for the candidate who best represents your values. An important element of that research should include a public debate/town hall between Adrienne Bell and Randy Weber. Adrienne Bell has agreed to a public debate/town hall open to all constituents to discuss issues important to voters. Randy Weber has so far refused all requests to participate. Therefore, I urge everyone to contact Weber's offices to request that he agree to participate in this important public discussion of voter issues.

John Meza

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Carlos Ponce

Looks like Diane already has her "friends" lined up to demonstrate, I mean participate, in the audience. Would they show up if required to PROVE they are actual constituents of Texas Congressional District 14 with Voter Registration and photo ID in hand? Carpetbaggers need not attend.[beam]

Jim Forsythe

“This event will be a chance for me to hear from my constituents about the current economic crisis, the current budget crisis. We can talk about priorities for the state, priorities for this legislative session and how we can all work together,” Rep. Weber said “Mainly I am hoping to get input and feedback. And, of course I can answer any questions people might have. “ February 9, 2011

Kelly Naschke

GDP 4.1%. Unemployment at all time historic lows for African Americans, Latinos, and women. Trade deficit shrinking. ISIS defeated. Adrienne Bell??? Hahaha....that’s some funny shiznit! Snowballs chance in hell!

Carlos Ponce

4.1%? That's good!
One of our Liberal contributors posted the following on Feb 15, 2018 5:19pm:
"In the budget, Trump assumes that real GDP growth will reach 3 percent this year and then stay between 2.8 percent and 3 percent for the indefinite future. For context, in 2016 actual growth was 1.5 percent, and it was 2.2 percent in 2017. Most economists don’t view 3 percent growth as realistic. Most private sector forecasters foresee growth closer to 2.15 percent, the Congressional Budget Office projects numbers between 1.4 and 1.9 percent, and the Federal Reserve expects growth between 1.8 and 2 percent in the long run."
https://www.galvnews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_289b8395-5aa0-5b49-8001-02e17dcced8f.html#comment-68143884-12c0-11e8-a25d-5cb9017bff17
Looks like someone was wrong. Trump was wrong. Numbers look BETTER than he thought. Which is okay. "Most economists" were off. So was the (often wrong) Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve.
And all this economic prosperity may disappear if Democrats take over........

George Croix

Not 'may' disappear.....WILL disappear, with the unfixable promises to reverse the tax cuts, reinstate useless regulations, and go back to kissing our 'allies' backsides (or, diplomacy, as the Left views it.... [wink]) and letting them screw us over with impunity...
Of course, they could just get so caught up in impeaching Pres. Trump for the high crime of not being a 'progressive' that things just chug along as they are now.....

Diane Turski

No one I know is planning any demonstrations at any town halls or debates should they happen. Stop your fear mongering propaganda!

Carlos Ponce

We will see what happens.

George Croix

Re-posting with enough changes to avoid the reposting police, we revisit A. Bell's website:

Looking at the platform planks listed:
1) Money Out of Politics.
Except for donating to A. Bell's campaign...
2)Create Medicare For All
Define 'all'. Citizens? Legal residents? illegal aliens? Not explained is where the trillions of dollars will come from.....
3)Support our Veterans
With 'engagement boards' and 'conversations' and 'focus'? The current President is actually helping Veterans, rather than 'engaging and talking'. get medical care and avoid long waits...
4)Pledge for #nofossilfuel
Shows a total disconnect with reality, and/or a complete ignorance of our dependence on fossil fuels. Perhaps residents of Oz might try to get along without them, but the candidate might try explaining what she'd do about the Billions, with a B, of fossil fuel driven machines, tools, conveyances, planes, trains, automobiles, bulldozers, 18 wheelers, et all, that are required...required...to live as we do. For at least the next century or so, until or more likely if some substitute that works for all of these comes along, how will demonizing THE industry, production and refining, that allows us all to live, be of help?
5) EndPlastic Pollution
While wearing oil based synthetic fabrics and product....
6)Enact Common sense gun laws
If one is to declare common sense, there should be some visible proof of awareness of fact. It's also helpful to know what an 'assault weapon' is if one is to be hyperbolic about them. The candidate evidently does not know, or hopes you don't, the absurdity of calling for an 'assault weapons ban', then using Sandy Hook as a reason - since Connecticut had their own state 'asaault weapons ban' in place at the time. Maybe she should remember Columbine, 1999, vs the 'Clinton Assault weapons ban', circa 1994 to 2004, sunsetted due to uselessness. Etc. For the rest of those talking points....well....
7)Fix our broken immigration system. That's great. She DOES mean by stopping the illegal entries, huh? And deporting known criminals and visa violaters and deportation recidivists ASAP, huh? If not, then what's 'fixed'?
8)Create A Just Justice System
"It's time to end our for-profit criminal justice system by ending prison labor, private prisons and detention centers, cash bail systems, and all the other ways our criminal justice system profits off the vulnerable."
THAT speaks for itself....amazing....
So, is 'vulnerable' now 'progressive=speak' for criminals......
9)Create fully funded higher education
First, we need to train arborists to grow the money trees...a forest of them..... Success has more to do with drive, initiative, and willingness to work, at a JOB other than a monthly check and SNAP card from Uncle Sam, than with a canned show-up-and-pass education. Plumbers and carpenters are more needed than 'ancient languages' and 'social justice' degree holders. The 'crushing debt' of students loans is largely due to the big nose of the federal government getting involved in that, and driving up costs.
10) Raise the Minimum Wage
Better to vote for someone interested in Maximum Wage, which is what you get with good jobs and benefits, which you get in a business friendly environment, like the record setting low unemployment one we have right now, not the failed 'gov't is the answer' ones of the past, or wanting back in....like this candidate.....
11)How Will You Help?
I'll do all I can to prevent anyone who thinks like this candidate from getting a chance to send us rushing ahead into the failed past.
Thanks for asking.......


Carlos Ponce

4)Pledge for #nofossilfuel
Adrienne Bell apparently shows no concern for the petrochemical industry which is a source of much employment in Congressional District 14. Not good for TX CD 14, not good for Texas, not good for America.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, is 4.1 % GDP the point that a President is doing a good job?

Carlos Ponce

It will be better once the President's entire agenda is approved.

Paul Hyatt

Some will neve think that Trump has done anything right no matter what he does? Some are just so filled with hatred towards him because he won and the Hildabeast didn't....

Carlos Ponce

"the corrupt agenda of the White House" ????
So making America GREAT again is corrupt?

Jim Forsythe

"Make America Great Again"
The phrase was used in speech by Bill Clinton during his 1992 presidential campaign; however, it was not a slogan of the campaign. Clinton also used the phrase in a radio commercial aired for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential primary campaign.
In 2011, Christine O'Donnell published a book about her Senate campaign in the 2010 Delaware special election titled Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes To Make America Great Again
The tagline for the film, The Purge: Election Year, was "Keep America Great" (later announced as the slogan for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign).

George Croix

The Left, especially 'progressives', and particularly the 'resistance' has perfected the political art of accusing others, loudly and long, of doing what they themselves are already doing...a lot....
It works for them because of the support base they have..... [whistling]

Gary Miller


If we required the media to "tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" progressive spin would die. Eliminating anonomous sources would force reporters {?) to actually research before printing.

George Croix

Too many mediaites already report their personal 'truths'....
It's a foundation of the 'resistance'.....say it often enough, add the correct spin, and other like-mindless people will believe it.
Reporters should be reporting facts....or, at least correcting reports when facts appearing, well, factual, are later found to not be....
Some of them still do that....some right here on the GDN staff...
This way, readers could get back into the habit of deciding for themselves rather than too many having their opinions issued in the daily talking points....imo....
A GOOD side of today's majority...imo...media being more interested in their 'truths' than in facts is that the people actually making this country function as a productive country and not a dependency socialist one can readily see where the BS is coming from and avoid stepping in it themselves......

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