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Democrat Nick Lampson Deludes Working People & Leads Them Nowhere

A rotten Nick Lampson TV ad about immigration policy strongly suggests Lampson won’t tell the truth to Texas workers about why their wages and economic prospects often stink. 

Lampson is running for the seat once held by Tom DeLay. This is Texas U.S House District 22. The Republican candidate is right-wing Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs. Nobody should vote for her. Because of the timing of DeLay’s cowardly exit and because of Texas election law, Sekula-Gibbs is running as a write-in. Lampson is the favorite.

In his depressing ad, Lampson attacks Sekula-Gibbs’ votes on Houston City Council for various aspects of Houston’s sanctuary stance towards illegal immigrants. As a general rule, Houston police don’t ask about immigration status during an arrest. With this policy and others like it, Houston recognizes that it lacks the resources to handle federal immigration matters. It also reflects the fact that immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere are in Houston to stay. 

With his ad, Lampson conveys that it is illegals causing poor labor conditions in Texas. He says nothing about union-busting profit-crazed employers. He says nothing about reforming a Democratic Party that, so far, has often been only slightly less-willing than Republicans to sell working people down the river.

Someone must level with working people. If it won’t be Democrats—Who will it be? Someone must tell working folks that their children must study as hard as Asian kids study. Someone must tell them that they must decide if they care more about gay marriage or about their futures. 

This someone apparently won’t be Nick Lampson. Lampson seems content to feed Texas working people a lying load of crap that distracts them from what really needs to be done.

October 27, 2006 - Posted by | Immigration, Politics, Texas


  1. “Lampson seems content to feed Texas working people a lying load of crap that distracts them from what really needs to be done.”

    Welcome to Modern American Politics 101…

    Comment by Lazaro | October 27, 2006

  2. So, don’t vote for either Lampson or Sekula-Gibbs. Vote for Bob Smither instead. At least he’s on the ballot.


    Comment by Michael | October 29, 2006

  3. Mr. Smither is a Libertarian and that is the bottom of the barrel.

    Comment by neilaquino | October 29, 2006

  4. Saw the Lampson ad, wow… Never thought I’d see a Democrat announcing his affiliation with the NRA, but the most brow-raising part of the ad, was his “illegal alien” blast. Politics…

    Libertarians are at the bottom of the barrel? They still matter though right?

    Comment by Lazaro | October 30, 2006

  5. Yes–The Libertarians may be the bottom of the barrel, but they count as well.

    Comment by neilaquino | November 1, 2006

  6. In Sugar Land, Texas where Lampson is campaigning any politician to the left of Tom DeLay is a flaming “pinko” liberal. We need Democrats of all kinds to turn this country and state around. Take the bad with the good and vote a straight Democratic ticket, and if a Democratic candidate is not running then vote Libertarian.

    Comment by RichardKaty | November 5, 2006

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