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Former Texas Lt. Gov. Hobby, An Establishment Figure, Wonders If The Republican Intent Is To Ruin Texas

The Texas Observer has posted this nine minute talk by former Democratic Texas Lt. Governor William Hobby. Mr. Hobby served as Lt. Governor from 1973-1991.

In this talk, Mr. Hobby wonders if the intent of Governor Perry and the Republican majorities in the Texas legislature is to ruin the future of Texas with sharp cuts to education and other essential services and functions of government.

Mr. Hobby says our tax structure is not adequate to meet the needs of Texas. He says that the Republican leadership of Texas is engaging in a kind of “insanity.”

Mr. Hobby is not a big liberal. He is very much an establishment figure. He simply seems to have a hard time believing what he seeing in Texas.

All the facts are out there about the impact of the budget being discussed in Austin and where there budget will take our state.

It really comes down to the decision of each individual Texan that they are going to make the call to work with others to bring about a better future for Texas.

Every individual has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes you value, and even run for public office.

The Texas Observer is an important resource for Texas. The Observer offers a needed forward thinking view to public policy debates in our state.

April 27, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. I remember Hobby. He wasn’t a liberal. More a moderate conservative like many Democrats back then were.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | April 27, 2011

  2. Yep. That’s just what he was and most likely still is today.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 28, 2011

  3. […] Neil at Texas Liberal noted that former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby—very much an establishment figure—is wondering if the Republican intent in the ongoing legislative session is to ruin Texas. […]

    Pingback by Eye on Williamson » Texas Blog Round Up (May 2, 2011) | May 2, 2011

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