Saturday, April 26, 2014


When Ben Streusand’s Clinton-like “research team” left Brian Babin’s hometown after spending two weeks looking for anything they could find to demonize their opponent, voters will be pleased to know they found NOTHING. Notice I said pleased. Not surprised. Babin has been one of the most popular conservative candidate’s ever to put his name on a ballot in East Texas. Voters know him and like him and trust him. 

The facts did not deter Streusand’s decision to sling mud and try to overcome the fact he did not actually live in this district,  Taxes were raised thirty years ago and Babin was on the board that voted unanimously to raise them. Streusand knew the rest of the story because his team knew it. But he left out that everyone in Woodville’s position raised taxes to adjust to the mandates in the Robin Hood plan the Supreme Court of Texas had upheld. 

Streusand blindsides Babin with this and filmed his response to a vote that was cast three decades ago. He thinks this makes Babin look bad. Well I hope voters don’t send this kind of person to Washington D.C. thinking this kind of tactics will work up there. Streusand will be ripped to shreads if he tries this amateur debate stuff in Congress. Just like in this case, someone will look back and see what actually happened. Channel 12 did. Babin was a tax cutter and acted and voted like all conservatives did in Texas with the circumstances of that time.  

Streusand says he would have done differently. But had he decided to vote as he said and had he influenced enough others to do the same …… there is no question it would have cost Woodville taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The highest court in the land had already ruled on Robin Hood. 

It is highly unlikely Streusand would have voted as he says he would have however. Records reveal a younger Streusand had other similarities with Clinton (besides his opposition research/hit team). Besides working as a staffer for Democrats, court records from a filing for a divorce indicate he may have had Monica-like problems. 

So in the midst of his Democrat brethren and a swinging life style, Ben Streusand would have taken on this expensive issue? No. He would not have been elected and he never has been elected to represent conservatives anywhere at anytime. Ben Streusand was fortunate to patch up a marriage he all but destroyed and he was out seeking his fortune. A fortune he would accumulate through taking advantage of Dodd-Frank and what has become known as the home loan debacle. He has no record in office and the record he does have is one that most people would not put out there in front of their neighbors.

The last district Streusand tried to purchase his congressional seat in rejected him 2 to 1 on election day. If people that know his history don’t vote this time, we will have someone in Washington who will be working for himself – not us. Please vote May 27th.


UPDATE : Streusand responds by changing the accusation. Now he says it is not that Babin raised taxes like I said he did. Now he says that Babin should be held responsible for the board not adjusting the effective rate. Do you even know how these boards work Ben? Aim your mudslinging better Ben. When you did this against Mike McCaul it wore voters out and you lost by 30%.

Is every citizen who served on a school board in the 1990’s that lived in a district that did not restore the 20% homestead exemption provided by the CEDs automatically less conservative than citizens that have no record of serving at all? It may seem like splitting hairs, but no one individual raised taxes by failing to restore the exemption. That particular governing body failed. Individuals within that governing body may or may not have been for restoration. And they may or may not have been for restoration based on how the mandate effected the school district’s resources and student needs and community preferences. Brian Babin was elected and re-elected easily. Why does Ben Streusand’s recode of a lack of  community service so predictably result in him hiring people to dig up dirt and create spin from records twenty and thirty years old?

Brian Babin  Richard Pegues CD 36 Liberty Count


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When Streusand was confronted about his deception and asked what he would have done in the face of the Supreme Court ruling on Robin Hood", he says he would have not have submitted to it. I wonder how much more money taxpayers would have paid if they were foolish enough to elect Streusand and he took on the Supreme Court (after the case had already been challenged0. Let me suggest that Streusand is use to being in control of people borrowing money and that with no military record, no blue collar work in his history, and a slightly feminine voice ..... this guy sees himself as an attack dog. It is false bravado. Democrats will not be subject to the kind of misleading attacks Streusand orchestrates. They are as expert as Streusand's political handlers.