Have you heard of the Back to Basics Political Action Committee (PAC)? I’m sure you’ve heard of their advertisements, mostly concentrating on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s record on various items. Back to Basics is basically a stooge PAC for Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Bill White’s campaign. In fact, I haven’t seen a single ad pointing to a single Democrat’s political snafu’s. Somewhere former State Representative Terri Hodge is letting out a huge sigh of relief!
But now Back to Basics is trouncing other Republicans in the Democrats’ “Turn Texas Blue” campaign. State Rep. Joe Driver was recently blasted by Back to Basics for his little expense report boo-boo’s. So I took the opportunity to email Back to Basics and inquire about their somewhat biased choice of reporting.
The following is the text of an email I sent to Back to Basics Director, Clifton Walker.
“On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM, David Smith wrote:
Please treat this as an official press inquiry, as I write for echoflam.com as the Dallas County Republican Examiner, and will soon be joining start-up Resolute Media Group’s North Texas Navigator.
Thank you for your PAC’s holding our elected officials accountable for their actions in office. Can we expect your PAC to comment on U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D) scandalous favoritism toward family members in awarding scholarships over deserving constituents?
Thank you for your prompt reply. If you are able to make time to speak further, I would appreciate this consideration as well.”
Now, as soon as I hit the ‘send’ button I regretted not asking about Back to Basics’ potential reporting about State Democrats‘ questionable actions. Since Terri Hodge is now wearing bright orange attire, I doubt her actions that landed her there are terribly relevant. But how about Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins, who steadfastly refused to open investigations on Constables Jaime Cortes or Derick Evans for a whole slew of charges.
I suppose that since Cortes and Evans have resigned, they, too, are also now irrelevant, right?
So I chose instead to inquire about U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-TX 30) recent scholarship awarding flap.
Walker’s response, below:
Our organization is not a federally registered political action committee; rather, we have filed as a General PAC with the Texas Ethics Commission. This being the case, we do not comment on matters dealing with candidates running for federal office.
Thank you for your interest.
Back to Basics PAC
Office: (512) 945-5956
Yes, well, here’s to awaiting the next Democratic flap or snafu or otherwise guffaw. I’m sure that ol’ Cliff will be the first to break the news, hold our elected officials’ feet to the fire and expose their activities in an effort to get “Back to Basics” our Republic and our State are supposed to be about.
I’m just waiting to hear what those “Basics” are? Alinsky, anyone?