Statements about History

During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."

I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."

"Neville Chamberlain told the British people: ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they will dominate the continent of Europe, but that is not our problem. Let's appease them. Why? Because it can't be done. We cannot possibly stand against them.’"

Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."

Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.

Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.

Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.  

Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."

Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.

Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."

Says a national Coca-Cola study showed Texans love Texas more than residents of any other state love their state; Wisconsinites ranked second.

Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.

Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.

"Over the history of Austin, it’s always gotten more expensive."

Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.

"In Texas, there are 668 Democratic Hispanic elected officials to the 60 in the Republican Party."

Says critics called the original GI Bill "welfare."

Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913.

More Hispanics "have been elected statewide (in Texas) on the Republican ticket than on the Democratic ticket."

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