The Battle for Williamson County Continues
But it's Progs Over Patriots in Cedar Park
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Wilco Patriots had a mixed local election cycle.
In the municipal elections concluded on May 7, TTP Wilco recommended candidates won or are leading in Leander and Round Rock City Council races, went 2 for 3 in Gerogetown ISD School Board, split the Hutto Mayor and City Council Place 3 race, lost in Florence ISD. Overall, a solid showing…. Until you look at Cedar Park Mayor and City Council races. Cedar Park Progs notched their second straight clean sweep of city races with nearly a 70%-30% split. Jim Penniman-Morin won the Mayor’s office with 60% of the vote.
The initial result is puzzling and disappointing given that Cedar Park voters in the March 2022 Republican primary out numbered Cedar Park Democrat voters 4,905 to 3,628.
Yet, in the Municipal races, Prog candidates garnered between 4,000 and 4,400 hundred votes versus just under 2,000 for Cedar Park Patriot candidates. How did this happen? We suspect Progressive voters just turn out more for municipal elections versus more right leaning voters and the large, newly engaged Republican voters from the March primary just haven’t been reached and socialized about the timing and importance of Municipal elections. While we’ll have more analysis after we analyze voter turnout data on these race, let’s noddle a bit on what this means for the future of Cedar Park and the role for Patriots in the current political environment.
A Person Cannot Rise Above Their Own Worldview
While outgoing Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale occasionally played footsie with prog political figures and their causes, he is a corporatist Republican at heart. You could always trust him to act in alignment to that worldview. As General Counsel of AGC-Texas Building Branch, a statewide trade association of commercial builders, it made sense for him to build up his cred with real estate interests and parlay his experience as mayor of a fast growing suburb into a million dollar lobbyist job at the Capital, which is what we suspect he’ll move onto next.
Penniman-Morin has a different worldview: Progressive revolutionary. Countering the biblical worldview is in his DNA. Replete with a power block of 4 Prog city council members with two Vichy, Groomer Republicans, the stage is set for the next step towards transforming Cedar Park into the next socialist utopia. I suppose we can look forward to more homeless propaganda and loosened public camping laws/enforcement in the months to come, followed by the predictable push for “low income housing” with its divisive tropes. And you can forget about property tax relief or local politicians interposing against the United States of Pfizer trying to find ever more ways to force their ineffective and dangerous Covid drugs into you and your kids’ bodies.
Get in the Fight
If you are mad at the result of the Cedar Park election… you are not mad enough.
What can you do now?
In the immediate term, channel your energy into supporting Pat McGuinness in the HD 52 run off. We’ll talk more about this election between now and May 24. Suffice it to say the war between the Patriot and Groomer wing of the Texas GOP is coming to our back yard.
Over the longer term…
Pray for revival of Cedar Park and Williamson County.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
We absolutely cannot quit.
Giving up now consigns our children and grandchildren to being loaded into box cars and hauled off to Covid concentration camps.
Rethink strategy and change tactics, but double your efforts
Join the Wilco Chapter of the True Texas Project.
Find a post and faithfully execute it: We need more than “watch FoxNews/vote Republican/own the Libs on Twitter”. More right leaning voters in CP and Wilco need to get off their blessed assurance and get in the fight. We face a spiritual war against the demonic spirit of the age.
If your gift is teaching, then teach.
If your gift is organizing, then organize.
If your gift is fundraising, then fundraise.
If your gift is networking, than network.
If your gift is writing, then write.
If your gift is public speaking, then speak publicly.
If your gift is giving, then give.
Learn from people who are scoring points by punishing the Progs, mocking leftists and righteously resisting the spirit of the age: Ron DeSantis, Dinesh D’Souza, Steve Deace, Texas Scorecard, Alex Stein, Cassidy Campbell, Jeremy Story among others.
Constructively engage local law enforcement: As we learned with the depredations of Round Rock ISD, Progressives have no compunction about siccing local law enforcement on citizens who counter The Narrative. Can we proactively get to know our local police and county sheriff’s deputies and support the vast majority who do a good job under challenging conditions? That will make it harder for them to haul us off to jail.
Ask yourself: “Is my comfort my prison?”