The major story of the March 1, 2016 Primary was the voter turnout! More than 2.8 million votes were cast in the Republican Primary in Texas, a number that almost equaled a record Primary turnout of 2.9 million in 2008 set by Democrats. The Republican statewide turnout total was only 1.5 million in 2012. In 25% of the contested Texas State House of Representatives races, candidates experienced a 50% or more increase in voter turnout, fueled by many new voters with no Primary voting history. These new voters were attracted in a large part by the quality of Republican candidates and, in many cases, theRead More →

A GRADUATION TO REMEMBER FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD January 2014   There were only nine graduates, one an eighty-two year old woman who had a dream, two sets of parents whose offspring were citizens and registered voters and four individuals who recognized their duty as residents of the predominantly Hispanic/Latino community of Deerwood, located south of Highway 105 East adjacent to Highline Drive. It is a community searching for an identity and a “place at the table” in county affairs. Along came a lady, a trained social worker, who recognized the immense need. Maria Jordan accepted the challengeRead More →

The Obama Tax Fraud FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D.(Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD June 2012   Thursday, June 28th, was a historic day for America. According to the Wall Street Journal: “The remarkable decision upholding the Affordable Care Act is shot through with confusion-the mandate that’s really a tax, except when it isn’t, and the government whose powers are limited and enumerated, except when they aren’t. One thing is clear: This was a one-man show, and that man is John Roberts.” The Chief Justice joined with the four conservatives Justices and ruled that ObamaCare’s mandate to purchase health insurance violated the Commerce Clause, butRead More →

President Obama & the Class Warfare Card   FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Montgomery County Republican Party Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD July 2011 The President’s press conference on 6-29-11 could have just as easily been a campaign stump speech. There is little doubt that he laid out most of the charges we will hear on the 2012 campaign trail. When it is an election with Democrat against Democrat, you can bank on the race card being played; and when it is a Democrat against Republican you can expect the class warfare card being played. Obama mentioned corporate jets six times during the conferenceRead More →

President Obama and the Democrat Congress’s spending spree results in federal budget deficits and adds trillions to the national debt FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Montgomery County Republican Party Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD March 2011   After listening to President’s Obama’s State of the Union address, I agree with the Wall Street Journal’s assessment on January 27: “President Obama’s political message in the State of the Union address boils down to this: Republicans, it’s your budget problem now.” Never mind that he and the Democrat Congress’s spending spree has resulted in federal budget deficits beyond any that we could have imagined, while adding trillions to theRead More →

President Obama – What Full-throated Liberalism Looks Like FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman August 2010   In the May/June issue of IMPRIMIS, a publication of Hillsdale College in Michigan, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, Chester R. Kesler, wrote the following about President Obama: “To unsuspecting conservatives who had forgotten or never known what full-throated liberalism looked like before the Age of Reagan, Obama’s eruption onto the scene came as a shock. And in some respects, obviously, he is a new political phenomenon. But in most respects, Obama does not represent something newRead More →

“Affordable” Healthcare Act FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman July 2010 A fancy, multi-color brochure recently arrived at my residence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Its headline on the front page read “Medicare and the New Health Care Plan- What It Means for You”. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius’s message to millions of senior citizens was: “The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care. It will also ensure accountability throughoutRead More →

In the Long Run, Americans Reject a Liberal Agenda FROM THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN’S DESK Walter D. (Wally) Wilkerson, Jr., MD [email protected] May 2010 During the presidential campaign of 2008, I was often reminded of the similarities between that campaign and the presidential campaign of 1976. Obama promised us “change you can believe in” and an end to business as usual in Washington D. C. In 1976, an attractive newcomer and a folksy candidate on the Democrat side, appeared to be a perfect fit for the political climate of the times. His name was Jimmy Carter. He was a peanut farmer and a former Governor fromRead More →