David Dewhurst is getting hammered in social media circles by working to kill the bill by Sen. Dan Patrick, a favorite amongst conservatives, that would have made groping by the TSA a crime. At the same time, he has upset the Alex Jones followers as well - the group that tried to propel Debra Medina before the birther comments came out.
While Governor Perry made fighting Barack Obama the winning strategy to fend off a challenge by Kay Bailey Hutchison, apparently David Dewhurst didn't read the same tea leaves. An anti-pat down bill passed the Texas House 138-0 was killed by the Lt. Governor and would not have happened if not for a letter threatening Texas by the Obama Justice department.
According to Sen. Dan Patrick, Dewhurst "came up with this elaborate political play to kill the bill without his fingerprints,” adding, “His fingerprints are all over this.”
This has played very poorly over the social media scene and is yet another sign that either A) Dewhurst will not run for the Senate or B) has an incompetent Senate campaign that can't win anyhow. The other campaigns will eat this up making it more difficult for Dewhurst to survive a tough primary.