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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:21 PM

If Texas turns Blue....

What will the Texas haters do?



Yes, I'm from Fort Worth. Lived in Texas for 58 years.

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Reply If Texas turns Blue.... (Original post)
MicaelS Mar 2019 OP
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #1
TwilightZone Mar 2019 #2
dalton99a Mar 2019 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #8
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #4
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #11
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #22
Gothmog Mar 2019 #9
MicaelS Mar 2019 #14
Gothmog Mar 2019 #16
MicaelS Mar 2019 #19
Hortensis Mar 2019 #27
dem4decades Mar 2019 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #13
TexasTowelie Mar 2019 #35
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #15
bearsfootball516 Mar 2019 #28
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #29
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #17
lame54 Mar 2019 #18
MicaelS Mar 2019 #20
lame54 Mar 2019 #21
Iggo Mar 2019 #25
jpak Mar 2019 #33
Iggo Mar 2019 #34
TexasTowelie Mar 2019 #36
Iggo Mar 2019 #37
TexasTowelie Mar 2019 #41
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 2019 #45
Afromania Mar 2019 #23
Iggo Mar 2019 #24
SHRED Mar 2019 #26
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 2019 #30
Adrahil Mar 2019 #31
Wellstone ruled Mar 2019 #32
TexasTowelie Mar 2019 #38
Wellstone ruled Mar 2019 #40
GulfCoast66 Mar 2019 #39
jmowreader Mar 2019 #42
DFW Mar 2019 #43
Captain Stern Mar 2019 #44

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:24 PM

1. I say, split the state up and move them all to Alaska. It is remarkable how

different people are in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston/Galveston and I suppose El Paso compared to the rest.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:24 PM

2. It's purple and has been for a while.

The major cities and the Valley have gone blue the past several elections, and the suburbs are shifting significantly.

Dem turnout (and, particularly, Latino turnout) here is below the national average or it would be even closer. We're working on it.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:31 PM

7. +1. City dwellers and educated transplants will soon outnumber the hicks in the sticks

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:37 PM

12. Geez, I was reading something about how we are getting transplants in in record

numbers - but not the good kind. We're getting people who want less government and less taxes and easier gun shooting environment.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. Agree. I actually think Beto would have won if the GOP PTB on smut hadn't flooded

Facebook - or what KLBJ liberals in afternoon call Mombook - with falsehoods about Beto.

I saw it spread. It's the only "news" low infos here get. And then he plateaued.

But, hell, how to you combat that? I can't answer them because they are my husband's wingnut clients.

I think Biden would have the best shot. Maybe with Beto. Or, maybe Castro as VP could whip up Hispanic vote?

If we got Texas, we could lose one or all of the big three Trussia probably stole - WI, MI and PA

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:25 PM

3. In about another 10 years, when it does I shall give ya'll a big kiss.

 

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Response to StTimofEdenRoc (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:26 PM

5. Have you noticed Trump Approval by state? 48% Ohio - 41% Texas

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:25 PM

4. Oh, and if you look at the final Beto/Cruz map - the border was blue. They don't

want no stinking wall.

If Dipshit starts taking land - all bets are off.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:31 PM

6. When I lived in San Antonio, Work friends, claimed family on both sides of the river.

 

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Response to StTimofEdenRoc (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:35 PM

11. Exactly ! So, a coalition of all the big cities plus border might swing it. Follow up

with stories about border landowners trump is stealing land from. And flood facebook with dem ads - targeted to wingnuts.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:05 PM

22. If the Democrats get blackmailed into some wall funding .....

 

They should require it be spent in TX, just to stir up shite.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:33 PM

9. You mean WHEN Texas turns blue

Texas is going to turn blue. trump may have accelerated the process

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:41 PM

14. Great point, did not think of that. Oh well. n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:49 PM

16. The Demographic trends show that Texas will be blue

trump may just accelerate the process

There are a ton of real Democrats in Texas working hard to turn Texas blue. I was on the phone with a friend who lost her run for Texas Supreme Court to a judge who was just put on the federal bench. She will be running in 2020 for that seat. This will be fun

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:53 PM

19. Awesome. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:35 PM

27. Fun and exciting! Congrats to her for this opening up.

I imagine whatever she went through with the prior run all just became more than worthwhile.





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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:34 PM

10. In all fairness, Texas did vote for Ted Cruz , twice.

And he is despicable.

If Texas turns blue I'll come down the and give you all a big kiss.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:38 PM

13. And he knows he's despicable. Why he never visits anywhere here and laid so low

during Beto campaign. People so stupid they just saw R

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:30 PM

35. An observation about the 2018 primary and general election.

There were also the low-information voters that were influenced by the candidate's surname.

If you examine the county maps from the 2018 primary you will see that Sema Hernandez was strongest in the RGV and other areas with a large concentration of Hispanic voters even though she was virtually unknown outside of the El Paso area and a few enclaves in Houston where she had worked. I suspect that most of those voters were not aware that she is a DSA member. It looks like the only county that has a four-year university where Hernandez had a plurality was Webb County (Texas A&M International - Laredo). Most of the counties where Hernandez did well don't even have a junior college.

It seems that low-information voters are guided by two factors--the political party of the candidate and the ethnicity of the candidate within the party they favor. It's not my intention to be divisive, but to be observant instead.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:49 PM

15. I would love to see Beto O'Rourke VS John Cornyn

 

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Response to StTimofEdenRoc (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:40 PM

28. It would likely be harder than 2018

Cruz is universally dislothed, even by Texans. They only vote for him because heís got an R. Cornyn is a lot more popular than Cruz and heíll get a lot of straight party votes that stayed home in 2018 because they hated Cruz and Trump wasnít on the ballot.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:47 PM

29. I agree, but I still would love to see it

 

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:52 PM

17. But ... in 2020 I want to see my candidate secure WI, PA and MI before chasing TX an NC.

 

maybe a few visits to AZ where the senate race will be a hot one.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:53 PM

18. Forget the Alamo

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Response to lame54 (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:55 PM

20. My apologies. I was humor impared.

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IOW, I did not get the fucking joke.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 02:56 PM

21. ????

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:27 PM

25. One what?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 04:25 PM

33. TX hater

n/t

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Response to jpak (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 09:30 PM

34. It was still a funny answer.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:43 PM

36. No, not really.

Even one of the most liberal sites I read on occasion has questioned the wisdom of not contesting the race in Texas.

Democratic Establishment Clowns Already Giving Up On Ohio, Iowa And Texas?

The top Democratic Party establishment SuperPAC, Priorities USA, has decided that Ohio, Iowa and Texas will not be target states for 2020. What a dumb-ass move! Their new report lists 15 states and puts them in prioritization categories. The top priorities will be Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire and Nevada. Next down are Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia. That's followed by Minnesota, Virginia and Colorado as Democratic "watch states" and Iowa, Ohio and Texas as Republican "watch states."

They plan to invest $100 in an early engagement program in Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, which they will expand to include New Hampshire, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona. They have no plans for Texas (38 electoral votes and half a dozen vulnerable House seats and a possible vulnerable Senate seat), Ohio (18 electoral votes) or Iowa (6 electoral votes).


http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2019/03/democratic-establishment-clowns-already.html

Considering that Democratic candidates come to Texas to exploit the strong fund-raising base in this state, we get very little in return from the party in return. That has to stop if we ever expect to elect enough Democrats to have super-majorities necessary to overturn vetoes and filibusters.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

37. Everyone of us should question the wisdom of not contesting the race in Texas.

Right?

And yeah it was.

"What'll the Texas haters do now?"

"Forget the Alamo."

Ba-dump, psh!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #37)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:51 PM

41. I get the joke,

but I'm not ready to surrender. I don't believe that we should give up on any state.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:17 PM

45. Wow that sucks. And Dipshit approval here so low.

We need new party leaders

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:24 PM

23. Give you guys a hi-five and say "welcome to the club ,we've been waiting for you".

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:27 PM

24. If there's less to hate about Texas, people will hate Texas less.

That's about it.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:30 PM

26. When?

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:49 PM

30. My guess TX and AZ 8 to 12 years

 

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 03:51 PM

31. I'll gladly recant!

 

But not likely for a couple cycles.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 04:21 PM

32. Let's not forget what LBJ

 

said in 1964 with the passing of the Voting Rights Law. The Democratic Party will lose the South and Texas for fifty years. Well,we are in year 54 and times are changing.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

38. Yes, the times are changing.

It would be nice if the national party saw that this state is winnable for Democrats if they make the financial investment.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:50 PM

40. Yes they are and you are right,it is all about

 

putting our money where our mouth is. O'Rouke woke up a sleeping giant and now it is ready to roar.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:49 PM

39. Florida voted for Obama both times. But Florida man is still a thing here.

Comes with being the 3rd most populous state and getting the craziest people from up north.

Iíve learned to generally laugh at it.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:02 AM

42. I do not know.

What I DO know: If Texas goes blue there will never be a Republican president again.

In the 2016 election, the electoral vote count was Trump 306-232 Clinton. Flipping Texas blue - while keeping everything else the way it was - gives us Clinton 270-268 Trump.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:24 AM

43. Do not underestimate their creativity.

We still "talk funny," after all. There's always that.........

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:58 AM

44. Don't worry...they'll be fine.

There will still be plenty of other states they can hate (and the people in them), and feel good about it.

The Carolina's, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and let's not forget Florida. And, they'll have Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, and both Dakota's to fall back on when we start winning over the southern states.

"Argle Bargle!...Let' em SECEDE, I say....Welfare States!....Murmur, Murmur!

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