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by Jago668
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
chasfm11 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:44 am
LDB415 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Don't underestimate the ignorance of leftist voters or the deceitfulness of the leftist establishment.
I was in a meeting with Dan Patrick last week. I'm paraphrasing his numbers as best that I can remember them but the Republican turnout for an off year election was equal to or greater than the Republican turnout for the 2016 Presidential election. That should have been a landslide victory, given Texas voter registration. But it wasn't

The problem came in the huge number of newly registered Democratic voters. My comment is that the opening of polling places on college campuses is probably at least partly to blame for the increased numbers. But that wasn't the only issue.

Tarrant County, outside of Ft. Worth is deep red territory. Yet Cruz lost to Beto in Tarrant county. Additionally, down ballot races from Senator to judges saw incumbents lose because there was a lot of straight ticket voting for Beto. That suggests that those voters were not willing to negotiate the two pages of names. That problem is now fixed (or not, depending on your perspective) because there is no longer a straight ticket option.

Beto's campaign, according to Patrick was responsible for all of the GOP candidates losing in Dallas County, too. The Republicans were out-mobilized. That is what happens when you have the money that poured in from out of State. Make no mistake - the Democratic party clearly saw the effects of their investment. If they can turn Texas blue, there is no chance for a Republican Presidential candidate to win ever again. With that much incentive, the Beto money flood will likely pale in comparison to what happens for 2020.
You’re hitting the nail right on the head. Fort Worth WAS the last republican held city of significant size left in Texas, and it flipped....or is in the process of flipping. I’m told that even North Richland Hills, where I now live, went for Beto. I would not be surprised if Grapevine, where I used to live, also when for him. The GOP in Texas is in deep, DEEP trouble, and it feels like they’re just spinning their wheels and fiddling while Rome burns. There are a LOT of conservative Texans right now, who are going to be badly surprised in the next year or two...maybe LESS... when they wake up one day to find that they are living in a democrat controlled state; and they’re going to say that they didn’t see it coming. And they’re going to find out what it feels like to be a conservative and/or republican in California. The state GOP just doesn’t see the train coming down the tracks, and the tracks look like a good place to park their car.

I am very well aware of how pessimistic I sound, but I have lived through this before!!!
Texas will be purple in 2020, and blue by 2024 or 2026. We are basically purple now.

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