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by Flightmare
Fri May 24, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

philip964 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:53 pm
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyell ... s-down-30/

Beto town hall drags CNN ratings down 30%

CNN we are talking about.
So 3 of their 10 viewers found something else to do that night?
by Flightmare
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

My prediction is that Mueller releases his report and announces the conclusion of his investigation.
House Democrats with their newly regained majority decide to launch a 2 year long "investigation" occupying their time until the 2020 election.
This COULD potentially work in Trump's favor as it could show that the Democrats accomplished nothing but more than a wild goose chase.
This could give the Republicans control of both houses and the White House until at least 2024.
With each passing year, it increases the chances of one of the other left leaning SCOTUS justices stepping down.
by Flightmare
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Del Mar College disavows professor's post offering credit for voting: 'We must show up for Beto
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... lOFSARbCek
by Flightmare
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

There have been people near me reporting on Nextdoor about signs being stolen or damaged. Both Cruz and Beto signs have been affected. I don't dispute that there are people on the fringe of both sides both capable and willing to do this. If you disagree with a candidate a person is supporting, show support for their opponent or another candidate you support by placing a sign in your yard. It shouldn't be that hard to understand. The signs are private property and should be treated as such. I know I'm preaching to the choir here though. <end rant>
by Flightmare
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

philip964 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:28 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/pres ... ota-center

Trump speaks for Cruz in Houston.
Watching on C-SPAN now.
by Flightmare
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

I would argue that none of us should be complacent. Cruz may win by a large margin, but that is hardly guaranteed. Vote, and make your voice heard!
by Flightmare
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Flightmare wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Part of me was curious, so I went and checked the Texas Secretary of State website. When he initially ran in 2012 for CD16, he was listed as Beto then too.

https://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist164_state.htm

While I would LOVE to ding him for changing just for this race, it DOES appear he's used it (at least in his campaign) for at least the last 6 years. I didn't bother going back to see what he was listed as when he ran in the municipal races in El Paso.
There are so many other more valid reasons to not vote for the guy than his Hispanic sounding nickname.
I agree with you 100%. I falsely assumed that he had just started using the nickname for this race, and proved myself wrong. That is all I was pointing out.
by Flightmare
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Part of me was curious, so I went and checked the Texas Secretary of State website. When he initially ran in 2012 for CD16, he was listed as Beto then too.

https://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist164_state.htm

While I would LOVE to ding him for changing just for this race, it DOES appear he's used it (at least in his campaign) for at least the last 6 years. I didn't bother going back to see what he was listed as when he ran in the municipal races in El Paso.
by Flightmare
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

PriestTheRunner wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:23 am
flechero wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:30 pm
philip964 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... 32670.html

Beto will have an hour to him self on CNN, as Ted declined to come on CNN.
I hate for Ted to give him an hour of saying anything he wants, uncontested and unchecked.

I get that it's cnn, but he's giving bo a lot of free lee way in this race. I hope Ted knows something that we don't because I'm a bit nervous.
The CNN Townhall was a booby trap set for Ted. Just consider the Stoneman Douglas town hall.
Kudos to Ted for not falling for the trap. I guarantee the whole thing would have been scripted.

It is funny though that the press is trying to set this up as Ted refusing a debate. He hasn't refused any debates (though Beto has), but the way they are reporting it is as if this was going to be a debate, not a town hall.
Technically speaking, Cruz DID back out of the 2nd scheduled debate. However that was because there was supposed to be a vote on Kavanaugh. When there was a delay because they were going to let the FBI investigate (again), the Cruz campaign contacted O'Rourke's campaign (within hours of cancelling the debate) to say that Cruz would be available after all for the scheduled debate. O'Rourke said that he had already committed to something else for that time, and did a facebook live stream from his kitchen.
by Flightmare
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:31 pm
I have (again) changed my keyboard preferences so that the word “beto” is automatically replaced by “Irish Bob O’Rourke”. I know that does nothing for others, but it makes me feel better about the fact that a yutz like Irish Bob can get as far as he’s gotten in the state of Texas. Here’s my observation of local yard signs and bumper stickers. I see about 20x as many NRA and USMC window/bumper stickers on vehicles in my area as I do “beto” window/bumper stickers and yard signs combined. Add in the Cruz yard signs, and Irish Bob O’Rourke is fixin’ to get an old fashioned beat down in this district come November.
You and I may live in areas where it is highly unlikely for O'Rourke to win, but do not forget that this is a state-wide election. Every vote counts! I believe the outcome of this election will be telling to the democrats. The question is, what message is Texas wanting to send? Is it that Texas is starting to lean towards the left? Or that Texas is far more right leaning than their polls led them to believe? I personally would enjoy a sequel to the November 2016 meltdown we saw from the press/pundits.
by Flightmare
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44294

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

RicoTX wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:59 am
bblhd672 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:28 am
Elected Republicans in Washington better find the intestinal fortitude to beat back the Democrats lies and obstructions to confirm Kavanaugh or the mid-terms are likely to result in their voters staying home.
Just a reminder to everyone here that if you plan on not voting at all, I would not say so in this forum... you will be informed by a few members that you basically voted for a Democrat.
:roll:
While I won't go so far as to say that staying home is voting for democrats; I will encourage everyone to vote. My position is that if you do not vote, you're letting everyone else decide how your government is run for you. I have assumed personal responsibility for my own safety, as many on this forum have. I say we should also assume responsibility for our own government. Some may decide to stay home in this election for various reasons. Some may think that the results will just go the way they want. Just like not carrying your firearm, I hope you guess right. The consequences of guessing wrong when you could have made a difference are something you will have to live with. So please, if you're not already registered to vote...go do so. It's not too late.

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