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by The Annoyed Man
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

JustSomeOldGuy wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:14 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:52 am
philip964 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:10 am
https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/26/beto ... las-vegas/

It’s over for Beto.

A dozen show up.
Dang. You beat me to it. :lol: a grand total of 35 people showed up. Maybe if he were gay???
It's Vegas. Only if he were gay AND doing a show...... :biggrinjester:
"rlol"
by The Annoyed Man
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

philip964 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:10 am
https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/26/beto ... las-vegas/

It’s over for Beto.

A dozen show up.
Dang. You beat me to it. :lol: a grand total of 35 people showed up. Maybe if he were gay???
by The Annoyed Man
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

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!!!
by The Annoyed Man
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

Well here’s something interesting!

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44723/re ... n-saavedra
In a profile that also documented O'Rourke's involvement in a hacker group, Reuters reported: "it’s unclear whether the United States is ready for a presidential contender who, as a teenager, stole long-distance phone service for his dial-up modem, wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children on the street, and mused about a society without money."
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

philip964 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Beto is not running for Senator against Cornyn.

Has other plans.

I almost feel he could beat Cornyn.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/electio ... ential-bid
Beto O'Rourke has decided not to run for U.S. Senate next year against Texas Republican incumbent John Cornyn and likely will announce a campaign for president soon, people close to the former El Paso congressman told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday.
by The Annoyed Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 44370

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

Liberty wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:34 am
strogg wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:30 am
stroo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Republicans in Texas better wake up and figure out how to get Hispanic votes and suburban votes. In my area which historically has been strongly Republican, I now have a Democrat state senator and a Democrat state rep who doesn't even live in the district. And my Congressman, Marchant, just barely won.

Republicans need to wake up!
Maybe we need a waiting period, say 5 years, before an immigrant to Texas can vote in State or Local elections?

10 years for transplants from CA, NY, NJ or WA. :mrgreen:

Kidding, of course. Kinda.
Hey! 10 year waiting period?? Well, I won't be lying if I said that I'd be willing to give up my votes if each of my concessions means two or more fewer Democratic votes.
Those of us in Galveston County are thinking the same thing. But our fear isn't about the Californians, but rather the ignorant hoards streaming from Harris county. Something happened there. I am not sure what, but a sudden wave of stupidity suddenly took over. Has anyone checked out the water supply? Where is it commong from? Flint MI.?
Free stuff is a powerful motivator, and goes to show that even among alleged conservatives, there are those who can be bought. Add that to the blue immigration wave from other states, and the stupid is getting stronger. With every election, my urge to get away from big cities and off the grid in a rural setting gets stronger.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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G26ster wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:08 pm
McCaskill goes down the tubes in Missouri.
That’s good news.

I have to say though, I’m pretty disappointed overall in the House elections nationwide. As of this moment, ABC News is reporting that the dems have picked up 19 of the 23 seats they need for a majority, and the latest projections appear to say that dems will pick up a total of 34....which will put them very firmly in control of the House. Republicans have actually picked up a couple of seats in the senate, getting back some of that majority feeling. But Trump is going to have a lot rougher time going forward. And I am choking on the words “Speaker Pelosi”.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 44370

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

G26ster wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Fox News projects Dems take the house. Fox also says only 7% of the vote is in in Texas. Where'd you get 66% TAM?
It was displayed on the FoxNews chiron. But, I could have possibly misread it. Or, maybe it was a typo that fox accidentally put up wrong.

Allred has a big lead against Sessions, but Abbott has pretty much wiped out Valdez.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 44370

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

I’m getting a little worried. With 66% of the vote in, Irish Bob O’Rourke is up by a couple of percent over Cruz. This is closer than I expected.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 44370

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

I took this screenshot the day before yesterday:

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by The Annoyed Man
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 44370

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

Middle Age Russ wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 am
Funny thing. I am as white as one can get and the race of a candidate never even enters my mind. I vote for the candidate who best represents my concerns. But I hear minorities often admitting to placing a vote for the person who best fits their race. If I did this it would be called racist. They do this and it is acceptable reasoning. Why is this OK?
Not meaning to derail the topic, but it seems that some isms (Racism, Sexism, Ageism come to mind) come with a double standard built in -- at least for folks with little character, who often appear leading the chants against others. I recall something from scripture admonishing those who'd cast the first stone... A person of any color may be racist against people of any color. Even so and inconveniently so in cases you won't see publicized much, racism of any kind is wrong, full stop.

Back to the topic at hand, Cruz' epic photo picking up Shiner Bock at a Buccee's stop yesterday has gotten some pretty good publicity returns, particularly in relation to Robert O's "cool kid" attempts.
https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/t ... rrectness/
THE RISE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
By: Angelo M. Codevilla
What serves progressive revolutionaries’ interests is not in doubt. Although each of progressivism’s branches differs in how it defines society’s “structural” fault, in its own name for the human reality that it seeks to overcome, and in the means by which to achieve its ends, progressives from the 19th century to our time are well nigh identical in their personal predilections—in what and whom they hate even more than in what they love. They see the culture of what Marxists call “bourgeois morality” as the negation of their identity and authority. That identity, their identity, is to be promoted, endlessly, by endless warfare against that culture. That is why the cultural campaigns of otherwise dissimilar progressives have been so similar. Leninist Russia no less than various Western democrats have tried to eradicate religion, to make it difficult for men, women, and children to exist as families, and to demand that their subjects join them in celebrating the new order that reflects their identity. Note well: cultural warfare’s substantive goal is less important than the affirmation of the warriors’ own identity. This is what explains the animus with which progressives have waged their culture wars.
That’s just one paragraph from a long and brilliant article on the subject of political correctness; and explains why we are, in the long term, doomed. They will have their revolution, sooner or later, and lately, it’s looking like sooner.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

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.
by The Annoyed Man
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

infoman wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Let’s talk reality for a moment. Reality is that no one will end License to Carry in Texas. Everyone thought Obama being elected would end “CHL”- WRONG. If Beto wins election (prob won’t anyway), will Texas do Away with “LTC”? Answer: No. Regardless if Texas has a Democrat or Republican, & regardless if the USA has a Dem or Rep President- Texas will still have LTC. Texas has had legal carrying in public since 1995. That’s 23 years according to my math. (We’ve had Dem’s & Rep’s in all levels of Government during that time)
The REALITY is that, if another AWB goes before the senate, Irish Bob would vote for it. If it passed, half of the guns in my safe - all purchased absolutely lawfully - would become instantly illegal. He has already made it clear that he doesn’t think the AR15 is covered by the 2nd Amendment. On that issue alone, I will do everything I can to see that he’s not elected.

You say that his election would not affect LTC. Yet, he is definitely ON RECORD as saying that he’d like to do away with reciprocity with other states .... meaning that Texas LTC holders would not be able to carry in those states when they travel. Furthermore, his understanding of “weak” and “strong” carry laws in other states (his rationale for doing away with reciprocity) is so flawed as to be fundamentally false. So your assertion that Irish Bob’s election would not affect Texas LTC holders is not true. If you’ve bought into that, then you’ve bought into a lie .... and shame on you for that.

Shall I go on?
by The Annoyed Man
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 817
Views: 44370

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

philip964 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:37 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/poli ... ee-debates

First debate tonight. KPRC poll showed Beto won by big margin. But it was a call in poll, not really representative, except that Beto supporters could vote many times.

Beto has the Superstar factor like Obama had. Today I saw a guy walking down the street wearing a Beto t shirt.

So he is clearly the idol.

I hope after he loses he will relocate to CA where he could do very well.
....as they may do during the election too......

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