Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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

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Post by philip964 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:16 pm

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-el ... dson-yards

5 Beto signs set on fire in Dallas.

Vote. Not this.

False flag?

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

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Post by Flightmare » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:27 pm

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

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Post by rotor » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Flightmare wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:27 pm
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>
It's worse than that...

"The state statute says it is illegal to “steal, willfully deface, mutilate or destroy any campaign yard sign on private property.” The crime is punishable by a fine up to $2,500, up to a year in jail or a combination of both."

I think that the politicians have made their signs more valuable that say a "for sale" sign, at least I believe that to be the case. In any event, don't do it. In my area there seems to be no end to sign violations. Signs too close to the curb, etc. Nothing is done of course.

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

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Post by Flightmare » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 pm

Del Mar College disavows professor's post offering credit for voting: 'We must show up for Beto
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by WildRose » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:10 am

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:21 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 pm
TreyHouston wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Very confusing! Lol!
White-Irish-American guy with a Mexican nickname running on the D ticket.
Cuban-American-Canadian guy named "Ted" running on the R ticket.

It's 100% ok to find it confusing. :lol:
Or as I like to sum it up, we have an Irishman pretending to be Hispanic running against a Latino who is pretending to be white.

I'm voting for the Latino! Gotta stay loyal to my people!
I've followed Cruz since his earliest days in politics and honestly long before while he was still a career Lawyer.

In all that time I've never seen him in anyway pretend to be anything other than what he is and he's in fact reminded votes constantly throughout of exactly who and what he is.

Beto... . well no.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by WildRose » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 am

Flightmare wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 am
Colion Noir's opinion on Beto
The guy is truly brilliant and gives me hope for the younger generation.

Someone like the NRA, Fox, Priemier networks ough to give him a show, he'd be an instant hit.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by WildRose » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:41 am

Flightmare wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:05 pm
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!
This, and be activist by reminding everyone you even think might lean right in any way to get to the polls.

This is the first time since I began voting I hit the polls in the first hour they opened.

This is one of these years where every vote counts and the stakes are increcibly high.

If republican't don't gain seats in the senate, and especially if they should lose the house the next two years are goig to be rough.


Trump hasn't got a principled bone anywhere in his body so he'll do whatever it takes to leave office a success even if it requires throwing everyone who supported him thus far under the bus to accomplish it.

More than him needing our support, the only way we can control him is the expand the lead in the senate and keep control of the house.

There's probably a better than 90% chance of at least one, if not two more supreme court appointments coming in the next two years. Ginsburg looks like walking death and at least one more is well over eighty and considering retirement.

If Trump gets even one more of these and a Republican Senate is still there for the confirmation this nation is going to swing back right further than we've seen in our lifetimes and it will last for probabl two generations.

I get tired of hearing Hannity tell us that "this year is the most important election of our lifetimes" but in truth this one very well may be.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 am

WildRose wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 am

The guy is truly brilliant and gives me hope for the younger generation.

Someone like the NRA, Fox, Priemier networks ough to give him a show, he'd be an instant hit.
You mean like this one on NRA TV that’s in its 7th season? :mrgreen:
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by WildRose » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 am

bblhd672 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 am
WildRose wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:34 am

The guy is truly brilliant and gives me hope for the younger generation.

Someone like the NRA, Fox, Priemier networks ough to give him a show, he'd be an instant hit.
You mean like this one on NRA TV that’s in its 7th season? :mrgreen:
https://www.nratv.com/series/noir
Guns aren't political. They're the symbolic representation of your right to live. It should scare all of us that we live in a country where something so critical is a taboo topic. I'm tired of the political correctness and dishonesty that have become so common in any conversation about guns. If we can't get past our own discomfort and talk about our freedom, we’re doomed to lose it. On NOIR, I'm doing my part: challenging everyone, whether you're pro, anti or indifferent, to push past the politics and talk about this freedom on real terms.

And of course, it wouldn't be my show if I wasn't shooting some cool guns in the process.

— Colion Noir
No I mean like on a network where he isn't just preaching to the choir. Give than man a real audience and I believe he could be highly effective at converting the doubters. Afterall he was for most of his life one of them. That gives him a unique understanging of how they think and of how to speak to them.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:04 am

WildRose wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 am
No I mean like on a network where he isn't just preaching to the choir. Give than man a real audience and I believe he could be highly effective at converting the doubters. Afterall he was for most of his life one of them. That gives him a unique understanging of how they think and of how to speak to them.
Which network where he wouldn’t be preaching to the choir, one other than Fox News, do you think would offer him a show to speak truth to their audience?
It’s a great idea, just not going to happen. Colion and the rest of us are forced to change minds one at a time because of the progressive socialists who control the networks.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by philip964 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:08 am

WildRose wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:10 am
Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:21 pm
RoyGBiv wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 pm
TreyHouston wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Very confusing! Lol!
White-Irish-American guy with a Mexican nickname running on the D ticket.
Cuban-American-Canadian guy named "Ted" running on the R ticket.

It's 100% ok to find it confusing. :lol:
Or as I like to sum it up, we have an Irishman pretending to be Hispanic running against a Latino who is pretending to be white.

I'm voting for the Latino! Gotta stay loyal to my people!
I've followed Cruz since his earliest days in politics and honestly long before while he was still a career Lawyer.

In all that time I've never seen him in anyway pretend to be anything other than what he is and he's in fact reminded votes constantly throughout of exactly who and what he is.

Beto... . well no.
This is where I first heard of Ted Cruz. He helped save a World War I Cross in the Mojave desert acting as a lawyer for the VFW against Obama and the ACLU.

He has always done what he said he would do. The choice has never been clearer.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 90169.html

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

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:37 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? DemoRats appear to be most responsible for this identity politics. Will it ever end?

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Post by Middle Age Russ » 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.
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

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Post by jason812 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:51 am

Middle Age Russ wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 am

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.
Well that seals the deal. Shiner Bock is my default beer. :cheers2:

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

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 am

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.
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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.
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