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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:56 am
by Paladin
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:12 am

So now in Dallas we are stuck with Socialist Collin AllRED as our Congress critter and a DemocRat DA.

Wonder where the best place is to move to in Texas? Suggestions? start a poll? :totap:
My wife and I were feeling the same way. I hate seeing this city go down. We have 2 years to organize to take back Dallas. It's worth the struggle.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:45 am
by SQLGeek
TreyHouston wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:04 am
Beiruty wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 am
Next election is even more critical. Demographics are changing fast. More inflows to Texas.
Yes. It was VERY CLOSE. Harris county were I live took a big loss today. :grumble
Fort Bend county also. Really surprised Bob Hebert got voted out considering everything he did around Hurricane Harvey.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
by philip964
I realized with this election there are a lot of people who think completely differently than I do.

Ted won, but just by 2%. Statewide that is a lot of liberal voters.

In Houston, there is clearly a majority of liberal voters.

I did my first straight ticket, but so did everyone else here in Houston, so much so that our current Republican Harris County Judge (chief county executive) was replaced by someone who is 27 and works as a medical interpreter. (She did graduate from Stanford, but 5 years out of college most likely)

It is clear to me, my thinking is in a minority here.

It will not be long before I live in a socialist utopia.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:57 am
by jordanmills
TreyHouston wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:04 am
Beiruty wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 am
Next election is even more critical. Demographics are changing fast. More inflows to Texas.
Yes. It was VERY CLOSE. Harris county were I live took a big loss today. :grumble
Yeah, that is really bad. She didn't get a majority, so maybe they can call for a runoff? I don't know if that applies to the county judge.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:58 am
by K.Mooneyham
Senator is a state-wide office...so is Governor. Senator Cruz won by a rather small margin; Governor Abbott won by a sizeable margin. I think the difference between the two races highlights that Texas is still a very conservative state, AND that Senator Cruz was late "getting into the game" against Robert O'Rourke, especially considering the amount of money poured into the state for ol' Robert.

Think about this. Republicans not only retained the Governorship, but also Lt. Gov, and all the other top-level statewide offices. Do not forget that this was a mid-term election, and historically, the party NOT in power takes often large numbers of seats in mid-term elections. I'm not saying this was a great outcome, for our state or nation, but it could have been a LOT worse compared to how things have occurred HISTORICALLY. When the 2020 election comes, people really need to pay attention, and get to work early to make sure that those lost seats are recaptured.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:34 pm
by Paladin
This Texas Senate race was like the Battle of Fort McHenry:

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Nationwide, the plutocrats, their media companies, and the far-leftists attacked with everything they had, with over $61 million dollars, in the most expensive senate race in history (more expensive by a margin of over 40%). In the end Mr. Cruz won.

It's a HUGE victory. 6 more years of Ted Cruz plus 4 more years of Gov. Abbott! :cheers2:

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:53 pm
by Oldgringo
philip964 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
I realized with this election there are a lot of people who think completely differently than I do.

Ted won, but just by 2%. Statewide that is a lot of liberal voters.

In Houston, their is clearly a majority of liberal voters.

I did my first straight ticket, but so did everyone else here in Houston, so much so that our current Republican Harris County Judge (chief county executive) was replaced by someone who is 27 and works as a medical interpreter. (She did graduate from Stanford, but 5 years out of college most likely)

It is clear to me, my thinking is in a minority here.

It will not be long before I live in a socialist utopia.
The voting age should never have been lowered to 18 EXCEPT for active military.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:10 pm
by 03Lightningrocks
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:53 pm
philip964 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
I realized with this election there are a lot of people who think completely differently than I do.

Ted won, but just by 2%. Statewide that is a lot of liberal voters.

In Houston, their is clearly a majority of liberal voters.

I did my first straight ticket, but so did everyone else here in Houston, so much so that our current Republican Harris County Judge (chief county executive) was replaced by someone who is 27 and works as a medical interpreter. (She did graduate from Stanford, but 5 years out of college most likely)

It is clear to me, my thinking is in a minority here.

It will not be long before I live in a socialist utopia.
The voting age should never have been lowered to 18 EXCEPT for active military.
The real problem is that the extreme leftist have completely taken over the educational systems. They brain wash children for 12 years and then finish them off in college. Truth is, most of them have no idea why they voted for the socialist party. It was a group think effort in an attempt to fit in.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:17 pm
by Abraham
How on earth did the bug eyed socialist girl win her election along with liar-watha?

Because of the we all get 'free stuff' crowd- but wait, not all. Not the taxpayers - What's that old song?

There's gonna be a revolution...

When this socialism garbage ripens it'll be very ugly and the "you give me free stuff crowd" won't fare well in the long run...but sigh, it'll take more years than I have remaining, but it'll happen...

U.S. citizens aren't intimidated Venezuelans...

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:30 pm
by jordanmills
K.Mooneyham wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:58 am
Senator is a state-wide office...so is Governor. Senator Cruz won by a rather small margin; Governor Abbott won by a sizeable margin. I think the difference between the two races highlights that Texas is still a very conservative state, AND that Senator Cruz was late "getting into the game" against Robert O'Rourke, especially considering the amount of money poured into the state for ol' Robert.

Think about this. Republicans not only retained the Governorship, but also Lt. Gov, and all the other top-level statewide offices. Do not forget that this was a mid-term election, and historically, the party NOT in power takes often large numbers of seats in mid-term elections. I'm not saying this was a great outcome, for our state or nation, but it could have been a LOT worse compared to how things have occurred HISTORICALLY. When the 2020 election comes, people really need to pay attention, and get to work early to make sure that those lost seats are recaptured.
Well cruz didn't do himself any favors by making it obvious that he's bought and paid for by big media. Selling us out on net neutrality got him a LOT of hate, for example.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:36 pm
by Paladin
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:53 pm
philip964 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
I realized with this election there are a lot of people who think completely differently than I do.

Ted won, but just by 2%. Statewide that is a lot of liberal voters.

In Houston, their is clearly a majority of liberal voters.

I did my first straight ticket, but so did everyone else here in Houston, so much so that our current Republican Harris County Judge (chief county executive) was replaced by someone who is 27 and works as a medical interpreter. (She did graduate from Stanford, but 5 years out of college most likely)

It is clear to me, my thinking is in a minority here.

It will not be long before I live in a socialist utopia.
The voting age should never have been lowered to 18 EXCEPT for active military.
The real problem is that the extreme leftist have completely taken over the educational systems. They brain wash children for 12 years and then finish them off in college. Truth is, most of them have no idea why they voted for the socialist party. It was a group think effort in an attempt to fit in.
It is true that they have taken over our educational systems and robbed our children from understanding their history.

Professor Jordan Peterson has shown how identity politics can only succeed in a vacuum:
the left, while it currently seems ascendant in our houses of culture and art, has in fact entered its decadent late phase, and it is deeply vulnerable. The left is afraid not of Peterson, but of the ideas he promotes, which are completely inconsistent with identity politics of any kind...In the midst of this death rattle has come a group of thinkers, Peterson foremost among them, offering an alternative means of understanding the world to a very large group of people who have been starved for one. His audience is huge and ever more diverse...
Our greatest need is to recapture the historical and cultural narrative. Like the Appleseed Project we must re-tell all the stories of the past that the kids have never heard before.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:42 pm
by Abraham
Net neutrality?

Isn't that subject high on the list of leftist politics?

Or, am I wrong and it's high on the list of folks who're merely paranoid when paranoia isn't really justified?

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:41 pm
by stroo
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!

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm
by 03Lightningrocks
On Halloween night I was walking with my grand daughter while she was trick or treating. We were in a very nice neighborhood in North Plano. I was a bit dismayed by the number of Beto signs in front yards.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:47 pm
by Oldgringo
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:53 pm
philip964 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
I realized with this election there are a lot of people who think completely differently than I do.

Ted won, but just by 2%. Statewide that is a lot of liberal voters.

In Houston, their is clearly a majority of liberal voters.

I did my first straight ticket, but so did everyone else here in Houston, so much so that our current Republican Harris County Judge (chief county executive) was replaced by someone who is 27 and works as a medical interpreter. (She did graduate from Stanford, but 5 years out of college most likely)

It is clear to me, my thinking is in a minority here.

It will not be long before I live in a socialist utopia.
The voting age should never have been lowered to 18 EXCEPT for active military.
The real problem is that the extreme leftist have completely taken over the educational systems. They brain wash children for 12 years and then finish them off in college. Truth is, most of them have no idea why they voted for the socialist party. It was a group think effort in an attempt to fit in.
Exactly! People who have yet to finish high school, never had a job or any other familial responsibilities and otherwise, don't know Snit from Shinola are allowed to vote.