After Virginia win, Bloomberg groups targeting Texas

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After Virginia win, Bloomberg groups targeting Texas

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Post by AndyC » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:00 pm

Next on Giffords’ list is Texas, where the group has had recent success helping Democrats. The group spent more than $1 million on TV ads in Houston in 2018, supporting U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, a Democrat who unseated longtime Republican Congressman John Culberson. The ads went after Culberson for taking money from the NRA and voting for weaker gun laws.

Groups like Giffords have “targets up and down the ballot in Texas in 2020,” said Peter Ambler, the group’s executive director. They include everything from the U.S. Senate race to congressional seats and state House districts — especially in the suburbs.

“Texas is going to be a big priority of ours,” Ambler said.
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Post by DevilDawg » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:13 pm

He has until Friday (tomorrow) to file in Alabama for the 2020 White House run. If he does then his funding for stupid groups like those will dry up quick.


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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:34 pm

Many Texans would see Texas turning blue as unlikely.

But a cold bucket of reality was thrown on us when we look how close Beto came to beating Cruz.

Too many cooks spoil the broth. Too many Californians are spoiling Texas.

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Post by Jago668 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm

They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
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Post by chasfm11 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:23 am

Jago668 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
I believe what I've been told - that we lost the Judges because of straight ticket voting for Beto. The implementation of stopping straight ticket voting was one election too late. But we do have it now and people are going to be forced to make individual race decisions or leave them blak to be decided by others.

Am I worried about losing Texas - emphatically yes. But it isn't because of the the outside money. It is because our Texas leadership has failed to address any of the voter fraud problems and because we might be outworked on door knocking. Beto nearly succeeded and dragged a lot of local races with him because there were a lot of boots on the ground. He produced a lot of new voters. Remember that our voting percentages are low - my local area was 10% in this past Tuesday's election and the election process almost couldn't handle even that volume. It wouldn't take a large percentage increase in voters to turn things blue. There are far too many people who simply refuse to engage and learn what is at stake. I hung door flyers on homes with registered Republicans who had voted in recent elections but not consistently. I was putting those flyers on 80-90% of the houses in some neighborhoods. I worked the polls. Less than 10% of those people showed up. We are victims of our own actions - or lack of them.
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Post by TreyHouston » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:19 am

I think after the Beto scare, more will come out to vote
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Post by Paladin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:29 am

There was a massive machine behind the fake Mexican. Massive out of state funding plus support from Big Tech targeting every likely voter. The carpet bagger machine will have a new stooge up and running next time. It's our mission to stop them.
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Post by TxRVer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm

Rural counties will keep Texas red.
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Post by Ruark » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 am

Jago668 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
...and don't forget, Hillary got 44% of the Texas vote in 2016. Mostly urban voters, yes, but the bottom line is the bottom line. We're peering over the edge of the cliff.
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Post by K.Mooneyham » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:07 pm

I vaguely remember, as a kid, Jimmy Carter telling everyone that America's best days were behind us, that we couldn't beat the Soviets (we'd just have to live with them controlling a lot of the world), and that the oil was running out and everyone needed to turn down the thermostat and put on a sweater. Don't get me wrong on this, I'm not saying that turning a blind eye to our problems will make them go away, but neither will a defeatist attitude. Leadership matters, and when it comes to the Second Amendment and more importantly, Texans' right to keep and bear arms, the members of this forum should be foremost among that leadership. Ronald Reagan had his fair share of problems, but at least he had the right attitude.


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Post by DevilDawg » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Ruark wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 am
Jago668 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
...and don't forget, Hillary got 44% of the Texas vote in 2016. Mostly urban voters, yes, but the bottom line is the bottom line. We're peering over the edge of the cliff.
The voting numbers for non-Democrat’s are embarrassingly low the last few election cycles. Look at some of the Houston area results”ts from just last week and in a metroplex of 8m + people barely 1.5m votes. We should thank all things holy that the Democrats can’t get anymore votes across the line than they have to date or we would already be deep blue.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:16 pm

DevilDawg wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Ruark wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 am
Jago668 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
...and don't forget, Hillary got 44% of the Texas vote in 2016. Mostly urban voters, yes, but the bottom line is the bottom line. We're peering over the edge of the cliff.
The voting numbers for non-Democrat’s are embarrassingly low the last few election cycles. Look at some of the Houston area results”ts from just last week and in a metroplex of 8m + people barely 1.5m votes. We should thank all things holy that the Democrats can’t get anymore votes across the line than they have to date or we would already be deep blue.
I agree with you. My worry is that young voters 18-22 decide to show up instead of getting high the night before and sleeping in all day. Them and the unmarried college educated women votes could make things close in 2020.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:24 am

Jago668 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
They are going to probably make good on it too. We're basically a purple state right now. O'rourke came what 3% away from winning the senate race. How many judges did we see go blue, and we had a congressional district flip blue, and zero flip red. They won't take the entire state, but they'll win some seats.
5%, not 3% ... but yeah. Texas going blue is a REAL possibility, maybe even probable, which I’ve been pointing out for a while now. Our big cities are no better than big cities anywhere else, and as they grow, they grow democrat—just like they do in every other state in the Union. Are there even any republican-controlled big cities left anywhere in the country? I can’t think of any.

But the state of affairs is to some extent the GOP's own darn fault, for having failed to inspire voters to turn out. What is their failure of inspiration? It’s their failure to defend conservative ideals with the same iron inflexibility that the DNC defends their communistic goals, and their failure to promote and run strong candidates who are fighters and unapologetic so. And lastly, the Democrat Steno Pool (AKA “the media”) is committed to destroying the GOP in detail. Tribes everywhere on the planet, including our tribes right here, always back a strong horse. When the GOP acts weak, it loses followers. Very few Americans are left who prefer to either lead, or be strongly independent. They all want to follow, and are easily led. And people who are easily led follow the piper who promises them the most free shtuff.

It is the pull of free shtuff and the promise of an easy life in the big cities that draws people onto the Democrat urban plantation. And once they willingly accept the democrat chains in exchange for a few baubles and trinkets, they no longer have the spine to escape their slavery. Revelation 18:1-8 comes to mind.
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Post by AF-Odin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 am

Remember that all politics are local (at least at the start). Check out the TSRA alert about the Harris County Commissioners meeting for tomorrow (12 Nov). The County Commissioners will be discussing a resolution to DEMAND Universal Background Checks in Texas. For those living in Harris County, please let the County Commissioners know how YOU feel.

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