bahahaha now c'mon Teddy suck it up. People just hate you
Ted Cruz is seething jealous of Beto O'Rourke and whines to Fox "News" about how popular his opponent is!
|by Anonymous||reply 443||10/30/2018|
Ha!! I'd look at the video but nope. Fuck Fox News.
Beto is magical!!!
I would live to be able to go to Austin for Willie's concert.
Those conservative morons have got to be the stupidest people on the planet if they feel betrayed by Willie.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/14/2018|
C'mon, "Lyin' Ted" - Ebola is more popular than you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/14/2018|
Here in Texas there's about 3 different special interest conservative pacs running ads against O'Rourke, as you can imagine he's the worst human on the face of the earth. So Cruz has other groups spending millions for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/14/2018|
A+ R2 what a great response.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/14/2018|
Cruz has been described as "a sitcom Dracula."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/14/2018|
[quote]A+ [R2] what a great response.
I don’t think any response that perpetuates Trump-bred bullying nicknames is a great response.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/14/2018|
Remember Cruz's meltdown on the radio right before Trump beat him for the nomination? I hope he's freaking out the same way.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/14/2018|
Lyin' Ted has zero interest in being Texas' Senator which explains why he did nothing for 6 years in the Senate but showboat. He wants to be President and get a lot of facetime on TV. Like Trump, he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder and when he gets thwarted, he goes nuts.
The other Republicans in Texas (assholes, one and all) like nutjob Greg Abbott are leading their Dem opponents in those same polls where Cruz and Beto are within the margin of error by 15-20 points - so Cruz is definitely the least popular Republican among Republicans, too. Even if he wins with a small margin, his Presidential plans are destroyed.
In Texas, you can vote straight party ticket which worries me because some Republicans who don't like Cruz may just check the straight ticket option out of laziness.
I'm hoping the debates will help. Cruz hypes himself as such a great debater, but all he does is lie, insult and spout meaningless platitudes. He didn't win a single debate in the GOP primaries and just reinforced his image as an arrogant, slimy pol. Beto's got this Jimmy Stewart vibe: wholesome, honest and kind vs. Cruz's nasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/15/2018|
He's a slimy, slithering weasel whose outer appearance has slowly matched the inner appearance of his soul. He's interested in power and worships Moloch.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/15/2018|
Beto does seem to be the real deal. He's is extremely likable and good looking -- two things that Ted Cruz definitely is not. Cruz is a smug, arrogant asshole. I fervently hope that Beto bests him and we pick up a Senate seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/15/2018|
If Beto can beat Cruz, he could use that to become President. I think he's got the Obama spark.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/15/2018|
Does beto have a Michelle Obama type wife by his side? Because if so that's a plus.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/15/2018|
I used this new site called Google to find out R12
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/15/2018|
You do have to admire the special kind of stupid it takes for the Republicans to support a Canadian born dual citizen of Canada and Cuba who cannot demonstrate he’s an actual US citizen.
At the time he was born *in Canada* for those playing the home version, US citizens had to file a long form declaration of live birth with the US embassy or consulate closest to their residence in Canada. Ted’s mother has never demonstrated she actually did that, and the State Department has declined as FOIA requests to provide the long form. Yeah, all his claims against Obama turn out to apply to him.
His father was still a Cuban citizen, not a Canadian and not US until many years after they moved from Canada back to the US and long after Ted’s birth.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/15/2018|
r14 you can usually look at whatever Republicans claim about someone else and find the accuser is the one who has actually done it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/15/2018|
Ted cruz is trash. Just another racist dumb cracker. Fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2018|
There was talk of Dump campaigning for Cruz to "help" him.
Oh my sides!
How they despise one another!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2018|
R14, I also seem to remember from the '15-'16 primary season that his mother voted in a Canadian election (or was registered as a Canadian voter), which implies (perhaps mistakenly) that she was no longer an American citizen when she birthed the current senator in Calgary.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/15/2018|
Booger Ted brings his own snacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/15/2018|
R14 it's even worse: when a child is born abroad to one US citizen married to a non-citizen (Cruz's father only bothered to become a US citizen in 2006 when his son went into politics), unless the US citizen had respected the uninterrupted residency requirements in effect in 1970, little Rafael is not a US citizen.
When Cruz was trying to claim 'of course, he's a natural born US citizen' in 2016, he claimed his Ma had moved from Texas to Canada just before his birth. Bullshit. Before hooking up with Cruz's father (and both have been married and divorced a lot of times for evangelical Christians), she was married to a guy named Wilson and they lived in the UK. Cruz carefully kept Ma (his only link to US citizenship) out of the spotlight when he ran. I'm betting she didn't respect the uninterrupted residency requirements and Lyin' Rafael's not actually a US citizen.
On the form the Cruz campaign submitted claiming to be proof of US citizenship, his mother's name is given as "Wilson" - the name of her ex-husband. Her maiden name is Darragh, she's the daughter of Irish immigrants in Delaware. Very, very odd. If you're divorced from one husband, married to another and registering a birth, you don't list the name of your ex-husband as being your legal name.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/15/2018|
[quote]“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” Cruz said on July 21, 2016, after declining to endorse Trump in his convention speech.
Ted Cruz endorsed Donald for president two months later. The man is a spineless bottom feeder willing to sell out his own wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/15/2018|
Beto's wife Amy is the daughter of a billionaire real estate developer - which Cruz is trying to use against him despite the fact his savior Trump is too.
Unlike Ivanka, Amy wears no makeup, is an elementary school teacher who went to Williams and worked in Guatemala as a teacher.
She's not really pretty but attractive in a wholesome, liberal intellectual way. Very tall and thin. There's a photo of the O'Rourkes posing with the Obamas at a White House gala. Beto towers over the Obamas and Amy is almost as tall as Barack.
Beto said on an early date he took her to see Dazed and Confused at the movies and she fell asleep during the movie and drooled on his shirt. He said "that's how I knew I was in love".
Wet shirts are a leitmotif in Beto's life.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/15/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/15/2018|
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a nine-point edge over opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in the Lone Star State’s Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
About 54 percent of likely Texas voters support Cruz, compared with 45 percent who support O’Rourke.
While both have net-positive favorability ratings, Cruz’s margin is greater than his opponent’s. About 52 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Cruz, compared to 43 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. Roughly 43 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of O’Rourke, whereas 42 percent have an unfavorable opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/18/2018|
Who do they poll? I've never been polled in my life. I assume the only people who answer phone numbers they don't know are old people. The GOP's base.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/18/2018|
Quinnipiac must have really pushed undecided voters; other polls have undecideds in double digits. My most optimistic take is that the Quinnipiac poll is registering a lot of soft support for Cruz—some of it knee-jerk support for the incumbent or for the Republican—that may dwindle now that the "real" campaign season has started and hopefully will dwindle even further on election day if there's a strong Democratic turnout.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/18/2018|
[quote] I assume the only people who answer phone numbers they don't know are old people. The GOP's base.
Tons of Pro-lifers and 2A in Texas.
Let's hope that this is underestimating undecideds who can swing Dem, and that actual Dem turnout will be massive.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/18/2018|
There are as many Hispanics in Texas as in California. Problem in Texas is Hispanics don't vote anything like their numbers. The ones who do vote tend to be religious fanatical, anti-abortion voters. Unlike California.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/18/2018|
Ted Rafael Cruz campaign is sending out fund raising letters labeled "Summons" from the county. Making it look like it is something official from the county. He must really be desperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/18/2018|
Cruz is up by 9 points because Americans suck. Weblike sucking and want the country to suck longer and harder than it ever has before. I mean they're given a choice and they choose - Ted fucking low life bucket of scum Cruz? The man's dog probably loathes him (if he has one). America will NEVER have nice things because that is the way we like it. Ask a red state American this - "would you like to have a brighter, fairer, more prosperous future for all citizens?" and the answer will invariably be "No thanks, we'd rather suck".
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/18/2018|
Yes, I was disappointed to see that Quinnipiac poll that had the vile Cruz up by 9 points.
I'd like to hear from someone more learned in polls to discuss whether this is an outlier or an accurate reflection of the state of the race. We always knew that this one was going to be a tough race. But there is still seven to eight weeks to go so here's hoping that Beto can win.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/18/2018|
Who did they poll? Didn't call me. I think they call people with landlines and the people they poll are people who answer unknown phone numbers. Imagine who does that.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/18/2018|
Apparently, R32, they polled "likely voters" -- i.e., those who voted in 2016. If that is the case, then the polling may not be all that accurate. A credible argument could be made that there are a significant number of people who didn't vote in 2016, but are exceptionally motivated to vote in 2018 because they are disgusted with Trump and the destructive path he has taken us down.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/18/2018|
And perhaps also a significant number of people who DID vote in 2016, but are exceptionally UNmotivated to vote in 2018 because ... what you said in R33.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/18/2018|
Might be an indication:
Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.
“This district has not been Republican since Reconstruction. And in September of 2018, it’s Republican once again,” Flores told supporters. “The work starts tomorrow.”
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/18/2018|
R35 Yeah flipping Texas is very wishful thinking. I don't see it happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/18/2018|
it's still fun seeing Cruz freak out though
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/18/2018|
No, I want to see him Lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/18/2018|
Beto needs to stop the touchy-feely shit and go after Cruz hard on his ACA Repeal vote, Corporate Welfare vote. Stick to economics and jobs. And stay away from Ellen and Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/18/2018|
*Breaking News*---- Rafael Cruz, a/k/a Lyin' Ted Cruz, warns Texans: Democrat Beto O'Rourke will implement a statewide Barbeque Ban should Beto take the election. However, it is unclear whether this is a beef ban or is meant to include poultry, ham, ram, sheep meat or mutton. A Barbeque Ban!?!!? GET A ROPE!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/19/2018|
Then there is this little jewel: “His real name isn’t Beto!!!”
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/19/2018|
Yesterday a poll of likely voters said Cruz +9 %. Today a poll of likely voters has Beto +2%.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/19/2018|
Which poll today? Link?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/19/2018|
His wife would certainly make a superb first lady. I hope he runs.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/19/2018|
What the hell kind of name is Beto? I mean, I hope he repeatedly kicks Ted in the nuts, but ... "Beto?"
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/19/2018|
It's a knickname, R45, and how he's been known his whole life. I believe it's the shortened form of 'Roberto' - the Spanish version of his name, Robert.
He comes from a community with deep roots into Mexican life. Many of the Irish people in that area are the progeny of Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico after leaving service for Britain. They were treated badly, as Catholics, and went over to a country that promised them land and religious freedom for their service. Many of them stayed loyal to Mexico when Texans revolted, illegally, and then entered the US in the Mexican War that was the lead up to the Civil War. Beto may even have an ancestor that fought in gray, but I'd have to look a bit further. It's a fascinating place, El Paso, with a fascinating history.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/19/2018|
Is there any good reporting on Dem turnout efforts in TX? At the end of the day, that's what's going to matter. Let's be honest here, the overwhelming majority of Republicans or lean-Republican voters are going to vote for Republican candidates, just like they'll vote for Trump in 2020. Even if they personally dislike the candidate, they keep their eyes on the bigger prize(s) like the Supreme Court and tax "reform" etc.
Can people still be registered to vote at this stage? I really hope Beto and TX dems can sustain and build this energy and translate it into turnout from first-time and lapsed voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/19/2018|
Thanks, r46 -- I was just goofing around. That is interesting information though.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/19/2018|
[quote]I would live to be able to go to Austin for Willie's concert.
Does that mean you will die if you don't go to Austin for Willie's concert?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/19/2018|
Cruz is a goner.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/19/2018|
Cruz is a Canadian with ties to corporate banks like Goldman Sacs.
Beto is a true Texan.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/19/2018|
So far Real Clear Politics has nothing more recent then the +9 Quinnipiac poll. It is routine as the election nears they switch from Registered Voters to Likely Voters, and that normally favors the Republican. Even in last month's RV models Cruz led.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/19/2018|
The worst part of the poll is that Cruz got almost half of Latino voters
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/19/2018|
Which is why I think it full of shit, R53.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/19/2018|
Hispanics make great Republicans. I am not sure I would count on them to save the Democratic party.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/19/2018|
I think a Texas eldergay in a caftan has to take one for the team and viciously bitchslap Cruz at a live televised event, hissing at him the whole time. This will put Cruz into a tailspin in the polls, because Texans don't want to see their senator bitchslapped by an eldergay in a caftan.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/19/2018|
I volunteer! I've wanted to slap that face since I first saw it. Do I have to wear matching earrings?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/19/2018|
oh shit, I got too excited with the possibility....I'm not in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/19/2018|
That's what economy class is for, r58
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/19/2018|
[quote]The worst part of the poll is that Cruz got almost half of Latino voters
Texas Latinos are just as likely to vote Republican as they are Democratic. The more reliable Latino voters tend to be Republican. If Latinos didn't vote in 2016 against Trump, they sure aren't going to turn out and vote in a mid-term.
That's why Latinos will not turn Texas purple anytime soon. The only way it turns purple is by whites from other states moving to Texas for work. That is making a gradual difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/19/2018|
Yep, experts keep warning Democrats to assume Latinos are solidly Democratic. They aren’t. Many Texas Latinos are quiet conservative, and have voted Republican for a while. George Bush received a huge percentage of the Latin vote, and Trump got a shockingly large portion of the vote in 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/19/2018|
Here's the poll. Beto up by 2.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/19/2018|
That's within the margin of error though R62. Beto hasn't been able to narrow the aggregate gap much further since the beginning of summer, so it's doubtful he can pull off a win (but holy shit will I celebrate like never before if he does even though I'm as far away as NY).
The reason Cruz has been whining, pouting and bitching despite still having a solid lead is that he and the GOP are panicking by how quickly they are losing ground in TX. In 2012, Romney took TX over Obama by about 15% points. That same year Cruz beat Sadler by about 15% points (with relatively high turnout because it was a presidential year), and in 2014 Cornyn beat Alameel by about 27% points (low turnout off-year).
But in 2016 Trump took TX by only about 9% over Clinton. It's now another off-year election, and even with both Trump and Cruz being so disliked, the typically low turnout off year nature of the election plus a decent economy should give Cruz a huge advantage. He should be able to clear at least his margin of victory from 2012 and definitely Trump's from 2016 (Cruz of course won the primary with a huge lead in TX in 2016). But if the current numbers hold, Cruz is on track to win only by about 5% points. That's pretty damning and there's absolutely no way to spin it as anything but a foreboding sign for the GOP in TX. Again--Trump lost the primary in 2016, is overall disliked, but still managed to clear 9% points in a presidential year election. Cruz with the incumbency and low turnout off year advantage may not even manage that.
The House races are also showing loss of ground. In 2016 all the R incumbents in TX won their races. But all of the Rs who had a D challenger (not all of them did) lost some percentage points from their previous win--a couple of them lost as many as 10%. The D's held the same number of districts, even when the D incumbent didn't run. There was an overall loss of R votes and overall gain of D, even with Trump winning the top of the ticket.
Even if Beto loses, the Dems need to keep investing in TX. Two or 3 more election cycles and they will have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/19/2018|
Ted is a piece of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/19/2018|
He reminds me of that Devon Nunes character -- both of them are in over their heads and are too dense to have a clue.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/19/2018|
The Austin police have just issued an arrest warrant for the asshole who was putting the plans online for a 3D gun for having sex with a 16 year old girl. He has fled to Taiwan. He's a big Cruz donor!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/19/2018|
[Quote]The buy comes as Democratic strategists have warned that O’Rourke needs to ramp up his outreach with Latino voters if he wants to unseat Republican Ted Cruz
Yikes! Could Latinos be the reason if he doesn't win the election?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/19/2018|
Ted is pathetic. Now he claims Beto will make barbecue illegal! LOL. (And yes, I know it was supposed to be a "joke", but it's so fucking lame you could actually think he meant it).
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/19/2018|
Texas Latinos are far more conservative than California Latinos.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/19/2018|
I like both Beto and Ted. If I were a Texan I would have a hard time making up my mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/19/2018|
the polls are all over the place, in some Cruz is up 9 and in others behind by 2..........my hunch is his loyal republican voting Texas dimwits give him another term.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/19/2018|
Oh Cruz can’t be up 9. I bet he can’t even get up 5.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/19/2018|
Oh, now R25 - I'm old and ugly as hell, and even I'VE been poled at least a FEW times in my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/19/2018|
[quote] I like both Beto and Ted. If I were a Texan I would have a hard time making up my mind.
Being undecided and confused is not your problem. Being stupid, however, is.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/19/2018|
Like Ted Cruz? Nobody likes Ted Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/19/2018|
[quote]I like both Beto and Ted.
If you aren't a troll, serious question: Why do you like Ted?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/19/2018|
Democrats need to reach out to Texas Latinos without being presumptuous or condescending. Texas Latinos seem to rebuff the notion their ethnicity makes them vote Democratic or liberal. They don’t vote or live the same way Californian or New York Latinos and campaign pitches used with Latinos elsewhere will fall flat here. Also, a huge percentage of Texas Latinos are evangelicals, which poses distinct challenges.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/19/2018|
Growing up in Texas way back when, the Mexicans (as they were then known) were at the bottom of the social pecking order, well below African Americans. Yes, I'm fully aware how racist this all is, but it's the truth.
When my ex-bro-in-law married a Mexican woman, it was a scandal in the family. Shocking!
Over the past 20 or so years, it seems like Latinos (as they now are) may not have been particularly socially mobile, but they hate black people and so seem to identify with the oppressive Anglos who still scorn them.
Stockholm Syndrome maybe?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/19/2018|
On Chris Matthews show tonight, a pundit said that Beto would have to increase his share of the latino vote by a HUGE margin over Cruz to offset the overwhelming white vote that Cruz will get. According to the Q poll, Beto is only getting 54% support among latinos.
In other words, there's no path to victory for him. Texas is far too red.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/19/2018|
"Trump got a shockingly large portion of the vote in 2016."
No, he lost the Latino vote
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/19/2018|
That’s it then. It’s really too bad. Ted Cruz is the equivalent of running against a dog turd with an (R) by its name. There really is no hope for a country populated by morons. Americans really want suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/19/2018|
Trump received 34% of Latino votes, Clinton 61%. Not great considering Trump’s blistering attacks on Mexicans
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/19/2018|
Sorry, R82, but it was only 29%, not 34%.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/19/2018|
[quote]Trump got a shockingly large portion of the vote in 2016.
See above. 29% didn't really shock anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/19/2018|
Are the statistics in R83 for Texas or the whole country? We're really more concerned about the Texas vote here. And let's not get too discouraged yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/19/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/19/2018|
If the Latinos don’t vote Democratic, then they can run for the border.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/19/2018|
The numbers for the 2016 Latino vote in TX were disputed, but max estimate was 34% for Trump. It's likely lower.
The problem is Latinos only make up about 30% of eligible voters in TX, so even if Beto got their registration numbers way up AND got them all to the polls, numbers wise it still might not be enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/19/2018|
So the other way is to depress the white Rethug vote as much as possible. I guess that's why Cheeto will be stomping for Lyin' Ted - to prevent that.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/19/2018|
That Quinnipiac poll showing Cruz +9 is probably accurate. Unless you've lived in Texas for awhile, you don't understand how poor voter turnout is among Democrats. Every year we get excited about a candidate and they end up losing by a wide margin. It's because the areas outside of the major cities is blood red and heavy evangelical. You can't win when you're up against that kind of stupidity. It'll happen eventually, but not in my lifetime.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/19/2018|
He's a louse
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/19/2018|
Beto needs everything to fall his way to win, including unprecedented black and Latin turnout. At the same time, he needs unprecedented suppression of the white vote. Cruz and Trump are working overtime to elevate cultural issues in the race, which will galvanize White and evangelical voters. Beto can’t win if cultural issues take centerstage.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/19/2018|
Cruz is Latin
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/19/2018|
If Trump hasn’t already motivated Latinos to vote, there is no hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/19/2018|
Nothing is in stone. Keep working.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/19/2018|
There's no way Cruz is ahead of Beto by 9 points.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/19/2018|
RCP average is currently Cruz +4.5. However that includes two month old polls of "registered voters" which generally pulls down the republican numbers.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/19/2018|
Why are Democrats such lazy fucks?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/19/2018|
I got a text from Beto campaign asking if I will support him. I’m a registered Republican but I didn’t want to say no...things are so heated now that I was concerned I could get ugly texts or be spammed. And I’m sure Dems getting a text from the Cruz campaign wouldn’t feel comfortable answering either. So it’s anyone’s guess about poll results...
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/19/2018|
Beto eeks it out by .5 percent.
Lying Ted takes off his fake cowboy boots and goes to work for the banks.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/19/2018|
R99 you lost me at Registered Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/19/2018|
Texas can be so scary and odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/19/2018|
R98, I like many, spend my weekends canvassing. Do tell, how many times have you even bothered to call your moc?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/19/2018|
For 6 years Cruz has never held a single Town Hall, never bothered to empty his voicemail. The only person I've ever heard of who managed to get through to one of Cruz's supposed offices was told after conveying a request "There are 28 million people in Texas and we can't take into consideration what everybody says".
Cruz's arrogance is monumental. He considers that Texas owes him a seat so he can keep running for President.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/20/2018|
[Quote]On Chris Matthews show tonight, a pundit said that Beto would have to increase his share of the latino vote by a HUGE margin over Cruz to offset the overwhelming white vote that Cruz will get. According to the Q poll, Beto is only getting 54% support among latinos. In other words, there's no path to victory for him. Texas is far too red.
[Quote]Beto needs everything to fall his way to win, including unprecedented black and Latin turnout. At the same time, he needs unprecedented suppression of the white vote. Cruz and Trump are working overtime to elevate cultural issues in the race, which will galvanize White and evangelical voters. Beto can’t win if cultural issues take centerstage.
[Quote]That Quinnipiac poll showing Cruz +9 is probably accurate. Unless you've lived in Texas for awhile, you don't understand how poor voter turnout is among Democrats. Every year we get excited about a candidate and they end up losing by a wide margin. It's because the areas outside of the major cities is blood red and heavy evangelical. You can't win when you're up against that kind of stupidity. It'll happen eventually, but not in my lifetime.
You nailed it. This is why I don't think Beto will win. I have basically lost all hope. I just don't think it's possible. Republicans will vote for Lying Ted just because he is Republican, doesn't matter how despicable he is. He will get the votes to win. Republicans are idiots and bigots. It's never going to change.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/20/2018|
[quote]If Trump hasn’t already motivated Latinos to vote, there is no hope.
Frankly, Democrats need to stop pushing Latino issues. It hurts Democrats among white voters, and it's not like Latinos are loyal to the party. They vote for whoever they like the best, whether it be Bush, or Obama. There's no party loyalty, so why are we hurting our electoral chances with white voters when Latinos can't even be bothered to vote.
Democrats spent the whole Spring drawing attention to the border detentions and family separations, and Latinos still aren't supporting Dem candidates. It boggles the mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/20/2018|
I’m baffled too. California Latinos get it, but elsewhere, not so much
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/20/2018|
"Democrats spent the whole Spring drawing attention to the border detentions and family separations, and Latinos still aren't supporting Dem candidates"
Actually, they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/20/2018|
Although I can't predict that Beto will win—he's the underdog and has an uphill battle—the posters here who are abandoning all hope are really going beyond the evidence at this point in time, and I'm starting to suspect them of being heavy-handed concern trolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/20/2018|
In fact, I'll add that not just on this thread but on others and in the media I'm seeing a sudden spate of discouraging commentary for the Democrats—I think partly a response by trolls, but also a more or less cyclical response to good news. Stick to the facts: the House is still well within reach, and the Senate is closer now than it was early in the summer. Get out the message and get out the vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/20/2018|
Ff and fight on.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/20/2018|
I just sent Beto some money.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/20/2018|
What kind of dumb ass comes out strongly in support of the NFL anthem protests while running for the senate in friggin Texas? That’s when the tide began to turn. These goddamn Democrats better start remembering what country they’re in and stop with the social justice bullshit.
If Beto loses by anything approaching double digits, he and his sycophants can kiss those Presidential ambitions goodbye.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/20/2018|
We shouldn’t give up on Texas, but there is a reason a Democrat hasn’t won statewide office there in a quarter century
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/20/2018|
What do they get from their current Senator that is too good to give up?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/20/2018|
They just can’t quit him.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/20/2018|
They might be deplorable, but they are voting for Cruz because they believe he will vote the way they want him to vote. That’s rational.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/20/2018|
A vote for rightwing policies, R115. Assuming Kavanaugh makes it through, for example, Cruz will have voted to confirm both of Trump’s justices and taken a hand in changing America for the worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/20/2018|
He’s a Canadian weasel. How does that appeal to Texas?
At least Beto is a local.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/20/2018|
Sorry, anyone who thinks that defending taking a knee is "social justice bullshit," even in Texas, is a troll and a racist. Beto's defense was reasoned and eloquent and at the very least helped push him farther ahead than the average Democrat would get in that state. R113, with his "dumb ass" and "sycophants" crap, can go back to listening to the toxins spewing out of right-wing radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/20/2018|
Most Texas voters say U.S. Senate should confirm Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, poll finds
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/20/2018|
Latino voters are not a sure thing for Cruz. Here's why they could vote Beto:
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/20/2018|
[QUOTE]Beto's defense was reasoned and eloquent and at the very least helped push him farther ahead than the average Democrat would get in that state.
Bullshit. A Democrat like Bill Clinton would’ve capitalized on that moment and told those NFL players to stand the fuck up for the anthem. THAT would’ve pushed him further ahead. He was doing just fine before he jumped on the Kaepernick bandwagon.
He’s not cutthroat enough to take down a big prick like Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/20/2018|
Anybody know what channel in Austin is showing the debate tomorrow night?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/20/2018|
I would never vote for a man who asked someone who recently savaged his wife and father to campaign for him. It's beyond pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/20/2018|
There was a shirtless photo of Alex Trebek in my mom's People Magazine back in the 70s. I wanted to cut it out of the magazine, but she would have freaked out if I had. It went in the garbage before I realized it was gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/20/2018|
"What kind of dumb ass comes out strongly in support of the NFL anthem protests while running for the senate in friggin Texas? That’s when the tide began to turn. These goddamn Democrats better start remembering what country they’re in and stop with the social justice bullshit."
What tide? Trust me, no one is voting based on anthem protests alone. Deep down, even the freepers who bitch and moan about it know it doesn't affect their lives one bit.
"A Democrat like Bill Clinton would’ve capitalized on that moment and told those NFL players to stand the fuck up for the anthem."
You're confusing Clinton with Trump
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/20/2018|
That's what's so puzzling about these trolls. There was no "tide began to turn." And pretending that Bill Clinton would have said that? Wow.... We do have some of the dumbest trolls on the Internet.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/20/2018|
[quote] And pretending that Bill Clinton would have said that? Wow.
Yes indeed. Bill would NEVER have done such a thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/20/2018|
Dear, R129, we know you're a rather stupid troll but do please try to not be so fucking stupid. Free clue: there is a huge difference. What the protesters are doing is absolutely the epitome of patriotism. Clinton would have done exactly what Beto has done and it's just stupid to pretend otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/20/2018|
I love the idiots who are trying to pretend that Clinton would have condemned the NFL players. And the even bigger idiot who is trying to pretend that the "Sister Souljah Moment" is "proof" of this. It's hilariously false.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/20/2018|
Beto does need to go after Cruz on ACA and taxes and spending. Texas working families can’t afford Cruz’s taxes and spending.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/20/2018|
A poll out today has Cruz’s approval rating in Texas at 43%.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/20/2018|
I have heard it through the grapevine that the debate will be on locally on NBC at 6:00. It sounds like KERA will also be a good source to watch/listen to the debate, especially if you aren’t in town. They will also be broadcasting it live on 90.1, live streaming it on the KERA website, and I think they will be playing it on TV at 10.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/20/2018|
How about in Austin? Anybody know on what channel it will be televised?
Also, concerning the NFL protests - Cruz made a big mistake. He had first defended Alex Jones' right to freedom of speech and then denied the freedom of speech of football players. Hopefully, in the debates his hypocrisy will be underlined.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/21/2018|
CSpan is airing the debate live at 7pm Eastern.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/21/2018|
Hollywood super-producer Judd Apatow has announced that he is parachuting into Texas to headline a fundraising event for left-wing Democrat Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Girls producer announced his participation in the September 20 and 27 events on Twitter.
“Come to @LargoLosAngeles on 9-20 for our benefit for @WhenWeAllVote and 9-27 for our benefit for Beto O’Rourke. Amazing surprise guests!
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/21/2018|
R137 Cruz troll... one of Cruz's biggest donors is the asshole who owns Cinemark Theatres.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/21/2018|
why debate on Friday night? They could get more viewers during the week. I'm sure CNN & MSNBC will show key moments later tonight and tomorrow though so we won't miss anything important. If Beto does well this could really boost his chances. Hopefully he stays as thoughtful, calm and smooth as during his rallies. Hopefully Cruz being rude, aggressive and interrupting won't bother him
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/21/2018|
Cruz wanted all the debates to be on Friday nights - when a shitload of Texans go to their local high school football game. Friday Night Lights.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/21/2018|
My brother is out of state and has found the debate on YouTube for those who are interesting in watching. Ted is so pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/21/2018|
I've watched three clips today; one from a rally and two from tonight's debate. He is exceptionally impressive. He has a speaking style that connects with people. He is intelligent without being arrogant or condescending (like that weasel Cruz -- with apologies to weasels).
He's good. He's damn good.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/21/2018|
O’Rourke is so damn likeable.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/21/2018|
I bought this today
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/21/2018|
so how did the debate go? No coverage so far because of the Kavanaugh and Rosenstein stories
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/21/2018|
^ Beto kicked ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/21/2018|
The best the pro dem NY Daily News can spin it is: Beto and Ted land jabs, not knockout blows, in first debate
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/21/2018|
Beto is so well liked even Ted Cruz has started to campaign for him! Just watch what he tweeted.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/21/2018|
Of course that sack-of-shit Ted Cruz would tweet out a clip of Beto talking about equal rights and justice -- because Ted wants all his racist supporters to see how important the election is for the KKK.
Cruz is a sorry excuse for a human being.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/22/2018|
Ted Cruz is a very skillful douchebag.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/22/2018|
Beto's campaign should retaliate with mouth-booger clips.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/22/2018|
Beto is a very attractive homosexual!
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/22/2018|
Cruz did his usual Cruz schtick: smirking, chuckling when it wasn't his turn to speak, sneering and the coup de grace: at the end the moderators asked them to say something nice about their opponent. Beto made a gracious comment about Cruz being a hard worker who sacrifices his family time to do what he thinks is right.. then Cruz launches into praise for himself and ends up saying Beto is like Bernie Sanders a socialist, bla, bla... Beto said: "True to form" which trended on twitter for hours.
Cruz avoided getting in the same frame as Beto so people (he hopes) wouldn't notice Beto's 8" taller than Cruz is. Height counts in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/22/2018|
They shook hands in the beginning.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/22/2018|
R16, Racist. Same as N word.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/22/2018|
I'd wondered how Cruz would handle the height issue. He's listed as 5'10" and Beto is 6'5". Even with Beto stooping over slightly, it looks like Cruz must have worn some lifts in his dress shoes or cowboy boots with at least two inch heels. Interesting that Beto had to go over to Cruz's lectern to shake his hand; they didn't meet half way as would be typical. I like that Beto's looming into him a little, though it's likely not an aggressive stance as he likely has to do that with practically everyone to be a little more face to face. He should loom more and get a closer at the next debate a la LBJ to be off-putting to Cruz (Per LBJ biographer Robert Caro, Johnson was famous for looming right into both allies and adversaries faces to establish dominance).
Notice how Beto's jaw is clenched. Pre-debate nerves or just a natural reaction to shaking hands with Mephistopheles?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/22/2018|
What are Democrats not doing to energize Latinos?
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/23/2018|
R157, it's just unreal they aren't energized by trumps behavior. Maybe nothing will energize them.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/23/2018|
Just heard a Latina political pundit say Democrats are making the mistake focusing on immigration as the issue to motivate Latinos. She also said Democrats forget how important religion is to many Hispanics. More and more Latinos are evangelicals, and the abortion issue means they will vote Republican no matter what.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/23/2018|
I think that's more true in Texas than in certain other states. In CA, AZ, and NY Latino voters do get energized against Republican immigration policies. If a Latino or other voter is a one-issue voter on abortion, then so be it, the Democrats won't get them. In any case I hope the "Latina political pundit" referred to in R159 specified which "Democrats are making the mistake focusing on immigration," because Democrats are rightly focusing on a lot of things (Social Security, health insurance, tax rates, racism and sexism, the cronyism and corruption that runs Republican politics, etc.).
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/23/2018|
Heidi Ho, Lucifer in the Flesh, no Go!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/23/2018|
My sister used to drive little old Latina ladies to the polls. Then she found out they were voting the way the priest told them to: against abortion.
The abortion issue, in particular the 'late term abortion' issue is killing Democrats. If Planned Parenthood took the lead, stipulating that abortion after 20 weeks should be illegal except in cases to save the mother's life or the fetus has died, they could neutralize the issue. Only 1% of abortions are after 20 weeks, most of those are to save the mother's life. To lose election after election for a few idiotic women who suddenly decide they want an abortion after 20 weeks is insanity.
If we can take the late term abortion issue away from the GOP, we can start winning again.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/23/2018|
R162, you speak sacrilege!
If a woman is in labor and she decided to not be preggers it’s her choice! Baby gotsa go!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/23/2018|
"What are Democrats not doing to energize Latinos?"
Yawn, more concern trolling, most Latinos do NOT vote GOP, polls have shown this time and again. Stop pretending that most Latinos aren't Democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/23/2018|
R99 is a registered retard.
Latinos vote Republicunt because of abortion. No other reason. Their children are sitting in literal cages and they’re voting for the monsters that put them there.
I hope Beto beats Cruz’s ass so hard he has to move back to Canada to get free health care to treat it.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/23/2018|
r165, most Latinos do not vote Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/23/2018|
R162 is another concern troll, harping on about how the Democrats don't oppose "late-term abortion." Yeah, okay, we litigated this back in the 90s and Democrats made it completely obvious then and since that it's a very rare procedure done to save the life of the mother or her ability to have more children. At least our troll wasn't so obvious as to use the term "partial birth."
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/23/2018|
Pod Save America says Dems aren’t sufficiently motivating Latinos and it’s a real problem
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/23/2018|
Well, Republicans aren't motivating them, either, apparently
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/23/2018|
R167 I'm not a concern troll. I lived most of my life in France and the UK where abortion is legal but there are much shorter limits on it. In the UK (the most liberal abortion laws) it is 24 weeks. In France, it's only 14 weeks.
While neither country has a high percentage of religious fanatics like the US does, there is little to no debate about abortion in either. The law in the US (if it were Planned Parenthood which led the charge) to limit it to 20 weeks and accentuate PP's work in providing birth control as opposed to abortion, would work wonders for the Democrats.
The GOP's use of late-term abortions (which are very rare but do exist) has effectively sapped votes from Dems. If it were accentuated that late term abortions only exist in extreme cases to save the mother's life, we could take back the narrative.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/23/2018|
Many political science experts note that Trump’s unpopularity is far from enough to suggest that Hispanic and Latino voters will turn out for Democrats in the fall.
“You can use this as a big ingredient for mobilization, but you can’t just depend on it in itself,” said Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, a lecturer who studies elections at the University of Texas Austin. Soto and others emphasize that Hispanic and Latino voters encompass a wide-ranging group with divergent attitudes on many issues, which means they don’t often vote as a unified bloc.
Democrats need to dial up their efforts on voter outreach if they want to channel this sentiment into actual support at the polls in November, experts say. The party has long banked on support from Hispanic and Latino voters, who could be key for flipping purple states and districts — but has struggled to actually get them to the polls on Election Day. This is, in large part, because it hasn’t invested enough resources into actually connecting with voters, according to experts.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/23/2018|
ok a lot more like independents than Democrats Roberto Suro, USC, professor of policy and communications
The Quinnipiac poll is consistent with other recent surveys that show that most Latino voters hold negative views toward Trump, but by a much smaller margin than Democrats overall. Indeed, Latino views in this survey are closer to those of independents which, of course, defies the notion that Latinos are a steadfast Democratic constituency and the presumption that Trump’s immigration policies have alienated large numbers of Latinos.
On the [presidential fitness question], the Latino split 58/35 is much closer to that of independents’ 53/42 than that of Democrats’ 96/3. On the basic approval question, a third (33 percent) of Latino voters say they approve of Trump, about the same as independents (36 percent) and college-educated whites (39 percent) but a big distance from Dems (4 percent) or black people (9 percent). That third is about the GOP baseline of Latino votes in presidential elections. The president will be stronger in some geographic areas. For instance, in our NBC News/Marist poll of Florida earlier this summer, the president’s rating was divided among Latinos — 40 percent approved to 45 percent disapproved. When asked which party they wanted to control Congress, 33 percent said Republican and 36 percent said Democrat.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/23/2018|
The Trailer: How Texas Republicans beat the blue wave
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) were not on the ballot Tuesday, but they felt like winners. In an upset that rattled Texas Democrats, Republicans won a state senate seat that had voted reliably Democratic since the 19th century. In the final ballot test ahead of the midterm elections, there was no “blue wave” in sight — in other words, the outcome that Cruz and Hurd are hoping for in November. After a short campaign, Republican businessman Pete Flores defeated former Democratic congressman Pete Gallego in Texas’s 19th state senate district, which stretches from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park. Flores won by nearly 6 points — a major reversal of fortune for Democrats, who had regularly carried the district, who beat Flores soundly here in 2016, and who won 59 percent of the vote in a July jungle primary.
Democrats, who have been sounding alarms all year about the difficulty of turning out Latino voters, felt their stomachs sink — especially because their candidate seemed to take the election for granted, failing to call in reinforcements.
“Despite having previously been a Latino Victory Fund-endorsed candidate, he did not request our support for this race,” said Jorge Silva, a spokesman for the LVF, which has poured millions of dollars into Latino turnout elsewhere. “I'd caution people not read too much into this single outcome as it does not reflect what is happening across the state or the country.”
Flores’s victory will pay years of dividends for Texas Republicans, who will hold a supermajority of state senate seats — one they are unlikely to lose in November. Flores, meanwhile, will serve out the next two years and three months of a term vacated by Carlos Uresti, a Democrat who left office after being convicted of 11 felonies.
The Democrats' embarrassing defeat was a twist after scores of special elections elsewhere in the country had mostly gone their way. But it was not a complete surprise. A series of blunders hobbled the party and were capitalized on by Republicans, who controlled the timing of the election and had plenty to gain by turning out votes in territory that largely mirrors the 23rd House district, held since 2014 by Hurd.
“One side worked to increase its turnout, and the other side didn't,” said Democratic strategist Colin Strother, who worked for San Antonio legislator Roland Gutierrez, the Democratic runner-up in the primary. “I was telling everyone who would listen that we were in trouble here.”
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/23/2018|
The result, in addition to one more Republican seat in Texas’s legislature, was a dose of ice water for Texas Democrats. Since falling into minority-party status in 1994, Democrats had struggled to turn out Latino voters in midterm elections, and Republicans had stayed competitive for the Latino voters who did turn out — a trend that helped Abbott win a landslide in 2014.
Democrats were hoping to change that trajectory this year, with Lupe Valdez running to be Texas’s first Latina governor and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who represents a heavily Latino district based in El Paso, running an unusually strong U.S. Senate race. But they had not cracked the code on how to turn out Latinos between San Antonio's Bexar County and the Rio Grande Valley. In 2014, just 116,297 total votes were cast in TX23 — and that was, by far, the highest turnout in any of the border districts. Hundreds of thousands of Latino Texas Democrats who vote in presidential elections simply stay home in midterms. And this week, Democrats learned again how big a problem that can be.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/23/2018|
Isn’t late term abortion illegal nationwide after congress outlawed it and SCOTUS said it was constitutional to ban it?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/23/2018|
Level of interest in midterms is 73% among seniors & 35% among young voters, per NBC/WSJ poll. Imagine U.S. politics if this was different.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/23/2018|
52% of Latinos are happy w/U.S. economy, but 65% oppose Trump and, by 3:1 margin, want Democrats to run Congress as a check on him. Also notable (and historically typical) that interest in midterms among young Latinos is low (NBC/WSJ)
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/23/2018|
R175 some states have passed limits at 20 weeks on abortion - don't think it's gone to SCOTUS yet if this is constitutional - one more reason to not have Kavanaugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/23/2018|
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (Pub.L. 108–105, 117 Stat. 1201, enacted November 5, 2003, 18 U.S.C. § 1531, PBA Ban) is a United States law prohibiting a form of late termination of pregnancy called "partial-birth abortion," referred to in medical literature by as intact dilation and extraction. Under this law, "Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both." The law was enacted in 2003, and in 2007 its constitutionality was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/23/2018|
[quote]The abortion issue, in particular the 'late term abortion' issue is killing Democrats.
Now if only you had some actual data to back up that stupid remark. The Democratic position on abortion is not only not "killing" them, it's the position of a sizable majority of the voters. That's in stark contrast to the official Republican position, which is shared only by a small minority of fanatics.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/23/2018|
Partial birth abortion is rightly illegal
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/23/2018|
Actually, it's wrongly illegal, and mostly pointless, since it didn't stop late-term abortions.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/23/2018|
R180 there are no figures, just propaganda from the well-funded anti-abortion nuts. The only way to counteract that is for Planned Parenthood to take the lead and do something bold like announcing they will only support abortions up to 20 weeks and are accentuating pregnancy prevention.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/23/2018|
Planned Parenthood already "accentuates" pregnancy prevention. What part of the phrase "planned parenthood" do you have trouble understanding?
As for the other, that "bold" move by Planned Parenthood could put the lives of women at risk and that is something they will not do, nor should they.
And yes, there are figures, since we have polling data that demonstrate that this issue just isn't hurting Democrats, which is why you're not seeing any kind of wholesale push by Republicans to run on that issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/23/2018|
No push by Republicans? Aren't you on twitter? Fucking hell the anti-abortion trolls on there overrun it. They're attacking Beto as he's pro-choice and bringing up all this late-term abortion shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/23/2018|
[quote]some states have passed limits at 20 weeks on abortion
Frankly, 5 months is plenty of time to make up your mind to keep it or not.
As to the later term abortions, states that ban them even in case of a medical threat to the woman's life should be sued to oblivion. And the Rethugs should be sued too. They act just like black market organ donor harvesters. Pro-life? What a joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||09/23/2018|
Waiting for new polls
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/24/2018|
Beto was weak in the highly populated Rio Grande Valley which is a Democratic stronghold but with lousy voter turnout. According to this, the RGV is catching fire for Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/24/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/24/2018|
Beto already has incredible support in the cities, so he needs to camp out along the border until the election. His ONLY chance of victory lies with heavy Latino turnout in South Texas.
I hope the Beto campaign and the DNC has plans for getting them to the polls in November. That's where they should be spending their money right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/24/2018|
"His ONLY chance of victory lies with heavy Latino turnout in South Texas."
Sadly, it aint happening.
Even with a surge, it's going to be crazy tough. Consider this: 395,000 more Texas Latino voters went to the polls in 2016 than did in the 2012 presidential election. But it still wasn't nearly enough to help democratic candidates in that state. What could help are young Latino voters - but they will need to come out in greater record numbers than we've ever seen before.
That said, anything can happen. But I'm just hoping that we're looking at this election and all the others as a long game. An opening salvo for what is yet to come. Because the facts right now point to another disappointing election cycle - maybe even two - before a real sea change is effected in favor of a rational, civil and just society.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/24/2018|
RGV = Rio Grande Valley. In Texas, we just call it "the Valley". He's campaigning with the Castro twins who were both too timid to run for Senate or Governor - a fatal lack of gumption. Julian C says he wants to run for President in 2020. He should have run for something statewide in 2018. His CV - Mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of HUD is just too weak.
In a speech yesterday, Beto called people supporting Trump's vanity wall 'pendejos' fucking assholes. Got an enormous cheer!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||09/24/2018|
Even if he loses, he's only 3 or 4 points behind in polls and hopefully that will be a wakeup call for the GOP...or at least Cruz. And Beto is getting nationwide attention now, so he's in a better position to run in 2020 if he doesn't win the Senate seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/24/2018|
", so he's in a better position to run in 2020 if he doesn't win the Senate seat."
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/24/2018|
He’s the most exciting politician out there. Nobody else comes close. He’s on fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||09/24/2018|
True, is only he were running in a decent state
|by Anonymous||reply 196||09/24/2018|
Who wore it best?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||09/24/2018|
I voted r197 for wit and wisdom
|by Anonymous||reply 198||09/24/2018|
On twitter, somebody took a pic of Lyin' Ted sitting in his seat in a plane looking at his phone. The person took a pic also of Cruz's phone (maybe to see if he was liking porn again). Lo and behold he was looking at a picture of Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||09/24/2018|
[quote]No push by Republicans? Aren't you on twitter? Fucking hell the anti-abortion trolls on there overrun it. They're attacking Beto as he's pro-choice and bringing up all this late-term abortion shit.
Seriously? That's what you're going with? Twitter users? Sorry, but you really aren't very bright, are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 200||09/24/2018|
Any suggestions to donate to GotV efforts in that part of TX? I'd like to send funds there even in preference to Beto's campaign itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||09/24/2018|
Ted's going to whine now about how unfair it is that Beto believes survivors even when they accuse Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||09/24/2018|
Some guy yelled at Cruz: Beto is way hotter than you!
|by Anonymous||reply 203||09/24/2018|
Not gonna help in Texas
|by Anonymous||reply 204||09/25/2018|
[quote] ", so he's in a better position to run in 2020 if he doesn't win the Senate seat."
I love Beto, but it is a difficult argument to make that you should be the Democratic nominee for President when you were unable -- two years earlier -- to win statewide office in your home state.
Now, that said, Beto does have a gift for speaking and connecting with people that I don't think that we have seen in quite a while. I am hoping that he will eke out a victory against the despicable Ted Cruz and send him to the dustbin of history where he belongs. And use that as a springboard to the WH.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||09/25/2018|
R199 can you get someone to help you post that tweet? Let’s us know where it’s hanging you up.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||09/25/2018|
Lyin' Ted's in love
|by Anonymous||reply 207||09/25/2018|
Beto comes to Cruz’s defense over restaurant incident. Very wise of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||09/25/2018|
Jeanne Moos on CNN did a segment on Cruz looking at a picture of Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||09/26/2018|
[quote]I love Beto, but it is a difficult argument to make that you should be the Democratic nominee for President when you were unable -- two years earlier -- to win statewide office in your home state.
It matters much more that the Dems have a charismatic candidate who can rally the base and independents against Cheeto in 2020 (assuming he's not impeached). Not winning a Senate seat in effing Texas wouldn't be such a drawback if he manages to get a lot more Dem vote to the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||09/26/2018|
George H.W. Bush lost 2 Senatorial campaigns in Texas. Then he ran for President.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||09/26/2018|
HW ran for President and FAILED. He only made it to the White House because Reagan selected him to be his Vice President, and then he got the nomination with Reagan’s backing.
If the nominee wants to pick Beto for VP then that’s fine. But he’s not getting the nomination, and rightfully so.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||09/26/2018|
HW didn't have Beto's charisma and he was a Republican. Democrats fall in love on a first date.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||09/26/2018|
So Beto, who backs term limits, also backed the replace Pelosi faction in the last go round on that. But if I have to choose, thanks, Nance.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||09/27/2018|
Beto backs term limits: 4 terms max for Congressmen, 2 terms max for Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||09/27/2018|
#CA22 GE: Devin Nunes (R-inc) 55% (+14) Andrew Janz (D) 41%
|by Anonymous||reply 216||09/28/2018|
Now is the time to start paying attention to polls
|by Anonymous||reply 217||09/29/2018|
Did y'all see the massive turnout for Willie's concert in Austin yesterday? It was a great event!
Willie even put together a new song!
Some numbers floating say 55k to 60k people but that doesn't really seems accurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||09/30/2018|
Yeah but are they going to vote?
|by Anonymous||reply 219||09/30/2018|
Let's hope so.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||09/30/2018|
Cause the old white dinosaurs who vote for Cruz will be at the booth like their life depends on it. The Republicans are banking that too many Beto supporters don’t want to be bothered. It’s one thing to attend a concert, it’s another to go through the boring machinations of civic engagement.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||09/30/2018|
R216 makes me sick. Nunes should be kicked to the curb.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||09/30/2018|
[quote] Nunes should be kicked to the curb.
Not so fast. He needs to spend several decades in the federal penitentiary for his felonious and treasonous behavior over the last two and a half years.
Then, when he gets out of prison, we can kick him to curb.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||09/30/2018|
unfortunately Nunes' district is VERY repub so he'll most likely win
|by Anonymous||reply 224||09/30/2018|
Betting is VERY heavy against Beto.
He’s close in the polling, but this from the Washington Post speaks to the odds against him: “No Democrat has won a statewide race in Texas in 24 years, which the Associated Press says is the nation’s longest losing streak.”
So what does the betting market say about O’Rourke’s chances? Let’s take a look.
Cruz is definitely the favorite, and a variety of predictions markets are all aligned with similar odds.
Offshore sportsbook Bovada has him at 67.7% (-210 odds), while politics speculation sites PredictIt and Smarkets have him at 65% and 69%, respectively.
The Senate model from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com pegs Cruz’s chances for reelection at 69.8% currently.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||10/01/2018|
It all depends on voter turnout. Texas ranks 49th in voter turnout and it's people between 18-30 who don't vote. Neither do Hispanics. If Beto can get them to the polls, Texas goes blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||10/01/2018|
Ted Cruz and his dirty tricks.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||10/03/2018|
More Ted Cruz dirty tricks
|by Anonymous||reply 228||10/03/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 229||10/03/2018|
Have we forgotten it was Cruz's bunch who dug up the nudes of Melania? Trump thought he'd bought 'em all up.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||10/03/2018|
Quinnipiac Poll: Generic Ballot show Dems’ lead on Repubs has shrunk to only 1 point.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||10/05/2018|
When fucker said he did not care if Obama endorsed him or not...stupid fucker made a mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||10/05/2018|
Well he is trying to win in Texas
|by Anonymous||reply 233||10/05/2018|
Most everyone already knows that Cruz is pretty much the worst person in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||10/05/2018|
Is that Trump/Cruz vs Avenatti/WhoKnows rally going to happen?
|by Anonymous||reply 235||10/05/2018|
At least hes sweating for once in his deplorable life.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||10/05/2018|
How are the polls?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||10/05/2018|
R237 Bad. Cruz is still in the lead by 3 to 4 points.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||10/05/2018|
well based on that there haven't been any new polls in 2 weeks
|by Anonymous||reply 239||10/05/2018|
Texas Republicans have passed laws which make registering to vote very tough. and they've passed a voter ID law. As we know from other states, these laws are designed to keep people who most likely would vote for Democrats, from voting.
Two years ago no one thought Cruz wouldn't be re-elected in Texas. The fact that Beto has gotten this far is a nice surprise for Dems and a bad one for Repugs. They actually have to spend money for the Cruz campaign now which at the very least hurts the RNC in the pocketbook.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||10/05/2018|
Even if Cruz squeaks out a win, his ambitions of being President are over. Unless he beats Beto by 20 points, as the least popular Republican in Republican Texas, stick a fork in him.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||10/05/2018|
[quote]and they've passed a voter ID law. As we know from other states, these laws are designed to keep people who most likely would vote for Democrats, from voting.
I don't get it. Rethugs have no problem registering to vote, and then actually voting. Why is it so hard for Dems to register / get the proper voter ID?
|by Anonymous||reply 242||10/06/2018|
I live in Texas and I’m currently trying to get my brother (who still has a Texas ID but lives in Denver) to register and vote by absentee ballot.
They make you fill out a form online, print it off, put a stamp on it and send it in. Or you can go to your local voting registration place in person. I’ve read that if you don’t fill out all the info on the online form (your driver’s license or SSN) apparently it can be tricky to get an absentee ballot.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||10/06/2018|
[quote]They make you fill out a form online, print it off, put a stamp on it and send it in.
Doesn't sound so hard. I guess the printing part needs an extra step - if it were me, I don't have a printer at home but I either use the one at work or the one at my local library.
People jump through more hoops for less. Get it together, Dem voters! If you need to fill out a form and mail it, how hard is that?!
R243, good for you for helping your brother out.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||10/06/2018|
R243 I have a couple out-of-state friends and family that I’m trying to get registered. Most of them don’t have a printer, so that part is proving to be the trickiest part.
On the other hand, it gives me more control and I can print it off and send it in myself so I know it gets done in time. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 245||10/07/2018|
If Beto is within striking distance, that promising.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||10/07/2018|
I have no idea who the presidential nominee will be but I am certain Beto O'Rourke will be VP.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||10/07/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 248||10/07/2018|
FYI to everyone, the last day to register to vote in Texas is October 9.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||10/07/2018|
I'm tired of our side making excuses for why they can't register, or actually vote on election day.
These same people somehow managed to buy an iPhone and sign-up for wireless service, which is harder and more time consuming than registering and voting. And they say they don't have time to vote, even though they have 2 weeks+ to vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||10/07/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 251||10/07/2018|
[QUOTE]These same people somehow managed to buy an iPhone and sign-up for wireless service, which is harder and more time consuming than registering and voting.
No it isn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||10/07/2018|
A German friend of mine pointed out years ago that the right wing ALWAYS votes. They're motivated by hate and fear which are great motivators. When voter turnout is low, the right always wins. This is about turnout, folks.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||10/07/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 254||10/08/2018|
Texas voting registration is way up!
|by Anonymous||reply 255||10/08/2018|
Their radio ads are a thing of beauty, too. "Why do so many people dislike Ted Cruz as soon as they meet him? Saves time!"
|by Anonymous||reply 256||10/09/2018|
Richard Linklater directed the ad and that's the actor who was in Bernie.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||10/09/2018|
On Facebook Beto is giving a speech at Rice Univ. It's fascinating. He doesn't just recycle the same stump speech over and over. He was talking about 2 black people from El Paso, a doctor and a high school valedictorian, who both went to the Supreme Court to overturn segregation and deprival of voting rights in 1960. El Paso was the first city in the Deep South to integrate its schools and university, public accommodations. Didn't know that.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||10/09/2018|
UT-El Paso, then known as Texas Western College, was the first college to win the NCAA basketball tournament with an all-black starting lineup in 1966.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||10/09/2018|
El Paso doesn't have a large black population.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||10/09/2018|
The guy the movie BlackkkKlansman was based on is from El Paso.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||10/10/2018|
I want him to win SO GODDAM BADLY . . . but I don't think he's going to.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||10/10/2018|
Khalid won at the AMAs yesterday. He's from El Paso and gave a shout out to his hometown and to Beto O'Rourke saying I love you.
Here's Beto on Chris Hayes last night. The interview must have taken place before Cruz chickened out of a debate with Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||10/10/2018|
we still have almost a month to go but the polls have really moved towards Cruz now...I'm hoping Trump says or does something really awful soon to push voters over towards Beto again
|by Anonymous||reply 264||10/10/2018|
Beto and the Bunny
|by Anonymous||reply 265||10/10/2018|
One of my black students proudly showed me the photo he took with Beto at a recent event. Let's hope that this is a good sign of things to come.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||10/10/2018|
I'm wondering how many of the kids at the events taking pics with him for Instagram will actually vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||10/10/2018|
There are always a lot of people registering voters at his events and I'm assuming that if you're willing to stand around in the Texas heat for several hours to listen to a candidate, you're willing to go to the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||10/10/2018|
The trouble is that nobody knows. Pollsters are constantly tweaking their "likely voter" models and praying that they'll get it right. And this year is unlike the past few midterm elections, with the intensity of both parties through the roof. I don't think we've had any prominent off-cycle elections in Texas this year, so we don't have much data about turnout in that state.
The reality still is that Cruz is favored to win but if Beto can persuade those people attending his rallies and putting up his yard signs to actually get out and vote, he could potentially pull it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||10/10/2018|
Voter turnout is so dismal in Texas that if we see a big Democratic surge, it could put Beto over the top. We need Republican turnout to stay about the same as usual, which may happen since Cruz is so unlikable.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||10/10/2018|
You have to pay $10 for Beto yard signs, that's how he's financing his campaign. Cruz's signs are free. When you pay $10 for a yard sign, I'd say those people are going to the polls.
I went to a Get Out the Vote event. They said Travis County (Austin), Harris County (Houston) and Bexar (San Antonio) have to overperform, Dallas has to stay blue to compensate for rural asshole GOP votes. Also Hispanic voters in the Rio Grande Valley always vote Dem but never show up at the polls. If Hispanics and college kids vote, Dems are in.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||10/10/2018|
Blacks and Latinos are the most beaten up minority’s and still won’t vote. The Democrats might as well appeal to the dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||10/10/2018|
Cruz is +10 above margin of error. It’s over. He’s won. Beto can go.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||10/10/2018|
Still single digits, R273. It was always going to be a long shot but Beto is still in striking distance.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||10/10/2018|
Of course, this is R273's idea of thoughtful analysis:
[quote]Unfortunately for Dems the economy is better than ever and the unemployment rate is the lowest in decades. There really isn’t much for them to run on besides Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||10/10/2018|
The economy is better than ever for the 1%. Which means another Republican crash is on the horizon.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||10/10/2018|
Ted is beloved in Texas. Can't fight that.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||10/10/2018|
I did not pay for either of my Beto signs and do not know anyone who did.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||10/10/2018|
Actually, R277, no, he isn't. His favorability rating isn't particularly good, although I had a bit of trouble finding recent data. But this is still Texas, a red state, and anyone with an (R) after their name is going to be favored.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||10/10/2018|
R277 Even the Republicans I know who are going to vote for him will admit that they don’t LIKE him.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||10/10/2018|
Cruz hasn't been +10 since the beginning of summer and he's never been +10 above MOE. Beto is still a long shot, but it's not impossible.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||10/10/2018|
So, Republicans will vote for a known sack of SHIT with an (R) by it's name. Got it. Hate them.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||10/10/2018|
Who do they poll? I'm assuming it's people who answer unknown numbers. Who does that? Old, bored people.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||10/10/2018|
Beto’s far too nice for Texas. If he was in CA, he’d win in a landslide. Beto needs to go after Cruz on taxes and spending.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||10/10/2018|
Nearly 40% of Latinos support Ted Cruz
|by Anonymous||reply 285||10/11/2018|
The survey showed a much higher job approval rating in Texas for President Donald Trump than in most of the country, at 51 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval, suggesting he may not be as much of a drag on Cruz as Democratic strategists hoped.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||10/11/2018|
Today's survey also included results in the race between Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff. It showed a commanding 58 to 38 percent lead for Abbott among likely voters -- only the latest to show Abbott with an insurmountable lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||10/11/2018|
Here’s an article with a little bit more of a breakdown about who they are polling.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||10/11/2018|
Democrat Beto O'Rourke needs to energize Latinos if he’s going to beat Republican Ted Cruz in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||10/11/2018|
Problem with Latinos is a shitload of them are anti-abortion so they vote GOP. Beto's better off getting college kids off their asses and to the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||10/11/2018|
Democrats need to stop making Roe an election year issue. It doesn’t get us any votes. The millennials who should care about it, don’t. Roe doesn’t help Democrats in the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||10/11/2018|
Democrats aren't making Roe an election year issue, R291. Their number one issue is health care.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||10/11/2018|
"Democrats need to stop making Roe an election year issue."
They're not and most Americans are pro-choice anyway. Btw, tons of millennials do care.....but I guess DLers always feel the need to insult millennials for no reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||10/11/2018|
Warren county, Ohio is the same way, r282.
Those stupid fuckwits would vote for one of carpetbagger Cruz' boogers if it had an (r) after it.
Bunch of racist fuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||10/11/2018|
Cruz is creepy as they come. Hard to see Texas as a future leader of anything with him as it’s face
|by Anonymous||reply 295||10/11/2018|
Republicans screwed themselves because they cut back on same day registration in red states.
The recent surge in deplorable enthusiasm won’t be able to be exploited because it’s too late to register in many red states, a.k.a. toxic heaps of coal ash.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||10/11/2018|
R293 what an ignorant fool you are. They’re not voting. Roe is not going to get the Democrats the majority - ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 297||10/11/2018|
Democrats wake up only when it's too late, like after Trump's election. Their problem is that there isn't a sustained hate-narrative that fuels constant participation of a large core of Dem voters.
While the Rethugs have been so well conditioned by hate and fear mongering for decades, that it's enough to wave a few red flags like "socialism!!!!" and the idiots vote their heathcare away.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||10/11/2018|
If Roe doesn’t move voters, then something is gravely wrong with this country. Or the Democrats aren’t doing it right. How can this country be overwhelmingly pro-choice yet not care that Republicans are closer than ever to making abortion illegal? Who wants to live in a country where a woman can’t terminate her pregnancy, even in certain states? That should be far more important than the goddamn corporate tax rate.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||10/11/2018|
[quote]Roe is not going to get the Democrats the majority - ever!
Since the vast majority of voters agree with the Democratic position on this, that's not really a safe statement to make. In any case, your whole premise is wrong, since Democrats are not running on Roe and it's rather silly to pretend that they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||10/12/2018|
I dunno. It seems a lot of the prochoice population is nominally so. They say they are prochoice, but are often ambivalent or lukewarm about the matter. A significant number of people who are technically prochoice also feel that abortion is morally wrong, which may mean they aren’t particularly motivated by the issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||10/12/2018|
If fundraising = voter turnout and enthusiasm.
Beto has raised over 38 million in this quarter.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||10/12/2018|
And the new Reuters/Ipsos poll has Beto ahead by 2. It's an outlier but I'll take it.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||10/12/2018|
[QUOTE]If fundraising = voter turnout and enthusiasm.
Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||10/12/2018|
I ordered a Beto bumper sticker even though I don't live in Texas. It's only 6 dollars and I'm happy I could help.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||10/12/2018|
Holy shit, that is amazing. And all Beto's fundraising is individual donations, he doesn't take PAC or lobbyist money. So it can be done, fuck Citizens United. You just need a candidate who excites people enough to donate.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||10/12/2018|
Times poll. Beto down by 8%.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||10/12/2018|
Latino voting rates are a bit low.
|by Anonymous||reply 308||10/12/2018|
He's trying his hardest, but i'm shocked by how apathetic Latino voters are in Texas - they're the plurality now.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||10/12/2018|
“Every national Democratic campaign for the past few decades has raised hopes about higher turnout from Hispanics, often only to be disappointed. In two of this year’s key Senate races it seems to be happening again. The president’s “build the wall” rhetoric, the separation of children from their parents at the border, his enthusiasm for deportations: none of these things is sending enough Hispanic voters into the arms of either Beto O’Rourke in Texas or Bill Nelson in Florida. Mr O’Rourke is trailing Senator Ted Cruz by roughly five points, half the margin by which Trump won in 2018. Senator Nelson, the Democratic incumbent, is in a tight race with Rick Scott, his Republican challenger.”
|by Anonymous||reply 310||10/12/2018|
I don't get the "No one speaks to my community" thing.
Look at the policies. They're totally different and will affect you differently. There's one party that demonizes people of your ethnicity, and one that doesn't. Who cares if they don't "speak to you" personally or whatever?
Same w/ Millennials - they don't understand policy differences. They expect candidates to "speak to" them. WTF....
|by Anonymous||reply 311||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 312||10/12/2018|
We need to dig deeper into just what the word “Latino” even means. They’re not just one homogeneous group of people. Forget the issues—we need to find out what makes them tick psychologically. Do they even want to be identified as Latino? Do they want to be white?
|by Anonymous||reply 313||10/12/2018|
[bold]Rio Grande Valley[/bold], it's a Democratic stronghold in the Southern part of Texas that famously gets ignored by Quinnipiac and most mainstream surveys because of the strong index of Latinos. Los Angeles County and RGV are two of the largest Latino voting meccas that rarely get survey.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||10/12/2018|
R313, we've already done that. We have the data. We know they're complex, diverse, a construct.
NPR runs a story on it every week.
They don't vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||10/12/2018|
If we have a Latino presidential candidate, maybe they'll get more involved moving forward. Until then, no one "speaks to" them. All outreach is "inauthentic" and "insufficient" according to NPR, the Times, young Latino voters, etc.
Progressive Dems (Pod Save America, et al) can make the Dream Act and a path to citizenship the top issues, and they still won't vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||10/12/2018|
We have gone through this before, Latino voters do vote. Polling exits often under represent Latinos because Latinos are harder to poll and RGV in Texas is almost never polled. When you take into account RGV, the number rises to 70% of Latino voters in the state of Texas voting. Which coincides with the number from 2016 election where Latinos voted in 80% for Democrats in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||10/12/2018|
Thanks, R317. I take it back then
|by Anonymous||reply 318||10/12/2018|
The only issue that would get millennials to the polls is the Draft.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||10/12/2018|
All I keep hearing is Cruz is 10 points ahead. I thought the one with the most money wins. Is this all for nothing?
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/12/2018|
[quote] but I guess DLers always feel the need to insult millennials for no reason.
Not true... there are many good reasons to insult the dumbest, laziest generation.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/12/2018|
What kind of an asshole would a person have to be to vote for Ted Cruz over Beto?
|by Anonymous||reply 322||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 323||10/12/2018|
[quote]All I keep hearing is Cruz is 10 points ahead. I thought the one with the most money wins. Is this all for nothing?
The reason you keep hearing that is because that is all that Republicans and trolls want you to hear. They don't want you to hear about today's poll that had Beto ahead, or that the aggregate polling number is more in the range of 5 to 6%, which is possible to overcome in a wave election.
The usual disclaimer applies: Cruz is favored to win. But that that doesn't mean that this election is out of reach.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||10/12/2018|
Texas latinos. Oi vey. It's generational, aspirational, and old-school party boss shit. One generation away doesn't want to be associated with immigrants, illegals. Often vote republican and name their kids Kevin. Solid middle class/affluent latinos (even first generation) same thing. Desperate to be seen as white. The Valley votes are controlled by party bosses, and Beto didn't kiss their asses. They dissed him. I follow Beto on Instagram. He clearly has a plan to go after nonvoters, first time voters, and smart people, aside from usual Dems. Let's hope they're are enough of those.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||10/12/2018|
"Not true... there are many good reasons to insult the dumbest, laziest generation."
ROFLMAO, it was old timers like you who voted for Trump, not "millennials" - anyway the retarded eldergays here don't even know what a millennial is. They think millennials are teens and college kids when, in reality, the oldest millennials are pushing forty.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/12/2018|
[quote]I thought the one with the most money wins. Is this all for nothing?
In his new podcast Chris Cillizza (sp?) explains why, even with this much money raised, Beto still doesn't have much of a chance of winning. That may be why is latest ads are him in handsome closeup talking the issues in general terms, not related to Texas at all. He may be able to use that money for a future race outside of Texas - which is where it will have to be - but I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/12/2018|
Chris Cillizza is the biggest fucking idiot on TV news, even dumber than Chuck Todd. I ignore everything he says.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||10/12/2018|
The talk in Texas political circles is that Beto is running too nice of a campaign for rough and tumble Texas. They say he has to start hitting Cruz hard if he wants to win. His Obama-style campaign is not working.
He better come out swinging at the CNN townhall are he's going to lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/12/2018|
Beto needs to start hitting back. Cruz is running attack ads full of lies. He is the most disgusting piece of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/12/2018|
You can never beat assholes by being an asshole. They always out-asshole you. You have to sideswipe them or be smarter or stealthier. Nice has nothing to do with it. That said: That Beto works this hard on sheer guts and courage inspires me everyday.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||10/12/2018|
I am not sure Beto going Ted would work. Texans are assholes on issues as much as personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||10/12/2018|
R332 at the same time Texans pride themselves on being courteous and friendly - and Cruz is neither.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||10/12/2018|
24 days left.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/12/2018|
Sigh. From today.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||10/12/2018|
Cruz pulled out of a CNN Town Hall this week. Now he is claiming he didn't pull out, Beto refused to debate him. He's pulling a classic Trump projection move. He is absolutely despicable.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/12/2018|
Cruz is gay, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/14/2018|
[quote] If fundraising = voter turnout and enthusiasm. Beto has raised over 38 million in this quarter.
Then it's in the bag. Money plus skateboards win every time. They show you are senatorial.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||10/14/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/14/2018|
And then all we'll hear from Trump and Cruz is how much Beto spent and couldn't beat him. It will be insufferable.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||10/14/2018|
Trump better hope Beto wins the Senate seat. If he doesn't - with his fundraising power, he'll be logically at the top of the list for the Dem nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||10/14/2018|
All this money won’t make a difference because Beto won’t go negative. That’s hurting him badly — maybe fatally.
I’ve also read that many Hispanics won’t register to vote because they’re worried about ICE and immigration. even if they’re legal, they worry about close family members who aren’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||10/14/2018|
Heck, many Hispanic American citizen are currently detained by ICE.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||10/14/2018|
Register them in ICE Camps.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||10/14/2018|
[quote]Trump better hope Beto wins the Senate seat. If he doesn't - with his fundraising power, he'll be logically at the top of the list for the Dem nomination.
And once again, if he can't beat the most hated man in the Senate, what makes you think he could beat the most hated man in the world? Trump doesn't have any reason to fear anyone. All his life he has been rewarded for the worst behavior. What makes you think that will change anytime soon?
|by Anonymous||reply 345||10/14/2018|
[quote]if he can't beat the most hated man in the Senate, what makes you think he could beat the most hated man in the world?
Texas is Texas. They vote for Republicans for Senate. It's what they do. If Donald Trump had been running against Hillary for the New York senate seat instead, he would have lost. Yet regrettably he won the nationwide election. It's just a different electorate.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||10/14/2018|
Beto is more of a Texan than Cruz is. Cruz is no more a reflection of Texas than Trump is of crass and provincial New Yorkers. Oh wait, never mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||10/15/2018|
Lyin' Ted would be easy to run negative add against. He has loads of baggage.
With Beto behind, he has to go on the attack to improve his chances.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||10/15/2018|
[quote] Beto O'Rourke rides skateboard into rally
|by Anonymous||reply 349||10/15/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 350||10/15/2018|
Haha, there's another one of these "Come on... TED" ads. Apparently there are a few more to be rolled out still. I love this guy so much!
I need him to stick around after the midterms and start doing some "Come on... TRUMP" ads.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||10/15/2018|
Beto has refused to go negative while Lyin' Ted's flooding TV with his ads full of lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||10/15/2018|
Nothing worse than a holier than thou politician who refuses to go negative. Sucks for the people working on the Beto campaign—they’re doomed to defeat.
Nothing works better than negative ads. And for anyone who says he’s following some sort of Obama script, they better check the record. Ask Mitt Romney how positive Obama was with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||10/15/2018|
LOL r353 that's not a negative ad and not by the Obama campaign
|by Anonymous||reply 354||10/15/2018|
Ted Cruz played Adam in a mime performance of the Christian creation story when he was in high school. Is this really the fight that he wants to have?
|by Anonymous||reply 355||10/15/2018|
He was a Christian mime?! LOL!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 356||10/15/2018|
They’re reporting that Beto won’t “share” his 38 Million dollars with other Dem candidates in other states.
LOL, why the fuck should he? At this point he’s doing this completely without Dem help, now they want his money?? Fuck them
|by Anonymous||reply 357||10/16/2018|
CNN: Cruz is more popular and holds steady lead over O’Rourke
A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS found Cruz ahead of O’Rourke, 52 to 45 percent, among likely voters. Nine percent of voters say it’s possible they’ll change their mind in the final weeks.
Both Senate candidates have positive favorability ratings. Cruz is viewed favorably by 51 percent, while 41 percent view him unfavorably. Meanwhile, 45 percent view O’Rourke positively, while 36 percent don’t have a favorable opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||10/16/2018|
Beto’s favorability sunk after he sided with the NFL kneelers, another incredibly stupid move on his part. That’s basically when the tide began to turn in Cruz’s favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||10/16/2018|
Didn't his polls actually go up immediately after the NFL kneelers incident? That's when he was within 5 points of Cruise in one and besting by a point in another poll.
It's a shame that he doesn't attempt some negative polls, specifically addressing Cruz's refusal to hold town halls for his broader constituency, Cruz's tendency to meet with constituents who are heavy contributors in pricey steakhouses, and his vote to cut veterans' benefits, and his failure to visit more than a handful of TX counties while he managed to hit every singe county in Iowa.
I'm sure that people who sent checks specifically for the O'Rourke campaign would be pleased to hear that their money is being diverted elsewhere, particularly if they are Texans.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||10/16/2018|
R357 the asshole at the NY Times who bitched about Beto not giving money to Democratic Senate candidates in other states neglected to mention Beto has given over $1million to down ballot candidates in Texas. The DNC gives zero money to Texas Dems and treat us like an ATM. Fuck 'em.
As for the polls, they're polling "likely voters", i.e. people who answer unknown phone numbers on landlines and who voted in 2016. Old people do that, nobody else does.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||10/16/2018|
Yeah the Democratic Party constantly hits Texans up for money, but almost none of it goes back to the state.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||10/16/2018|
R357/R361 there isn't anything too petty for a NYT reporter to smear a Democrat with.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||10/16/2018|
"Beto’s favorability sunk after he sided with the NFL kneelers"
No, it didn't. And anyone who votes based on an issue that doesn't affect their lives is severely retarded.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||10/16/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 365||10/17/2018|
If Beto had only skateboarded into the debate with rolled up sleeves the rest wouldn't have mattered. The crowd would have been too dazzled with the Kennedyesqueness of it to care about mere words.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||10/17/2018|
He was great in the debate. I love how the allegedly liberal media are attacking him since he made $38million and wouldn't give it to DNC establishment Democrats in the Rust Belt. Fuck 'em. Beto made Cruz look even more miserable.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||10/17/2018|
I do feel there's this "thing" in mainstream media to be extra hard on a liberal candidate. The bar seems to be so much lower for conservatives. As long as they don't use some kind of slur, they aren't criticized. The liberal candidate has to bend over backwards, do back flips and perform a high wire act just to be deemed "even" with his/her conservative opponent.
How many times will we hear "what do the liberals stand for other than opposing Trump?" My answer is "what did conservatives stand for in 2010 other than opposing Obama?" They won on anti-Obama anger. Why can't liberals just do the same and the media accept it?
|by Anonymous||reply 368||10/17/2018|
Absolutely AGREE with you, R368. I don't get it.
A lot of journalists are liberals AND of the neurotic personality type. I'm thinking they project their intense self-criticism and navelgazing outwards towards (fellow) Democrats and liberals. It's like they haven't figured everything out as individuals when it comes to politics and culture, and take that as huge weaknesses, and so they look for it, repeatedly, in those they identify with. But in their minds, conservatives are just inherently rude and bombastic, and so they just accept that, and the only thing of note is when a conservative seems to be playing at being "thoughtful" or "bipartisan" (e.g., Ryan or Flake - complete bullshitters).
|by Anonymous||reply 369||10/17/2018|
The NY Times started it. Asshole Jonathan Martin wrote an article quoting "Democratic sources" criticizing Beto that he wasn't giving his $$ to the other (mostly asshole) Democratic Senate candidates. Like, it's his fault they're so lame? Turns out Beto had already given over a million to down ballot Dems in Texas. The DNC and Skeletor Perez give zero money to Texas, they spend all their time courting the working class whites who voted for them 20 years ago and sucking up to Bernie Sanders.
The NY Times I don't trust. They're still trying to curry favor with Trump and the rightwing. Fuck 'em.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||10/17/2018|
He did get a ”Lyin’ Ted”in last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||10/17/2018|
CNN predicts easy Cruz win.
CNN devoted a segment to explaining why Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is losing ground against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on “New Day” Wednesday and said Cruz is likely to be reelected.
“We have a new CNN poll among likely voters, we have this 7-point split right here — 52 percent to 45 percent. The question is, why is Cruz leading over O’Rourke by such a wide margin?” CNN senior political writer and analyst Harry Enten said.
“One reason why is that O’Rourke is, simply put, not getting his voters out. One way we can tell that is by looking at all registered voters, and we see actually that Cruz has only a 5-point lead among there, which means the people who are actually going to show up are less likely to support O’Rourke than Cruz.”
Enten cited a New York Times poll from September showing an 8-point margin for Cruz among likely voters and said lower Latino turnout will likely give Cruz a boost.
“Latino voters — who are a key voting bloc in Texas, who are supporting O’Rourke — they make up 27 percent of all voters. But among the likely electorate, those who are actually going to turn out, they only make up 18 percent. So that is a huge drop and that is hurting O’Rourke in the polls,” Enten said.
Enten also said O’Rourke is more likely to find die-hard supporters in New York City than in the state of Texas.
“I think Beto O’Rourke has more enthusiastic supporters in New York City than he probably does in Texas, based upon everything I have seen with the money coming in, versus what the actual polling numbers are showing,” he said.
Enten predicted Cruz would pull out a 4-point victory over O’Rourke in November.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||10/17/2018|
At least he gave him hell. If it was inevitable that Beto would lose, at least he got in a good “Lyin Ted” for good measure.
Give him absolutely hell between now and nov.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||10/17/2018|
Heidi Heitkamp at least had some balls on her way out and voted no on the perv. Her campaign made a subsequent mistake but the bottom line is that she voted no.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||10/17/2018|
Cruz is leading because who the fuck are they polling? People who answer unknown phone numbers. I get 20 robocalls a day. Only idiots or old people do. Also Beto hasn't had any TV ads - Cruz is flooding in his trashy lies and attacks. You can't just campaign on social media. Plenty of people aren't on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||10/17/2018|
R368/R369, while some journalists may be liberal themselves, the corporations and the bosses they work for sure as fuck aren't. There is a vested interest in maintaining a certain power structure in this country and the 4th Estate is all in.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||10/17/2018|
[quote] O’Rourke is, simply put, not getting his voters out
|by Anonymous||reply 377||10/17/2018|
[quote] Enten also said O’Rourke is more likely to find die-hard supporters in New York City than in the state of Texas.
[quote] “I think Beto O’Rourke has more enthusiastic supporters in New York City than he probably does in Texas, based upon everything I have seen with the money coming in, versus what the actual polling numbers are showing,” he said.
Harry Enten might think that but then again he's not in Texas, where the enthusiasm for Beto is unprecedented.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||10/17/2018|
I really hope is, R378. Ted Cruz is a terrible guy. Nobody wants him. Maybe there will be a surprise Beto win.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||10/17/2018|
Is Beto talking about the disastrous repub tax bill? Surely most people in Texas don't like it since most of them aren't 1% oil heirs
|by Anonymous||reply 380||10/17/2018|
R380 so far Beto has 3 ads critical of Cruz - they're not attack ads per se. One is about Cruz using the tax bill to rob public education to create vouchers. Beto also hit on Betsy DeVos and how many Texas teachers have to work 2 jobs to get by. He's really going after that teacher vote.
A second one reminds people Cruz voted repeatedly to get rid of healthcare including the pre-existing conditions inclusion.
A third one is about immigration and about how Cruz was the only Senator voting against discussing immigration reform in the Senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||10/17/2018|
R381 those sound look good ads...I wonder how Texans are reacting to them
|by Anonymous||reply 382||10/17/2018|
Beto's getting a solid hour on CNN tomorrow night. A Town Hall. It was supposed to be for both Beto and Cruz and then Cruz pulled out because he doesn't like the Town Hall format (he has never in 6 years had a Town Hall) and refused to take questions from the audience which hadn't been pre-screened. So, Lyin' Ted figured CNN would cancel. They didn't. Beto's a rock star and they figured the ratings are worth it.
So then Lyin' Ted pretended Beto had pulled out because he wouldn't do the debate Cruz suddenly claimed he wanted. Lyin' Ted. Then the Libertarian candidate a nonentity who will get the standard 2% sued CNN because they had to include him. The Libertarian - a guy named Dykeman (I kid you not) didn't bother trying to get included in the other 2 debates - just CNN. So obviously Cruz is paying him to stir shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||10/17/2018|
Richard Linklater's "C'mon Ted" commercials are hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||10/17/2018|
Linklater directed that? Awesome!
|by Anonymous||reply 385||10/18/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 386||10/18/2018|
Cruz knows it’s too late in the game for all that. This isn’t his first rodeo. That’s why he joked about Beto’s advisers instructing him to go on the attack in the last debate. The game’s already over as far as Cruz is concerned.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||10/18/2018|
I think a lot of Beto's donations are coming from out of state, too. I think it looks terrible that he raised all this $$$ and will still lose.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||10/18/2018|
All of Cruz's money comes from out of state, R388 -- it's all from the Koch Bros., Sheldon Adelson, Robert Mercer, corporations, ultra-conservative super PACs, and other dark money sources. (Not to mention Russian oligarchs and murderous Saudi royals with blood on their hands, too.)
Beto's campaign is funded by small donations from individual citizens, including me!
|by Anonymous||reply 389||10/18/2018|
"I think it looks terrible that he raised all this $$$ and will still lose."
He's a Dem running in a red state - how is it going to be terrible if he loses when no one expected him to win, anyway?
|by Anonymous||reply 390||10/18/2018|
How are the polls looking?
Texans are weird. They LIKE Cruz? Fuck... 51% favorability (link somewhere above).
|by Anonymous||reply 391||10/18/2018|
The polls are valid but almost moot this year given the record registration for dems for 2018. This fact does not increase ratings, so don’t expect to see that on t.v.
Polls measure favor, not turnout.
The ones that do measure turnout don’t really have a recent model for this type of unique election.
So basically it’s all going to come down to who shows up.
The repugs know this and that’s why they have turned all their efforts to voter suppression.
|by Anonymous||reply 392||10/18/2018|
I remember when Texas was Blue and California was Red.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||10/18/2018|
R391 Yes, sadly. The new polls are 4 to 7 points in favor of Cruz. Texans are fucking idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||10/18/2018|
Dems have been getting up around 8% turnout bump.
Plus the CNN town hall will be another 2-3 percent bump.
He’s still in the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||10/18/2018|
Just made plans to be in Texas on election day to visit my elderly parents. (Mail-in my CA ballot before taking off.) I refuse to be dark and cynical. To the jerk who thinks losing looks bad, I think not supporting a hardworking, committed, and intelligent REAL Texan who has been campaigning for almost 2 years straight -- to the bitter end, without at least a fucking smile looks bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||10/18/2018|
There was an article in Russia Today about this race - criticizing Beto and supporting Cruz. Well, well, well. Surprising.
If millennials show up to vote - they usually don't - Beto wins. Simple as that.
More of Beto's donations come from Texas than Cruz's do.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||10/18/2018|
[quote] no one expected him to win
𝙉𝙊𝙒 no one expected him to win? A couple weeks ago datalounge saw his victory as merely an easy stepping stone to the presidency.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||10/18/2018|
R398 Sugar, Texas hasn't elected a Democrat statewide in 25 years. But if anyone can do it, Beto can. And if he can get enough assholes not to vote straight GOP ticket (which old people do) he can get down ballot Dems elected.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||10/18/2018|
[quote] Also Beto hasn't had any TV ads
What?! What has the $38M been spent on? Renting venues and transportation costs? I assume TV ads are the costliest aspect of campaigning.
I'm curious to know the methodology for the various polls -- there can be so many approaches. Are the random digit dial with a screener question "how likely are you to vote?" which would capture new registrants, or are names taken from voter rolls in the last election with screener "how likely are you to vote?" Voter rolls without screener question. Different variations could come up with quite discrepant findings.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||10/18/2018|
Protester filmed screaming 'I hate Ted Cruz,' tearing up signs in Houston neighborhood
A vandal screaming “I hate Ted Cruz” was caught on camera tearing up the Texas senator’s campaign signs in a Houston neighborhood while being confronted by a pro-Cruz resident.
“I’m just gonna take them down,” the man calmly says at the start of the video as he begins going after the Cruz campaign yard signs in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas.
Alfredo Ramos, who posted the encounter on social media, can be heard telling the man that the sign was his property.
He told Fox News that the incident started after the man in the video cheered on a homeless person for tearing down his sign and "threw a small American flag on the street."
"As I went to reinstall the sign and flag, the guy decided to walk across the street from our local coffee shop to initiate the confrontation," Ramos continued. "This culture of intolerance and behavior of aggressive confrontation is getting out of hand. What I want to remind people is that your vote is your voice. No need to go nuts."
The vandal then backed off and went for a sign across the road. Ramos warned the man against destroying his neighbor’s property, saying he’s a “gun owner.”
“Oh. I’m a gun owner, too,” the man replied. “If you guys shoot me over that, that would be great. That would be really, like — an appropriate response,” he says as he goes to snatch another pro-Cruz yard sign.
“You know, I have about a hundred of these; I’m about to put more out,” Ramos said.
“Well, all right. I’ll feel better about them,” the vandal says as he begins destroying the signs. He then suddenly turns around and screams: “I hate Ted Cruz! I hate Ted Cruz! I hate Ted Cruz!"
|by Anonymous||reply 401||10/18/2018|
[quote]There was an article in Russia Today about this race - criticizing Beto and supporting Cruz. Well, well, well. Surprising
Ofc an outlet called RUSSIA TODAY will be more concerned with the Texas senate race, not with news about, I don't know, Russia today.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||10/18/2018|
That guy was probably a plant. Don’t put anything past the Canadian menace.
|by Anonymous||reply 403||10/18/2018|
The leather motorcycle jacket and yellow pants are a nice touch. Kind of hot for leather this time of year.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||10/18/2018|
There are two reasons that I am dubious of this story, R401: 1) the source is Fox News, and 2) I can't imagine that any Ted Cruz supporters live in The Montrose.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||10/18/2018|
[quote]A couple weeks ago datalounge saw his victory as merely an easy stepping stone to the presidency.
Bullshit. Just about everyone on these threads has been saying the same thing: that Beto is a longshot.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||10/18/2018|
Isn't Montrose the gay 'hood of Houston? I swear I've been to bars there. One, oddly, called Lauderdale?
|by Anonymous||reply 407||10/18/2018|
R401, seems legit!
|by Anonymous||reply 408||10/18/2018|
The guy ripping up Cruz signs? There are hardly any Cruz signs - especially in Montrose. That's another dirty trick from Cruz's campaign manager the king of dirty tricks Jeff Roe. I still think the people harassing Cruz in a restaurant were probably paid by Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||10/19/2018|
I highly recommend the podcast [italic]Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz[/italic], which you can find on iTunes, and probably elsewhere as well. It is produced by [italic]Texas Monthly[/italic] magazine, and there are two episodes so far, as of Thursday morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||10/19/2018|
Link for the [italic]Underdog[/italic] podcast on iTunes, below.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||10/19/2018|
The Houston Chronicle, a business Republican paper which had endorsed Cruz in 2012, has severe buyer's remorse, rips Lyin' Ted into tiny bits and endorses Beto. Folks, this is enormous - the Chronicle's the biggest paper in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||10/19/2018|
it's huge but remember how many newspapers didn't endorse Trump...
I don't know if the public still cares about newspaper endorsements anymore.
Beto would be a star in a lot of other states but Texas is so Texas
|by Anonymous||reply 413||10/19/2018|
San Antonio paper has endorsed Beto.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||10/19/2018|
Ted Cruz who had the fucking nerve to whine about a lack of civility AND who claims to be a constitutional scholar on locking up Beto O'Rourke..
|by Anonymous||reply 415||10/23/2018|
WOW did he really do that?
Come on Texas. What has this crook done for you?
|by Anonymous||reply 416||10/23/2018|
Cruz appeals to dumbass redneck racists - unfortunately, quite a lot of them in Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||10/24/2018|
But what has in done for them in 6 years? I don’t get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||10/24/2018|
R418, The Texas economy has been booming for several years now, and that's why Cruz is able to hold on. Believe me, if the economy weren't good, Beto would win.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||10/24/2018|
And Cruz has absolutely nothing to do with Texas' economy.
|by Anonymous||reply 420||10/24/2018|
I still haven’t heard what he’s done for the average Texan.
For that matter, deplorables in all states are getting a raw deal.
They have all 3 branches and are getting squat in return. Here, have some more tariffs. Have some more inflation.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||10/24/2018|
Mouthbooger needs be shown the exit.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||10/24/2018|
Yesterday, Lyin' Ted had an event at Sun City, a retirement community full of financially comfortable but not rich, miserable old gits.
Some old lady yelled out about Beto "Lock Him Up". So Lyin' Ted said they could lock Beto up with Hillary in the same cell.
Today, GOP lackey Chuck Todd interviewed Cruz about 'civility'. Did Todd ask Cruz about locking Beto and Hillary up? Of course not, Todd is loathe to be critical of rightwing assholes. Then Lyin' Ted blames the bombings on Maxine Waters and Cory Booker. Hmm, what do they have in common? I wonder. Todd is an absolute idiot.
Todd is in Dallas in a crowded restaurant and he starts out 'Beto's more popular in NY than in Texas though I'm surprised how popular he is in Texas'. He interviewed 2 women journalists from Texas trying to insinuate of course Cruz would win and they both flatly stated it depends on turnout. Whenever the women said something good for Beto, the whole crowd starting whooping. Todd was very disappointed.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||10/24/2018|
Ole Lyin' Ted........
|by Anonymous||reply 424||10/24/2018|
Ipsos says 5 points. At end of article.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||10/24/2018|
There are now 2 murals in Texas of Beto as Superman. Eat your heart out Lyin' Ted.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||10/24/2018|
Superman has much in common with Senator Beto. Both are fantasies.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||10/24/2018|
Ted Cruz represents the very worst that Texas has to offer. He's unfortunately a very fitting politician from that state.
I just hope people are energized to vote for Beto but Texas is so pathetic
|by Anonymous||reply 428||10/24/2018|
R428 the massive early voter turnout in Texas (and we rank 50th in voter turnout) has me feeling optimistic.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||10/24/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 430||10/25/2018|
[quote] They have all 3 branches
Indeed. They whined about Obama blocking them at every turn. But now, they've pretty much obliterated the rules and gamed the system so they are in complete control of all three branches of government. And yet, what have they accomplished in two years? A massive tax giveaway to the rich that has exploded the deficit, and two stolen Supreme Court seats (plus a lot of lower federal court judges). Beyond that they haven't done a damn thing worth running on. "Reducing regulations" is code for obliterating clean air, clean water, and whatever environmental restrictions we had in place in the hope of averting a near-term disaster with global climate change.
The Orange Cheatolini is running around the country as if he's still running for office. He's good at running his loud mouth -- not so good at actually governing. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||10/25/2018|
Another major Texas newspaper endorsement for Beto, this time from the [italic]Dallas Morning News[/italic]! The major daily newspapers in Texas' three largest cities -- Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas -- have now endorsed Beto, which is notable, as the ones in Dallas and Houston tend to favour GOP candidates in statewide and national races.
|by Anonymous||reply 432||10/25/2018|
I see the Times is doing its close-to-election-day-cut-down-Dems "both sides" whataboutism today with a nasty article about Beto. Won't post the article because I don't want to spread it.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||10/29/2018|
So I read the story. It's the fucking NYT making troubler again... there is no story... a real estate deal THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN, some hurt feelings, lingering division... Things happened.... there is no story. The NYT owes us nothing but responsible journalism but it cam't deliver that... it can't resist showing off.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||10/29/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 435||10/29/2018|
The Times won't stop its whataboutism until we're a fascist state. They take democracy for granted — they'll tear Democrats down at every chance, destroy any chance at holding back one-party role — that is, until they lose their right to free speech.
|by Anonymous||reply 436||10/29/2018|
Anybody who believes the NY Times is not a rightwing paper, is nuts. Murdoch might as well own it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||10/29/2018|
Likely some absurd article in the NYTimes won't influence too many Texas voters 8 days away from the election (and after record-breaking early voting has occurred).
Meanwhile, some good news from Texas independents.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||10/29/2018|
Beto's gone up in the latest Quinnipac poll only 5 below Cruz.
|by Anonymous||reply 439||10/29/2018|
Keep a booger in the Senate! Vote Cruz! Vote Republican!
|by Anonymous||reply 440||10/29/2018|
Beto hot. Boogers not.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||10/30/2018|
No need to fear, Ted; Miss Lindzey is on her way to campaign for you. Now be a good gentleman caller.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||10/30/2018|
r441, that should be Beto's new slogan!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 443||10/30/2018|