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Old 10-05-2022, 08:11 PM
 
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I'm tempted to vote for Beto, not because I think he's the right person for the job, but because I think we need someone different. Also, speaking as a former Chicago resident, I don't think it's a good idea for a single party to be in charge for such a long time. TX hasn't had a Democrat governor since 1995.
You should take a look at the democrat judges that got elected in Harris County in the wake of O’Rourke in 2018. Compare them to their predecessors. That ought to cure you of the notion that we need more democrats in office. That was true maybe ten years ago, but the democrats have changed. They need a huge turnout against them so they’ll move more to the center. I fear what is going to happen to our country with them in power. They will destroy us with their supposed green energy policies, and will not change the climate one single bit.
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You should take a look at the democrat judges that got elected in Harris County in the wake of O’Rourke in 2018. Compare them to their predecessors. That ought to cure you of the notion that we need more democrats in office. That was true maybe ten years ago, but the democrats have changed. They need a huge turnout against them so they’ll move more to the center. I fear what is going to happen to our country with them in power. They will destroy us with their supposed green energy policies, and will not change the climate one single bit.
Republicans need a huge turnout against them to force them to the center.

Like your sentiment, good on paper but not how it works in reality. They go further right and left with defeat.
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Old 10-06-2022, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I'm tempted to vote for Beto, not because I think he's the right person for the job, but because I think we need someone different. Also, speaking as a former Chicago resident, I don't think it's a good idea for a single party to be in charge for such a long time. TX hasn't had a Democrat governor since 1995.
The democrats ran Texas as a one party state for a full century after Reconstruction, so the republicans can’t have their turn?
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:26 AM
 
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The fact that the state is slow pay for the NG is a problem. Those people have had their lives disrupted enough without having to worry about expenses at home while they are deployed. Five suicides should tell us something is wrong.
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:26 AM
 
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The democrats ran Texas as a one party state for a full century after Reconstruction, so the republicans can’t have their turn?
Democrats were conservative from 1828 until the 1960s
Republicans were liberals from 1854 until the 1960s
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Old 10-06-2022, 07:31 AM
 
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The democrats ran Texas as a one party state for a full century after Reconstruction, so the republicans can’t have their turn?
Same People, just different faces and party name.

The state convention was always divided between the conservative and liberal democrats. I watched the Republican party grow as LBJ signed the civil rights act.

It took contested primary races for us to see the Republicans are as screwy as the Democrats.

According to my mantra of don't re elect anybody, I'll be voting for Beto.
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Old 10-06-2022, 08:02 AM
 
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Democrats were conservative from 1828 until the 1960s
Republicans were liberals from 1854 until the 1960s
You are oversimplifying the issue. There used to be conservative and liberal factions of both parties. Most of the democrats that have been governors of texas in the states history WERE conservative, but Ann Richards wasn’t.
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Old 10-06-2022, 08:03 AM
 
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Same People, just different faces and party name.

The state convention was always divided between the conservative and liberal democrats. I watched the Republican party grow as LBJ signed the civil rights act.

It took contested primary races for us to see the Republicans are as screwy as the Democrats.

According to my mantra of don't re elect anybody, I'll be voting for Beto.
I assume you will be voting for Trump or desantis in 2024 then?
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I don't like Beto but I'm really angry with Abbott regarding how he hasn't handled the major energy grid problems. A repeat is inevitable.
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Old 10-06-2022, 03:19 PM
 
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Abbott is an idiot.

He got hurt when a tree fell on him and got a big payout. He then supported tort reform so no one else could get the same result

He's spent billions on the border while teens in State custody have to pee in bottles and defecate on lunch trays because there isn't enough money to pay for enough staff to escort them to the bathroom.

He was a total fail on Uvalde

He's done nothing to reign in Patrick Paxton, or Miller

He took no responsibility for and did nothing to fix the grid failure. And one of his big contributors made a billion dollars out of the storm.
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