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Old 11-11-2022, 04:33 PM
 
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Texas used to be a Democratic state but the problem with the Democratic Party today is they have shifted too far into a socialistic method of governing. The democrats today are not the same democrats as in the 50’s and 60’s. At the same time the values of the GOP haven’t changed significantly since that period of time. If they were more moderate, they would have a chance against Abbott and especially Paxton. I agree though that it was absolutely stupid to come to Texas and propose to take away guns of any type or variety and expect to win. That is atkin to proposing speed limits on all stretches of the German Autobahn. Guns are the very heritage of this state.
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Old 11-11-2022, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Texas used to be a Democratic state but the problem with the Democratic Party today is they have shifted too far into a socialistic method of governing. The democrats today are not the same democrats as in the 50’s and 60’s. At the same time the values of the GOP haven’t changed significantly since that period of time. If they were more moderate, they would have a chance against Abbott and especially Paxton. I agree though that it was absolutely stupid to come to Texas and propose to take away guns of any type or variety and expect to win. That is atkin to proposing speed limits on all stretches of the German Autobahn. Guns are the very heritage of this state.
A lot of those Democrats you speak of were Dixiecrats - conservative, Southern, pro-Jim Crow (racist) Democrats who joined the GOP after the passage of Civil Rights.
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Old 11-11-2022, 05:49 PM
 
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A lot of those Democrats you speak of were Dixiecrats - conservative, Southern, pro-Jim Crow (racist) Democrats who joined the GOP after the passage of Civil Rights.
Current Democrats are not handling racial matters any better though. They are racial prioritizing instead of racial equalizing.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:45 PM
 
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I know many of us are upset over the results of the election
Huh?

I'm not upset.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:47 PM
 
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Incompetence is when Texas is run by Republicans for over 30 years and in 2011 and 2021 the Texas power grid collapses when there's record low temperatures and kills hundreds of people.


Way to bring up the Texas power grid after a once in a 100 year event hits Texas. That no one even mentioned before 2021.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Way to bring up the Texas power grid after a once in a 100 year event hits Texas. That no one even mentioned before 2021.
Except the exact same thing happened on a smaller scale in 2011. The idiots in charge of the grid learned nothing.

https://www.texastribune.org/2011/02...xas-blackouts/
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Old 11-12-2022, 07:01 AM
 
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If you can't win a meaningful election in almost 30 years, and lose an election by DOUBLE DIGITS because you STILL can't get your base to vote after a power grid failure, a school shooting, and losing abortion rights maybe it's not completely the voters' fault. Maybe you just suck at motivating your base to get out and vote.
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Old 11-12-2022, 07:59 AM
 
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If you can't win a meaningful election in almost 30 years, and lose an election by DOUBLE DIGITS because you STILL can't get your base to vote after a power grid failure, a school shooting, and losing abortion rights maybe it's not completely the voters' fault. Maybe you just suck at motivating your base to get out and vote.
Or maybe they keep putting out crappy candidates.
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Old 11-12-2022, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I think it's 2 things:
1. gerrymandering
2. The Texas state Democratic Party sucks donkey balls. The state voters have made it clear that they don't want Beto for governor but the party didn't put up a decent challenger to him for the primary. In Fort Worth, there's a Democratic woman who has run for everything under the sun and can't get elected. Someone in the party needs to tell her to give up. It's embarrassing.
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Old 11-12-2022, 10:24 AM
 
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Gun control won’t fly in TX, and neither will a candidate who endorses it. Until the dems can run a viable, centrist candidate who will fire up dem voters and motivate them, they don’t stand a chance.

However, now that they’ve been re-elected, I think Abbott and co must put abortion rights on the ballot. They are supposed to be decided by the state, meaning the people of the state, and we the people of Texas need to have the right to decide. For abbot and co to just impose this on everyone is downright dictatorial.
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