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Old 11-12-2022, 01:27 PM
 
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Texas Democrats need to forget about rural areas and focus on getting the big cities to turn out. Harris County alone has 5 million people, and 2.5 million registered voters. Combined with Travis County, Dallas County, and Bexar County, the cities have MORE than enough voters to offset the rural areas.
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Old 11-12-2022, 10:21 PM
 
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I think it's 2 things:
1. gerrymandering
Reality is that “The South” has NEVER believed in democracy
Now that they are forced to have some form of democracy
They found another way to disenfranchise poor voters

They group all poor people from 2 large cities into one congressional district to reduce their political power in the state
In Louisiana is the 2nd congressional district (New Orleans and Baton Rouge)
In Alabama is the 7th congressional district (Birmingham and Montgomery)
In South Carolina is the 6th congressional district (Columbia and Charleston)

In Texas that’s 35th district (San Antonio and Austin)
And in the two big cities, all the poor people are grouped in a congressional district

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Old 11-12-2022, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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"Colorado Republican Party has entered the chat..."

Honestly, the Texas Dems should get a pass. Gerrymandering and demographics aren't in their favor. Yes, people thought Perry was a dope, but there are way more people who'd rather vote for an imbecile like Goodhair than anyone with a D next to their name. Same can be said for that crooked skeeve Paxton.

The Texas Dems would need a perfect storm and a perfect candidate to win statewide office.

The Colorado GOP, on the other hand, is incompetent.
I don't fully agree. Demographics was trending blue for the last years of the previous decade, and Beto's first run against Cruz came pretty close. The state party was also oblivious to the fact that they were bleeding Hispanic support in the southern part of the state.

The Colorado GOP didn't really make any tactical blunder this cycle. They ran a decent candidate against Bennet who ran a pretty mistake-free campaign. If this were 2014 he might've won, as Cory Gardner did against Udall. The candidate for governor looked good on paper until she started spouting nonsense like students were identifying as cats. People shouldn't be surprised that Boebart almost lost as she didn't win by that much the first time, and there was the news that she or someone in her household shot their neighbor's dog without telling them. The GOP lost big this cycle because of demographics, not because the Democrats ran much better campaigns.
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Old 11-13-2022, 07:45 AM
 
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If a horrific school shooting didn't get Uvalde to vote Democrat, then a Democrat isn't going to win in rural Texas if they gave every single rural Texan (all 3 million) soft-serve ice cream and a puppy.
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Old 11-13-2022, 07:58 AM
 
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You people really need to learn what ‘socialist’ means… the Democratic Party isn’t socialist.
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Old 11-13-2022, 08:33 AM
 
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You people really need to learn what ‘socialist’ means… the Democratic Party isn’t socialist.

A solid number within the Democratic Party are socialists. Modern socialists moved past Marx definition of state ownership about 125 years ago. There is no need for state ownership when regulations, taxes*- income, property, death etc., squelching speech, equality over merit at all times, redistribution, poor public schools etc. etc. accomplish the same with less fanfare.


*In his manifesto Marx included progressive income taxes, penalize the productive, and state control of K-12 as two of his planks along the road to communism.


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How many socialized areas/socialistic ideas within life must one support before the label fits?
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Old 11-13-2022, 05:55 PM
 
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But rural Texas has NO PROBLEM with socialist programs that helps them

Texas to get at least $100M for broadband expansion

Rural Texas has long struggled to get broadband internet into households, schools businesses, and even many of its more remote hospitals.

But on Monday, advocates for broadband expansion across the country say the Lone Star State’s connectivity will soon improve, thanks to funding allocated in President Joe Biden’s massive Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The $1.2 trillion package dedicates $65 billion to broadband expansion. Texas is slated to receive at least $100 million of that, and likely more.

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Old 11-13-2022, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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But rural Texas has NO PROBLEM with socialist programs that helps them

Texas to get at least $100M for broadband expansion

Rural Texas has long struggled to get broadband internet into households, schools businesses, and even many of its more remote hospitals.

But on Monday, advocates for broadband expansion across the country say the Lone Star State’s connectivity will soon improve, thanks to funding allocated in President Joe Biden’s massive Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The $1.2 trillion package dedicates $65 billion to broadband expansion. Texas is slated to receive at least $100 million of that, and likely more.
To add to that, Republican Ted Cruz called FEMA a socialist program agreeing with numerous conservative talkers (and poster) and voted against relief for H. Sandy. But as the Republicans do, want FEMA when it happens in TX (Abbott, Cornyn, etc), FL, etc.

Republicans wanted PPP loans, infrastructure bill money, etc also. The hypocrisy is at such a high level on socialism. Trump's socialist CARES passed with only 4 no votes from Rs. None of those no votes were from TX.

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Old 11-13-2022, 07:51 PM
 
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“Democrats shouldn’t abandon Rural Texans! They deserve to be heard too!”.

Forgive me if I’m a bit skeptical of rural Texans’ ability to make good voting decisions after seeing that Uvalde County overwhelmingly voted for Abbott.
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Old 11-13-2022, 08:05 PM
 
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Texas Democrats need to forget about rural areas and focus on getting the big cities to turn out. Harris County alone has 5 million people, and 2.5 million registered voters. Combined with Travis County, Dallas County, and Bexar County, the cities have MORE than enough voters to offset the rural areas.
I agree with that
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