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Aug 12 - Texas is Bracing for a Blue Wave in 2020
 

 
visit this link Texas Is Bracing for a Blue Wave in 2020. Yes, Texas. - Why Republicans are getting very nervous about maintaining their stranglehold on the Lone Star State.

Although Republicans have continued to routinely swat away Democrats in statewide races (they haven’t lost one since 1990), while sending legions of unhinged conservatives to gum up the works in Washington, Democrats have taken control of every big city in the state over the past decade—a process that began in Dallas in 2006, when Democrats swept into power. More important, and more worrying for Republicans, that trend spilled over last year into the sprawling suburbs, long the bedrock of Texas Republicanism. Cruz was only able to beat O’Rourke by trouncing him two-to-one in rural Texas, where just a quarter of the state’s voters live; meanwhile, Democrats captured six Republican-held state House seats in the outskirts of Dallas alone (and six others statewide), while giving Republicans heartburn in some of the suburban U.S. House districts where the party was routinely winning, not long ago, by 20-plus points.

Suddenly, Texas Republicans are on the defensive in their national fortress—and they’re both talking and acting like it. “The tectonic plates shifted in Texas in 2018,” Senator John Cornyn, the powerful Republican who’s facing reelection in 2020 (with just a 37 percent approval rating) said earlier this year. Cornyn has been sounding the alarms ever since November, warning national Republicans against complacency and spelling out the dire consequences for his party if they can’t stave off the Democratic surge: “If Texas turns back to a Democratic state, which it used to be, then we’ll never elect another Republican [president] in my lifetime,” said Cornyn.

A confluence of events over the past couple of weeks has reinforced Cornyn’s message. In what giddy Democrats are calling “the Texodus,” four Republican members of Congress announced, in short order, that they won’t be running for reelection in 2020; three of their seats, all in the suburbs, will likely go Democratic, adding to the two they took from Republicans in 2018. “We could see other representatives step away too,” said Manny Garcia, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. “Why would you go into a knockdown, drag-out f*ght when you’re either going to lose next time, or soon afterward?”

Even before the El Paso massacre, Trump had been an albatross for Texas Republicans. While he carried the state in 2016, his single-digit margin of victory—in a state Hillary Clinton didn’t even try to contest—was the narrowest for Republicans in almost 20 years; even Mitt Romney had carried Texas by 16 points. In the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas, which accounted for more than half of the state’s votes, Trump won only 48 percent, and early 2020 polls have shown him losing Texas to O’Rourke, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders.

Cal Jillson, a venerable political scientist at Southern Methodist University, is among those who think this president has accelerated the Democratic comeback in Texas. “My sense pre-Trump was that there were demographic dynamics that were going to bring two-party competition at some point,” he said. “I thought it would take another 15 to 20 years. But Trump has brought all that forward. It’s happening much more quickly.”

Texas Democrats now have full-blown data and digital operations; they’re raising more money online than any state party in the country, Garcia said, while plotting “the largest coordinated campaign in the history of Texas” for 2020. The party’s efforts have been aided considerably by voter-engagement groups likevisit this link  Jolt and visit this link Texas Rising, which have focused on Latinos and young voters and helped to send voter registration and turnout soaring; from 2014 to 2018, Texas added some 1.8 million new voters, the majority of them women and people of color. The party estimates that “there’s 30,000 to 50,000 Democrats who arrive in the state every month,” according to Garcia, and now—at last—they’re being asked to register, vote, and run for office.

But nobody in Texas, aside from a few blinkered Republicans, believes that Democrats won’t continue to loosen the Republican stranglehold in 2020. At least half a dozen Republican seats in Congress will be ripe for the taking, and Democrats have a realistic chance of capturing the nine Republican seats in the state House they need to gain a majority—just in time for the next round of redistricting in 2021. If they regain a toehold of power in Austin, and can prevent Republicans from having total control over gerrymandering, Democrats could turn Texas blue in a hurry; if not, it’ll probably be a more gradual process over the next decade, with strict voter ID and other forms of suppression still intact, and districts artificially tilted in Republicans’ favor.

I just donated $50 to Texas Rising. I'm going to be registering folks all over TX as soon as the summer breaks... it's going to get to 105 today I'm not going out there but once the highs are in the 80s I'll be out there signing folks up.

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 1 week ago '05        #2
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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Yeah I live out here it’s a lot of old folks mad young people not dealing with their ornery bullsh*t.
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 1 week ago '18        #3
DUCEDUCE 13 heat pts13
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Damn if Texas flips...its over for these dinosaurs and racists.
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 1 week ago '07        #4
iswerve 209 heat pts209
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houston, dallas, austin, san anton, el paso, all the metro areas been blue pockets.....and those are the major population areas.....


lets not count our eggs before they hatch tho
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 1 week ago '15        #5
JRob1125 3 heat pts
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I'll believe it when in happens. I've lost all hope whem it come to politics
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 1 week ago '05        #6
Tha TC 71 heat pts71
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Houston well Harris County was blue last election don’t be surprised y’all
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Hakim Cobain 4 heat pts
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 Boogersugar said






I just donated $50 to Texas Rising. I'm going to be registering folks all over TX as soon as the summer breaks... it's going to get to 105 today I'm not going out there but once the highs are in the 80s I'll be out there signing folks up.

I'm moving to Dallas in the next 3 months, I'm registering ASAP
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 1 week ago '13        #8
boobalo1 267 heat pts267
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Blue ��
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dc3003 147 heat pts147
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Suckers !

Good luck with that.



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dc3003 147 heat pts147
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 JRob1125 said
I'll believe it when in happens. I've lost all hope whem it come to politics
Why please explain how it will benefit you ?
What good stuff happened to you 8 years obama was president.
Please elaborate
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Top 10 most slapped recently  1 week ago '04        #11
dc3003 147 heat pts147
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Its sad how brainwashed u guys are and desperate @
This article tells them that they might win texas and they celebrating lol
I remember when hillary won texas in all the polls before the election too.

These guys are sone of the biggest scum on this planet. I celebrate making more money , being succesful , winning football leagues . These lame a*s ducks in here celebrating a article written by democrat news that says they might win texas in 2 years. Hahaha worthless lives i swear.
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 1 week ago '15        #12
JRob1125 3 heat pts
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3 ignored posts in a row
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 1 week ago '06        #13
Skateboard T 57 heat pts57
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the entire sunbelt is slowly flipping. It's going to be a while but it's been happening regularly for a while. It's why there was such a discrepancy between electoral and popular votes.
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 1 week ago '07        #14
DoctorNBA 64 heat pts64
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 DUCEDUCE said
Damn if Texas flips...its over for these dinosaurs and racists.
Lol at the thought of Texas flipping. Texas will be red next November, I'll put that on my mamas house.
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 1 week ago '06        #15
Skateboard T 57 heat pts57
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 DoctorNBA said
Lol at the thought of Texas flipping. Texas will be red next November, I'll put that on my mamas house.
yeah, November is a big bet, but it's definitely purple at the moment, and is likely going to flip in the not so distant future.
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 1 week ago '07        #16
iswerve 209 heat pts209
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 JRob1125 said
3 ignored posts in a row


where's that furious typing cat gif
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 1 week ago '16        #17
Boogersugar 83 heat pts83 OP
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 DoctorNBA said
Lol at the thought of Texas flipping. Texas will be red next November, I'll put that on my mamas house.
Some real grown a*s bum sh*t

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 Tha TC said
Yeah I live out here it’s a lot of old folks mad young people not dealing with their ornery bullsh*t.
Tell em to hurry and kick the bucket, they wasting young people tax dollars. Claim they dont like social welfare programs, but be the first to expect people to take care of them and listen to them when they old broke and feeble, cuz they didnt plan responsibly or take care of themselves.

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AllWins 16 heat pts16
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Would be great to see Texas go blue
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dc3003 147 heat pts147
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 dc3003 said


Suckers !

Good luck with that.
Charlie kirk

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yolaboy 201 heat pts201
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 dc3003 said
Its sad how brainwashed u guys are and desperate @.
this muhfu*ka stay holdin Goldface's pocket

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dc3003 147 heat pts147
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 DIPSET101 said
Charlie kirk
What do u disagree with .
Oh and u can mock charlie all you want but he was spot on the entire russian collusion case and you and many more people were wrong
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Ymmot 22 heat pts22
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 DIPSET101 said
Charlie kirk
I laugh everytime that kid posts a charlie kirk tweet.

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DIPSET101 31 heat pts31
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 dc3003 said
What do u disagree with .
Oh and u can mock charlie all you want but he was spot on the entire russian collusion case and you and many more people were wrong
Charlie and that racist a*s turning point





 


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