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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
PostPosted: Sat September 22, 2018 6:48 pm 
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I would imagine that Beto is looking more to get new people voting than trying to change the minds of conservative Texans.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
PostPosted: Sat September 22, 2018 7:10 pm 
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I would imagine that Beto is looking more to get new people voting than trying to change the minds of conservative Texans.

I don't think there will not be enough new people voting in Texas to elect Beto.

I see Beto going on Maher and getting the rest of the nation excited for him, and it totally excites me too. I canvassed for Obama in '08 as one of those new people voting and it feels to me like the energy that Beto is bringing to the state is on that same level.

That being said, I am well aware that I live in one of the large liberal bubbles in a state much redder than the national media understands. Districts are gerrymandered, Cruz is actually liked by a lot of conservatives here, and the "generational language barrier" McP referred to earlier is alive and well here in Texas...but with the left looking out of step with "Texan grit", whatever that actually is.

I don't think this state is ready for Beto yet, but I do hope that his noble quest will help a lot of more local democrats reshape the state's overall look. this time around.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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I guess what I’m really saying is that the US senate might still be SOL when Cruz wins, but everything will come up Milhouse for Texans in about a generation!


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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People were saying the same thing like 20 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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I'm sure it felt real cool to quote the Clash during the debate, though


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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bart gets it, as per usual


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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I think the best case scenario for the Dems is that they take the Senate but Beto loses. Otherwise people are apt to ignore how unpopular Cruz is with a huge part of the electorate and instead come away thinking this is further evidence that taking positions well to the left of most voters is by some alchemy a great strategy for winning.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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For McP. Bet you $1 that Cruz wins.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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don't worry, putin doesn't know about this

or the koch brothers

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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This is on the ballot in November; if it passes, this could have a pretty big impact on 2020.



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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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Fuck it, I'm putting the article in here:

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a ... alifornia/

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The absurdity of this situation—funding and voting for politicians whose core promise is to implement immigration policies that would destroy their livelihoods—has led some of the Republican-­supporting dairymen to rethink their political priorities. “Everyone’s got this feeling that in agriculture, we, the employers, are going to be criminalized,” the first area dairy farmer I had spoken to said. “I’ve talked to Steve King face-to-face, and that guy doesn’t care one iota about us. He does not care. He believes that if you have one undocumented worker on your place, you should probably go to prison and we need to get as many undocumented people out of here as possible.” (A spokesman for King did not respond to multiple interview requests.) The second dairy farmer, speaking of Trump’s and King’s views on undocumented immigrants, added, “They want to send ’em all back to Mexico and have them start over. What a crock of malarkey. Who’s gonna milk the cows?”
Huh, how about that. You damn idiot.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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After the last election, I'm trying to stay out of the prediction business. We'll see how it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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digster wrote:
This is on the ballot in November; if it passes, this could have a pretty big impact on 2020.


Florida!

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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Felon disenfranchisement is about as unAmerican as it gets.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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These Democrat small donor numbers are insane.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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Not a lot of polls in North Dakota but it looks like Heitkamp might be in trouble.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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Yup.

But I’m not surprised. First of all, no other territory beats the Dakotas for how well they respond to concentrated Republican “respect the president” messaging. Second, I’m sure Kavanaugh is still at like a +12 just by way of being a conservative, “we all know you’re gonna be anti-abortion wink wink” nominee.

I mean, South Dakota dropped Tom Daschle when he was the senate majority leader, for Christ’s sake. I think about that all the time. A state with 700,000 people and no money accidentally stumbled into having the most powerful agenda-setting position of authority in the United States senate, and they swapped it for a junior senator because campaign ads said Daschle (who started the campaign season with a double digit lead) was preventing the president’s agenda from passing (which btw was hilarious, if you were paying any attention).

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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So, Sanders gets a win eh?

Amazon paying errybody 15 bucks an hour now even seasonal staff.

Amazon still probably the biggest winner.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Midterms
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I basically only come to this board anymore for McP's DakotaFacts™

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