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Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:34:04 AM »

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 08:37:36 AM »
RACE   NAME      PARTY   EARLY VOTES   PERCENT   TOTAL VOTES   PERCENT
U. S. Senator               
   Curt Cleaver   REP   6,302   0.89%   12,351   0.94%
   Ken Cope   REP   23,718   3.36%   34,006   2.59%
   John Cornyn - Incumbent   REP   436,575   61.95%   778,912   59.44%
   Chris Mapp   REP   12,755   1.81%   23,230   1.77%
   Reid Reasor   REP   10,718   1.52%   20,552   1.56%
   Steve Stockman   REP   120,663   17.12%   250,746   19.13%
   Dwayne Stovall   REP   68,770   9.75%   140,403   10.71%
   Linda Vega   REP   25,188   3.57%   50,063   3.82%

Wanted it to go to a runoff but didn't quite get there.

What can I say?

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 08:50:23 AM »
One  liberal state senator Was taken down last night and another will face a runoff.

RACE   NAME      PARTY   EARLY VOTES   PERCENT   TOTAL VOTES   PERCENT
State Senator, District 2               
   Bob Deuell - Incumbent   REP   11,796   49.07%   23,847   48.49%
   Bob Hall   REP   9,526   39.63%   19,085   38.81%
   Mark Thompson   REP   2,714   11.29%   6,240   12.69%

RACE   NAME      PARTY   EARLY VOTES   PERCENT   TOTAL VOTES   PERCENT
State Senator, District 16               
   John Carona - Incumbent   REP   12,707   49.70%   24,501   49.36%
   Don Huffines   REP   12,859   50.29%   25,136   50.63%

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 09:02:05 AM »

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 09:19:41 AM »
So, without starting any food fights....can we all agree that Sinkspur had the correct prognostication regarding the Texas primaries?   
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 09:25:08 AM »
So, without starting any food fights....can we all agree that Sinkspur had the correct prognostication regarding the Texas primaries?

YOU can agree with whatever you wish!

I see things differently and always will!

I never predicted the Cornyn wouldn't win but hoped against hope that there would be enough ABC (anybody but Cornyn) votes to force a runoff. There weren't and that is unfortunate!

Cornyn won over a bunch of people no one had ever heard of and who had no money. He's lucky as HELL and you can bet that HE knows that!

When and if Sink decides to stop perpetuating the LIE that the republicans shut down the government I might consider taking him off ignore again! Until then it ain't gonna happen!

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 09:52:20 AM »
YOU can agree with whatever you wish!

I see things differently and always will!

I never predicted the Cornyn wouldn't win but hoped against hope that there would be enough ABC (anybody but Cornyn) votes to force a runoff. There weren't and that is unfortunate!

Cornyn won over a bunch of people no one had ever heard of and who had no money. He's lucky as HELL and you can bet that HE knows that!

When and if Sink decides to stop perpetuating the LIE that the republicans shut down the government I might consider taking him off ignore again! Until then it ain't gonna happen!

Interesting that the only major Tea Party-backed candidate for statewide office only pulled a runoff.  Dewhurst is probably finished in Texas politics and that's likely good; he's been around as long as Perry.

Cornyn killed the competition and the outcome would have been the same no matter who or how many ran against him.  Texas doesn't want to be embarrassed in the US Senate anymore than we've already been embarrassed.

The only Palin-backed candidate-Katrina Pearson-got stomped, as we all knew she would.

The focus now is on soundly defeating Wendy Davis and her affirmative-action running mate, Letticia van de Pooty.
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 11:08:59 AM »
Ted Cruz
Last night, voters in Texas demonstrated that they want principled conservatives in office. Tea Party activists, Republican women, libertarians, and young people all rallied around insurgent candidates campaigning to listen to the people and get serious about free-market principles and the Constitution. In race after race, the power of the grassroots was overwhelmingly apparent.

Congratulations to every Republican who won the primary last night. Three, in particular, deserve special mention.

Greg Abbott, a close friend and mentor, won a landslide victory in the primary for governor. He's strong, principled, and courageous. For five and a half years, it was an honor to work side-by-side with Abbott. He will make an outstanding governor.

John Cornyn, our senior senator, won his primary as well. John is a friend, and a good man. He's earned considerable respect in the Senate. We have not agreed on everything, but we have agreed on the vast majority of issues. Together, we're a strong and effective team for Texas.

George P. Bush convincingly won his primary for for Land Commissioner. George was one of my very first supporters in our Senate race, and he and his wife Mandi are long-time friends. He's smart, generous, and has a heart for service. George embodies a new generation of leaders for the Republican Party and for Texas.

Congratulations to all three. I'm proud to endorse all three and urge everyone to support the Republican nominees up and down the ballot come November.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 11:24:00 AM »
So, without starting any food fights....can we all agree that Sinkspur had the correct prognostication regarding the Texas primaries?

Oh, absolutely!  Congratulations to Texas's ruling class, and to Sinky and his bromance groupies here for making that difficult prediction.   :beer:

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 11:30:22 AM »
Oh, absolutely!  Congratulations to Texas's ruling class, and to Sinky and his bromance groupies here for making that difficult prediction.   :beer:

Why, thank you, Lipstick!   :tongue2:
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 01:00:20 PM »
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 01:07:20 PM »

DC media, hell according to TBR last night was a GREAT night for liberal Republicans.. as soon as I saw Dewhurst defeated I knew that wasn't the truth.

The truth is that Texas weeded a bunch of RINOS out of the legislature last night and that is a GOOD thing!

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 01:07:52 PM »
Interesting that the only major Tea Party-backed candidate for statewide office only pulled a runoff.  Dewhurst is probably finished in Texas politics and that's likely good; he's been around as long as Perry.



Yet you wanted him to be a senator representing Texas... over another conservative who soundly defeated him...

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 01:10:17 PM »
The truth is that Texas weeded a bunch of RINOS out of the legislature last night and that is a GOOD thing!


I know, but the usual suspects only look at the surface and proclaim it to be what they want it to be... all the rebuilding GOP has to start with the legislature's in the country.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 01:55:50 PM »
The truth is that Texas weeded a bunch of RINOS out of the legislature last night and that is a GOOD thing!

Looks like 4 of the 5 candidates supported by Ted Cruz are moving forward!!   :patriot:

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 02:25:27 PM »
http://www.empowertexans.com/features/conservatives-win-big/#results


Bigun... didn't you get the message... the results last night "prove" the tea party and conservatism is dead... I read it right here.... / s
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 02:40:48 PM »

Congratulations to every Republican who won the primary last night. Three, in particular, deserve special mention.

Greg Abbott,
John Cornyn,
George P. Bush



Meh. I specifically voted hoping that two out of the three (Cornyn & Bush)would be defeated. Cornyn is a weasel RINO who should have been outed years ago when he displayed his true colors and voted for TARP. Bush....well, that's just political dynasty and name recognition there.

And Abbott? I'm on the fence about him. I've followed his campaign on FaceBook; he seems to think on the national stage too much. Abbott needs to stick to state politics.
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 02:41:28 PM »
She right!

We cleaned a few RINO's out of the Texas house last night as well!
We missed a big one (Cornyn).
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 03:54:57 PM »
We missed a big one (Cornyn).

Texas seems to be suffering the same affliction as the other 49 states - decent candidates are afraid to go up against sitting senators and the sitting senators don't seem to know when it is time to get off the stage,.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2014, 04:06:37 PM »
Texas seems to be suffering the same affliction as the other 49 states - decent candidates are afraid to go up against sitting senators and the sitting senators don't seem to know when it is time to get off the stage,.

That isn't the problem! We had some very decent candidates running against Cornyn but it takes MONEY to beat a sitting U.S. Senator and the big money donors, who own the John Cornyn's of the world, will see that HE gets whatever he needs while the little guys get none!

That is why I very rarely vote for the guy with the most money in any primary race! There is a reason that guy has all the money!

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2014, 04:06:55 PM »

Yet you wanted him to be a senator representing Texas... over another conservative who soundly defeated him...

Yes I did.  And I'd vote for Dewhurst AGAIN over Ted Cruz.
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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2014, 04:08:19 PM »
That isn't the problem! We had some very decent candidates running against Cornyn but it takes MONEY to beat a sitting U.S. Senator and the big money donors, who own the John Cornyn's of the world, will see that HE gets whatever he needs while the little guys get none!

That is why I very rarely vote for the guy with the most money in any primary race! There is a reason that guy has all the money!

Just like McCain here in Arizona, very little of a senators money for his campaigns comes from intra-state, most comes from K-Street......... doncha just LOVE that 17th Amendment.

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Re: Texas Primary Proves Cruz, Tea Party Still Hold Sway
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2014, 04:08:25 PM »

Bigun... didn't you get the message... the results last night "prove" the tea party and conservatism is dead... I read it right here.... / s

Except you didn't read it "right here."  You made it up.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.


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