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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:16 AM

 

GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O'Rourke

This is hilarious! The GOP claims that Beto reeks of white privilege and is 'out of step' with his (Beto's) party. Hard to believe they expect people to fall for this crap. What are they afraid of? Could a Beto nomination turn Texas blue?





https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/10/beto-orourke-2020-attack-1214805
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Reply GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O'Rourke (Original post)
Demsrule86 Friday OP
Farmer-Rick Friday #1
Demsrule86 Friday #4
kysrsoze Friday #2
Demsrule86 Friday #3
kysrsoze Friday #5
Demsrule86 Friday #7
Awsi Dooger Friday #15
Demsrule86 Friday #16
peggysue2 Friday #6
Demsrule86 Friday #8
Demsrule86 Friday #10
The Genealogist Friday #17
Demsrule86 Friday #22
NurseJackie Friday #9
Demsrule86 Friday #11
NurseJackie Friday #13
Amimnoch Friday #12
Demsrule86 Friday #14
Power 2 the People Friday #18
Demsrule86 Friday #20
dalton99a Friday #19
Demsrule86 Friday #21
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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:21 AM

1. They think they are God

 

They have Koch brother, Putin and the Walton's money at their back AND they have Trump calling for killing innocent people. They think they are invincible.
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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:26 AM

4. True that. But one wonders if saying the Beto is out of step with Democrats will encourage more

 

Texans to vote for him...and turn Texas blue....an unintended consequence.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. "Reeks of white privilege." Project much?

 

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:25 AM

3. The idea that the GOP is concerned that a Democratic candidate' is out of step with the Democratic

 

Party and has white male privilege is hilarious. I guess Republicans don't do irony so this is on the up and up and not the onion.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:29 AM

5. Agree. Unfortunately, their voters are a bunch of suckers who will swallow anything.

 

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. But their true blue voters wouldn't vote for Beto anyway...so maybe this backfires and makes it so

 

other Texans who don't like Trump vote for our side. He is not popular in Texas.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:41 AM

15. Trump's approval was 49-49 in the 2018 Texas exit poll

 

Those are actual voters. I place much more stock in that than scattered polling months on either side of any election day.

Exit polling differs quite a bit from everyday polling. That point is never emphasized enough. For example, the liberal/conservative percentages I always quote differ sharply from exit polling to standard polls. After voting and while participating in an exit poll the voters are much more willing to align with ideology. The liberal/conservative numbers combined will add up to 61-67% of the electorate in that climate, depending on the state. But prior to election day almost every state will add up to 53-59%, even if the question is identical to the exit poll question.

Anyway, no kidding the GOP will target Beto. We didn't get a full sample of this in 2016 because we only had two major primary candidates. Situational influence is everything. If we had a full field in 2016 then the Russians, etc. would have targeted some, ignored some, and boosted some.
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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

16. I agree with you but I think Trump's support has slipped lower since November.The wall and

 

taking people's land is going to hurt the GOP...so we may actually have a shot to turn Texas blue.
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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:30 AM

6. The GOP must see O'Rourke as a genuine threat

 

In fact, I listened to Mike Huckabee yesterday warn Republicans to take Beto O'Rourke seriously, that he's the sort of Democratic candidate who has been dismissed as a light weight in the past, only to win by huge numbers.

Btw, the white privilege comment coming out of Republican circles is the height of hypocrisy.
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:31 AM

8. I think Beto is a threat which is why he is my second choice. I want to beat the crap out of

 

Donnie shit for brains.
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:33 AM

10. I also think the white privlege think is hillarious coming from the GOP ...should be named the

 

GOWP...grand old white party.
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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

17. I agree

 

They'd not say much unless they were scared of him, like they are with Pelosi and AOC. It is their tell, they start up the smear ,act one when they see a Democrat as a threat. Bet they don't care for me numbers they are seeing in Texas.
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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:34 PM

22. I hope they are in panic mode...bastards.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:32 AM

9. I certainly hope these GOP attacks aren't picked-up and repeated by his nomination rivals...

 

I certainly hope these GOP attacks aren't picked-up and repeated by his nomination rivals, and/or his (or her) supporters.

Oh, don't look at me that way... everyone knows that it's happened before (certainly in MY lifetime) and I just hope that it doesn't happen again.

It's certainly legitimate to point out differences to contrast and compare or to criticize policies and visions... but it's quite another to engage in what can accurately be described as a "scorched earth" philosophy that has the sole purpose of intentionally and permanently sabotaging one's rivals. That's a very Sarandonesque way of doing things, and I certainly hope that the lessons about that haven't been so easily and quickly forgotten.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:34 AM

11. A certain candidate will pick up on this... which I also think is hillarious.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:40 AM

13. When (not if) anyone does start to parrot GOP talking points...

 

When (not if) anyone does start to parrot GOP talking points, regardless if it comes from the candidate or if it's his (or her) supporters and surrogates... it will be a clue that the candidate is feeling insecure, threatened and vulnerable. In a word: "SCARED".

Personally, I could never support ANY candidate who is frightened so easily. That doesn't speak well for his (or her) abilities to be the Leader of the Free World.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:38 AM

12. he doesn't even have to turn Texas blue.

 

It is definitely something big that he adds a potential to turn a state like Texas blue for 2020, but just his being on the ticket going into the GE will force the GOP to divert a lot of their GE funding from the traditional battleground states to Texas to defend on a front they normally donít have to bother with.

Consider that his 2018 Senate run was the most money the GOP has ever spent on a Senate election in any state, and he still was within 3 points of grabbing it.
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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:40 AM

14. You are right. I like Beto. He could get Trump out of the White House.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:47 PM

18. Rachel Maddow thinks it might be that the Republicans really want him as our candidate.

 

She theorizes that the Repubs ads might be doing what Claire McCaskill did with Todd Akin in 2012. I have my doubts but it's interesting.

[link:https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/todd-akin-missouri-claire-mccaskill-2012-121262|]
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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

20. Anything is possible, but I doubt it.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:59 PM

19. What he did in Texas scares them.

 

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:33 PM

21. And it should scare them...once Texas goes blue...they are done in terms of the presidency.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:19 PM

23. O'Rourke AND Warren, Klobuchar, Biden, Kamala Harris.

 

Very easy to see who they fear by the nature of their attacks.
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