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Very, Very, Very Red

Burkablog has a take on yesterday’s result in the Lone Star State. He puts a lot of blame on the President. Ok, the President probably deserves his share but not all.

The President is not responsible for the pi__-poor turnout in Latino neighborhoods here in Harris County. That outfit that the local Dem Party has assigned to get out the Latino vote didn’t do so hot yesterday. They came up short in HD 144 and gave one away to the GOP. The HD 144 GOP candidate wasn’t even that well-funded.

Of course here in Harris County, in the last few election cycles, the only time Dems have won countywide judgeships is when the President was on the top of the ballot.

My friend Robert Miller correctly picked the over on the gubernatorial spread last night. The 20 point plus spread means former H-Town Mayor Bill White is no longer the standard.

It is pretty obvious that Texas is the most red of all states. No argument there. Don’t expect things to change if the same fellas running things for the Dems in the Lone Star State stay in charge. They are not fresh. They are stale. When are we going to learn?

Here is Burkablog:

There were a few moments when it seemed that the governor’s race might produce some excitement, but reality quickly settled in. Greg Abbott buried Wendy Davis beneath piles and piles of money and videos, and there was nothing Davis could do to counter him. Texas is a Republican state and nothing is likely to change that in the foreseeable future.

Davis didn’t run a bad race. She raised a lot of money and she chipped away at Abbott’s weaknesses with some effectiveness. But the Democrats’ much-ballyhooed ace in the hole — Battleground Texas — was, as I have written earlier, a mirage. Battleground accomplished nothing except to add to the Democrats’ long history of futility in statewide races. I see nothing that can change the current balance of power in the near future. Battleground can assemble a fair number of folks for a rally, but it hasn’t shown that it can field large numbers of voters who could alter the state of affairs in Texas elections, and I don’t think that it will ever make a difference in Texas.

Davis will have to shoulder some of the blame for the Democrats’ latest catastrophe, but in all fairness, the number one problem for the Ds was not Davis. It was Barack Obama. He is poison for Democrats in this state. The worst possible election outcome for Democrats is an unpopular Democratic president in the White House. All Republicans have to do to stir up the opposition is to mention Obama’s name ten or twenty times–which is exactly what they did.

Teddy Schleifer retweeted :

Michael Berry ‏@MichaelBerrySho 14m14 minutes ago
Take the high road and call Houston’s mayor’s office today and pass the message of THANKS for helpin us win Harris County. Seriously.

Hey, they are entitled to crow.

Again, there is no MLB question today.

Well at least Dallas Keuchel won a Gold Glove Award for the ‘Stros yesterday.

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