Archive for October 30th, 2018

It’s official. Name the 6 Astros free agents this morning?

The messed up racist from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has decided to use the armed forces during this political season. Really? He’s sending 5,200 troops to the border to challenge the refugees. Commentary is wondering if any of his military advisors mentioned to him the success we had with Black Jack Pershing and Pancho Villa. He also wants to do away with part of the 14th Amendment by Executive Order. This is f__ked up, folks.

Meanwhile, the gutless GOP leadership remains silent. Gutless.

Is Commentary the only one who says it’s the #BetoForTexas factor? Read this from today’s Chron:

An unprecedented number of Texans cast their ballots during the first week of early voting, but it is impossible to predict whether that surge will benefit Republicans or Democrats because more than 25 percent of the voters have no primary election voting history, an analysis of data from the Secretary of State shows.

People whose voting records provide no clue of their party affiliation cast 27.8 percent of the ballots in the 15 most populous counties in Texas, according to the analysis by Republican consultant Derek Ryan.

About one-third of the early voters in those counties had voted in a Republican primary in the past; for Democrats, it was 30 percent. Those percentages are consistent with early voting totals from the last midterm primary, in 2014, Ryan said.

Here is the entire article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Five-things-to-know-about-the-Texas-early-voting-13345501.php?src=hp_totn.

Here is what Keir tweeted yesterday:

After seven days in Harris County, 18.6% of in-person early voters are under age 35.

I don’t think it is more Donald Trump voters showing up. They showed up in 2016.

Does it take a rocket, err political scientist to figure this out? Commentary has been to those #BetoForTexas rallies. Those gatherings have that feeling of electricity in the political atmosphere. He has hit that political nerve that is moving folks in Texas. I may be dead wrong, but I don’t think so. You have a better explanation? I am all ears if you do.

Here in Harris County, after Day 8, 494,712 have Voted Early in Person.

In 2016, the entire total was 882,580.

In 2014, the entire total was 307,280.

We are at 56% of the 2016 Early Vote in Person turnout and 161% of 2014. Care to guess where we end up?

Evan Gattis, Marwin Gonzalez, Dallas Keuchel, Martin Maldonado, Charlie Morton and Tony Sipp are free agents of course.

Fear the beard.

Go vote early, please.

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