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40 Years Ago

Democratic State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer from San Antonio filed to be a candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.  Democrats better win 76 or more House races next week for Trey to have a shot. Texas House Speaker races are a House member only thing. That’s the way it should be.

I wonder if the Democratic reps from RGV will have a candidate or is Trey the South Texas candidate?  I wonder if DFW will have a candidate.  I wonder if Central Texas will have a candidate.  El Paso?

Forty years ago, we were headed into the presidential election on November 4, 1980, exactly one year after the U.S. embassy in Iran was overtaken by Iranian revolutionaries.  Fifty-two American diplomats were held hostage for over a year. 

The Iranian hostage crisis dogged President Jimmy Carter for the last year of his presidency and was a major contributing factor to his loss to Ronald Reagan in 1980.  It was a rout for sure. Democrats also lost control of the U.S. Senate in that election.

Donald Trump’s botching of the pandemic is a lot worse than Jimmy Carter’s handling of the Iranian hostage crisis.  225,000 Americans and counting didn’t lose their life in 1980.

I see a rout coming next week.  Over the next week nothing really matters that will alter the election outcome.  Up and down the ballot the GOP is going to get creamed across America.  Voters have had it.

I wonder if the team is making the move to keep #SpringerDinger.

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