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Democratic Blue Wave Surged
But Did Not Look Like a Tsunami

Texas Monthly Magazine, by R. G. Ratcliffe

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/7/2018 12:46:52 PM

That big Blue Wave that is supposed to carry Democrats to victory in the fall general election may be building, but on Tuesday it looked far more like a wave pool than a tsunami. With candidates in almost all congressional races and in most parts of Texas this year, the Democrats certainly showed enthusiasm, driving more voters to the polls than in any non-presidential year primary since 2002. Their early vote numbers outpaced the Republicans and surpassed their own primary early vote in the presidential contest of 2016. All told, the Democrats had more than a million people vote in their

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The Democrat Primary in my precinct was so empty the poll workers were talking to themselves. On the Republican side of the room, there was a line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ben Around, 3/7/2018 12:57:48 PM     (No. 11564928)



Democrat controlled fake news believes that wishful thinking might affect reality. How did that work out in the last Presidential election?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: scottc, 3/7/2018 1:08:45 PM     (No. 11564939)

I do not vote in Primaries but I will be voting against every Demotrash on the ballot come November.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John56, 3/7/2018 1:12:32 PM     (No. 11564944)

I got a big chuckle reading a headline in the Austin Anti-American Statesperson about how Demo primary turnout was so much higher. As you read the article, they only looked at the 15 largest urban counties. Statewide the numbers were even.

I don´t see much more than a modest ripple on a small country stream for Democrats in Texas. But they keep telling us that it´s just around the corner.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: olrtex, 3/7/2018 1:13:35 PM     (No. 11564945)

scotte, that´s two of us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 3/7/2018 1:23:22 PM     (No. 11564956)

How many of those ´more than a million´ people were citizens, though? And how many were dead?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 3/7/2018 1:36:11 PM     (No. 11564978)

A timely "refresher":

Voters ignored the media in 2016, and Donald Trump won election fair and square.

Voters in Texas ignored the media yesterday, and averted electoral disaster.

Whatever our lying media tries to sell us:

just ignore it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 3/7/2018 1:43:51 PM     (No. 11564982)

POP! The sound of the pathetically over hyped Dem bubble bursting in Texas.

Add all three Texas Dem Senate candidates´ votes together and get 78% of what Ted Cruz got just by himself, with four other Repubs drawing a bit from Cruz. Cruz will pick up a good bit of those other Repub votes, so it should be more like about 65% in the real election, if Cruz picks up zero Dems. Not sure he won´t get some Dem votes, too.

Dems make huge claims, but the reality is folks are energized by the President and real conservative principles in action, as opposed to the last guy from Texas and his "compassionate conservativism", which turned out to look almost exactly like liberalism to me, and apparently a whole lot more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 3/7/2018 2:18:13 PM     (No. 11565007)

Well, the Republicans also broke a record, with 1,500,00 votes -- a solid 500,000 more than Democrats.

The "blue wave" and other crud is just liberal magical thinking. It´s interesting how many news outlets tried to push this agenda.

It´s so coordinated, I wonder if there is another "journolist" somewhere.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/7/2018 3:06:12 PM     (No. 11565024)

More like popcorn flatulence in a hurricane

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 3/7/2018 3:15:56 PM     (No. 11565032)

So the juiced up dems equaled the unjuiced Republicans. This is no big deal.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 3/7/2018 3:28:34 PM     (No. 11565039)

That blue wave looked more like a tidy bowl flush circling the drain counterclockwise.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 3/7/2018 3:29:29 PM     (No. 11565040)

Sounds just like what they said in the last presidential election.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nhsailmaker, 3/7/2018 5:06:29 PM     (No. 11565109)

The disgusting Dems ARE energized and the Repubs better have a plan in place because it could go seriously wrong and soon you will see Trump impeached by Maxine Watters

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/7/2018 5:53:55 PM     (No. 11565129)

How many seats did they win? None you say then how is it even a tiny ripple?

Whatever our lying media tries to sell us:
Don´t just ignore it, believe the opposite.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Muguy, 3/7/2018 9:42:31 PM     (No. 11565281)

The lib media is looking for any hopeful sing, even a faint one that somehow Texas will turn away and vote socialist with their prodding.

They want it soooo bad they INVENT stories to say so when there is absolutely NO EVIDENCE to support what they say. Its so laughable and DISHONEST, but they keep saying it and saying it and saying it hoping the weak-minded will believe it and question the FACTS.

The republicans set a new record for turn out in a primary election--see that reported anywhere? hmmmm?

The FACT IS that Senator Ted Cruz got more votes in a five way primary race than were cast in the ENTIRE demonrat socialist primary race.

So much propping up for Beto. So much hope for him who is an open borders take away the 2nd amendment guy, but the numbers just were not even close.

There is no ´blue wave´. That might happen down the road as people move in from California or illegals get to vote from the public trough, but not for a while at least!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lucky5, 3/7/2018 10:08:54 PM     (No. 11565293)

I have voted straight party my entire life.
Not that is has much impact in California.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/8/2018 1:04:12 AM     (No. 11565370)

Heh-heh, some blue wave! Pretty predictable primary. Democrats have egg all over their little ole faces because they chose to raise such a false story !!

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