Skip to comments.Republicans Helped Hillary Win Texas
Posted on 03/06/2008 9:01:19 AM PST by seanmerc
Republican crossover voters apparently helped win the Democratic primary in Texas for Hillary Clinton with one in every 10 Democratic votes came from Republicans.
And they could have been heeding the call of top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh, who had been urging Republican listeners to vote for Hillary to prevent the Democrats from unifying around Obama and to keep the two candidates battling each other.
Hillary Clinton is back in the race, thanks in some small part to Republican voters mindlessly following the commands of radio entertainers and crossing party lines to vote for the candidate they view as weakest, Bud Kennedy writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Wednesday.
According to exit polls, of the 10 percent of Democratic votes that came from Republicans, about 53 percent of the crossovers chose Obama and 46 percent went with Clinton, the Dallas Morning News reports.
But previously these crossovers had voted overwhelmingly in favor of Obama. And the exit polls also show that Hillary won handily among conservative voters, including many Democrats, 53 percent to 43 percent over Obama, reports the Web site Outside the Beltway which also noted that Clinton truly might have won the Texas primary on the backs of Rush Limbaugh listeners.
Clintons overall margin of victory was just 3 percent about 98,000 votes out of 2.8 million cast.
Thousands of traditionally Republican voters helped swell the ranks of the Democrats, the Morning News observed.
Some crossed over out of support for Mr. Obama, others were simply dissatisfied with their own partys choice. Still others supported Mrs. Clinton hoping that by helping extend the Democratic feud, they would leave their own party in a better spot this fall.
Limbaugh claimed at least some of the credit for Hillarys victory, saying on Wednesday: What we did, if we did anything, is to create a bunch of chaos in the Democratic Party and it worked.
Yuck, I wonder how these republicans had the stomach to vote for hillary. I hope they had a barf bag handy.
I would much rather watch another few months of chaos between these two numbnuts. So what if they voted for the witch. She is totally unelectable. Her own party is showing that now...This gives the Slime machine time to put more negative info out there against Osamabama....(see my tagline)
Bots, have no stomach, and no self awareness they are just bots.
1. The obvious, Hillary stays in the race, they spend more money, beat each other up, blacks and Hispanics go at each other and one group is so soured they don't support the dim nominee on November.
2. Hillary stays in the race but doesn't get “real” credit for her win among the base because the Obama people claim it is tainted by Rush's influence.
I agree with you. What if we get stuck with her screaming at us for 8 long years? The first thing she is going to do is to put a big feminist on the Supreme Court. The feminists do not like Limbaugh, I don't why he wanted people to vote for her. The pubbies want her if they cannot get old McCain voted in.
Lots of liberals agree with you. Some of us conservatives, however, find that slightly insulting.
This Texan voted his conscience and it wasn’t Dim.
Don't underestimate the machine/enabling media/dirty tricks. Limbaugh really picked a poor strategy this go round. She should have been booted off the campaign trail forever earlier this week.
Sorry, this doesn’t pass the smell test.
“According to exit polls”: very easy for exiting Republicans, being interviewed, to say they voted for Hillary, just to mess up the press idiots.
Unless your state and federal Republican candidates are in solid safe seats, Republicans who are contemplating crossing over and voting democrat in the remaining primaries may be cutting off their noses to spite their faces. We are very lucky that cross over voting in Ohio and Texas didnt end in a Republican primary election fiasco. There are lots of good Republicans running for office at the federal and state levels on down the Republican tickets so when Republicans cross over and vote democrat they are denying election help to these same Republican candidates. We need as much Republican help in both houses of Congress as we can vote in no matter which party wins the White House.
They gave us McAmnesty and we gave them a protracted dog fight! Go ahead and enjoy the two yo-yo socialists throwing poop at each other. I’ll have a drink and watch them blunder around from the side lines kicking each other in the ass! BRAVO! BRAVO!
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Did Rush Limbaugh cause chaos for the Democratic Party?
Hmm, disagree. I think it would have been “botty” for me to go to the Republican trough and vote for A)McCain and B)Pick some of the local Repubs I have almost no idea about. Instead, I chose a vote that introduced some choas for 2 of the worst of the 3 evils in this election!
Same here. There was no way I could even pick up the paper (D) sample ballot. I didn’t see any disinfectant in the voting booth area.
I agree with you. What if we get stuck with her screaming at us for 8 long years? The first thing she is going to do is to put a big feminist on the Supreme Court. The feminists do not like Limbaugh, I don’t why he wanted people to vote for her. The pubbies want her if they cannot get old McCain voted in.
Am not so sure. Maybe this country needs 4 years of radical socalism and a socialist/ultra leftist SCOTUS. The voters in this country (a big percentage) are mindless. They dont even know when they are being robbed of their rights and liberties by Marxists. Maybe this is needed. What else can turn around these mindless dolts that keep voting for the left?? Just another perspective. Washington is already ignoring the Constitution, allowing our country to be overrun by invaders/foreigners ILLEGALLY and they are SUPPORTING them.
It is time the American public gets a brain, wakes up, and stops this insanity and those that are doing this to America.
>> Unless your state and federal Republican candidates are in solid safe seats, Republicans who are contemplating crossing over and voting democrat in the remaining primaries may be cutting off their noses to spite their faces.
That’s a good point, and one I carefully considered before I crossed over to vote for Obama in the TX primary.
On my (R) ballot were only unopposed or uniformly RINO with no opposition. So, what the heck.
Blaming the Republicans is a lot easier than blaming fellow democrats for any racist tendencies (which WOULD have happened were it not for Rush’s rhetoric).
Equally as easy for a Dem to claim to be a Republican.
Maybe to you, but the local call in show in Austin on KLBJ had a number of callers who bragged that they did. Even SGT Sam said he voted for her. My neighbor also did and was ticked off that his son crossed over and voted for Hussein and canceled his vote.
One caller yesterday said that he was the ONLY person at his precinct voting in the (R) primary, even though it is heavily (R) leaning. He made a statement something like: "When you walk into that polling place at 7:10 AM, and the (D) line has 40 - 50 middle aged white male businessmen in it, they are crossover voters."