Skip to comments.Republicans Sweep Texas!
Posted on 02/28/2011 6:37:58 PM PST by DallasBiff
On election night, Texas saw three liberal congressmen defeated by their more mainstream (by Texas standards) opponents! Obviously this overshadowed the major gains in the Texas House of Representatives which were far more impressive. While the national election was definitely a referendum on liberal policies and a 2nd chance for the GOP, the results in Texas were clearly a mandate in support of a more conservative Legislature , which could spell trouble for Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.
A net gain of 12 seats in the Texas House was seen as a ceiling for the Texas GOP until election night when an unprecedented 22 new Republicans were elected to the Texas House of Representatives! If this isnt a mandate for conservatives and a sign that the Democratic Party in Texas is more than out of touch, then I dont know what it will take them to see this. Every year Democrats say that this is the year that Texas becomes purple and/or makes the jump towards being a blue state.
Fortunately Texans are smarter than that. We dont really care what elitists in Washington think of us. We Texans do things our own way and it has definitely worked well for our state. On election night, Texans gave conservative Republicans a very clear mandate to bring some common sense to our House. For the past two cycles, the Texas House has been closely divided and during the last session it seemed like Democrats were actually running the place.
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Lost is when California elected moonbeam dem Jerry Brown to succeed Ronald Reagan in 1974 and then elected him again in 2010 in the GOP sweep year of 2010.
It just might be if it doesn't secure it's own border (since the Feds won't do it).
No kidding. Overrun by illegals who breed like rats.
Then explain the 2010 Texas election results.
Question is, when Colifornia falls off into the ocean, do we toss them a floatation devise? It’s a rhetorical question...
Anchor babies don’t vote.....yet.
Of course you did, but what the hey, who have white teacher union parasites taking over the capital of Wisconsin, and you are silent on that.
2% of Republicans vote strong freedom loving conservative. The rest are former democraps.
I won’t cry when we vote more wimps out and elect some folks with real stones.
Too many Rinos. When we start getting tough on illegals and they flee here like they left Arizona I will think we are on the right path.
Have I been silent on Wisconsin, Boy?
I don't know, but you have been showing your ignorance about Texas.
illegals do not vote!!!
And that's a good thing.
What ignorance is that?
I simply suggested that you have serious problems looming in the future and you respond with “Quick, look over there”!
No body ever fixed a problem by ignoring it or running away from it.
Too bad you weren't around in 1974 when a mostly white California voted in moonbeam dem Jerry Brown, yet you decry a 2011 GOP Texas.
In this day and age, EVERYONE votes early, and often!
It isn’t all that hard to get a voters registration card. I know this personally, some have voting rights in 3 states. YES, Illegals Vote.
Hey DB, get your finger off the trigger.
LOL my state becomes more conservative as liberals flee to states like Texas.
I just wish we had a senate race in the last election so we could add it to the governor’s mansion secretary of state, attorney general’s office, both state house and state senate, two supreme court seats and two US house seats. Best thing yet is that we get to redistrict a democrat seat out of existence.
Overrun by illegals who breed like rats.
I'll bet you have trouble sleeping at night, knowing that illegals are spreading like a virus.
Big ups to the Texas GOP!
What about "in ten years" can you not understand? Your constantly referring to 2010 is as irrelevant as was a Californian touting their election results in 1986.
Well gee TV, 10 years ago pundits were saying Texas was going to go democrat, but it hasn't.
Maybe you should go looking in your neck of the woods, as in Wisconsin, where white teacher union parasites, are sucking the life out of Wisconsin.
Why do you see this as some personal affront?
It's his apparent M.O. here on FR. He takes it as some personal insult to extrapolate demographic consequences on Texas. It's really weird.
Yet you are silent about mostly white Wisconsin.
Who is sticking his head in the sand?
Get over ethnicity and start pushing political conservative ideaology rather than being a white Al Sharpton.
I've decried public unions multiple times on FR. What? I have to do it an appointed number of times to your satisfaction?
Who is sticking his head in the sand?
You on this issue, in multiple posts. I ask why? What do you have to gain by ignoring it instead of decrying it? Why is this some personal affront to you? Why won't you answer that?
illegals do not vote!!!
BS- they vote and they vote multiple times and they always vote democrap!!
Actually it seems to be a personal affront to you. Since the GOP did so well in 2010, which you won't address.
Then explain the 2010 Texas state election results.
Oh, yeah it's been addressed and not just by me to you. We're not talking about 2010. That was last year. Irrelevant to the discussion and you either know that and are being intentionally obtuse or are more dense than can be imagined.
Yes TxDas, DallasBiff wants you to explain what the 2010 election results have to do with the 2020 demographics and voting patterns in future Texas.
Well I guess that 1974 was also last year, when a mostly white California put in moonbeam dem Jerry Brown to succeed Ronald Reagan.
You just don't get it David Duke/Al Sharpton, ethnopolitics does not matter in Texas. We are not California/Illinois.
So the Mexicans play ethnopolitics in California, but they give that all up when they hit the Texas state line? Some magical transformation takes place I guess.
That's the most absurd claim I've heard in a long time. Good luck with that.
Facts are stubborn things.
None of Texas’ largest cities has such a law, but most major police departments including the Texas Department of Public Safety do not check for immigration status, mostly because state and local police do not have jurisdiction to make arrests on immigration violations.
In November, lawmakers rushed to file bills that address illegal immigration, ranging from legislation that would require police to ask about immigration status in certain circumstances to a proposed law that would make being an illegal immigrant in Texas a misdemeanor trespassing violation.
Police officers in the state’s largest cities generally don’t address the issue of immigration unless a subject is arrested.
But even if officers on the street are required to ask about immigration status, they don’t have any way of verifying that information.
And even if someone admits to being in the country illegally, the most an officer can do is call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Police in Texas do not have jurisdiction to arrest on immigration violations.
When I see Texas addressing these issues, I will believe there is hope and change.
Then please explain the GOP sweep of Texas on November 2, 2010.
Already been done several times for you, but I'll do it one more time: California, 1994, prop 187, last gasp.
Uh but that was overturned by a jerry brown/dukemaijein/wilson appointed court.
Dem/RINO California is not Texas, as you see it, from your liberal paradise of Illinois.
"Is",that's your strawman. The assured contention is it will be.
Pfaelzer was the federal judge who issued the injunction. Appointed by Carter. Carter won Texas.
No strawman here, but yet you still refuse to explain the 2010 Texas election results, kinda of like the global warming fanatics who refuse to explain why this winter is one of the coldest on record.
The last time a dem won Texas(1976).
Explain what? You don't know how an American election works or something? Did you just cross the Rio Grande yourself or something. What is there to explain?
What is so hard to explain the 2010 GOP sweep of Texas, since according to you it would never happen, such as a 22 seat gain in the Texas House, or that 2 hispanic GOP'ers were elected.
Like I said before on this thread, you should not act like a white Al Sharpton.
You find where I said that and post the quote here. I'll be waiting.
And you know this. Let's stay on the topic of 2020. You have anything about the original assertions, or are you going to keep up the mantra about the irrelevant 2010 which I made not one assertion on?
Your disingenuous moralizing isn't going to have any effect on me. I was over being shamed on these sort of topics 10 years ago.
Also, the Hispanic vote in Texas is more conservative then it is in other States.
“Yes TxDas, DallasBiff wants you to explain what the 2010 election results have to do with the 2020 demographics and voting patterns in future Texas.”
Since the 2010 Republicans may do something about voter fraud, then there is hope.
You should remember that most Latinos of greater than 3rd generation, the “Land Grant” Tejanos are largely of European/Spanish descent. The illegal aliens are largely of Indian mix. The Latinos do not vote the same way as illegal aliens.
I grew up in an old neighborhood in San Antone and the old Latino families did not like the border crossers at all, as in they despised them.
If we do not get a handle on voter fraud and close the border, then our country is lost.