Skip to comments.Yes, she really said that. Wendy Davis: "Texas is not really a red state"
Posted on 02/15/2014 10:40:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Wendy Davis's quixotic campaign for Texas governor is getting more and more like some awful reality show, where everything goes wrong and the candidate can't help making gaffe after gaffe.
Wendy's latest jaw dropper: Texas isn't really a red state.
Wendy Davis told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Wednesday that "Texas is not really a red state, it's just a non-voting state."
Sure Wendy, sure.
Well, she is right about Texas being a non-voting state. Texas is one of the worst performers when it comes to voter turnout. In 2010, just 36.4 percent of registered voters actually voted, making it the worst state for turnout. In 2012, Texas ranked 48th in voter turnout, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin.
In fact, Texas has had lower voter turnout rates than the national average since 1972.
But does that also mean the state isn't red?
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Well then that makes it okay for Rats to stuff ballot boxes. It’s how they “would have” voted anyway.
With the invasion of Mexican Nationals that Texas is having to endure, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s right. The Mexican government is taking over Texas, New Mexico and Arizona the same way it took over California. If Windy wants to be governor of Texas, she better learn how to speaka da espanol.
Maybe she should announce that when elected, she will change the name of Texas to “The People’s Republic of Texas”, the United States’ first fully communist state.
I’m sure that would go over real good with the Texans.
California was pretty much red not that long ago. We’re in trouble.
Dumber than a box of rocks
Poor, not-the-sharpest-knife-in-the drawer, low life Democrat Wendy Davis, does not have a clue as to the real world.......kinda like her Democrat sister & fellow moron....Nancy Pelosi!!!! Birds of a feather.....
Texas isn’t a “red” state — at least it wouldn’t be, if Americans hadn’t flipped the colour code around. Everywhere else, red is the leftist/socialist/communist colour. Blue is the conservative/Tory/free-enterprise colour.
Same thing for “liberal” — in the rest of the Anglo-sphere, the term means pretty much the opposite of what it means in the U.S.A.
Why do conservatives allow “liberals” to hijack the language.
Okay Wendy, it’s time to wake up. You’re dreaming Libtard dreams again.
I wonder if the RATS are starting to realize what a loser they picked. (I mean Wendy, not Obama)
When they get done loading up bus loads of ( crap what is the new PC term for undocumented illegal non criminal future citizens awaiting amnesty, hmmm) The state could very well be Blue! Blue from strangulation of Mexican Reform!
Just clear the house and appoint La Raza Under Dictators for the 0bummer cause!
Texas wake up! Throw this Lib to the Curb!
Rand Paul is right: Texas will go Democrat in 10 years if Republicans don’t start reaching out better to Hispanics.
Not changing the message, changing the TONE and METHODS....
Heh, I’m from Texas and I say Wendy is nuts! Does that make her nuts or just crazy? Your opinion counts!
Has she won the D nomination already?
By that same token, Cruz did his best to prove her wrong.
No fair bringing in the stupid party for references...
Let's look at the voting pattern of California since World War II ended...you'll see it was a battleground state.
California BEFORE AMNESTY!
1948: Democrat Harry Truman won California with a WAFER THIN MARGIN. 47.5% of the vote went to Truman, and 47.1% went to Dewey. Close.
1952: Eisenhower won big over Stevenson, 56% to 42%. Eisenhower won big in most of the nation except for the South, which was dominated by the racist Democrat party.
1956: A repeat of '52; Eisenhower won everywhere but the South. In California he took 55% to Stevenson's 44%.
1960: An extremely wafer thin fight again: Nixon beaten Kennedy 50% to 49% in California. Many think voter fraud in Illinois (Chicago specifically) was what put JFK in the White House. But I digress....
1964: A big win for Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater: 59% to 40%. Democrats take the state for the first time since Truman....but showing that, once again, California is a prize that candidates treasure.
1968: Another relatively close race: Nixon beat Humphrey 47% to 44%, and George Wallace got about 6%. Republicans take it back, but it was CLOSE.
1972: The Nixon landslide translated to the same thing in California: Dick won 55% to McGovern's 42%.
1976: Carter WON the national election, but LOST a very close race in California. Gerald Ford took the state 49% to 48%. This election showed again that California IS a battleground state.
1980: Reagan won big, 53% to 36% over Carter. But Reagan won big everywhere except for a few states.
1984: Reagan wins big in California over Mondale, 58% to 41%.
And then...came AMNESTY!!
Since then, with the ONE exception of the immediate election thereafter, California has voted in Presidential elections for the Demon Rats.
1986: Reagan believes the lying Democrats and amnesty becomes law.
California AFTER Amnesty!
1988: Bush, the Republican, carries California with a mere 51% of the vote. (illegals likely were not fully registered to vote by then)
1992: Clinton wins all of California's electoral votes, taking 46% of the vote against Bush's 32% and Perot's 20%.
1996: Clinton crushes Dole in California, 51% to 38%.
2000: Al Gore wins big in California, taking 53% of the vote to George W. Bush's 41%. Bush loses despite bragging more than once during the campaign that he would win California. He apparently thought his popularity with Hispanics in Texas would translate to California. Doesn't look that way.
2004: After four years of "compassionate conservative" policies, Bush is defeated in California again. The haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, wins 54% of the California vote. Bush wins a mere 44% of the vote. By this time, it is apparent that California may never go Republican again....and smart political observers realize that with California and New York solidly voting Demon Rat, the Donkey Party gets about 80 electoral votes without having to do a damn thing.
2008: The degradation of California continues. 60% of the vote in that state goes to the Clown and Plugs. McCain, the one who pushes for amnesty and laughs at the idea of building a fence, got 37% of the vote. Pathetic.
2012: The dominance continues: 60% of the vote in what was ONCE a battleground state goes to the Clown and Biden. Keep in mind, this was after four years of OBAMA DESTROYING THE ECONOMY. Republicans could not make inroads. This wasn't due to a weak candidate--it was due to the electorate CHANGING....and it began changing in November of 1986 when Ronald Reagan, who was a good and decent man, believed Democrats would help secure the border. He granted amnesty to illegals, MOST of whom were in California.
BEFORE amnesty, Republicans had WON eight times in California and lost only TWICE.
After amnesty, Republicans have won ONCE in California, LOST six! (Six straight losses!)
Look, I am not saying amnesty was the SOLE factor in changing the California electorate...but I believe it was one BIG factor...one that Republicans ought to REMEMBER.
Without assimilation and education into the ideas of the Constitution, Capitalism, and Christianity, the ideas of American exceptionalism and the notion of NOT being DEPENDENT upon your fellow citizens via the federal government, many immigrants may automatically BUY INTO the lies of the Democrats. And then our Republic will be doomed.
I could care less about a Wendy Davis but from what I've been reading about Texas lately, she might be right..............2nd Amendment issues being at the forefront of my doubts...
Very sobering thoughts.
Texans do not want to be called “red” unless there is white and blue in there somewhere
Rand Paul is not right. People on this forum don't know what the Texas State Republican Party is doing and the mindset of Texans when they vote and Rand Paul doesn't know, either. To know what happens in Texas takes someone who was here, worked in the party, when the change happened from Democrat to Republican and stayed that way as it now is, and someone who has studied voting patterns in Texas and Rand Paul has not, but I have.
First, the state party has and is opening offices in areas that are predominately Spanish speaking. This takes money and the party is spending it to get this done. If you open an office, people will come. I've seen it happen.
Next, the time the state turned totally Republican was the year George Bush was elected governor and it's been that way since then. All state offices, (could be a Democrat judge some where), are held by Republicans. The Texas House and Senate have a majority of Republicans. There are usually more Libertarian candidates on a ballot than Democrats.
Historically, in Texas, Democrat numbers are low in a non-presidential election. Democrats know who the president is, but not many know who their state and federal representatives are, so they tend to not vote in a non-presidential year. I studied Texas election numbers for ten years so I know that trend is correct.
Republicans tend to vote at any and every election, presidential year or not. That gives us an edge over Democrats in non-presidential years of which this is one.
Republicans in Texas want to do their own thing and not be bothered by government. As long as Republicans are in office they are satisfied. There may be bumps in the road as to which Republican is in office, but any Republican is better than a Democrat. A Democrat who tries to be a Republican is found out early - “we don't like no liberal Democrat posing as a Republican - it ain't to our liking.”
You can argue the fine points of who is more of a liberal Republican and who is more a conservative Republican based on “your” definition of both, but Texas is a conservative state and it is staying that way and with the crap the sorry, Marxist, Muslim president is pulling, that pushes Texas into an even more public conservative state.
I want to explain why Austin is a liberal city. For generations upon generations, Texas was a Democrat state - there were no Republicans to make any waves. Before we became a Republican state, I was invited to join a Democrat special group of people in Dallas and I lived in a suburb of Dallas. The inviting person was a lawyer and he said we call it a Democrat group but it is a conservative group trying to turn this state Republican. They were hiding in plain sight as Democrats so they wouldn't cause trouble for themselves in their various jobs and with liberals they knew. This was the beginning, the under current that turned this state conservative.
Back to Austin: With the background above, you can see the state was solid Democrat. These generations of Democrats lived and still do, live in Austin. Democrat office holders and the staff of every agency, were Democrats and they lived in Austin. Their offspring still live there and their next generation will live there. So, Austin is full of those thousands of Democrats descended from the earlier generations. Austin has never, ever, been Republican and that's why. No other city in Texas is like that.
Now, I want to clarify guns in Texas. Guns are not political in Texas. Most every adult Democrat will have a gun, or more than one and they aren't going to give them up anymore than Republicans would give them up. Texas is really, really, big, and guns have been necessary in Texas since the first “Texican” came here.
Ranches were hundreds of acres and thousands of acres, and that land was controlled by guns out of necessity. Right now, wild hogs are everywhere and it's open season on them every day of the year and bless you for killing one or more.
A few months ago, I was on a man's property and he had exotic trees and vines and tropical fruit trees and wild hogs came in there the night before I saw that, and the ground was rooted up and big depressions were in the ground and lower growing tropical plants were destroyed. A wild hog will charge you and kill you. A child wouldn't stand a chance with a wild hog.
God Bless Texas
Texas ping for more idiocy from the Davis broad
She is what she is-—I hope we won’t yet have enough illegals voting to get her elected.
The dumb blond jokes write themselves.
Thank YOU, so much, dearest, beautiful Marcella.
YOU KNOW Texas, unlike out of stater’s, including me.
GOD BLESS TEXAS and God bless and keep you.
Wendy shouldn't insult natural blonds as she does.
Of course, she’s not naturally blonde, but she is naturally stupid.
I think we could round up a few FReepers for some hog depredation, if needed.
Yeah, and the US is actually a moslem country...Right?
“I think we could round up a few FReepers for some hog depredation, if needed.”
The area where I saw the result of the wild hogs, is not very distant from Humblegunner’s area. I would bet he has killed some and if he hasn’t, he surely can find them.
Yeah, and Wendy’s sneakers are made of fetal tissue.
More likely, they’d find him. ;-)
Yes, they do!
She will get lots of help from “out-of-staters”. That is
problematic, but she will defeat herself.
I don’t know anything about that!
You’d be surprise how much socialism there is in TX, especially in inncer city Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and El Paso.
No, she gains the Democrat nomination on March 4, and then goes after Greg Abbott, the certain Republcian nominee, who thus far has hardly campaigned.
You’d have to go pretty far to beat some of the fruitcakes in southern Arizona. Once in Tucson, I actually found a very small pirate radio station that was Maoist-Marxist.
It was totally bizarre thing to listen to. I tuned in (fortunately) right when they were finishing up a bad recording of a Joan Baez concert given in some hell hole 4th world country in the 1970s.
Then back to back they read editorials praising the Peruvian savage psychos Tupac Amaru, who were a wannabe Red Khmer back then; followed by the demand that Germany not only free the East German dictator Erich Honecker, but that he be proclaimed as the only rightful leader of all Germany.
All punctuated by quotations from Mao’s Little Red Book.
Seriously, these were some people who really needed to be buried up to their necks in fire ant hills.
Right on, Marcella!! Texas is not a red state because it’s Republican. It’s a red state because it’s chock full of red blooded, gun toting, conservative Christian Texans!!
God bless TEXAS!!
I used your name in post 33 and forgot to ping you, sorry.
Make that post 31.
They've been trimmed back some, but in the fall they were all up and down
FM1485 tearing up property. Looked like a team of crack heads with roto-tillers
had gone wild. Ditches, yards, even tore up a few fences. They operate mostly west of the river.
They are coming out of the Lake Houston Wilderness Preserve which is on the other side of the river from my 'hood.
When the river is low enough, it is possible to cross
over on a 4-wheeler. Just as an academic exercise, you see.
(Just upstream of the sandbar where it gets narrow)
One might even be able to locate some pigs over there.
Those river bottom pigs are some good eating. Now, folks
aren't supposed to hunt over there because it's government
land and all, but if one were to channel Robin Hood and think
of those pigs as the "King's pigs".. why, it's almost a duty to harvest a few.
Besides, the "King" is a Muslim and has no use for pigs anyway.
Someone asked Wendy why she has TGIF written on all her shoes. She said to remind her ‘toes go in first’ - I know old joke but applies to her.
It was in the fall I saw the destruction on the man's property. Behind his house, still his yard, one could walk a bit and there was the river below his property so I think you are on the other side of that river from where I was.
When I got home, I actually looked up your address on a map to see where you were compared to where I had gone.
I had not been to that area so it was new to me. From 59, I went east on 1485 about 10 miles and turned right on Kingwood Dr. and went 2+ more miles to that house in a gated subdivision. I went to that house to see an atrium attached to the house, that is two stories tall with all kinds of exotic plants. I saw the machinery it takes to keep the atmosphere in that atrium where it needs to be to support all those plants and trees in there. That is an expensive operation.
The man who owns that house does not have a handgun or rifle (a Texan without a firearm). If I had those wild pigs around my house, you bet I would get rid of them and ship them to JRandomFreeper, the chef Freeper and give you some to barbecue.
LOL! True dat!
Thanks for the hard numbers. The modern republican party stands for nothing. Look at how they’re throwing Brewer under the bus. I don’t know what to do except pray for wisdom.