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Wendy Davis Loses Half of Border Counties to Pro-Life Democrat
Breitbart Texas ^ | 5 Mar 2014, 7:27 AM PDT | Logan Churchwell

Posted on 03/05/2014 1:25:34 PM PST by gooblah

LAREDO, TEXAS--Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis woke to some unsettling numbers along the Texas/Mexico border today. Of the 14 counties along the Rio Grande, Davis lost seven—including heavily Hispanic Webb and Hidalgo Counties. Davis Challenger Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal’s prediction may have come true to an extent—Wendy has a pro-life Catholic problem and may not hold the support of motivated Latino voters by default.

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LOVING THIS!!
1 posted on 03/05/2014 1:25:35 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

It may have less to do with his pro-life stance than his co-ethnic name.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 1:26:48 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: gooblah

The Next Governor of Houston, Texas!! /Molly Ringwald


3 posted on 03/05/2014 1:26:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: gooblah

Ditto!


4 posted on 03/05/2014 1:27:12 PM PST by Autonomous User
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To: gooblah

What difference does it make?

Gonna be a wild fall election

And a heckuva summer campaign.

Pepcid and TUMS will be mandatory.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 1:28:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: gooblah

very interesting, but she did win the primary?


6 posted on 03/05/2014 1:28:55 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gooblah

Pro-Life DemoRat? Isn’t that an extinct species?


7 posted on 03/05/2014 1:29:24 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: gooblah
What no one has mentioned yet, is that the RAT primary for GOV had a 20% drop in voters. there were 680K votes in 2010 and only 548K in 2014.
8 posted on 03/05/2014 1:30:50 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: gooblah
Ray Madrigal

I hear he likes this place:


9 posted on 03/05/2014 1:31:41 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: gooblah; Black Agnes

Actually, I was just in Mexico last week (visiting historic churches) and the Mexicans are not fans of abortion.

Wendy is not going to fly outside of white liberal land, I suspect. Unfortunately, there’s probably more population density in some of the places where her kind of people accumulate (Austin, for example), so I hope the rest of Texas can make sure it gets out and votes.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:05 PM PST by livius
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To: tflabo

Apparently not from the bumper stickers I see in the Church parking lot. The truth is that the I.Q. of most is so low they don’t get any of it.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 1:35:06 PM PST by Rich21IE
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To: gooblah

Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal has run for other offices before and statewide for
Land Commissioner. He’s local to the area and has a following even though
he has never won a race.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 1:36:38 PM PST by deport
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To: Black Agnes

It think the name “Reynaldo” had everything to do with his victory in those counties. I bet most of the people who voted for him could not state his position on anything.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 1:36:57 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

We ran some numbers of registered Democrat versus Republican voters in Texas last time Perry ran for Governor. If all the Democrats who voted for Obama would have voted for Perry’s opponent, Perry would not have been elected. It’s all about turnout.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 1:37:05 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Rich21IE

I was a little surprised that so many counties in South Texas and on the Rio Grande actually went for Romney in ‘12. Very Hispanic parts of the state down there.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 1:37:13 PM PST by FAA
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To: gooblah

If Hispanics are THIS Pro Life, look for the 180 degree turn on amnesty at any moment.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 1:37:22 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Interesting. This is not a good thing. A drop in voters almost always means that the Dem will win.

Actually, that’s how De Blasio won in New York - only 18% of the registered voters even bothered to vote, and the unions took care of making sure they got their contingent out there.

I wish Americans took this voting thing a little more seriously. One of the reasons we have bad candidates, both Dem and GOP, is that they know that in the long run, an increasingly tiny number of voters are even going to turn out.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 1:37:37 PM PST by livius
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To: gooblah

Also interesting is that Kesha Rodgers, a Lyndon LaRouche follower, is in a run-off with David Alameel for the Democrat challenge to Sen. John Cornyn.

She advocates impeaching Obama!!


18 posted on 03/05/2014 1:39:15 PM PST by calico_thompson
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To: Black Agnes

It doesn’t help that pathological liar Wendy is anglo, and yankee-born, but that isn’t her biggest problem. I was born in Webb county, my family is rural, conservative, of Hispanic ancestry, and votes republican. Nearly all those from old Texas Hispanic families there without notable exception are anti-mojado, Catholic, and strongly pro-life-you can trust me on that one...


19 posted on 03/05/2014 1:39:24 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: forgotten man

I worked as a bilingual election clerk and the hispanic voters often indicated to me when seeking help on the machines that they wanted to vote for “my people”...LMAO!


20 posted on 03/05/2014 1:39:35 PM PST by magna carta
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To: livius

Ha, ha..........yea, well........don’t worry, in the Democrat controlled “rest of Texas”, which of course includes the “border counties and south texas, votes will be counted as if they did vote even if they don’t show up......5 or 6 times if necessary. Those are the Party Machine counties.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 1:40:29 PM PST by Rich21IE
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To: livius

Why do Hispanics in this country have abortions at far higher rates than anglos?

Why is abortion legal in Mexico? Someone in Mexico likes it. If it was universally panned the clinics would do no business.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 1:41:07 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Texan5

The problem isn’t the ‘Old’ Texas Hispanic families. It’s the new Hispanic commie ones.

I’ve got a bunch of kin who are also Old Texas Hispanics. They’re vastly outvoted by the new Chavez type newcomers.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 1:43:02 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: FAA

That was a surprise. Apparently the “machine” has figured out they don’t need the rural counties except in a close election.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 1:43:51 PM PST by Rich21IE
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To: GeronL
very interesting, but she did win the primary?

Yes, with 79% of the Democratic Primary vote. But that was only about 430,000 votes; Abbott got over 1,200,000 votes in the Republican Primary.

25 posted on 03/05/2014 1:45:41 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: FAA

“Very Hispanic parts of the state down there.”

Which is totally logical-many of those families, like mine have been since the late 1700’s and before, when it was part of the Spanish holdings in the New World-mostly ranchers, with a strong work ethic makes for a conservative vote for any ethnicity...


26 posted on 03/05/2014 1:48:27 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: livius

Wrong. The vote total I used were for RAT primary only. They were down 20% in total votes cast. GOP was down 11% but still cast almost 3-1 vs. RATS.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 1:48:30 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Black Agnes

There are ways to deal with and educate Chavistas and the like-one of my uncles was very good at it.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 1:52:24 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Black Agnes

If Latinos are so important why is Blake Farenthold facing a white guy in the general election?

Because there are 230,000 white voters and 220,000 Latino voters in the district.

There are more Hispanic Republicans than white Democrats in that district.

http://www.alipac.us/f12/how-texas-border-republican-can-oppose-immigration-reform-still-reelected-298026/

“Recent figures show the district currently has 243,991 white voters compared to 233,071 Hispanic voters.”


29 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:18 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: gooblah

Get back to me after the election.


30 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:35 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: calico_thompson

It is Cornyn vs Cornyn Lite. The Democrats are stupid if they think Alameel is the best chance.

Kesha should run third party against Pete Sessions.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:00 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Moving in the right direction. If the shortfall for Dems carries across the nation they are in for a long year.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:23 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Black Agnes

Abortion is legal in Mexico because the government there is basically socialist and has been since the early 1900’s- and the Catholic church there has selective sight...


33 posted on 03/05/2014 1:58:24 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: gooblah

1.2 million voted for Abbott, 420,000 voted for Abortion Barbie Davis.
It’s going to be a landslide against the rat turd democRATS come May and November.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 2:00:14 PM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Interesting numbers - thanks for posting.

With no national “savior” on the ballot for Dems in this 2014 contest, they’re gonna have to hand out a sh!tload of “walking around money” to get a decent turnout.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 2:00:32 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Texan5

The problem is one of numbers. And they’ve been installed in the public schools via the fedgov already. The liberation theology they get from priests doesn’t help this either.

My kin are thinking of pulling up stakes and moving East. For their kids sake. The funny thing is, they were very pro-immigrant (legal or otherwise) until about 10 years ago when the true enormity of the situation began to manifest itself. Previously they’d just imagined that with ‘good old American hard work’ the new immigrants would easily dovetail into the existing culture and work ethic down there. And hey, ‘the more the merrier’, after all they were all Catholic too. Once my kin realized that the newcomers were NOT going to dovetail culturally (the maternity quincinera dresses were a dead giveaway to this) the real situation began to sink in. They’re looking to move to East TN right now although they’ve looked at WY as well.

That part of Texas is no longer Texan, it’s Mexican. Any holdouts will sadly be schooled to this fact in the coming 10 years when the true demographic wave of anchor babies begins voting.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 2:01:00 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Texan5

And Mexicans by and large vote for the socialist governments that have legalized abortion.

If they truly didn’t support it, the clinics would go out of business and the whole point would be moot.

Unfortunately that isn’t the case.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 2:02:27 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We have noticed a lot more Hispanics starting to attend churches in our area and all are conservative. If the Dems notice this trend you can bet that the pro amnesty crap movement will disappear and they will start pushing for increased border security. Isn’t any funny to watch all the Dem whores panic and do exactly what we know they will do? Why yes it is.


38 posted on 03/05/2014 2:14:07 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: livius
Actually, I was just in Mexico last week (visiting historic churches) and the Mexicans are not fans of abortion.

Large families seem quite common. I think you are right, they don't in general see it as a major issue for themselves but will the vote against someone who does? There's a different between not being in favor of something and being actively opposed to it.

39 posted on 03/05/2014 2:14:54 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Black Agnes

Many of those public school “graduates” will never make it through one year of college, even with “free” tuition-let them knock their lights out. Private schools are cheaper and home schooling popular for a reason-who would want their kids exposed to the worst example of their ethnicity or communist ideals?

I live a couple of hundred miles away now, but a lot of my family still ranches there. We’ve been in Texas this long-so we’re not going anywhere-we’ll stay, and do our part-it may be a long fight, but that is okay-it is worth it, and we were here long before any communist wannabes...


40 posted on 03/05/2014 2:18:24 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: gooblah

She could try that old democrat trick, and have a press conference today with some ashes on her forehead to try and trick Catholics into voting for her.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 2:20:26 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Texan5

That’s a good attitude to have.

I’d probably homeschool rather than have my kids attend with gangbangers and be educated by commies. We homeschool for pretty much those reasons where we are anyways.

Let’s hope some of them at least homeschool or that the private schools are good. The intergenerational indoctrination is already too late for the newcomers. They’ve been nursed on coveting their neighbors goods for over a hundred years now. Good luck breaking that chain.


42 posted on 03/05/2014 2:23:25 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: magna carta

I think the illegal Hispanics are starting to understand that whites are not against them personally. We just don’t want our lands overpopulated too quickly, our entitlement systems drained by people who don’t put anytjing into the system, and our educational and healthcare systems overloaded by the mass influx of them. I respect their work ethics, their family values, and religious dedication for the ones that are good, hard working and non-criminals. I see illegals and say hello to them all the time. I understand why they are here. So teir families don’t starve. I can’t fault them for that.


43 posted on 03/05/2014 2:23:58 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Black Agnes

BINGO!!!


44 posted on 03/05/2014 2:29:33 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: gooblah

But a lot of them will blindly follow her in the main election.


45 posted on 03/05/2014 2:30:53 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Black Agnes

Back to my statement about the Church being silent and blind-historically, the Church has been the driving force in Mexico and all of Latin America since Cortez came on his rape-and-pillage tour in which he and his fellow merry men began the creation of the ethnic group I belong to.

The Church forced conversions, granted-but Catholicism caught on when the priests did what they do best-incorporate parts of the local religion into theirs-like Our Lady of Guadalupe in place of the mother goddess of the Indians-(good thing human sacrifice wasn’t a part they kept)...

The commies leaned on and subverted the church through its priests and bishops to a great extent starting in the early 20th century, wanting to tap into the influence the church had since the late 16th century. For the abortion clinics to close and people to vote socialist officials out of office, the Church will have to grow a titanium set of cojones. I wish the Pope would tell them that, forcefully-hey, I can dream...


46 posted on 03/05/2014 2:32:30 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

And you’re lucky to have family land still. My kin sold up the ‘farm’ in the 30’s and have been teachers, military and the like since then. They’re not tied to the land anymore so it’s easier for them to pull out. The holdup right now is the 90+yr old matriarch. Who refuses to leave. We’ll see what happens when she passes on.


47 posted on 03/05/2014 2:33:33 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Texan5

I’m not sure the church will change any more than the current crop of commies and ne’er do wells will just have to die out. Hopefully the new priests will be more able to communicate (and willing!) the whole horror thing of killing your kids for convenience. And some other of those 10 commandments too.

My kin practice more ‘Spanish’ Catholicism, one of my cousins has traced their family tree back to a few conquistadors. She’s happy the Church kept baptismal and marriage records. The matriarch just about had a stroke when vatican II happened. She still wears the traditional head covering to mass. And every day, for decades, she prayed her son would find a nice Catholic girl. Thankfully for her her prayers were answered. Unfortunately the cousin I’m closest too is apostate now. More agnostic than anything. She hasn’t told her mother though, there’s really no point at this late date given mom’s advanced age.


48 posted on 03/05/2014 2:39:39 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

My sibling, most cousins and myself went to Catholic school, 30 miles from the ranch, or wherever my dad was stationed in the military, as did my own kids. And the rural area I live in now is mostly homeschool or one of two Catholic/Christian schools within about 35 miles. The price of a private school education has been dropping pretty drastically the last few years-I guess like the rest of us, they can only make money if people can afford to pay.

The first step in combatting a covetous attitude is to eliminate the mechanism that enables social welfare-as in empty and take away the trough so the hogs will root for their own food-for humans, that means doing hard, and even dirty work like ranch chores, or waiting tables in a local restaurant-most of us have done both and it didn’t hurt us at all-I do construction work and I’m not harmed in any way...


49 posted on 03/05/2014 2:52:31 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: re_nortex

Gus, is that you?


50 posted on 03/05/2014 2:53:30 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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