My US Representative is a Republican nonentity who has been in office since 2003. I’m not a Republican, but I’ve voted for him every election because he has the sterling attribute of being not a Democrat. Even though I receive his taxpayer-supported newsletter in the mail occasionally, I can’t tell you what he stands for. I’ve never met him in person, but he seems to have all the personality of a potted plant. A plastic potted plant.
This is a highly Republican district, so in most elections the Democrat Party runs a Who? against him. This year is different. His opponent is a dynamic and charismatic ex-Army helicopter pilot. She obviously has a lot of resources and support. My wife and I have had at least a dozen mailers from her, and every other YouTube video I watch has an ad from her preceding it. What have I heard from the incumbent? Zilch.
I’ve looked at what she is advocating, a lot more than I’ve looked at the Republican. Of course, her policies are the same liberal argle-bargle as any other Democrat. I’m not going to vote for her, but she still may beat the incumbent. Frankly, he deserves to lose. If she was running in 2014, I may even have voted for her.
My wife was going to vote for her. Like me, she is pretty disdainful of both political parties. Like me, she is not impressed with the current Honorable Member. Even so, she is for Ted Cruz over Robert “Beto the fake Hispanic” O’Rourke and thinks gubernatorial candidate Sheriff Lupe “Where’s My Gun” Valdez is an idiot. The woman running on our US House district, while a traditional Democrat, is neither an empty-suit poser nor a bumbling moron.
And, in a normal year, it wouldn’t be a big deal. In 2008, the Republican dink who was our Texas House representative got beaten by a Democrat. Two years later, a much better Republican was elected to the seat. I wouldn’t mind our current US Representative getting defeated if we end up with a non-potted plant Republican in two years.
Then the Kavanaugh hearings came along. After seeing the repulsive behavior displayed by the Democrats in the Senate, my wife said (screamed, actually) “How could I ever have thought to vote for one of them!” And, just like that, a certain Democrat lost a vote in a tight race.