TX06 Special Election Followup

 

Today is May 1st and municipal election day in Texas.  I wanted to follow up on the results of the TX06 special election that was held also.  I thought there might be interest since there were 4 previous posts on the election with over 200 replies.  I guess it is technically 3 posts (one, two, three) and a podcast in the last month.

The big contention was whether this “anti-Trump” upstart, Michael Wood, would be the future of the GOP.   One of the candidates in the race was the widow of the individual who previously occupied the office.  Mrs. Wright is the leading vote-getter and will be in the run-off.   With 94% of the votes in, second place is barely held by Jake Ellzey, who I thought was the most likely winner (I didn’t know about the widow component).  If these results hold, it will be two GOP candidates in the runoff.  Third place is some Democrat that would certainly lose in the runoff.  And that anti-Trump upstart? He is currently in 9th position with about 3% of the vote.  It looks like that bold strategy didn’t pay off in MAGA country.  Paging Liz Cheney…

Candidate Votes Percent
Susan Wright GOP 15,020 19.21%
Jake Ellzey GOP 10,842 13.86%
Jana Sanchez DEM 10,476 13.40%
Brian Harrison GOP 8,474 10.84%
Shawn Lassiter DEM 6,941 8.88%
John Castro GOP 4,308 5.51%
Tammy Allison DEM 4,222 5.40%
Lydia Bean DEM 2,913 3.72%
Michael Wood GOP 2,497 3.19%
Michael Ballantine GOP 2,212 2.83%

The important thing is that the Camping Ban looks like it is passing in Austin.  Yeah!

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  1. Richard Easton Member
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    @RichardEaston

    3% for the NAT. I guess Rs don’t listen to the endorsement of a formerly R newspaper. Paging a certain NTer for his explanation.

    • #1
  2. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    3% for the NAT. I guess Rs don’t listen to the endorsement of a formerly R newspaper. Paging a certain NTer for his explanation.

    Obviously, the 97% need to beg the 3% for forgiveness and to be allowed back into the club.

    • #2
  3. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Is it still legal for MAGA types to vote in Texas? If so, it seems like a clear case of voter suppression. 

    • #3
  4. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Trump endorsed Wright FWIW.

    • #4
  5. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Such a shocking result. Does noone read the newspaper? Or take their orders from the newspaper? Or from Ricochet posters? Truly shocking.

    What is it now for the megadonor? 0 for 3? Kiss of death?

    • #5
  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Such a shocking result. Does noone read the newspaper? Or take their orders from the newspaper? Or from Ricochet posters? Truly shocking.

    I have a Ricochet poster on my wall.

    Or at least, I’d like to.

    • #6
  7. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    The only serious problem might be that Michael Wood was only Second To Last, not Last.  That might be reason enough for some people to be jubilant.

    But at least he apparently finished below ALL of the Democrats.  That’s something.

    • #7
  8. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Despite never running for elected office before, Michael Wood came in 9th out of 23 candidates, beating out 6 Democrats.  More significantly, he came in 5th out of 11 Republican candidates.  Not a bad showing at all.  The nature of these jungle primaries is that towards the end the leading two or three candidates cannibalize the voters from everyone below them, while candidates down the list have people desert them.  Also, Texas has a long history of electing a Congressman’s widow to his seat.  This election held true to that form with Ron Wright’s widow, Susan Wright coming in first.

    That Michael Wood held on to his votes is a sign of future strength.

    Let’s go back to 2008.  A Joe Biden came in 5th among Democrats once the race settled down to Obama, Hillary and Edwards.  Folks who liked Biden or Bill Richardson deserted them for the three leaders.

    What ever happened to that Joe Biden?  Clearly coming in 5th in Iowa was the kiss of death for him….

    _________________________________

    In other news, Mitt Romney beat back a resolution to censure him in the Utah GOP.

    Liz Cheney still hasn’t flinched an inch.  Nor have the other 15 Representatives and Senators who voted for Trump’s impeachment or conviction.

    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%.  Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment.  The NT’s kept Trump from winning.  Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    • #8
  9. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Not a bad showing at all.

    Under 5% is a bad showing.  

    • #9
  10. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    No one is forcing you. 

    • #10
  11. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!): Paging Liz Cheney…

    It should be “purging” Liz Cheney . . .

    • #11
  12. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Liz Cheney still hasn’t flinched an inch. 

    She’ll be working a CNN gig in 12 months.

    • #12
  13. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%.  Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment.  The NT’s kept Trump from winning.  Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    What amazes me is that with the damage Biden has done to this country you are still bragging about making him President. Your words resonate of the defense a wife-beater makes after being taken into custody for assault: “She made me do it.” It’s the same thinking.

    • #13
  14. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%. Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment. The NT’s kept Trump from winning. Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    What amazes me is that with the damage Biden has done to this country you are still bragging about making him President. Your words resonate of the defense a wife-beater makes after being taken into custody for assault: “She made me do it.” It’s the same thinking.

    Biden is the least bad of the Democrats.  When asked what they liked about Biden, the strongest response was “Not Trump.”  That is what I like the most about Biden, he’s “Not Trump.”  I had a gut feeling that Trump, alone of any American President, would not respect the will of the voters and would Goebbels-like try to steal the election using “The Big Lie” employing the equivalent of the Brown Shirts, which is why happened on 1/6 in the Capitol Riot.

    If I lived in Texas 6, who would I vote for in the runoff?  There are two Republicans left, one Trump endorsed, and one not Trump endorsed.  I would vote for the least Trumpy candidate.

    There were 147 members of Congress who promoted and voted for the Trump Big Lie.  I will be satisfied when each of them has been defeated.  That includes Arizona’s 4 Representatives, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert.  Just as Steve King was driven out in Iowa, these Representatives will be driven out in Arizona.  Operation 147.

    • #14
  15. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%. Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment. The NT’s kept Trump from winning. Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    What amazes me is that with the damage Biden has done to this country you are still bragging about making him President. Your words resonate of the defense a wife-beater makes after being taken into custody for assault: “She made me do it.” It’s the same thinking.

    Biden is the least bad of the Democrats. When asked what they liked about Biden, the strongest response was “Not Trump.” That is what I like the most about Biden, he’s “Not Trump.” I had a gut feeling that Trump, alone of any American President, would not respect the will of the voters and would Goebbels-like try to steal the election using “The Big Lie” employing the equivalent of the Brown Shirts, which is why happened on 1/6 in the Capitol Riot.

    If I lived in Texas 6, who would I vote for in the runoff? There are two Republicans left, one Trump endorsed, and one not Trump endorsed. I would vote for the least Trumpy candidate.

    There were 147 members of Congress who promoted and voted for the Trump Big Lie. I will be satisfied when each of them has been defeated. That includes Arizona’s 4 Representatives, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert. Just as Steve King was driven out in Iowa, these Representatives will be driven out in Arizona. Operation 147.

    Still beating the wife, I see. And totally unapologetic about the damage you have done to the country. 

    However bad Trump was as an individual, he was – and remains – less dangerous to the country than the “least bad” of the Democrats. Racism is now taught in schools without Federal pushback thanks to your vote. America’s position in the world is weaker, thanks to your vote and the “least bad” Democrat’s fostering of the evil Iranian and Chinese regimes. Inflation is up, thanks to your vote. America is on the road to energy servility, thanks to  your vote. Jobs for minorities and those without college educations are shrinking thanks to your vote. And small minority business owners are being burned out of their businesses thanks to your vote.

    And your defense of those outcomes? Proudly declaring the political equivalent of “She made me do it.” You remain proud of the evil you have unleashed.

     

    • #15
  16. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Despite never running for elected office before, Michael Wood came in 9th out of 23 candidates, beating out 6 Democrats. More significantly, he came in 5th out of 11 Republican candidates. Not a bad showing at all. The nature of these jungle primaries is that towards the end the leading two or three candidates cannibalize the voters from everyone below them, while candidates down the list have people desert them. Also, Texas has a long history of electing a Congressman’s widow to his seat. This election held true to that form with Ron Wright’s widow, Susan Wright coming in first.

    That Michael Wood held on to his votes is a sign of future strength.

    Let’s go back to 2008. A Joe Biden came in 5th among Democrats once the race settled down to Obama, Hillary and Edwards. Folks who liked Biden or Bill Richardson deserted them for the three leaders.

    What ever happened to that Joe Biden? Clearly coming in 5th in Iowa was the kiss of death for him….

    _____________________________________________________

    In other news, Mitt Romney beat back a resolution to censure him in the Utah GOP.

    Liz Cheney still hasn’t flinched an inch. Nor have the other 15 Representatives and Senators who voted for Trump’s impeachment or conviction.

    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%. Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment. The NT’s kept Trump from winning. Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    Gary continues to beclown himself and doesn’t even realize it.

    I f***ing hatte autocorrection. It did it again.

    • #16
  17. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%. Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment. The NT’s kept Trump from winning. Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    What amazes me is that with the damage Biden has done to this country you are still bragging about making him President. Your words resonate of the defense a wife-beater makes after being taken into custody for assault: “She made me do it.” It’s the same thinking.

    Biden is the least bad of the Democrats. When asked what they liked about Biden, the strongest response was “Not Trump.” That is what I like the most about Biden, he’s “Not Trump.” I had a gut feeling that Trump, alone of any American President, would not respect the will of the voters and would Goebbels-like try to steal the election using “The Big Lie” employing the equivalent of the Brown Shirts, which is why happened on 1/6 in the Capitol Riot.

    If I lived in Texas 6, who would I vote for in the runoff? There are two Republicans left, one Trump endorsed, and one not Trump endorsed. I would vote for the least Trumpy candidate.

    There were 147 members of Congress who promoted and voted for the Trump Big Lie. I will be satisfied when each of them has been defeated. That includes Arizona’s 4 Representatives, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert. Just as Steve King was driven out in Iowa, these Representatives will be driven out in Arizona. Operation 147.

    Still beating the wife, I see. And totally unapologetic about the damage you have done to the country.

    However bad Trump was as an individual, he was – and remains – less dangerous to the country than the “least bad” of the Democrats. Racism is now taught in schools without Federal pushback thanks to your vote. America’s position in the world is weaker, thanks to your vote and the “least bad” Democrat’s fostering of the evil Iranian and Chinese regimes. Inflation is up, thanks to your vote. America is on the road to energy servility, thanks to your vote. Jobs for minorities and those without college educations are shrinking thanks to your vote. And small minority business owners are being burned out of their businesses thanks to your vote.

    And your defense of those outcomes? Proudly declaring the political equivalent of “She made me do it.” You remain proud of the evil you have unleashed.

    I didn’t unleash the evil.  The Republican Party unleashed the evil when I nominated Trump in 2016, and then systematically refused to stand up to him.  When it becomes available, I suggest that you listen to “The Dispatch” April 30, 2021 podcast “E Pluribus Unum” which features the last “Republican” president George W. Bush.  

    When I joined the Republican Party it stood for a strong National Defense, limited government, free trade, optimism, rejection of cults of personality in the world, and inclusion.  I am still a member of the Party of Reagan; I respectfully decline to join the Party of Trump, and I withhold my vote from the Party of Trump.  Bring back the party of Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford, Goldwater, Eisenhower and Reagan, and I will be there.  But the Party of Trump?  No. 

    • #17
  18. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Despite never running for elected office before, Michael Wood came in 9th out of 23 candidates, beating out 6 Democrats. More significantly, he came in 5th out of 11 Republican candidates. Not a bad showing at all. The nature of these jungle primaries is that towards the end the leading two or three candidates cannibalize the voters from everyone below them, while candidates down the list have people desert them. Also, Texas has a long history of electing a Congressman’s widow to his seat. This election held true to that form with Ron Wright’s widow, Susan Wright coming in first.

    That Michael Wood held on to his votes is a sign of future strength.

    Let’s go back to 2008. A Joe Biden came in 5th among Democrats once the race settled down to Obama, Hillary and Edwards. Folks who liked Biden or Bill Richardson deserted them for the three leaders.

    What ever happened to that Joe Biden? Clearly coming in 5th in Iowa was the kiss of death for him….

    _____________________________________________________

    In other news, Mitt Romney beat back a resolution to censure him in the Utah GOP.

    Liz Cheney still hasn’t flinched an inch. Nor have the other 15 Representatives and Senators who voted for Trump’s impeachment or conviction.

    Again, Biden won Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by .2%, .3%, and .6%. Without the NT vote, Trump and Biden would have each had 269 electoral college votes and as there are more Republican delegations, Trump would have won in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment. The NT’s kept Trump from winning. Someday, Trump will be gone, and NT’s like me won’t be forced to vote for Democrats.

    Gary continues to beclown himself and doesn’t even realize it.

    I think that my Republican friends have beclowned themselves by following Trump who after losing an election started “The Big Lie” and enlisted Brown Shirts who participated in the Capitol Riot of 1/6.

    • #18
  19. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I didn’t unleash the evil.  The Republican Party unleashed the evil when I nominated Trump in 2016, and then systematically refused to stand up to him.  When it becomes available, I suggest that you listen to “The Dispatch” April 30, 2021 podcast “E Pluribus Unum” which features the last “Republican” president George W. Bush.  

    Still arguing the woman deserved beating. You voted for it. You own it.

    When I joined the Republican Party it stood for a strong National Defense, limited government, free trade, optimism, rejection of cults of personality in the world, and inclusion.  I am still a member of the Party of Reagan; I respectfully decline to join the Party of Trump, and I withhold my vote from the Party of Trump.  Bring back the party of Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford, Goldwater, Eisenhower and Reagan, and I will be there.  But the Party of Trump?  No. 

    The party of Trump stood for a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion. That is what you reject when you reject the party of Trump. Reagan and Eisenhower would be ashamed of you. Your petty-minded vindictiveness towards a man you dislike (Not Our Kind, Dear) has blinded you to the evil you have unleashed. You don’t like Trump. We get that. We also get that you have cancelled out a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion to support a President who delivers pessimism and divisiveness – and wants to deliver all US citizen to a Woke Gulag. 

    Own it.

    • #19
  20. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I didn’t unleash the evil. The Republican Party unleashed the evil when I nominated Trump in 2016, and then systematically refused to stand up to him. When it becomes available, I suggest that you listen to “The Dispatch” April 30, 2021 podcast “E Pluribus Unum” which features the last “Republican” president George W. Bush.

    Still arguing the woman deserved beating. You voted for it. You own it.

    When I joined the Republican Party it stood for a strong National Defense, limited government, free trade, optimism, rejection of cults of personality in the world, and inclusion. I am still a member of the Party of Reagan; I respectfully decline to join the Party of Trump, and I withhold my vote from the Party of Trump. Bring back the party of Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford, Goldwater, Eisenhower and Reagan, and I will be there. But the Party of Trump? No.

    The party of Trump stood for a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion. That is what you reject when you reject the party of Trump. Reagan and Eisenhower would be ashamed of you. Your petty-minded vindictiveness towards a man you dislike (Not Our Kind, Dear) has blinded you to the evil you have unleashed. You don’t like Trump. We get that. We also get that you have cancelled out a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion to support a President who delivers pessimism and divisiveness – and wants to deliver all US citizen to a Woke Gulag.

    Own it.

    Seawriter, 

    I think that we will need to agree to disagree.  I am doing what I think is right and you are doing what you think is right.  I can’t and won’t abide by the “Big Lie” Trump and his 1/6 Brown Shirts.  

    Gary

    • #20
  21. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    When I joined the Republican Party it stood for a strong National Defense, limited government, free trade, optimism, rejection of cults of personality in the world, and inclusion.  I am still a member of the Party of Reagan; I respectfully decline to join the Party of Trump, and I withhold my vote from the Party of Trump.  Bring back the party of Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford, Goldwater, Eisenhower and Reagan, and I will be there.  But the Party of Trump?  No.

    Free trade de-industrialized America and killed American jobs. “Free trade” is what got our enemy China into the position it is in. Thank you, Reagan and Bush.

    Reagan is obviously a cult of personality with you.

    Inclusion got us millions and millions of illegal immigrants undercutting Americans. Reagan’s immigration bill has been a complete disaster. Thank you, Reagan.

    Your GOP is the one that has sold out America. Hopefully, it is dead. Go join your racist friend Biden. You deserve each other. You are America lasters.

    • #21
  22. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    At every level, Natasha does what Natashas must do:

    But even when her fantasies and conspiracies are debunked, [Natasha] — like a good intelligence soldier — never cedes any ground in her propaganda campaigns.

    Solzhenitsyn new the type well:

    He is imperturbable. He speaks in a language which requires no effort of the mind. – Page 341

    And here’s what: All those arguments seem in retrospect to have coalesced into one argument… It is as if all these dogmatists taken together had been rolled into…one person. Time after time he would advance the very same argument in the same words at the same point. And would be equally impenetrable—impenetrability, that was their chief trait! Armor piercing shells for iron-heads have not yet been invented! In arguing with them, you wear yourself out, unless you accept in advance that the argument is simply a game, a jolly pastime. – Page 338

    • #22
  23. Barfly Member
    Barfly
    @Barfly

    There is no hope for anyone that fallen. Regardless what childhood injury prompts a man to fear and reject the light and embrace the fall, there’s no way back. Y’all should give up on that hope.

    I know a guy a little like him. Daddy issues turned him bitter against everything manly that made his society comfortable, and his anger still surfaces in pretense like CoD and UFC. Never saw a man with more chickish preferences.

    The only question for me is, is whether our case is a broken individual, or (as I suspect) a paid troll. Either way, his only hope is thru it. No leftist has ever been saved by convincing.

    • #23
  24. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I am doing what I think is right and you are doing what you think is right. 

    Fixed it for you.

    I can’t and won’t abide by the “Big Lie” Trump and his 1/6 Brown Shirts. 

    Instead you will abide by the “Big Lie” Biden, owned and operated by the Chinese Communist Party. Good for you.

    • #24
  25. The Reticulator Member
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    @TheReticulator

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Biden is the least bad of the Democrats.

    Biden has become what Trump’s critics said he (Trump) would be. Worse than that would be pretty bad.   

    • #25
  26. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I had a gut feeling that Trump, alone of any American President, would not respect the will of the voters and would Goebbels-like try to steal the election using “The Big Lie” employing the equivalent of the Brown Shirts, which is why happened on 1/6 in the Capitol Riot.

    Flagged for lying, bad faith, and the libel of calling President Trump a Nazi.

    Key to the definition of “The Big Lie” is that it is a propaganda technique that employs a controlled media.  In this country, the media is working against President Trump.

    You are  inverting the definition of the term.

    • #26
  27. Flicker Member
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Flagged for lying, bad faith, and the libel of calling President Trump a Nazi.

    Key to the definition of “The Big Lie” is that it is a propaganda technique that employs a controlled media.  In this country, the media is working against President Trump.

    You are  inverting the definition of the term.

    But isn’t that what the radical Left always does?  Isn’t that Goebbels* 101?

    *Since he went there.

    • #27
  28. Hang On Member
    Hang On
    @HangOn

    Flicker (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Flagged for lying, bad faith, and the libel of calling President Trump a Nazi.

    Key to the definition of “The Big Lie” is that it is a propaganda technique that employs a controlled media. In this country, the media is working against President Trump.

    You are inverting the definition of the term.

    But isn’t that what the radical Left always does? Isn’t that Goebbels* 101?

    *Since he went there.

    Stalin was even better at it. He got past all the elitist fools.

    • #28
  29. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    What amazes me is that with the damage Biden has done to this country you are still bragging about making him President. Your words resonate of the defense a wife-beater makes after being taken into custody for assault: “She made me do it.” It’s the same thinking.

    Biden is the least bad of the Democrats. When asked what they liked about Biden, the strongest response was “Not Trump.” That is what I like the most about Biden, he’s “Not Trump.” I had a gut feeling that Trump, alone of any American President, would not respect the will of the voters and would Goebbels-like try to steal the election using “The Big Lie” employing the equivalent of the Brown Shirts, which is why happened on 1/6 in the Capitol Riot.

    If I lived in Texas 6, who would I vote for in the runoff? There are two Republicans left, one Trump endorsed, and one not Trump endorsed. I would vote for the least Trumpy candidate.

    There were 147 members of Congress who promoted and voted for the Trump Big Lie. I will be satisfied when each of them has been defeated. That includes Arizona’s 4 Representatives, Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko, and David Schweikert. Just as Steve King was driven out in Iowa, these Representatives will be driven out in Arizona. Operation 147.

    Still beating the wife, I see. And totally unapologetic about the damage you have done to the country.

    However bad Trump was as an individual, he was – and remains – less dangerous to the country than the “least bad” of the Democrats. Racism is now taught in schools without Federal pushback thanks to your vote. America’s position in the world is weaker, thanks to your vote and the “least bad” Democrat’s fostering of the evil Iranian and Chinese regimes. Inflation is up, thanks to your vote. America is on the road to energy servility, thanks to your vote. Jobs for minorities and those without college educations are shrinking thanks to your vote. And small minority business owners are being burned out of their businesses thanks to your vote.

    And your defense of those outcomes? Proudly declaring the political equivalent of “She made me do it.” You remain proud of the evil you have unleashed.

     

    Reminds me too of something I found in a different thread:

    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    It’s interesting that Biden has become what they all predicted Trump would be, yet they don’t seem to mind.  Maybe their criticisms of Trump were insincere. 

     

    • #29
  30. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I didn’t unleash the evil. The Republican Party unleashed the evil when I nominated Trump in 2016, and then systematically refused to stand up to him. When it becomes available, I suggest that you listen to “The Dispatch” April 30, 2021 podcast “E Pluribus Unum” which features the last “Republican” president George W. Bush.

    Still arguing the woman deserved beating. You voted for it. You own it.

    When I joined the Republican Party it stood for a strong National Defense, limited government, free trade, optimism, rejection of cults of personality in the world, and inclusion. I am still a member of the Party of Reagan; I respectfully decline to join the Party of Trump, and I withhold my vote from the Party of Trump. Bring back the party of Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford, Goldwater, Eisenhower and Reagan, and I will be there. But the Party of Trump? No.

    The party of Trump stood for a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion. That is what you reject when you reject the party of Trump. Reagan and Eisenhower would be ashamed of you. Your petty-minded vindictiveness towards a man you dislike (Not Our Kind, Dear) has blinded you to the evil you have unleashed. You don’t like Trump. We get that. We also get that you have cancelled out a strong national defense, limited government, a strong economy (especially among minorities) optimism and inclusion to support a President who delivers pessimism and divisiveness – and wants to deliver all US citizen to a Woke Gulag.

    Own it.

    Seawriter,

    I think that we will need to agree to disagree. I am doing what I think is right and you are doing what you think is right. I can’t and won’t abide by the “Big Lie” Trump and his 1/6 Brown Shirts.

    Gary

    I see you’ve replaced the Charlottesville Delusion with the 1/6 Delusion.  (Although I won’t be surprised if you also continue with the Charlottesville Delusion in the future.)  But just replacing one delusion with another, doesn’t mean you’re getting better.

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