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(Townhall)   While Wendy Davis won the Democratic nomination for Texas governor she did get crushed by her primary challenger in many areas. Fark: he raised $0 in his campaign   (townhall.com) divider line 152
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2014-03-05 06:48:21 PM
More kkkrap form Kkklownhall, brought to you by Farkkk.com.
 
2014-03-05 06:48:29 PM
So South Texans voted for a pro-life Democrat rather than Wendy Davis? And this is supposed to be Bad News...for Wendy?

Townhall is CONCERNED.
 
2014-03-05 06:48:46 PM
Would those happen to be red precincts?
 
2014-03-05 06:49:47 PM

LordJiro: Townhall is CONCERNED.

 
2014-03-05 06:50:50 PM
Then I guess Republicans don't have anything to worry about and can stop obsessing over her.
 
2014-03-05 06:52:44 PM
Why are they so afraid of a strong liberal woman?
 
2014-03-05 06:53:14 PM
You're not fooling anyone with that new logo TownHall.
 
2014-03-05 06:53:17 PM
Ha ha!  You won slightly less convincingly than some people hoped!  I bet it totally sucks to be you!
 
2014-03-05 06:53:36 PM
Yeah, but if those were truly Democrats voting in the Democratic primary, will they vote for Republican Greg Abbott over Wendy this fall?
 
2014-03-05 06:53:48 PM
Could that article have been any shorter?

Man, these Clown Hall farkers are scared shiatless of Davis.
 
2014-03-05 06:54:20 PM
What percentage of Texas' voting Democratic population is in the Rio Grande Valley again?
 
2014-03-05 06:54:40 PM
You said "His".
 
2014-03-05 06:54:44 PM
The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.
 
2014-03-05 06:56:16 PM
It's hilarious how terrified the derpers are of this woman.
 
2014-03-05 06:57:14 PM
See conservatives, when you act like this about a new Democratic candidate, we know you're scared.

It's like how you think Democrats act about Sarah Palin, but real.
 
2014-03-05 06:57:47 PM

jso2897: More kkkrap form Kkklownhall, brought to you by Farkkk.com.


Was that ironic?  Do people still do the "k" thing seriously?
 
2014-03-05 06:59:57 PM
That's it. Shut it down. She's doomed. It's right there in the article. She lost more than two dozen counties, and in a state with two hundred and fifty four counties, there's no way she can win a state-wide election this way. I mean, it's not like voters in the Rio Grande Valley are going to be more likely to support the Democratic candidate over the Republican. Not in that rather blue area of the state. I mean, voters there supported a pro-life primary candidate and there's no chance that the largely Hispanic population cares about any issue besides abortion.
 
2014-03-05 07:00:26 PM

AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.


Yeah, but Obamacare's Medicaid/Medicare expansion could add years to their lives.

Thanks a lot, Obama!
 
2014-03-05 07:00:28 PM
Augh, townhall changed their icon. I got duped into clicking.
 
2014-03-05 07:01:15 PM

Captain Dan: jso2897: More kkkrap form Kkklownhall, brought to you by Farkkk.com.

Was that ironic?  Do people still do the "k" thing seriously?


How's that?  That most racists and bigots are Republican?  You know that's true.
 
2014-03-05 07:01:36 PM

Lackofname: Augh, townhall changed their icon. I got duped into clicking.


"you changed your icon to townhall?"
 
2014-03-05 07:02:14 PM

AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.


The area mentioned in the article, the southern Rio Grande Valley, is over 90% Hispanic.
 
2014-03-05 07:02:18 PM

meat0918: AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.

Yeah, but Obamacare's Medicaid/Medicare expansion could add years to their lives.

Thanks a lot, Obama!


True .. BUT! .. you know Texas and Florida rejected Medicaid expansion right?
 
2014-03-05 07:02:42 PM

fusillade762: You're not fooling anyone with that new logo TownHall.


Lackofname: Augh, townhall changed their icon. I got duped into clicking.

 
2014-03-05 07:03:14 PM

Captain Dan: AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.

The area mentioned in the article, the southern Rio Grande Valley, is over 90% Hispanic.


Damn those Hispanics in that area!
 
2014-03-05 07:03:44 PM
So, some Hispanics voted for the Hispanic guy instead of the white lady? I'm shocked. Surely this means Wendy Davis is a doomed joke of a candidate.
 
2014-03-05 07:05:54 PM

Captain Dan: jso2897: More kkkrap form Kkklownhall, brought to you by Farkkk.com.

Was that ironic?  Do people still do the "k" thing seriously?


Apparently you do.
 
2014-03-05 07:06:10 PM

AeAe: meat0918: AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.

Yeah, but Obamacare's Medicaid/Medicare expansion could add years to their lives.

Thanks a lot, Obama!

True .. BUT! .. you know Texas and Florida rejected Medicaid expansion right?


I thought Texas backtracked on that?
 
2014-03-05 07:10:09 PM

NobleHam: So, some Hispanics voted for the Hispanic guy instead of the white lady? I'm shocked. Surely this means Wendy Davis is a doomed joke of a candidate.


Actually, it probably does.  If Hispanic voters, a majority of all Democrats in Texas, are so turned off by Wendy Davis's abortion activism that they'd rather file a protest vote for a no-hoper, it's less likely that they'll turn out for her in the general election.

Wendy Davis will be defeated by double digits.  I'll place a friendly wager ($0.00, but bragging rights) with anyone who thinks otherwise.
 
2014-03-05 07:11:08 PM
According to a new study by Latino Decisions, 2.9 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in Texas but don't. Nearly two-thirds of eligible Hispanics didn't cast ballots in 2012.


Get that vote out and you'll turn Texas blue.
 
2014-03-05 07:12:53 PM
someone call the parrs. they'll make it all alright down in the valley
 
2014-03-05 07:13:19 PM

Captain Dan: The area mentioned in the article, the southern Rio Grande Valley, is over 90% Hispanic.


Yeah, but in fairness, the only people that can meet the voter ID laws down there are white.
 
2014-03-05 07:13:24 PM

meat0918: AeAe: meat0918: AeAe: The answer, of course, is for these old, white, southern bigots need to die off.  Shouldn't take long.

Yeah, but Obamacare's Medicaid/Medicare expansion could add years to their lives.

Thanks a lot, Obama!

True .. BUT! .. you know Texas and Florida rejected Medicaid expansion right?

I thought Texas backtracked on that?


Not the last time I looked.. which was last week.  I could be wrong tho.

I was just thinking that Texas has one of the highest, if not the highest population of uninsured folks and that was particularly evil to not allow Medicaid expansion for a state that could benefit most from it.
 
2014-03-05 07:13:56 PM

buster_v: Could that article have been any shorter?

Man, these Clown Hall farkers are scared shiatless of Davis.


But they more than make up for it with the many entertaining and informative comments. For instance, I was not aware of this: "Davis is a one-item platform person. She is running for late-term abortion ... period. No other issues." Shocking, just shocking!
 
2014-03-05 07:15:09 PM

Soup4Bonnie: According to a new study by Latino Decisions, 2.9 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in Texas but don't. Nearly two-thirds of eligible Hispanics didn't cast ballots in 2012.

Get that vote out and you'll turn Texas blue.


Let me get this straight.  Your party's plan to excite and mobilize millions of Latino voters is to nominate a lady who's famous only for supporting abortion?

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Good luck with that.
 
2014-03-05 07:15:46 PM
She has got Eepublicans absolutely shiatting themselves in fear.
 
2014-03-05 07:16:22 PM
Republicans, even.
 
2014-03-05 07:17:11 PM

Captain Dan: NobleHam: So, some Hispanics voted for the Hispanic guy instead of the white lady? I'm shocked. Surely this means Wendy Davis is a doomed joke of a candidate.

Actually, it probably does.  If Hispanic voters, a majority of all Democrats in Texas, are so turned off by Wendy Davis's abortion activism that they'd rather file a protest vote for a no-hoper, it's less likely that they'll turn out for her in the general election.

Wendy Davis will be defeated by double digits.  I'll place a friendly wager ($0.00, but bragging rights) with anyone who thinks otherwise.


This makes sense as things stand right now, but there's plenty of time between now and November for Abbott (or the Nuge) to piss them off enough to come and vote against him.
 
2014-03-05 07:17:24 PM

SilentStrider: Republicans, even.


Eepublicans sounded more scared.
 
2014-03-05 07:17:45 PM

Captain Dan: NobleHam: So, some Hispanics voted for the Hispanic guy instead of the white lady? I'm shocked. Surely this means Wendy Davis is a doomed joke of a candidate.

Actually, it probably does.  If Hispanic voters, a majority of all Democrats in Texas, are so turned off by Wendy Davis's abortion activism that they'd rather file a protest vote for a no-hoper, it's less likely that they'll turn out for her in the general election.

Wendy Davis will be defeated by double digits.  I'll place a friendly wager ($0.00, but bragging rights) with anyone who thinks otherwise.


She's going to get destroyed.  And I support Wendy.

Texas elected Perry, Cruz, Cornyn, Stockman, Gohmert .. That's a who's who of right wing extremism and idiocy.

Texas will not elect Davis.
 
2014-03-05 07:18:22 PM

OneTimed: It's hilarious how terrified the derpers are of this woman.


And the more they go after her the closer the polls get.  Keep it up gents, you're doing a bang up job.
 
2014-03-05 07:19:24 PM

geek_mars: This makes sense as things stand right now, but there's plenty of time between now and November for Abbott (or the Nuge) to piss them off enough to come and vote against him.


If I were Greg Abbott's campaign manager, I'd allow him one unscripted interview, and I'd kidnap Ted Nugent.
 
2014-03-05 07:21:11 PM
I really don't get the logic of that article. I have read it again and again and still don't understand it fully.

She didn't campaign hard against someone she beat but was beaten in one region. - SO?
 
2014-03-05 07:23:00 PM
Texas is going Blue and there is nothing that can really be done about that.
 
2014-03-05 07:23:07 PM

AeAe: She's going to get destroyed.  And I support Wendy.

Texas elected Perry, Cruz, Cornyn, Stockman, Gohmert .. That's a who's who of right wing extremism and idiocy.

Texas will not elect Davis.


You are probably correct. At best, Texans would elect a conservative Democrat. So up until the point that is no longer widely considered to be an oxymoron, despite the fact it's harder to find a liberal democrat than a conservative one, Texas probably won't have a Democratic governor. Oh well.
 
2014-03-05 07:23:52 PM

Captain Dan: Let me get this straight.  Your party's plan to excite and mobilize millions of Latino voters is to nominate a lady who's famous only for supporting abortion?


She's also famously not Republican, which helps a great deal in getting Hispanic people to vote for her.  The other party has a real problem with minority and youth and female turnout.
 
2014-03-05 07:25:10 PM
The two counties explicitly mentioned (Hidalgo, Wallacy) are so red they're basically  infrared.  Losing by a large margin in an area where most of the Democratic primary voters are  bored Republicans listing (D) because their own races are uncontested isn't exactly an indication of low party popularity.

AeAe: Texas elected Perry, Cruz, Cornyn, Stockman, Gohmert .. That's a who's who of right wing extremism and idiocy.

Texas will not elect Davis.


Well, gubernatorial elections are essentially by direct vote with a few perturbations.  By actual population the state's almost exactly 50/50 on the R/D mix... that makes us really red by national standards, but since the gerrymandering doesn't apply as well as it usually does in this election, campaigning well and actually getting the (D) voters to the polls even when their other votes are meaningless could actually pretty easily net you the state.

Albeit... Davis isn't actually very charismatic and not as politically savvy as she could be, so I doubt she'll pull it off too.  But it's not really a matter of the demographics screwing her, she just doesn't have the skill or force of personality to overcome incumbent advantage.  She's banking on the GOP to sink itself... which it will, no doubt, but not to the tun of the 7 or 8 points that being the incumbent executive tends to give.

// Sorry for interrupting the partisan whatever you were doing with actual information, you may resume now.
 
2014-03-05 07:26:03 PM

Soup4Bonnie: She's also famously not Republican, which helps a great deal in getting Hispanic people to vote for her.  The other party has a real problem with minority and youth and female turnout.


Anywhere else, yes.  But Hispanics in Texas are over 40% Republican.
 
2014-03-05 07:29:44 PM
Doesn't Texas have closed primaries?  So won't most of the people who voted against Davis yesterday also vote for her in November?
 
2014-03-05 07:29:47 PM

Jim_Callahan: The two counties explicitly mentioned (Hidalgo, Wallacy) are so red they're basically  infrared.  Losing by a large margin in an area where most of the Democratic primary voters are  bored Republicans listing (D) because their own races are uncontested isn't exactly an indication of low party popularity.

AeAe: Texas elected Perry, Cruz, Cornyn, Stockman, Gohmert .. That's a who's who of right wing extremism and idiocy.

Texas will not elect Davis.

Well, gubernatorial elections are essentially by direct vote with a few perturbations.  By actual population the state's almost exactly 50/50 on the R/D mix... that makes us really red by national standards, but since the gerrymandering doesn't apply as well as it usually does in this election, campaigning well and actually getting the (D) voters to the polls even when their other votes are meaningless could actually pretty easily net you the state.

Albeit... Davis isn't actually very charismatic and not as politically savvy as she could be, so I doubt she'll pull it off too.  But it's not really a matter of the demographics screwing her, she just doesn't have the skill or force of personality to overcome incumbent advantage.  She's banking on the GOP to sink itself... which it will, no doubt, but not to the tun of the 7 or 8 points that being the incumbent executive tends to give.

// Sorry for interrupting the partisan whatever you were doing with actual information, you may resume now.


Lol.  Ok, fair enough.

But let me ask you, who did Texas vote for in the past several presidential elections?  Wouldn't that be indicative of where the state leans idealogically?  Or at least whoever goes out to vote.

Hasn't it always voted Republican?
 
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