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2020-10-29 11:00:15 AM  
Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks
 
2020-10-29 11:04:07 AM  
Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.
 
2020-10-29 11:05:59 AM  

baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue,


It's a lot closer than they are willing to admit.  Shiat-stain Abbott is going out of his way to actively suppress voting across the state.  He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car, despite each ballot being certified and validated that the voter was on the rolls.
 
2020-10-29 11:50:18 AM  

baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks


The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.
 
2020-10-29 1:34:52 PM  

Nadie_AZ: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks

The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.


If the GOP wins by 1 vote, they claim it as a mandate from the voters.
 
2020-10-29 1:35:11 PM  
I never anticipated the second civil war would be a germ war.
 
2020-10-29 1:36:20 PM  

markie_farkie: Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.


Fine print at the bottom of the brochure: "By the way, Texas leadership are all aggressively criminal Republicans who don't want you to vote. If you do move here, come angry."
 
2020-10-29 1:36:31 PM  
Yeah, Texas GOP DGAF about laws or norms or democracy or decency.

They only care about power and they have very few scruples about they go about achieving them.
 
2020-10-29 1:38:08 PM  
So poor people getting an ID is not undue but wearing a mask is? Wow texas you don't don't even try to hide it any more.
 
2020-10-29 1:38:39 PM  
Republicans are going to have to give voting rights to fetuses next time. It's the only way they will win again.
 
2020-10-29 1:39:10 PM  

markie_farkie: Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.


Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds
 
2020-10-29 1:40:23 PM  
Texas resident here.

As dumb, corrupt, and evil as you think these people are, trust me: they are much worse than that.
 
2020-10-29 1:41:49 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Texas resident here.

As dumb, corrupt, and evil as you think these people are, trust me: they are much worse than that.


They are def worried, they rented a gop hq in my area they've never had to do that before.  Normally a solid red district (ron pauls)
 
2020-10-29 1:44:41 PM  
I live in one of the reddest areas of southern California and all the people talking about leaving for Texas and points east are virtually all of the right wing persuasion.
 
2020-10-29 1:45:08 PM  

baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks


If the Presidential race is that close, you'll see plenty of flips down ballot.
 
2020-10-29 1:45:42 PM  
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2020-10-29 1:48:38 PM  

Podna: markie_farkie: Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.

Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds


Raises the IQ of both states.
 
2020-10-29 1:51:51 PM  
The GOP knows damn well that if the Dems win Texas, or any other red stronghold for that matter, the statehouses are next. When/if they do win, they'll reverse everything, and I mean everything, the GOP has done for decades and it'll have a very poor chance of going red again, at least for several generations.

This needs to happen and quickly. Next step nationally can be strategic ways to all but eliminate misinformation peddlers like Fox News, et al. There will be a lot of kicking and screaming, but it has to happen.
 
2020-10-29 1:52:35 PM  

Podna: markie_farkie: Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.

Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds


Fark Dupp: I live in one of the reddest areas of southern California and all the people talking about leaving for Texas and points east are virtually all of the right wing persuasion.


I will repeat what Podna said: "Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds" and I will add that I sure as hell hope California keeps their chuddiest of chudnik chuds in California. We've had too many already move to Austin. (think: noise ordinance downtown in the "live music capital")

Thanks.
 
2020-10-29 1:52:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks

The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.


That isn't the point.  Texas is the lynchpin of GOP Presidential viability.  They need it to offset California for the Democrats.  If Texas ever actually turns blue, even just at the Presidential level (though such a shift would also imply at least the viability of Democratic Senators long-term), the GOP would be essentially left out of future Presidential elections unless they retool themselves as not-Nazis [insert raucous laughter here].  Texas has been trending bluer for several cycles, but nowhere near fast enough to really matter, at least not in the short to medium term.  But if Biden comes within spitting distance of winning - even if he ultimately loses - that cannot be good for the GOP.

That would mean Democrats would up their game to try and swing Texas - right now, they mostly concede it to the Republicans because the gains are not enough to justify the costs of blanketing that large a state.  But if the Democrats think they can gut the GOP, they will be more aggressive in future elections.  And that would mean the Republicans would have to sink actual resources into keeping it.  Right now, Texas is a net exporter of campaign funds.  It is secure enough, the Republicans can pull funds out of it to shore up other states.  But to maintain Texas for the Republicans, it would become either campaign-neutral or a net campaign importer.  The GOP has to keep Texas to remain viable on a Presidential level, but it several purple states are more violet than mauve.  Sans cash infusions, they might fall to the Democrats more frequently, making Texas irrelevant in the Electoral College calculations.  Which would be death by smaller cuts, but still a losing pattern.  The GOP is on a tiger they can't get off of, but at least the tiger has been docile enough it hasn't been a problem.  But if the Democrats can use Joe Biden - hardly the most inspiring Democratic politician the party has - to outfit a mahout with a minigun to go tiger-hunting, then that changes the equation in not-fun ways for the GOP.  They might ride their tiger away to safety now, but things would favor the mahout in the long run.
 
2020-10-29 1:56:18 PM  

phalamir: Nadie_AZ: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks

The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.

That isn't the point.  Texas is the lynchpin of GOP Presidential viability.  They need it to offset California for the Democrats.  If Texas ever actually turns blue, even just at the Presidential level (though such a shift would also imply at least the viability of Democratic Senators long-term), the GOP would be essentially left out of future Presidential elections unless they retool themselves as not-Nazis [insert raucous laughter here].  Texas has been trending bluer for several cycles, but nowhere near fast enough to really matter, at least not in the short to medium term.  But if Biden comes within spitting distance of winning - even if he ultimately loses - that cannot be good for the GOP.

That would mean Democrats would up their game to try and swing Texas - right now, they mostly concede it to the Republicans because the gains are not enough to justify the costs of blanketing that large a state.  But if the Democrats think they can gut the GOP, they will be more aggressive in future elections.  And that would mean the Republicans would have to sink actual resources into keeping it.  Right now, Texas is a net exporter of campaign funds.  It is secure enough, the Republicans can pull funds out of it to shore up other states.  But to maintain Texas for the Republicans, it would become either campaign-neutral or a net campaign importer.  The GOP has to keep Texas to remain viable on a Presidential level, but it several purple states are more violet than mauve.  Sans cash infusions, they might fall to the Democrats more frequently, making Texas irrelevant in the Electoral College calculations.  Which would be death by smaller cuts, but still a losing pattern.  The GOP is on a tiger they can't get off of, but at least the tiger has been docile enough it hasn't been a problem.  But if t ...


Well put. If I may add, I think Kamala may very well be that hunter.
 
2020-10-29 1:56:26 PM  
Christian conservatives have never been "Pro-Life", they've always been pro-punishment.

They don't care about the fetus; they care that the woman be forced to care for the child because she "sinned" by having sex for something other than procreation.  And because she is a sinner, she must suffer.
 
2020-10-29 1:57:39 PM  

phalamir: Nadie_AZ: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks

The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.

That isn't the point.  Texas is the lynchpin of GOP Presidential viability.  They need it to offset California for the Democrats.  If Texas ever actually turns blue, even just at the Presidential level (though such a shift would also imply at least the viability of Democratic Senators long-term), the GOP would be essentially left out of future Presidential elections unless they retool themselves as not-Nazis [insert raucous laughter here].  Texas has been trending bluer for several cycles, but nowhere near fast enough to really matter, at least not in the short to medium term.  But if Biden comes within spitting distance of winning - even if he ultimately loses - that cannot be good for the GOP.

That would mean Democrats would up their game to try and swing Texas - right now, they mostly concede it to the Republicans because the gains are not enough to justify the costs of blanketing that large a state.  But if the Democrats think they can gut the GOP, they will be more aggressive in future elections.  And that would mean the Republicans would have to sink actual resources into keeping it.  Right now, Texas is a net exporter of campaign funds.  It is secure enough, the Republicans can pull funds out of it to shore up other states.  But to maintain Texas for the Republicans, it would become either campaign-neutral or a net campaign importer.  The GOP has to keep Texas to remain viable on a Presidential level, but it several purple states are more violet than mauve.  Sans cash infusions, they might fall to the Democrats more frequently, making Texas irrelevant in the Electoral College calculations.  Which would be death by smaller cuts, but still a losing pattern.  The GOP is on a tiger they can't get off of, but at least the tiger has been docile enough it hasn't been a problem.  But if t ...


I look forward to Kamala Harris' 2024 ticket featuring a strapping young "aw shucks" type cowboy from Texas as her veep.
 
2020-10-29 2:05:07 PM  

flagnut: phalamir: Nadie_AZ: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue, but I hope it's close enough to give these farkers panic shiats for weeks

The GOP doesn't care how much they win by, they've won.

That isn't the point.  Texas is the lynchpin of GOP Presidential viability.  They need it to offset California for the Democrats.  If Texas ever actually turns blue, even just at the Presidential level (though such a shift would also imply at least the viability of Democratic Senators long-term), the GOP would be essentially left out of future Presidential elections unless they retool themselves as not-Nazis [insert raucous laughter here].  Texas has been trending bluer for several cycles, but nowhere near fast enough to really matter, at least not in the short to medium term.  But if Biden comes within spitting distance of winning - even if he ultimately loses - that cannot be good for the GOP.

That would mean Democrats would up their game to try and swing Texas - right now, they mostly concede it to the Republicans because the gains are not enough to justify the costs of blanketing that large a state.  But if the Democrats think they can gut the GOP, they will be more aggressive in future elections.  And that would mean the Republicans would have to sink actual resources into keeping it.  Right now, Texas is a net exporter of campaign funds.  It is secure enough, the Republicans can pull funds out of it to shore up other states.  But to maintain Texas for the Republicans, it would become either campaign-neutral or a net campaign importer.  The GOP has to keep Texas to remain viable on a Presidential level, but it several purple states are more violet than mauve.  Sans cash infusions, they might fall to the Democrats more frequently, making Texas irrelevant in the Electoral College calculations.  Which would be death by smaller cuts, but still a losing pattern.  The GOP is on a tiger they can't get off of, but at least the tiger has been docile enough it hasn't been a problem. ...


Mayor Pete isn't from Texas... huh?
(not Beto - he frickin killed himself when he (understandably hollered) "HELL YEAH WE'RE GONNA TAKE YOUR GUNS!")
 
2020-10-29 2:07:27 PM  

markie_farkie: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue,

It's a lot closer than they are willing to admit.  Shiat-stain Abbott is going out of his way to actively suppress voting across the state.  He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car, despite each ballot being certified and validated that the voter was on the rolls.


Yep Abbott is a huge shiat stain and he also put in place only one ballot drop off per county. They are working extra hard to make sure the vote is suppressed.
 
2020-10-29 2:11:19 PM  

special20: Podna: markie_farkie: Hopefully it'll be a non-issue here.. More Texans have voted early than all of the 2016 election, and there are now 1,000,000 more residents of voting age here, thanks to the state's active campaign to woo California folks here.

Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds

Fark Dupp: I live in one of the reddest areas of southern California and all the people talking about leaving for Texas and points east are virtually all of the right wing persuasion.

I will repeat what Podna said: "Problem is a majority of California transplants are chuds" and I will add that I sure as hell hope California keeps their chuddiest of chudnik chuds in California. We've had too many already move to Austin. (think: noise ordinance downtown in the "live music capital")

Thanks.


The biggest piece of shiat trumper family  i ever met are California transplants
 
2020-10-29 2:12:25 PM  
GOP is Pro Live, except when it comes to:  Global Warming, Hunger, Family Support, Migration, Immegration, or you know, really anything immediately after birth or anything that costs money.
 
2020-10-29 2:20:07 PM  
He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car

Oh no, from their car!!!

True story, I drove down to my local library and dropped my and my wife's ballots in the ballot drop box and I never left my car. Our drop boxes look like post mail drop boxes on steroids. If this were Texas I guess I'd be guilty of two counts of voter fraud, voting from my car and voting for my wife.
 
2020-10-29 3:29:47 PM  

Pincy: He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car

Oh no, from their car!!!

True story, I drove down to my local library and dropped my and my wife's ballots in the ballot drop box and I never left my car. Our drop boxes look like post mail drop boxes on steroids. If this were Texas I guess I'd be guilty of two counts of voter fraud, voting from my car and voting for my wife.


Three, furthering a Democratic candidate.
 
2020-10-29 3:40:09 PM  

Erek the Red: Christian conservatives have never been "Pro-Life", they've always been pro-punishment.

They don't care about the fetus; they care that the woman be forced to care for the child because she "sinned" by having sex for something other than procreation.  And because she is a sinner, she must suffer.


There's no such thing as "pro-life."

It's "anti-abortion," but as with everything else, conservatives are gutless cowards.
 
2020-10-29 6:24:45 PM  

markie_farkie: baka-san: Texas ain't gonna flip blue,

It's a lot closer than they are willing to admit.  Shiat-stain Abbott is going out of his way to actively suppress voting across the state.  He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car, despite each ballot being certified and validated that the voter was on the rolls.


I can't think of a good reason for that to disqualify a ballot.
 
2020-10-29 8:47:56 PM  
Democrats had damn well better pass a new Voting Rights Act as soon as they're back in power.
 
2020-10-29 9:15:38 PM  

Pincy: He's trying to have 100,000 early ballots cast in Houston tossed out because the polling location allowed people to drop them off while sitting in their car

Oh no, from their car!!!

True story, I drove down to my local library and dropped my and my wife's ballots in the ballot drop box and I never left my car. Our drop boxes look like post mail drop boxes on steroids. If this were Texas I guess I'd be guilty of two counts of voter fraud, voting from my car and voting for my wife.


I would vote for your wife. I'm sure she is a very nice person.
 
2020-10-30 9:52:19 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Democrats had damn well better pass a new Voting Rights Act as soon as they're back in power.


With the SCOTUS on the side of the fascists? Pfff.
 
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