Texas ALMOST Went Blue! (2018 Midterms)

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  1. Ming the Merciless

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    The entire national media is basically waging a campaign to make Texas "turn blue" but it's not as simple as it appears since anyone winning in Texas would basically have to present themselves as a blue dog (more conservative) Democrat, something that may not be viable for a Democratic Presidential candidate even if it were to succeed.
     
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    Texas ALMOST Went Blue! (2018 Midterms)
    Perhaps Democrats can turn "almost" into something more permanent soon! :)
     
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    If the Rightness candidate in 2020 is Trump against a Goodness candidate from the Dems, a chance exists that Texas could go Blue in the EV column.
     
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    And everywhere else in the country...
     
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    Stop making excuses for supporting a raging racist. You can't...just own what you are and what you support.

    Lets not forget the violence he's inspired. You can't absolve yourself from that because you have a gay person in your family.

    If you support trump, you support racism and violent rhetoric and the continued division and destruction of American values. He is a traitor to Americanism...and that's what you're supporting. You can't excuse that away...you're stained with it forever.
     
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    Ha, They haven't gone yet over here in Arizona. They are still counting down in Phoenix. Maybe other states could send in help to count, like when there is a big storm and other states will send in linemen to get the power back on.
     
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    Sinema has been declared victor.
     
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    Cruz is smart. He'll hold out for a Supreme Court slot. He clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1996 and he was the Texas Solicitor General from 2003 to 2008. Cruz has authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court. That would be a good place for him. The Justice Department is a snake pit right now.
     
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    The argument made in the "American Conservative" link is that our model sucks and that Universal Healthcare would be cheaper.
     
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    Well, I offered another conservative argument for it.

    People/entities like PBMs (pharmaceutical benefit managers) are scamming billions out of the system, and any system which is so easy to scam is a bad system.
     
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    There are a bunch of scams - Monopolisim/Oligopolism is rampant in the healthcare industry, price fixing, anti competitive practices and so on. The Drug company lobby is super powerful and influential and the FDA elite is corrupt.

    One of the main reasons healthcare is so expensive in other nations is because of bloated and inefficient Gov't bureaucracy. Not only do we have this in all its disgusting glory - we also have private for profit - hence we pay double.

    On top of this we have things like the medical college that intentionally keeps the number of doctors low which artificially increases wages.
     
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    It is ?

    In countries like the UK where the government is in charge of almost all healthcare, costs are low because the monopolistic nature of the "market" means that there are great economies of scale and as the major healthcare employer, wages in the sector are comparatively low.
     
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    Good to know. In the US - wages in healthcare are comparatively high.
     
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    The immigration issue is a political ploy to get votes thru fear. Our immigration border patrols have kept illegal immigration under pretty good control since 2008. Obama eliminated illegal Mexican immigration entirely during his last couple of years, and kept illegals from Central America in pretty good control, given the circumstances. Trump invented this as a political issue to create fear and elicit votes. He succeeded, for many Americans swallowed the Kool Aid, I guess--including you. Too bad.
     
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    They should do as they are in Florida, Arizona and Georgia; "find" tens of thousands of uncounted provisional and mail-in ballots that curiously all voted Democrat.
     
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    You'll find out when the bastards take over and you're the one picking lettuce.
     
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    I have no fear of that happening.
     
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    Reminds me of the documentary on locusts. They consume until there is nothing left, and then move on to vote in another state.
     
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    Your statement has no objective, valid evidence. Thus it is fake news, it is a lie.
     
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    Yep. With FL & TX going blue, there is no way GOP can win again.
     
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    TDS, the MSM has done it's job well in indoctrinating their cabal of useful idiots.
     
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    Sure Obama eliminated illegal immigration. :roflol: Stopping the enforcement isn't eliminating the problem. The central American's he let in, tens of thousands of them unvetted brought in diseases not seen in this country in decades causing the deaths of American's.
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/25/tammy-bruce-when-foreigners-bring-disease-across-t/
    Those deaths are on his hands.
     
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    lol, yes its terrible when people actually care about facts, data and truth. Everyone should instead believe a career con-artist fraud who is a complete incompetent moron and lies 30 times a day.

    I mean, why research anything?
     
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    Cocky Texans who think Texas will never be taken over by socialism merely by its virtue of being Texas, and therefore didn't bother to vote, almost turned Texas blue.

    You gotta vote, you Fers!
     

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