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  •  Gee, last I checked, we are Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    bastrop

    we should be able to take care of ourselves.  That we haven't is our fault and nobody elses

    Barack Obama for President '12

    by v2aggie2 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 05:47:20 PM PDT

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    •  That's not how it's supposed to work. (2+ / 0-)
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      v2aggie2, CoolOnion

      Texas is an important state for the National party. National regularly pours money into States when it is favorable, but there is a lot of internal politics involved. Texas has been shafted for several cycles. That needs to stop.

      This isn't a bootstraps issue. National Dems need to help us out here to help Davis and others win. No pride involved, it is politics 101.

    •  If our rich people gave, that would be true (0+ / 0-)

      Our money is going to other states instead of staying home, which is one reason a good candidate like Paul Sadler couldn't get air time.  He was endorsed by every major newspaper in Texas, but all we saw on TV was Ted Cruz.

      •  Endorsements don't matter, unfortunately (1+ / 0-)
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        as Bill White also found out in 2010.

        The other problem is that Paul Sadler didn't have any name recognition.  Yes, he was a good state rep. (I live 20 minutes from his old district).  But he hadn't been in the arena in 9 years when he ran, and the vast majority of people can't name a state rep outside of their own.

        Barack Obama for President '12

        by v2aggie2 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:54:19 AM PDT

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