Skip to main content

View Diary: Here's to the Republicans (89 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I have never seen so much as one piece of (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jan4insight, FG, TheDuckManCometh

    evidence to support this statement:

    The people who control the Democratic Party are still ashamed that they have to rely on the votes of black people, hispanics, unions, environmentalists and women.
    These people are the Democratic party. If not these people, who?

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 08:21:17 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  rubyr: then you've never (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      rubyr, rabel, a2nite

      heard the "backroom chatter" in a Texas election.

      We registered 8K new voters in the northwesternmost 16 counties of Texas in 2010. But many of these folk were told in their churches that if they did not vote for the Gee O Pee they and all their families would go to hell.

      Until we can overcome that bullshit proselytization somehow, we must get more help down here to shuttle voters to the polls (yes, we provided rides during EV and on E-Day in Lubbock), to turn out the vote for Dem candidates, and to show the ability to win, not just the "party flag".

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 09:05:47 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  I understand the church thing, but are you saying (0+ / 0-)

        that the Dems in the backrooms in Tx. were saying (or commonly say) that they are ashamed to have to rely on the votes of black people, hispanics, unions, environmentalists and women?

        If so, I am gobsmacked. That makes not a lick of sense to me.
        Who do they want to vote for them? Old white men?

        "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

        by rubyr on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 10:44:04 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  not vote for -- fund campaigns for (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          rabel, rubyr, a2nite

          because, hard as this is to wrap my head around, apparently the real money all belongs to old white guys. The votes evidently are not as big a deal as the dollars, somehow.

          Bill White had every major paper in Texas endorse him (and a lot of small-town ones, too), and he had endorsements from oil guys (including but not limited by any means to DKos / Gulf Watchers' own eljefebob). Mayors were for Bill White from Texline to Laredo ... and he was ahead in the polls on Sunday before the election, and won the early voting big.

          Li'l Ricky smugly said papers are old-fashioned and irrelevant.

          Li'l Ricky's big-money sugar-daddies ponied up multimillions on Friday-Monday for his campaign coffers.

          Li'l Ricky got re-elected.

          Back when the state was laying out $9,900 a month for his rental palace in a gated community over close to Austin's Town Lake, after the under-renovation Governor's Mansion was torched (the arsonist was videotaped but has still not been caught). Back when the state was laying off Public Health personnel and DPS personnel. Back when the State was so broke the Lege stole money from the schools to fund the contracts with Li'l Ricky's overseas buds building (and converting US-taxpayer-funded highways to) toll roads.
          Back when we were losing state parks to land developers 'cause Li'l Ricky's cronies wanted to profit from the sales.

          LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 11:07:06 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site