Texas Election Wrap-Up: A Thumpin’, Squared, Times Ten

03 Nov

I’m going to take a moment to gloat: Texas is the smartest state in the entire country.  Not only did Texas voters send a message to Obama and the Democrats, that message was written with such force it left a permanent crater where the state Democratic Party headquarters once stood.  There is no mistaking what Texans think of Obama and his miserable party.

Gov. Rick Perry won re-election easily, defeating the Obama-in-boots Bill White by about 13 points.  Perry never broke a sweat.

The voters kicked three useless Democrats – Chet Edwards, Ciro Rodriguez and Solomon Ortiz – out of the US House.  Their replacements, Bill Flores, Quico Canseco and Blake Farenthold – are all conservative Republicans who’ll do the state proud.

But the real shock of the day came in the state House, where a whole lot of Republicans who really no one expected to win, won.  The GOP has a massive 99-51 seat edge in the House now, which means the House Democrats are irrelevant.  Even the Democrats’ leader in the House, state Rep. Jim Dunnam, ended up losing to Marva Beck.  Up until she decided to run, she had been the GOP county chairman of rural Leon County out east.  Dunnam is a bazillionaire trial lawyer so arrogant he didn’t even bother to actually live in the district that elected him year after year; Beck is a citizen legislator after Tuesday.

It’s going to take the Texas Democrats a very long time to recover from this.  They took the worst beating in Texas history and have absolutely nothing to hang onto for solace today.  Texas voters are never ones to go for subtlety, but this beating is one that’ll end up in the history books alongside Sam Houston’s epic win at San Jacinto.  Well, maybe not, but it’s pretty big.

So yeah, I’m drinking up the Democrats’ tears today.  They’re tasty!


Posted by on November 3, 2010 in bill white, Obama, politics


2 responses to “Texas Election Wrap-Up: A Thumpin’, Squared, Times Ten

  1. P. Henry Saddleburr

    November 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Congrats Smithee!

    Virginia did pretty well be we still have three miserable d’bags in Congress; Connolly, Bobby Scott and Jim Moran.

    But we did dump Boucher, Nye and Perriello.

    The DeeCee media did a great job suppressing Moran’s ‘Military service is NOT public service’ quote. Two little dweebs who ran as independents are responsible for the re-election of Connolly, since Fimian only lost by 800 votes and these two idiots pulled about 3,000.

    And Bobby Scott’s district is nearly all black and they prefer to remain on the Democrats’ plantation, even though a conservative black man, Chuck Smith, made a respectable showing. He’s running again in two years and he’s got time to boost his name recognition.

    Virginia is not lost. We’re just a little slower than Tejas.

    • Martin M. McMartin

      November 3, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      Actually Virginia maybe a little ahead of the Lone Star State. Do not discount the wave of 2009 where we swept the Gov., Lt. Gov., and Attorney General with McDonnell/Bolling/Cuccinelli but we also added 6 Delegate seats and the General Assembly passed the Healthcare Freedom Act with broad bi-partisan support in February of 2010.


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