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Archive for May 24th, 2018

North Korea, Cuba news and more stories about the FBI & the Trump campaign

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We look at the latest story about President Trump cancelling the North Korea summit…..Senator Rubio wants The DOJ to indict Raul Castro……the FBI and the Trump campaign……Texas Democrats stay home in huge numbers…….the NFL has a new policy about players kneeling………….Happy # 77 Bob Dylan….Happy # 135 Brooklyn Bridge….and others stories……….

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Thursday’s video: Indict Raul Castro?

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May 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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Democrats party like it’s 1920

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On Tuesday, 415,000 Democrats showed up to vote for governor………and the smallest number of ballots cast — in the 14 Democratic gubernatorial primary runoffs held since 1920. That year, 449,000 Democrats voted, according to Texas Election Source’s analysis of Texas State Historical Association data.

What happened?    The easy answer is that the party was not excited about its choices.    Furthermore, Andrew White did not really campaign or put up much of an effort against a very flawed candidate like Lupe Valdez.

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May 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

It’s Lupe in Texas

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On Tuesday, we had elections in Texas.  I voted early in the GOP primary last week, and there was only one local contest.  Most of the action was on the Democrat side.

First, Lupe Valdez won and became the first Latina and lesbian nominated.

Second, Andrew White was endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers, but he did not spend money in the stretch run.  One gets the feeling that White quit last week.

Third, the Democrats did not show up.

May 22 is finally over, and Valdez defeated White in the Democratic runoff for governor. 

The big story was the pathetic turnout: Valdez won 226,613 votes, or 53%, to 199,857, or 47% for White.

In other words, fewer than 450,000 voted in this runoff.  What happened to the blue wave?

What happened to Democrat money-contributors?  Lupe Valdez is hoping they show up now that she is the nominee.

On the other hand, Governor Abbott got 1.39 million votes in an uncontested primary two months ago.  He is sitting pretty, as they say around here.

Just do the numbers.

Abbott versus Valdez is starting to look a lot like Abbott versus Davis in 2014.  Back then, the Democrats nominated a very liberal woman who fell flat in Texas.  She never connected with rural women and lost by 20 points.

Once again, the Democrats have nominated another liberal who is not even connecting with Democrats.

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May 24, 2018 at 5:23 am

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