A few notes:
1. I wish Steve Stockman would have stuck with his House seat. I wasn’t jazzed to get rid of John Cornyn anyway, because he did vote against Gang Bangers of Eight. He could have lodged himself in Congress for awhile, meaning Stockman, but that’s one of the faults of people on “our” side of the aisle, loosely speaking, constantly having to quixotically chase the brass ring, instead of sticking with effective local activism and loading up the low level offices with good solid people. Though I doubt whoever will replace Stockman in TX-36 will really be any different from him in a voting record standpoint.
2. The one incumbent Republican I did want to lose, Congressman Pete Sessions, who is now amnesty and open borders all the way, didn’t lose. And no, Pete Sessions isn’t closely related to Jeff Sessions, either politically or genetically. This is something we’re going to have to work on, because as long as the political class knows that being for amnesty and open borders is not touching the fatal third rail, amnesty and open borders will keep coming back over and over and over again.
3. It looks like the total turnout in Republican primaries was around three times bigger than in Democrat primaries. In spite of the marquee statewide favorite names yesterday on the Republican side, Greg Abbott and John Cornyn, not being in any serious danger of not winning. Long and short is that Texas will turn blue one of these years, but it won’t be this year.
Greg Abbott became Governor-Elect the moment Rickroller Perry said he wasn’t going to run again. Everything else since then, especially relating to that barbie doll who never had a chance, has been pure media hype slash sideshow.
AWD has more details. Including a detail I didn’t know until reading this: Aborticide Barbie, while she won the Democrat primary for Governor, lost in the heavily Hispanic counties near the Rio Grande shit stream.
There were 20 counties that did not record a single vote for any Democrat candidate for Governor. As I said in that story’s comment section:
I have heard some of our kind of people claim that the fact that some urban precincts in 2012 had either zero, one or two total votes for Romney was evidence of voter fraud. Except it’s virtually impossible to fraud fewer votes for a candidate than there were really cast, when it’s a much more efficient and much better use of time for those engaged in voter fraud to stuff the boxes with many many many votes for the candidate they want to win, in the case of 2012, that being Obama. By itself, zero votes for Romney in a precinct is not evidence of fraud, it’s evidence of ghetto.
And here we have the same situation in reverse. That there were some whole counties in Texas with zero votes for any Democrat candidate for Governor isn’t evidence of fraud, (as I’m sure the kook left websites are already alleging), it’s evidence of Texas.
I should have said “it’s evidence of white rural Texas.”