This article continues a series to breakdown and analyze the results of the 2016 Texas GOP Primary from a liberty point of view.
Will 2016 be considered a change election for Texas? No. It’s status quo, steady as she goes.
For all the fury, clamoring, brawling and yearning for dramatic change to governmental forces at least in regards to the White House, in Texas state government the Straus-ian Dynasty and plutocratic domination wasn’t even scratched.
The failure to translate and direct the national electorate anger into a tsunami of election victories for solid liberty-driven candidates here in Texas is instructive and reveals several wobbly truths about Texas voters and the Texas political ecosystem. Frankly, the lack of consistency shown by Texas voters conjures up a mistrust of voters from those that are firm in their beliefs about governance and the proper ideology to govern from. Analysis has to conclude Texas voters are simply unsteady, unreliable, inconsistent, or to be kind, sympathetically suffering from bi-polar disorder.
Let’s study the symptoms, shall we?
At the top of the ballot this election, and the race that normally sucks up all the attention and oxygen every four years is the presidential nomination process. Texans were giddy this presidential cycle because Texas was going to have a say in the nominating process. Texas was going to be a part of the new and exciting SEC Primary. And, as anticipated, Texas received its share of the MSM spotlight which included the most contentious, crass, uncivil, and most popular presidential debate since perhaps the days of Andrew Jackson.
When the votes were counted last Tuesday night, a full 70.5% of Texas GOP voters punched the button for either U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Houston, or the international business man and billionaire Donald Trump of New York City.
Total vote of Trump & Cruz
Champagne corks dented Texas ceilings Tuesday night. Ted Cruz, won! Let the celebration commence, let’s have a parade.
Even the most pedestrian of political pundits and observers could conclude that nearly three quarters of Texas GOP primary voters – the most powerful voters in Texas – can be categorized as a member of the “angry voter” demographic. They don’t like the McConnell, Romney, McCain, Boehner, Ryan, (and, dare one say) Cornyn, Bush faction of the Republican Party. Look at the total rejection and annihilation of JEB!.
It may even be fair to say that the frustration with the party dominance from this Establishment faction has literally produced a hatred for the existence of the faction, and what these neo-cons have done to the GOP and the nation, generally. It appeared that Texas GOP voters would aggressively “throw out ALL the bums”.
However, when you scroll down the ballot and compile the results for evaluation, immediately after the presidential portion of the ballot, one sees an inexplicable behavior of Texas Republican voters that can lead the “expert” to question their mental health.
Of all the U.S. Congressional races, not one incumbent was either unseated or pushed into a runoff. Not, one.
|CD1 LOUIE GOHMERT
CD3 SAM JOHNSON
CD4 JOHN RATCLIFFE
CD6 JOE BARTON
CD7 JOHN CULBERSON
CD8 KEVIN BRADY
CD14 RANDY WEBER
CD17 BILL FLORES
CD21 LAMAR SMITH
CD23 WILL HURD
CD26 MICHAEL BURGESS
CD27 BLAKE FARENTHOLD
CD31 JOHN CARTER
CD32 PETE SESSIONS
|Margin of Victory||82%
If Texas voters were indeed angry at Washington, angry at non-conservative governance at all levels, wanting to fire the Establishment and rid the GOP of RINOs, they failed, miserably.
Texas GOP voters didn’t make a single contribution toward changing the tone, direction, and composition of Congress. This is following all the anxiety and gnashing of teeth over even the most recent omnibus spending bill that ensured a $2 trillion increase in United States debt and the continued funding of Planned Parenthood. This is after Texas voters were apoplectic over how many Texas reps said “aye” to John Boehner for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Texas GOP voters should stop belly aching and whining about the socialist D.C. delegations of other states, like California or Illinois. They assisted in compounding the D.C. problem. They sent the RINO Establishment back to Washington, and granted them another term while hoping for a GOP messiah president.
But the glaring symptoms of bi-polar disorder are further exhibited in the election results of the state government elections. Broken down more intricately in the initial article of this series, the composition of the Texas House of Representatives barely nudged the needle off of “same”.
Of the 40 contested Texas House races on the GOP primary ballot, only two incumbent RINO Straus-ians were defeated. By contrast, two liberty movement freshmen state reps were sadly and dramatically unseated. Only LM candidate Mike Lang in HD60 was able to fill a Straus-ian-vacated seated meaning the LM gained only one seat at the close of elections on March 1.
The Texas government will remain Republican, not conservative, and certainly not liberty-driven.
The sum could change with six LM candidates participating in runoffs. Nevertheless, even if the LM candidates run the runoff table, the power base of anti-liberty, best-friend-to-Democrats and south-of-the-border invaders, and abortionists Joe Straus will not be blunted. Already having announced as a candidate on the day the 2015 legislative session was gaveled adjourned, you can expect Joe Straus to be elected to an unprecedented and historical 5th term as Speaker. Nothing was done on Texas GOP 2016 Primary Election Day to stop him.
And, if Straus indeed cannot be defeated, then perhaps it is proper for Texas to address him as “Your Majesty”. Perhaps Texans should ask him if he prefers “His Royal Highness”.
Although Texas GOP voters pushed the voting machine button in favor of Ballot Resolution 4 instructing Texas elected officials to assert the authority provided by the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment, they re-elected national and state government incumbents that don’t believe in the authority of the 10th Amendment. Bi-polar disorder.
Texas GOP voters. Tough? Informed? Discerning? Unique? Courageous? Change agents? Rebellious? Liberty-driven? Worthy of Texas swaggin’? Nah. Just your basic sheeple. SOH (shaking our heads)
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