May 23, 2022

Republicans hold ground in Texas, crushing liberal dreams of turning Texas blue

There are strong indications that Democrats are going to have a rough go in the 2022 midterm elections. Even places where they felt they made inroads are again up for grabs.

Republicans in the Texas primaries have voted down policies like open borders, vaccine mandates, and Critical Race Theory, the Daily Caller reported. The March 1 primary could be a harbinger of what’s to come for Democrats nationally.

Democrats have been claiming Texas will turn blue despite its Republican majority. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke went full throttle on leftist talking points to supporters indicating that the party thinks these are winning issues.

“We’re going to make sure that everyone understands that this state is big enough for all of us,” he told supporters. “That the government truly reflects the genius and diversity of the people of this state. That we don’t have to be afraid of each other or pitted against each other or further polarize an already divided state.”

However, the election results tell a different story as the ten ballot questions indicated how far to the right Republicans are still staked and how unpopular Democrats’ radical leftism remains. “On a statewide level, Democrats are still dead in the water,” political consultant Corbin Casteel said. “For a party that hasn’t elected anyone statewide since 1994, no, I haven’t seen any gains.”

Indeed, the GOP turnout for the Texas primary was significantly higher than years past, indicating leftism is driving them back to the polls. This could be a good sign for incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott and a nod to conservatives that Texas is still deep red.

“The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry, and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas,” Rep. Ryan Guillen, who switched parties to join the GOP, noted in November. “Something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington D.C. are not our values, not the values of most Texans.

The prospect of a blue Texas is absurd, but Democrats are still imposing their unpopular policies on them. The 2022 midterm elections will be a reckoning, which has already begun in the Lone Star State.

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