Ted Cruz Starting to Sweat: “Texas Could Turn Blue”
Only a year ago, as we sifted through the ashes and wreckage of the 2016 election, the thought that Democrats could ever even be competitive in races THEY SHOULD WIN - much less in areas that have always been deep-red, right-wing hellholes …
The thought that Texas could at last succumb to demographic inevitability seemed … well, less inevitable than a sad mirage.
Fast-forward a year, and Ted Cruz is desperately begging his whack-a-loon base to come out and vote OR ALL IS LOST!!eleventy!1!
Meanwhile, we’re starting to see headlines like this:
Don’t get to excited yet. The “inside baseball” view is that:
the Senate map is really tough for Democrats, with 26 Democratic seats in play next year (including a newly opened seat in Minnesota after Al Franken announced his intention to retire) as compared to just eight Republican ones. Moreover, five of the Democratic-held seats — the ones in West Virginia, North Dakota, Montana, Missouri and Indiana — are in states that President Trump won by 18 percentage points or more.
Just how bad is this map for Democrats? It’s bad enough that it may be the worst Senate map that any party has faced ever, or at least since direct election of senators began in 1913. It’s bad enough that Democrats could conceivably gain 35 or 40 seats in the House … and not pick up the two seats they need in the Senate.
Still. This is making Ted Cruz’ shriveled little weenie sweat. Maybe they’ll actually have to, you know, GOVERN with some sort of regard for anything other than the shrieking hillbilly paranoid-schizo fans of Alex Jones.