Wednesday Open Thread | Beto O’Rourke has support of 97 percent of black voters

Ted Cruz is struggling to win over black voters according to a new poll, that despite that weakness shows the Republican senator with a healthy nine-point lead over Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

Cruz is getting support from just three percent of likely black voters, but is winning 45 percent of likely Hispanic voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The performance with Hispanic voters boosted Cruz to a significant lead over O’Rourke overall in the poll. He leads the Democrat by 9 percentage points, 54-45 percent.

Tuesday’s poll suggests Cruz is actually performing better among Hispanic voters compared to his performance in 2012, when he garnered 40 percent of the Hispanic vote against Democrat Paul Sadler, according to a survey Cruz’s team conducted six weeks after the election.

Hispanics represent roughly 40 percent of the population of Texas, according to Census Bureau data, though that does not reflect the voting population.

Cruz is garnering very little support among black voters. Just 5 percent of those surveyed said they have a favorable view of the senator, compared to 84 percent who had a positive opinion of O’Rourke.

African Americans constitute roughly 12 percent of the total population of Texas.

Cruz’s overall lead in the poll comes in large part because two-thirds of likely white voters support the incumbent senator, while 32 percent support O’Rourke. In addition, Cruz leads O’Rourke among men and women who are likely to vote in the November election.

Quinnipiac surveyed 807 likely Texas voters from Sept. 11 to 17. The poll’s margin of error is 4.1 percentage points.

A RealClearPolitics average of polling for the Texas Senate race shows Cruz up by 4 points. The Cook Political Report rates the race as “lean Republican.”

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78 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Beto O’Rourke has support of 97 percent of black voters

  1. eliihass says:

    Like ‘Democrat’ and former Obama acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal did for Gorsuch, Lisa Blatt ‘Democrat’, came through for Kavanaugh… These are 2 of those greedy, self-serving opportunists who always come through for white supremacy .. in all of its vilest, most corrupt, manipulative, cunning, dubious, warped, entitled, toxic oppressive iteration..

    “…Lisa Blatt, a pro-abortion attorney who backed Barack Obama and then Hillary Clinton for president and who says she wished Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had “all nine votes” on the Supreme Court, introduced Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Judiciary Committee yesterday, saying Kavanaugh was the best Supreme Court nominee “liberals could reasonably hope for in these circumstances.

    “I am also a liberal Democrat and an unapologetic defender of a woman’s right to choose,” Blatt told the committee in her introduction of Judge Kavanaugh.

    “My hero is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for whom I had the great fortune of serving as a law clerk,” she said. “I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton. I voted for President Obama twice. And with my apologies, Mr. Chairman, for this one, I wish Senator Feinstein were chairing this committee.

    “And yet I am here today to introduce Judge Kavanaugh, and urge the Senate to confirm him as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court,” she said…”


    • eliihass says:

      Sorry the video didn’t show… If one of our 3Chics could please embed the video so fam can see and hear for themselves..

      But here’s the full transcript of Lisa Blatt’s intro on behalf of Kavanaugh:

      Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley: “Ms. Lisa Blatt?”

      Lisa Blatt: “Thank you, Mr. Chairman and committee members.

      “It is a privilege to appear before you today. My name is Lisa Blatt, and I know Judge Kavanaugh in my capacity as an appellate lawyer here in Washington.
      “I have argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, more than any other woman in history.

      “I am also a liberal Democrat and an unapologetic defender of a woman’s right to choose. My hero is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for whom I had the great fortune of serving as a law clerk.

      “I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton. I voted for President Obama twice. And with my apologies, Mr. Chairman, for this one, I wish Senator Feinstein were chairing this committee.

      “And yet I am here today to introduce Judge Kavanaugh, and urge the Senate to confirm him as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.

      “I’ve received many angry calls from friends and even strangers, for supporting Judge Kavanaugh. But I was raised to call it like I see it, and I don’t see the choice before you as difficult.

      “By any objective measure, Judge Kavanaugh is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. After law school, he clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, the justice he would succeed. He spent 12 years on the nation’s most prestigious Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

      “His opinions are invariably thoughtful and fair, and many are known as instant classics — not just because they are important but because they are written so clearly and well. The Supreme Court has adopted the reasoning in his opinions more than a dozen times.
      “Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial temperament and integrity are also flawless. He has meticulously prepared and he treats litigants with respect, asking probing questions of both sides. He approaches judging by determining what the law requires, no matter his personal preference.

      “Judge Kavanaugh has taught at the nation’s top law schools, published thoughtful law review articles and co-authored a leading treatise on judicial precedent, and as just mentioned, the ABA strongly endorsed him because, quote, “he meets the very highest standards of integrity professional competence and judicial temperament.”

      “On a personal level, I just can’t say enough nice things about the judge. I first met him almost 10 years ago when he e-mailed me completely out of the blue to say that he liked an article I had written about arguing before the Supreme Court. Since then we’ve become friends and he has become a mentor to me in my career.

      “Judge Kavanaugh has spent countless hours listening to me talk about the challenges I have faced as a working mother in a profession dominated by men. He has been a great source of advice on these and many other issues about work-life balance. He understands that life is not always perfect and he responds to life’s challenges with a self-deprecating sense of humor.

      “More generally, Judge Kavanaugh has been remarkably committed to promoting women in the legal profession. More than half of his law clerks have been women–something that is sadly by-no-means common. And almost all of his clerks, women and men, have gone on to clerk at the Supreme Court, including for Justices Kagan and Sotomayor.

      “As his former women law clerks told this committee, the legal provision is, quote, “fair and more equal” because of Judge Kavanaugh. He’s mentored countless other women through the classes he teaches at Yale and Harvard law schools. Obviously, I know that Judge Kavanaugh has a conservative judicial outlook and if he is confirmed he will have one of nine votes to definitively decide the meaning of the Constitution, including just how far to read it to protect the reproductive rights of women.

      “Now if it were up to me Justice Ginsburg would have all nine votes but that’s not our system and the reality is that the presidency and the Senate are in Republican hands. Judge Kavanaugh is the best choice that liberals could reasonably hope for in these circumstances.

      “I am sure that some members of the Senate knew that they would disagree with Justice Ginsburg’s legal views when she was a nominee, but Justice Ginsburg was confirmed 96 to 3. This body has obviously treated some nominees differently since then to the detriment of our courts.

      “I strongly disagree with the Senate’s treatment of Judge Garland. Judge Kavanaugh himself spoke glowingly of Judge Garland during his pending nomination stating that, quote, “chief Judge Garland is a brilliant tourist. He’s thoughtful, he’s considerate, he’s collegial, he works well with others. He’s a good man — great integrity. And he’s supremely qualified by the objective characteristics of experienced temperament, writing ability, scholarly ability to the Supreme Court.” All of this is equally true of Judge Kavanaugh.

      “I do not think it is fair to hold Judge Kavanaugh responsible for the fact that Judge Garland is not a justice today. Instead I would urge this committee to treat him as we expect him to treat litigants that appear before him — on his own merits and with an open mind towards someone whose views may differ from our own. Our judicial system is not well served by tit-for-tat politics.

      “At the end of the day I enthusiastically support Judge Kavanaugh and I am proud to introduce him because he is unquestionably qualified by his extraordinary intellect, experience, and temperament and he does easily fit within the mainstream of legal thought.

      “I look forward to the committee over the next few days getting to know the Judge Kavanaugh that I know and at the end of that process I hope you will agree that he should be confirmed to succeed his former boss on the Supreme Court.”

      Grassley: “Thank you Miss Blatt.”


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  5. WICKED…………………

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      Replying to @EdwardTHardy
      Telling the truth takes practice?


      Replying to @EdwardTHardy
      I don’t really want a justice in the Supreme Court that needs to practice answers to questions about his alleged history of sexual assault.


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  10. eliihass says:

    It’s like a never-ending Orwellian cheap skit playing out before our eyes and that of the whole world… with a clownish, unscrupulous, self-interested, marginally literate and incurious narcissist, cum megalomaniac conman – complete in hair and make-up and costume – seemingly playing the ‘lead’ …as any number of similarly cunning, agenda-driven puppeteers endlessly patronize him, chew-up and spit words into his mouth, and help engineer his con – and theirs …while any number of other big and small-time crooks rally for him, surround him …kissing-up to and auditioning for him …looking to get their own bit parts in the ultimate ‘power’ con game of pillaging via lucrative, perks/power-filled ‘big government’ gigs… same ‘big government’ they all claim to hate..

    He and they can’t believe their luck…

    A hollow, morally-bankrupt, treasonous, greedy, unscrupulous, immoral, crooked dum-dum, who’d never ever have qualified for even a basic security clearance …yet now not only has access to, but presides over all of it …and has now the final say on the most sensitive and critical..

    An incredibly petty, shallow, small, unscrupulous, financially and morally bankrupt, buffoonish, lying, treasonous conman owned and installed by a hostile foreign entity …is now not only holding hostage and playing pretend in the People’s House, but like the petty thief he’s always been, one who’s furiously insisted that he’s worth ‘billions’, but has consistently defaulted on loans, callously scammed ordinary folks for pennies, shafted workers, filed multiple bankruptcies, passed off counterfeits as real ..fake cubic zirconia cufflinks as real diamond originals from Tiffany’s, and passed off as ‘authentic’, various fake Renoir reproductions – even as the real thing bequeathed by the original family who owned it, the verified one and only original, is still hanging at the Art institute, Chicago… this petty conman is now brazenly freeloading off every last taxpayer funded everything …and scamming and swindling every which way he can as he illegitimately and undeservedly occupies the ultimate sacred space… and is now at the moment controlling and brazenly, greedily and vindictively exploiting for his own purposes, the entire awesome apparatus of the formerly greatest country and democracy in the world…

    And then there’s always some black kid wheeled out by same unapologetic White supremacists, as a prop for their momentary purposes..


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    A legend 😥😥


  17. I can’t deal with this…………………..


  18. Liza says:

    Animals left to drown.


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    Mixed up my posts.. sorry..

    Meant to post this..


  21. eliihass says:

    Awwwww.. how sweet..

    The stepford wife passed out sprinkle cupcakes to the far too easily impressed media..


    • eliihass says:

      The guy in the mixed-up post above is Jack Dorsey… Twitter head honcho …alt-right dork..

      He permanently boots you off Twitter if you call Piers Morgan a cunt..

      But he very reluctantly …and only after hours and hours of repeated complaints… just offers a time-out of less than a day if you encourage death threats against Dr. Blasely Ford, and go on to post her home address and telephone numbers..

      And he does nothing when the offender returns from his short time-out, and just keeps posting Dr. Blakey Ford’s personal contact info and home address …a crime by the way..

      I kinda blame black twitter for helping in many ways to ‘normalize’ Twitter..

      Twitter as set up originally, for all intents and purposes, had a right-leaning libertarian sensibility and bias that echoed its founders leanings… They were John McCain fanboys who supported Romney in 2012 ..

      The idea that Alex Jones was ok, until of course he wasn’t – and only because he targeted and insulted Jack personally …and the treasonous buffoon gets to do as he abusively pleases on the platform …whereas Jack and co. would’ve quickly wielded authority over the historic president had he ever abused and misused Twitter or disregarded its rules.. or failed to include them in his initial WH tech gathering..

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  23. BETO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m seeing @BetoORourke signs up in Washington County, Fayette County, Austin County. He’s rockin & rollin across the State!


  24. Liza says:

    I watched this last night, it’s a really good program.

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    Thread. This infuriates me. What we’ve got here is a cold blooded killer. The cops need to stop protecting a murderer simply because she’s a cop. They need to allow justice for Botham Jean’s family.

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  33. I don’t want to see any texts from this thug. I hate him intensely.

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  36. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : September 19, 2018

    Atone: verb uh-TOHN

    1 : to make amends : to provide or serve as reparation or compensation for something bad or unwelcome — usually + for
    2 : to make reparation or supply satisfaction for : expiate — used in the passive voice with for

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    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😒 😒

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    Are coming?
    Where has this person been?😟😕😕

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    Very powerful thread

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    • Liza says:

      The Normal Heart, which I believe was an HBO film, chronicles this period quite well. I actually remember where I was when I first read about the “gay cancer” for the first time. It’s interesting how people who were not affected can look back on this and make “scholarly” statements. SMH.


  59. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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