Never forget that the race is between two sociopaths. How do I know these two candidates are sociopaths? Only a sociopath has the skills required to compete in such a competitive contest. Texas is cited as a conservative state. Texas is a red state. There is nothing conservative about either siting senators from Texas. Beto O’rourke is a much more appealing candidate than Ted Cruz. I think he will win. I don’t support either candidate. O’rourke is a master at both telling voters what they want to hear and making folks who disagree feel good about voting for him anyway.
What are the issues in the race? The only issues you will hear anything about are the ones being talked about today in the conservative and liberal echo chambers. Are there any other issues? The biggest issues are the trade war and the new income transferring ballooning deficit spending stimulus initiative. There is the war for profit issue. There are other issues we know nothing of. Congress hordes information and keeps it from the public constantly. Formal elections are for the comfort of the citizens. Most of what happens in government is the result of who has or doesn’t have political power in the informal system. Expect all of the political dialog to focus on superficial issues with superficial information.
O’rourke has taken ownership of the legalize cannabis issue. That will help him a great deal. Chances are good that Trump will find a way to reschedule marijuana and or make other legalization overtures before election day. O’rourke is first with the issue, and that will help him.
Do not mistake Texas voters as conservatives. The average Republican in Texas, depends far more on government than Democratic counterparts. There is not one conservative initiative in the state right now. Elections today are about which candidate is perceived as delivering the most essence from government. Republicans generally benefit hugely but indirectly from government policy. Democrats are perceived as getting direct benefits like welfare or food stamps. In no case at all is price the preferred method of deciding who gets what in terms of goods and services. Texans like all others today expect to get their essence first from government.
The Cruz/O’rourke race is not about being a conservative or a liberal. The difference is in the style of extracting benefits out of the overall population.
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