During this election cycle we’ve been entertained by many different slogans from the progressive, socialist, left. There is the “For the People” campaign slogan, and I just have to ask, who are these people benefiting from the #AbolishICE policy? Then there is the other favorite, “the blue wave.” Is that something that the famous Blue Man Group in Las Vegas does when they end their show? Needless to say, the Democrat [Socialist] party is providing us quite the show, no, a kabuki theater. So, I would like to ponder, if I may, this whole thing called a blue wave, because something just happened, in Texas, which just made them turn blue — meaning sad.
As reported by the San Antonio Express-News:
“Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.
A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.
“We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gunfight’s not over until the last shot’s fired,” Flores told the Express-News after Gallego conceded in a phone call just before 9 p.m. “The last shot’s been fired.”
According the Secretary of State’s website, Flores won with 53 percent of the vote to Gallego’s 47 percent with 44,487 ballots cast. Flores and Gallego competed in Tuesday’s runoff after emerging from an eight-candidate field in first- and second-place, respectively, in July’s special election to replace former [Democrat State] Sen. Carlos Uresti. The longtime lawmaker vacated his seat in June after being convicted of 11 felony charges [sentenced to 12 years in prison]. In his victory speech, Flores reflected about the historic significance of his win and the job ahead.
“This district has not been Republican since Reconstruction. And in September of 2018, it’s Republican once again,” Flores told supporters. “The work starts tomorrow.”
Christian Archer, [Democrat] Gallego’s campaign strategist, said he was shocked by the results, adding that they weren’t able to generate as much excitement as the Republicans. “I don’t have any regrets, but I have a lot of disappointment,” Archer said. Flores’ win marked an incredible upset in a district that political observers said shouldn’t have been competitive for Republicans. Low turnout in special elections and high-level GOP interests in preserving a Senate supermajority helped push Flores across the line, they said.”
Something tells me that this will not be a featured story on CNN or MSNBC, but if the shoe were on the other foot . . . well, you get my point. This election result comes with a new Quinnipiac poll that has Texas US Senator Ted Cruz with a nine point lead over his challenger, US Representative Robert Francis “Bobby” O’Rourke. That is also a bit of news the leftist media will not be reporting.
So, what is happening in the state, Texas, where the left’s slogan is “Turn Texas Blue?” Well, perhaps folks here in the Lone Star State don’t want to be blue — meaning sad. Perhaps they are enjoying the incredible economic growth they defines the Texas economy, and they prefer the principles that enable that growth. Perhaps the good folks here in Texas do not want to be on the road to serfdom, and begin to resemble California.
It’s obvious that the momentum that the progressive, socialist, left claimed to have is being drained due to the histrionics and antics of the left. In other words, the leftists have overplayed their hand. They are running these candidates whose principles, and values, are not consistent with the States in which they are competing. The stark realities of the difference between California, and Texas, are indisputable, and unacceptable, to us here in the Lone Star state, regardless of the appeal, charisma, of the candidate. That is also the case in red states like Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. This slick infiltration of progressive socialism, centered on major urban population centers, may not be able to overcome the recognition of this strategy, and the resulting shift in GOP voter enthusiasm.
Case in point: if the GOP were to run nationally against the Democrat [Socialist] party at the federal, state, and local levels, they would find success. This needs to be an ideological engagement, but leveraging the critical policy issues at the respective levels to make it pertinent. However, when Democrats are aligned, and associated with Mad Max Waters, Spartacus Booker, “I have no plan” Ocasio-Cortez, and others the voter is presented with a clear ideological choice. We must have candidates that are capable and willing to make the clear-cut delineation.
In my assessment, the left is creating their own demise. When voters start to pay attention to who the progressive socialists are, and that for which they stand — open borders, criminal illegal immigrants living in sanctuary states and cities, wealth redistribution, government control of economic production, and economic dependence — they will do as they did in San Antonio.
The choice is really not that hard. The blue wave represents a crushing blow to individual rights, liberty, and freedom. It believes that if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that . . . the blue wave only wants economic subjugation, and enslavement to its welfare nanny-state. The blue wave is all about equality of outcomes . . . and that is why it will fizzle out, and just be a ripple in a scum-filled pond.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.