"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Apparently, the Washington Post released a poll the other day that showed Hillary leading Trump in Texas (which was listed as a "tossup"):
This was quickly followed by a panic stricken fundraising e-mail from Governor Abbott (Sidenote: Governor Abbott reported over $28 MILLION cash on hand in his last campaign finance report):
Not to be outdone, "Chairman Tom Mechler" got in on the act as well:
Austin American Statesman: Washington Post poll has Clinton and Trump locked in dead heat in Texas
Adam, this isn’t a joke.
Many Texas conservatives have let their guard down, and Hillary’s campaign juggernaut is taking full advantage of it.
After years of success at the ballot box, Republicans have assumed that our state would remain a beacon for liberty and freedom--and never turn blue. It’s time to step it up NOW. We cannot afford to lose Texas in November.
The Washington Post’s latest poll has Hillary Clinton with a 1-point lead over Donald Trump in Texas. Don’t sit on the sidelines. We have to do everything we can to keep Texas red!
It only takes one bad election to undo everything we’ve achieved together. We must have your help right away!
Will you help us in this fight? The stakes cannot be higher. A victory for Hillary in Texas would guarantee her the White House. But that’s not the only thing at stake. They’re also trying to win important down-ballot races. If they win these races, Governor Abbott’s conservative agenda for next session could be dead on arrival.
Our field team has been working across the state, and we’re relying on the support of generous Texans to keep it running--registering voters, training volunteers, and getting Republicans to the polls. Can Governor Abbott count on your support?
Hillary and the Democrats have multiple offices in Texas, and have been working tirelessly to win the Lone Star State. Tim Kaine is scheduled to campaign across Texas again as Election Day draws closer. The time to act is NOW. Please make the most generous contribution you can to help our statewide field team ensure Texas remains red.
The road to the White House could be determined in Texas.
Texans for Greg Abbott
This is silly on so many levels.
According to the latest polls, the race for the White House is a dead heat. Those polls also have the Obama-Clinton Democrats and their friends in the liberal media thinking Crooked Hillary might be able to pick off Republican strongholds – like Texas.
You read that right.
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats think they smell an opportunity to pull off a shocking upset in the Lone Star State and they'll pour the Clinton Cash political machine funds into Texas to do just that.
If Donald Trump is going to lead unprecedented Republican victories en route to the White House, he must win here, in Texas – America's great stronghold of liberty-loving commonsense conservatives.
And only the Republican Party of Texas has the ability to do what it will take to emerge victorious up-and-down the ticket on Election Day with the staff, volunteers, polling, voter outreach, advertising, and Get-Out-the Vote programs that make all the difference.
That's why I'm asking you to make an emergency contribution to the Republican Party of Texas now:
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Adam, we must prove the leftist media and Hillary campaign wrong! Please step forward right now and make an urgent contribution of $25, $50, $75, or even $100 or more to support the Texas GOP today!
Chairman, Republican Party of Texas
P.S. Adam, we need your help for the Republican Party of Texas to beat back Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' challenge this election cycle. It's time to prove the liberal media wrong. Texas is not in a dead-heat because we have the support of conservative grassroots leaders across the state. Please let me know you are with our Party by chipping in $10 or even $100 today!
First of all, the polls have been tightening nationally for the past two weeks, yet we're supposed to believe that Hillary is surging in Texas at the same time she's nosediving nationally?!?
Then there's this:
If anyone believes Obama is actually at 48% job approval in Texas, we have some mineral rights in South Texas we'd love to sell them.
Finally, one anecdotal note: We live in one of the bluest parts of the state, in a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, and we've seen literally zero activity from the Democrats this cycle. If a groundswell against Trump was brewing, we would have seen a voter registration drive by now. It ain't happening.
If anything, Democrats have taken a step backwards from Battleground Texas'
So, what's happening?!?
There are two explanations:
- This is just a screwy poll and the general election results in Texas will be roughly in line with the past two decades with, perhaps, modest variation due to national conditions; this is, by far, the likeliest explanation.
- Trump is F**KED nationally. Given the afore mentioned national trend, we don't think this is correct. In the event that is the case, however, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Either way, nothing that happens in Texas is going to have any effect on the national election; anyone who tells you otherwise is sowing panic to advance an agenda.
Bottom Line: Barring a national landslide, Trump will win Texas comfortably. Governor Abbott and RPT are sowing fear for fundraising purposes. Vote your conscience.