I just mailed my early voting ballot and I voted straight Republican. Here’s why:

For nearly two years, I’ve seen the Democrats do everything to resist and disrupt President Trumps’ agenda. They still can’t believe Hillary lost the election.

The Democrats have now shifted from resist to destroy. Even after a left wing nut tried to kill Republican senators at a ball practice, Democrats like Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and others calling for their left wing supporters to get in the face of Trump cabinet members and staff, to disrupt their dinners at a restaurant or anywhere else you find them. Hillary says no civility until Democrats regain power.

I saw the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee pull out all stops to disrupt the hearing to approve Judge Brett Kavanaugh. They even bragged that Chuck Shumer placed a conference call to Democrat members the night before to plan the side show. Demonstrators were called in to scream and disrupt the hearing, and to be paid by George Soros and the Clintons.

Then came the accusations of attempted rape and the promotion of gang rape parties by Kavanaugh in his high school years. All accusations were disproved after an FBI investigation. Since then, we‘ve seen demonstrations from Antifa, Code Pink, Black Lives Matter and other left wing groups continuing the disruption.

The Democrats have a perfect right to vote their party lines in the midterms. I’m just not sure they should tell anyone.

Dick Hensley

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Claudia Burnam

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Claudia Burnam

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Jarvis Buckley

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dick bell

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Don Schlessinger

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Gary Miller

Amen y"all! Tell me do y'all think MOBS will defeat JOBS?

Emile Pope

Did they have tiki torches?

Robert Waggoner

Promoting straight ticket voting sometimes can be the wrong way to vote. Everyone has the privilege to vote and should do so. They also need to look at each candidate positions and what they will stand for. Not too long ago straight ticket was pushed and one judge in the Republican Party was voted in by this turned out to be not so ethical, used his powers abusively, and even wound up in prison. I do agree with all of your arguments in this article, but before I vote, I'll do my research. Remember, there are bad actors in both parties. If you disagree, why haven't the Republicans gotten more done in Congress having control of both houses and the Presidency? There is still an active swamp in Washington.

Bill Broussard

Robert: 👍

George Croix

Because, as we learned in 7th grade, the Senate has to vote to pass legislation sent by the House before it can go to be signed by the Executive, and the Senate minority has not allowed such to happen, there needing to be 60 votes to pass if all Senators are voting.
Give the Republicans 60 votes in the Senate, and a bigger House majority to make up for the RINOs backtracking, and stand by to catch flushed out alligators......[beam][beam]

If not, then trade the jobs for the mobs......catchy phrase, sadly factual......

There is nothing in the article that says the author did NOT look at all possib ilities, and still decide to vote straight ticket because he thought the alternative(s) were not acceptable to him.
I, too, will be voting all one Party, for the simple reason that not a single person on the other one is where I am on the issues now.....I will, though, vote EACH position separately, and check my vote carefully, to be as sure as possible whi I vote for gets that vote before finalizing the procedure. Can't do that if you just pull the single Party switch......

Gary Miller

No straight party for me. I believe that is how the DC swamp became and how so many liberals ( RINO'S ) were elected to the GOP. If I'm unsure about a candidate I just pass. I pass on one or two since I started paying attention during and before the primaries several years ago.

Emile Pope

A bunch of republican talking points strung together based on falsehoods. But what is true is that the republicans passes a tax cut for billionaires and are now preparing to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid because they say that the deficit is too high. Interesting how the republicans reward senior citizens for their support. McConnell is doing that not Pelosi...

George Croix

If I get to keep 5 dollars, that's 5 bucks I earned that will not be going to somebody to sit on their B-hinds and refuse to participate in America, and whine about 'the rich', as if Joe Blow Down the Corner is the guy investing and creating jobs....
But, of course, I got to keep a lot more than 5 bucks...and so did just about all wage earners who pay federal taxes.
People who don't pay federal taxes have no tax to be cut....
The deficit? NOW the left are suddenly deficit hawks.....it must cost ya'll a fortune to have to buy two of every facial product, toothbrushes, combs, ...
Same old same old class warfare from the left wingers, as they have to do something to distract from the disaster known as Obama, the failed half-century old promises of the left, and try to convince enough equally clueless people that they are worse off now with record low unemployment and record high jobs availability, and millions now NOT having to be on federal assistance and food stamps.

"The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
Be nice if that wasn't so true year after year after decade after generation after...

Emile Pope

McConnell said it...

Gary Miller

Emili! Democrats are the only Experts? saying Republicans want to cut SS, Medicare or Medicaid. No Republican has said that.

Gary Miller

Emili! A true Democrat. I've heard people say Democrats always lie. Likely not quite true. I've heard the other side of the story where people say Democrats never tell the truth. Which are you trying to prove correct?

Jarvis Buckley

Emile I bet you find it hard to look in the mirror when you shave😀.
You are knowledgeable & articulate,
I know you don't really believe your comments. But you accomplish your
goal I imagine. Fuel the fire of the liberals. Sure wish you were a conservative.

Emile Pope

I go by what someone actually said not what someone said they said. It's called thinking for myself...

George Croix

"I go by what someone actually said not what someone said they said. It's called thinking for myself...'

You actually believe yourself saying the exact opposite of what you so routinely and demonstrably exhibit in these pages, don't you, Pope?
Well, good luck with that.....[smile]

Emile Pope

McConnell wants to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. These are facts...

George Croix

What do YOU want to do, Pope, continue as is, or raise them, and run the programs dry??
Take care of your generation, and screw everybody else?
Maybe put a few million illegals in the system(s) to boost votes for your Party, and screw over U.S. citizens?
What's your grand plan, for solvency, other than pretend you have one and hope somebody, 'Mr./Ms. Many" is listening to you....??
[beam][whistling]

Emile Pope

Tax cuts add to the deficit. Social Security doesn't. So why are they trying to cut it? Easy for people already receiving it to agree to change the rules for those who aren't getting it yet. Tell ya what, take away the benefits from those receiving it now since they are supposedly bankrupting the system...

George Croix

Social Security requires social security taxes paid by someone else other than the recipients and the amont of social security tax revenues depends on enough people having good jobs to pay more into the system. Had the ‘trust fund’ not been so tempting to your buddies decades ago it could be self-sustaining by now, rather than long ago ‘borrowed’, and there’s also the tidbit that your buddies support with rabid fervor the ‘choice’ to kill to date over 50 million that would have provided more workers to add more SS revenue, rather than end up in a dumpster, so your high horse has only itself to blame for being lame and unable to run as far....
Now, rather than divert as always answer the question what YOU would do to extend the programs or just let them die.
I’m betting the answer is the usual one - none....

Gary Miller

Emili! Your opinion belongs to you. Facts do not.

Emile Pope

So let’s see. You have no problem with your Social Security and Medicare benefits being paid by today’s workers while at the same time supporting their benefits being cut just to keep yours coming in.

George Croix

I've got no more problem with that than I do any other change in a situation that requires rethinking how to handle it responsibly.
That's why I'm not a 'progressive'...too much sense of reality to ever be one....
Ex post facto works for laws and promises, Pope....

Emile Pope

As long as the change doesn't adversely affect you.

George Croix

If my SS went away tomorrow, Pope, I'd hardly notice it.
That's a result of not counting on Uncle Sam to be my sole support.
But, unlike so many, I earned every dime of it by holding up my end of the contract, and am not even close yet to taking out what I paid into it.
If my Uncle sees a need to cut benefits so that the people who never paid a dime into the system can draw on it, I am not going to help them. If cutting helps future recipients who actually did work get theirs back, then cut away.
If you and your buddies weren't so hot to promote both infanticide and open borders, we'd have another 50 million or so paying into the system instead of in a landfill, and we'd have fewer lawn services paying nothing.....

Richard Huepers

Went to a SS seminar last night and learned a lot and George is correct (as usual).
The first thing we were reminded of was SS was NEVER supposed to be your single income source and if that is your plan you're not going be living well.
If I had started at 62 - $1600 +/-
If I had started at 65 - $2600 +/-
If I wait till 70 it's more like $3400 to $3600 (so I'm waiting).
Start early and get more money is a myth if you live a full life of 90.
The SS decision is strictly a financial decision not one made by the heart.

George Croix

Hey, Rick.
Seen any good scaffold tubing lately.....[beam][beam][beam][beam]
Neither have I......

While you're figuring, try this before you decide when to draw SS:
Take the monthly amount you were told you'd get if starting to draw at 62, then figure that for a year, then multiply by the 8 years you'd NOT be getting any at all if waiting till 70.
Note that figure.
Then, take your monthly 70 figure, subtract from that the monthly 62 figure you'd still be continually getting, and then taking the difference, see how many years you have to draw that waited-till-70 amount to equal the net amount you could already have gotten up to 70. Note how old you'd be before you actually started 'losing' anything monthly.
It's an interesting comparison, as basically we're betting on how long we'll live....

Steve Fouga

I'm with Gary; no straight-ticket vote for me. Study the candidates and vote according to your motives. If that turns out to be straight-ticket, so be it.

I'm glad Texas has eliminated the straight-ticket ballot for 2020.

George Croix

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That will force voters to at least look at each position.
Problem may be an increase in lung cancer, though...
The Left will no longer be able to cruise the local bars and trade a pack of Camels for a quick single vote....now it will take a full carton for time served in the booth.....
Voters in the cemeteries will continue to vote as always....[rolleyes][whistling][lol]

OK...OK....need to get to the store and get some Diet Coke.....quick....

Cary Semar

That won't stop me from voting a straight ticket. I gave up on the Republicans long ago.

George Croix

Me, too, Cary...which is why I vote for conservatives.....I don't care what Party they belong to.....it just happens that right now a Democrat Conservative is as scarce as hen's teeth.....[smile]

Richard Huepers

I had no intention of voting using one button until Monday. Two people showed up at my door, 'Hi we're from the Demo party and we have a couple of questions, 1. Are you going to vote........Yes.......Good. 2. When.........Maybe tomorrow.......Oh early voter. 3. May we ask who you're to vote for.........NO and you can leave........Thank you. PUSHED ONE RED BUTTON.

George Croix

Try a 'Trespassers Will Be Shot, Survivors Will Be Shot Again' sign.

Beats heck out of a 'No Solicitors' one....[beam][beam][beam]


Just kidding.....[whistling]

Paula Flinn

Houston Chronicle endorsed Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke for Senator. 😀

George Croix

The Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for President, PF.
The latter ended up tossed under a bus, twice, and the former tossed the rest of us under a bus, twice....
Bump...bump.....
"Doc, it hurts when I do that". "Then don't do that."

Paul Hyatt

Houston Chronicle is nothing but a left wing rag.... Only democrats pay attention to that garbage they put out....

Carlos Ponce

On the Chronicle endorsements:
Houston Chronicle endorsed Hillary Clinton.
https://www.chron.com/opinion/recommendations/article/For-Hillary-Clinton-8650345.php
Houston Chronicle endorsed Wendy Davis for governor.
https://www.chron.com/opinion/recommendations/article/Davis-for-governor-5830626.php
Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2008/10/18/635088/-
(Note: Although Obama won the presidency, Texans voted for John McCain. Obama received ZERO Texas Electoral votes in two elections.)
In other words, Texans don't care who the Houston Chronicle endorses.

KA Rex

Oh, here they go again. Living in the past. Well, shouldn't the Chronicle endorsements for Mitt Romney and the Bushies be on that list or is just the alt right personal hate list?

For those living in the present, the left wing rag also endorsed these well known foaming-at-the-mouth liberals for 2018: Greg Abbott, Randy Weber, Glenn Heger, Christie Craddock, etc … but, oh, but those endorsements don't fit the lies so shh, don't mention them!

George Croix

You are absolutely right about that, Karen.
The Chronicle did endorse those Republican winners.
They're still an overwhelming majority left wing publication, imo, but not all of the employees and editorial staff there are of that same ideology.
Something missing locally....[beam][beam]

KA Rex

Why do you use that name?

George Croix

I'll blame it on fat fingered mini keyboard, and Apple auto correct, and inattention on my part....

KA Rex

I do not appreciate being trolled. Remove it.

Carlos Ponce

Get real KA Rex! NO ONE voted for Greg Abbott, Randy Weber, Glenn Heger, Christie Craddock, etc because the Houston Chronicle endorsed them. A newspaper endorsement is just an opinion and it does not influences ANYONE'S vote. Well, maybe NOT everybody, maybe KA Rex will put aside personal objectivity and do whatever the Chronicle recommends. "Not I" says the rest of the world, "Not I"!

George Croix

I didn't, and don't, troll anything.
Not many trolls with the only name in the phone book.
You asked and I told you.
If you don't believe my answer, as lousy as I type herein, then YOU report it, and get it removed.
I don't care........

Don Schlessinger

I agree with Gary and Steve, we should be able to vote for the person not the party. My problem is I believe in personal responsibility. That’s 180 degrees out of phase with the American Socialist Party. So, I’ll vote only Republican.

Jarvis Buckley

Whom ever Houston Chronicle endorses I vote against.
The fact they don't care about Texas or our country is why I quit buying their paper. That's my opinion.
I agree with everyone that sees fit to vote a split ticket. It's certainly their right to vote as the see fit. Our soldiers died on the field to insure
them of that right. I vote straight Republican. That's my right. May our
State & country win on Nov.6 🇨🇱🇺🇸

Carlos Ponce

I will vote for the best candidate available. Find a Democrat with views similar to mine and I'll vote for him. The last Democrat that received my vote was Democrat candidate for Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook.

Charlene Adams

All that matters is what happens in the ballot box. Go vote and make your opinion count.

Michael Bailey

Don’t allow the liberal media or candidates to run our country...that would mimic the Nazi’s! Vote RED!

Cynthia Merritt

Beto says in his ad that he wants to expand Medicaid!!! We'll need it for all of those thousands of immigrants getting ready to cross the border - ILLEGALLY. But Beto wants to hand them a Medicaid card.

George Croix

Somebody's already handing the 'immigrants' food and water (a LOT of it for an original 4M people for about 60 days travel at 2 or 3 meals a day each...), backpacks, sleeping bags, medical care, sanitation facilities, etc......be interesting to know who is trying so hard to interfere with the November elections......one would think that would concern Democrats, the poster children for P&Mg about election interference, and the MSM, but, no......
Of course, it's entirely possible that all those people just decided on their own to suddenly band together and gear up and make a 1500 mile or so trip afoot and just trust they'd find food, water, and potties along the way, and just happen to arrive at the Rio about election day....
Sure...that must be it...........
Well, Castro once emptied his prisons and sent them to us..........
Hope Soros is getting his money's worth....once they get here, the taxpayers will be footing the bills for 4000 PLUS more additions to the Money Tree waiting line...

George Croix

Here's a guy with an excellent reason to vote FOR Republicans this election so we don't have to put up with mobs of invaders sanctioned by Democrats and their leaders' open borders wishes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7LGoHV3aKs

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