Liberals Angry at White Women for Re-Electing Ted Cruz, a Hispanic

The Daily Signal | 11/8/2018 | Staff
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If you were looking for a dramatic Senate contest, Cruz vs. O’Rourke in Texas covered all the bases.

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It began as a fairly tepid race, with incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, largely ignoring challenger Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke for months. It turned into a hotly contested, nationally watched race once the GOP realized O’Rourke was resonating with, and exciting, voters in the Lone Star State.

Reminiscent of the celebrity infatuation in 2008 with another Democrat, then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, black-and-white “Beto” signs and shirts showed up not only in Texas, but across the country.

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But even in the face of the media fawning over O’Rourke, an 11th-hour endorsement from singer Beyonce, O’Rourke’s $30 million fundraising edge, and high voter turnout in liberal jurisdictions such as Harris County, Cruz pulled off a victory by 50.9 percent to 48.3 percent of the vote.

O’Rourke has Irish roots, Cruz has Cuban roots. Despite Cruz’s being Hispanic, though, a favored identity group in the view of liberals, the left is insulting “white women” for voting for the sitting senator.

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According to NBC News, 59 percent of white women voted for Cruz and not for O’Rourke, a fact that left many liberals unhappy.

White women… we need to talk.

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I’m not referring solely to the 59% that voted for Ted Cruz nor the 53% that voted for Trump.

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