Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yada yada yada. The Chicken Little “sky is falling” crowd will go into overdrive today, as Republicans will suddenly spin that as goes Massachusetts, so goes Texas. Wow, that’s a new one. Texas and Massachusetts don’t have anything in common except they both have people living in them who breathe air, both have a coastline, and both share an “e” and an “a” in their names.
First: remember how unpopular George W. Bush was, until about 12 minutes before he defeated Kerry? Remember how popular his father was, only months before Bill Clinton defeated him? Voters always present a moving target. They’ll keep moving until they stop moving in November, when the statewide and legislative elections that matter happen. So just because the Republicans won one on the other end of the country, let’s try our best to avoid calling all the Texas elections before a single voter has spoken, or at least before both political parties have their nominees, mmm-kay?
Second: great, voters are not happy with incumbents. That’s a news flash, so hold the presses. But last time I looked, the Republicans were in charge of everything in Texas. So if there’s something about the way Texas is being governed that voters don’t like, the folks to see about that are all hanging out over at Republican Headquarters.
I’m certainly not making a claim that the loss in Massachusetts is good news for Democrats. It’s not. But those who try to read too much into it for the purpose of somehow divining likely Texas election results, 10 months before the election, are certainly stretching.
But what the hell, you want “sky is falling?” I got your “sky is falling” right here. Nothing says “sky is falling” like yet another remix of this gem: