FOX NEWS DECISION DESK RACE CALL: Gov. Abbott wins Texas race against Beto O’Rourke.

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Yet that’s what today’s Democratic Party has become: if you nationalize your message, go viral often enough, and enlist journalists to praise the way you sweat through your shirts — so sexily, as opposed to Ted Cruz — you too can suck massive amounts of cash out of the pockets of idiot donors who are too busy feeling good about their rightness to analyze what kind of Democrat would actually win in Texas.

Democrats should be grateful for what Greg Abbott is about to do to Beto O’Rourke. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be nice. But it will be necessary for a political party that needs to wrestle with the truth about what they’re doing wrong. Maybe this time, they’ll learn from the pain.

Or not. Democrats set $36 million alight when Abbott beat Wendy Davis in 2014, and in 2002, “Democrat Tony Sanchez mostly self-financed a $67.2 million campaign — compared to Gov. Rick Perry, who spent nearly $28 million to win by almost 20 percentage points.”