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Democrats Set Sights On Texas (Latinos=Blue State?)
The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 9, 2008 | Peter Wallsten

Posted on 11/09/2008 6:33:33 AM PST by truthkeeper

As they review the results of Tuesday's election victories and begin looking toward future campaigns, some Democrats have settled on a rallying cry: Texas is next.

It sounds improbable for the Republican bastion that produced President Bush and served as an early laboratory for Karl Rove's hard-nosed tactics. But Texas is one of several reliably red states that are now in Democrats' sights as party strategists begin to analyze a victorious 2008 campaign that they believe showed the contours of a new movement that could grow and prove long-lasting.

A multiethnic bloc of Latinos, blacks, young people and suburban whites helped to broaden the party's reach Tuesday well beyond its traditional base in the Northeast and the West Coast -- carrying Barack Obama into the White House and expanding the party's majorities in Congress...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; democrats; hispanics; immigrantlist; latinovote; texas; tx2008
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1 posted on 11/09/2008 6:33:33 AM PST by truthkeeper
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To: truthkeeper

It’s going to be interesting watching what happens as blacks and latinos square off against the gay rights lobby.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 6:35:02 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: truthkeeper

Easy! open the gates to mexico all the way.


3 posted on 11/09/2008 6:35:43 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( When CHANGE comes let me know, I'll put my tin foil hat on and sit in front of myTV)
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To: truthkeeper

Broken borders and mass migration are a boon to Libs. Hussein will make 40 million illegals legal, and they’ll all vote dem. Cradle to grave govt. handouts expected, paid for by the rest of us, i.e., the working poor.


4 posted on 11/09/2008 6:36:09 AM PST by hershey
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To: truthkeeper

I just checked The Weather Channel, Weatherbug, and the NWC. I didn’t see a freeze forecast for HELL anywhere.


5 posted on 11/09/2008 6:37:47 AM PST by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: truthkeeper

Before you swallow this hook, line and sinker, remember that the Obama team is full of former Clintonites. One of their standard MO’s is to plant a false story in the press to send everyone off on a wild goose chase.

From here on in, whatever you see in the DBM, consider it misinformation planted by the Obama team then try to figure out why it was planted.

Do not believe it to be factual or truthful.


6 posted on 11/09/2008 6:38:47 AM PST by randita (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: truthkeeper

Wishful thinking. Latinos came to the United States to escape Socialism and prosper. If we are sinking into the cesspool of Socialism, like the nations they are fleeing, it won’t take much of a conservative politician to point that out and ask them to put a stop to the communists.


7 posted on 11/09/2008 6:39:30 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: truthkeeper

Why not the already have a demorat governor and that rino Hutchison.


8 posted on 11/09/2008 6:39:39 AM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
interesting watching what happens as blacks and latinos square off against the gay rights lobby.

Yep. We all know about the deep affection the latinos have for the blacks.

Ahhh, there will be such harmony in diversity...

9 posted on 11/09/2008 6:42:21 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: truthkeeper
Latinos=Blue State? Maybe so. But I'd guess the original formula is something like this:

Free things from the government for me, paid for out of others' taxes = Blue State
10 posted on 11/09/2008 6:42:52 AM PST by flowerplough (Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. -O, Jan '08)
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To: truthkeeper
Skip to comments. Democrats Set Sights On Texas (Latinos=Blue State?)

I never thought North Carolina would become a blue state [now I'd be ashamed to say I was from there!]. The point is: while this may seem to be far-fetched, it is not beyond the realm of possibility. It reflects the dims strategy. Those "anchor babies" are growing up and will be recruited by the radical left - 0bama and gang.

11 posted on 11/09/2008 6:45:53 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (In Memory of Liberty and Freedom - July 4, 1776 - November 4, 2008)
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To: randita
From here on in, whatever you see in the DBM, consider it misinformation planted by the Obama team then try to figure out why it was planted. Do not believe it to be factual or truthful.

Uh...I've been a FReeper for 10 years...

12 posted on 11/09/2008 6:48:30 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper

Ah, a diversion. I wonder what Obama is cooking up in Washington? Texas going blue? Bot in this lifetime. And after Obamanation starts his Marxism, the Latinos will see him making Texas into a Mexican ghetto. Then they will revolt against him.


13 posted on 11/09/2008 6:49:24 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Colorado used to be reliably red too.


14 posted on 11/09/2008 6:49:51 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: realcleanguy

Well, I would certainly hope so.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 6:51:04 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper

Alaska is looking better all the time. Perhaps it will secede from the Union and become it’s own nation and totally put Washington in the rear view mirror.....


16 posted on 11/09/2008 6:51:32 AM PST by pctech
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The Democrats are going to misinterpret the results of states like NC turning blue. If the party in charge in the White House would have been a Democrat, traditional blue states would have turned Red.

The GOP just found itself in a lake of quicksand it could not get out of. The current economic stuff along with Bush and the rest of the GOP establishment refusing to put up a fight resulted in what happened last Tuesday.

17 posted on 11/09/2008 6:53:06 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: truthkeeper

that process started in the 2004 local campaigns.

i was sitting in a mcdonald’s reading newspapers and drinking coffee in north austin when a latino college student from ucsb introduced himself and started a political conversation.

he got angry that i didn’t agree with his “out of iraq” project while demanding american involvement in darfur, and he left.

it turned out that the student was on a grant to help out a democrat congessman take a seat in the area, and he won.


18 posted on 11/09/2008 6:53:24 AM PST by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: truthkeeper

Somehow, I don’t see this happening.


19 posted on 11/09/2008 6:53:37 AM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: pctech
It's funny. I'm here in California and used to dream about where I could move to. Now I accept that you can run, but you can't hide.

Better to stand our ground and fight. I am, anyway.

20 posted on 11/09/2008 6:53:38 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper

Are we beginning to GET THE PICTURE?

Conservatives are fighting a rear-guard action. The demographics of the country are changing rapidly, and those that are coming in - legally or illegally - will be voting for the party that delivers the most free goodies. Do you think they are concerned about the freedoms our forefathers created and fought for?

I’m sorry to be so negative, but when this country can ignore EVERYTHING that is right and good and elect a man like Obama....well, it’s got to tell you something.

In the next four years, so much will be done to increase the “progressive” majority, that I really see no reason for much hope. Not only will they increase the sheer numbers of those dependent on Democrats through amnesty or other means, they will begin to clamp down on the conservative voices in America. There are simply not enough R’s with a spine or blue dog D’s to stop this.

Really, who comes here anymore and votes Republican? They don’t come to pursue the American dream, they come for the handouts. We wail and gnash our teeth at the deterioration of American exceptionalism - they welcome it.


21 posted on 11/09/2008 6:54:02 AM PST by StatenIsland (The '08 Election: It's about the survival of our country, not making a point...)
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To: SouthTexas

Keep fighting the good fight, my FRiend.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 6:55:07 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: pctech
Alaska is looking better all the time.

The great thing about Alaska is they take money from the OIL Companies and give it to you just for living there.

It may be socialist/communist (not sure which), but hey, its a great scam.

23 posted on 11/09/2008 6:55:20 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!

Been my tagline for years....

24 posted on 11/09/2008 6:55:59 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: truthkeeper
Colorado used to be reliably red too.

So was Orange County, California. Wherever the illegal invasion takes hold, the area turns blue. However much some people don't want to believe that, and insist that Latinos are "Catholics, with family values" who will vote Republican, it just won't happen. How much evidence do we need before we see the truth? County after county, state after state, is turning blue, and it's largely because of immigration, legal and illegal, and the offspring of immigrants. We're never going to be able to do anything about it until we at least face reality.

25 posted on 11/09/2008 6:57:02 AM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Nea Wood

I’m in Whittier...you’re singing my song.


26 posted on 11/09/2008 6:57:57 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: Steamburg

What are you smoking? You think Mexicans are escaping socialism? Like they yearn to breathe free and all that? They like socialism and expect socialism. They will vote to institute socialism here.

The reason they come here is THE MONEY. Mexico’s socialism isn’t as good as our (former) capitalism is. There’s still some money here to “spread around”.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 6:58:32 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: StatenIsland

Excellent points. I truly believe we need to get more involved with these groups without pandering. Conservative values will win out, but we cannot keep relying on people “getting it”. We have to work harder to communicate.


28 posted on 11/09/2008 6:59:46 AM PST by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: truthkeeper

A multiethnic bloc of dumbassed voters is more like it.


29 posted on 11/09/2008 7:01:51 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: truthkeeper

I’ve spoken to a number of hard-working Latinos, either Mexican or Columbian. One has become a citizen, another is anticipating becoming citizen. They are exposed to liberal bs, but when we talk, they are clearly conservative-minded. They believe in hard work, and their talent and ability taking them far. They shake their heads at the lazy people they see in their neighborhoods on the welfare dole. They go to church. Conservatives and Republicans are making a huge mistake in thinking these people want a Hugo Chavez or Castro as the U.S. leader. We should be clear—we are not against legal immigration. I’ve told them, that illegal immigration is bad for them, too. If they are up to $15 or $18 an hour, and an illegal comes along willing to do it for $6, that’s not beneficial to them. They completely agree. They also say there are NO jobs where they come from in Mexico. What I don’t understand is, why are our companies going to China to produce sofas, clothing and sneakers, when Mexico has all these hungry for work workers. Why? Instead of building a wall, build a freaking factory! These people also talk about rampant government corruption. They LIKE that America at least seems to have Laws! Don’t sound liberal or socialist to me! Save Texas! We need to go back to the red states lost in the election and talk to the Spanish, Latin heritage group that does not want Socialism.


30 posted on 11/09/2008 7:02:08 AM PST by samsmom
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To: truthkeeper
I don't think they have a chance in you know where..we love our freedom and guns here and they will be by our side the day these criminal Democrats try to take over our state..Gun sales have gone to 50% and also shooting ranges are crowed from what I hear..So Dem's think twice..
31 posted on 11/09/2008 7:03:34 AM PST by PLD
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To: paul544
Agree totally. First step...we absolutely have to promote and elect leaders who can formulate and articulate our messages, have great presence and charisma, and are fast on their feet.

Personally, I've had enough bumblers, stumblers, hemmers, hawers, and "Can't we all just get along?" types to last a lifetime.
ENOUGH, already with these shmoes!

32 posted on 11/09/2008 7:04:35 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper

Does a state have to turn into a shithole before it turns blue or is it blue before it morphs into a shithole? It may be merely anecdotal but it seems to me that most so called Blue States are in very precarious condition, just like many of their cities. Fact is, Obama will turn us into a “Blue” country.


33 posted on 11/09/2008 7:04:50 AM PST by donaldo
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To: LongElegantLegs
Y'all better get your borders closed soon, afore them Blue Stater's show up and change your state! Remember the Neborg is always an option, unless we move to Alaska. ;-)
34 posted on 11/09/2008 7:07:12 AM PST by Vor Lady (Previet Comrade! Fraternal greetings from Amerika!)
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To: SouthTexas
Somehow, I don’t see this happening.

Bet on it happening. California used to be Reagan Country. Reagan carried California in 1988. 20 years later this state is a one party ruled democrat lock. Secure the border or you are doomed.

35 posted on 11/09/2008 7:07:41 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: truthkeeper
Colorado used to be reliably red too. Nevada went blue this year too.
36 posted on 11/09/2008 7:09:53 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Nea Wood

Republicans and Conservatives are not reaching out to this group. I pass by an ESL class held in Mamaroneck, NY. The teacher is a no holds barred Communist! Her class mostly consists of Latinos, Japanese and random others. Apparently she teaches American “history” but it’s all bad! She takes these starry eyed newcomers and fills them with crap which makes them ripe for the liberals who are supposedly there to help them under the guise of “social justice.” We need to speak to these groups too. We have much more in common with them. Family is very important. Most have come here to work. They don’t like Castro and Chavez—at least the ones who actually came here to work.


37 posted on 11/09/2008 7:10:51 AM PST by samsmom
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To: truthkeeper

Order the Texas Natonal Guard to seal that border... this is TEXAS after all!

LLS


38 posted on 11/09/2008 7:13:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: StatenIsland

If it gets that bad we will go Wolverine.

LLS


39 posted on 11/09/2008 7:14:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: donaldo

Simply look at California. Used to be great state, conservative and a leader. Now it’s broke and a one party rule landslide blue state.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 7:15:37 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: truthkeeper

The only thing that will forestall this is if somehow amnesty isn’t granted. But generally, from what I’ve seen, people have come to Texas because that’s where the jobs have been, home prices are still quite affordable, and we don’t have a state income tax.

Now we know, you just can’t have a state with these characteristics. So naturally the Dems will seek to turn Texas into yet another liberal Dem economic success.


41 posted on 11/09/2008 7:18:48 AM PST by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: truthkeeper
Meanwhile, the GOP still has its sights set on out-Democrating Democrats. The Republican Party has essentially turned its back on conservatism. I no longer consider myself a Republican. If anyone asks, I tell them I am a Conservative.

Case in point: Here in Georgia, Saxby Chambliss is in danger of losing what should have been a slam-dunk win in this state because he decided to act like a Democrat. He was an early proponent of amnesty along with McCain. He champions his initiative in getting the super-boondoggle agriculture bill passed. He endorsed McCain early during the campaign while his House counterparts were backing Romney. And finally he supported the $700 billion bailout of Obama cronies at Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and Fannie Mae. And now to top it all off, the first person he calls on to help him in his runoff bid is loser John McCain.

42 posted on 11/09/2008 7:22:39 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: ecomcon

I think we have more to fear from the Yankee invasion than the one from the south.

While I don’t disagree that the border should be closed, sometimes I think the Red should be addressed first.


43 posted on 11/09/2008 7:23:14 AM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SouthTexas

I understand that, for sure. Feinstein, Boxer, Schwarzennegger, all Eastern transplants. Damn them.


44 posted on 11/09/2008 7:29:28 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon

Just watch what happens when the non productive portions of Latinos and blacks start to fight over the shrinking benefits.

The productive portions of our population are going to resent spreading what little they will be permitted to produce. Profit is colorblind.


45 posted on 11/09/2008 7:29:40 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: The South Texan

“The GOP just found itself in a lake of quicksand it could not get out of.”

Oh, we ‘just found ourselves’ there, did we?

That is what happens when we DO NOT DO THE RIGHT THING.

We had control for a long period of time. We could have fixed those particular problems BEFORE they blew up on us.

Couldn’t we.

ACORN was known about.
The CRA act was known about.
The Housing bubble was known about.
The massive subdivisions being built that nobody could afford were known about.

Our out of control and undisciplined spending were known about.

Our failure to push and set TERM LIMITS were known about.

Our failure to push and set AGE LIMITS were known about.

WE ARE REAPING THE WHIRLWIND OF OUR OWN INACTIONS.

We did not apply enough effort and pressure.


46 posted on 11/09/2008 7:29:54 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: truthkeeper
Dallas county is now "blue".
47 posted on 11/09/2008 7:30:22 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: truthkeeper

When a democracy has more takers than givers, and the takers have an equal vote, democracy can not survive; socialism will reign supreme, and it will mean the end of the United States as we have known it!


48 posted on 11/09/2008 7:30:59 AM PST by Froggie
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To: ecomcon

So how do we de-infest California?


49 posted on 11/09/2008 7:31:10 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: ecomcon

They are entrenched everywhere.


50 posted on 11/09/2008 7:32:07 AM PST by katiekins1
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