Skip to comments.As Latinos tilt Democratic, can Texas stay ‘red’?
Posted on 11/26/2008 8:10:30 AM PST by rabscuttle385
The Lone Star State is the last big GOP bastion where Hispanics are a sizable voting bloc.
When President Bush says so long to Washington on Jan. 20, hell return to a much different Lone Star State from the one he left eight years ago.
Pickup trucks, Big Oil, and barbecue brisket still reign supreme, but this red state that helped deliver the presidency to Mr. Bush twice and his father once, and that catapulted GOP strategist Karl Rove to the national stage, is suddenly spotted with big pockets of blue.
Dallas is controlled by Democrats; Houston is in their hands, too. Its all largely because of the states growing Hispanic population, which overwhelmingly sided with Democrats this year.
The tide of demography in Texas is moving against the Republicans, says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. All the major cities are Democratic and are likely to become more so over time.
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Witness the dark side of non-enforcement of immigration law.
When “La Amnestia” comes...and it will now...it’s all over but the shoutin’.
Correct.....If you want to see how Hispanics will vote....simply look at who they place in office in Mexico. Hispanics are use to being taken care of by their government. They don’t know what to do if left on their own.
You’re a Mexican, legal or illegal. What’s the difference. You came here for handouts, gov’t perks, benefits, welfare, Medicaid, crime, drugs, free hospitalization. You set up violent killer gangs all across America. You’re a victim. Society wasn’t kind to you. Stealing from Americans is a lot easier than working. Of course you’re a liberal. Liberalism creates victims, it loves victims, that’s how it survives.
“Multiculturalism” and “diversity” will be the death of this nation. People don’t come here to become Americans anymore, they come here for the handouts. And they vote for whoever gives them the most handouts.
Soon there won’t be a red state left in the country. There will still be conservative areas, but we’ll have no voice because we’ll be overwhelmed by the populations of the blue cities that are dependent on the government.
Cities = evil.
The trick is to import legal, highly-educated immigrants who want to settle down and start their own businesses and families. Those folks recognize the value of such "antiquated concepts" as the rule of law, the value of keeping what they earn, and the reason for assimilating into the melting pot of our American Republic. Instead, the Republicans played into the hands of the globalists (not necessarily within the Democratic Party) by allowing a massive influx of illegal, unskilled, uneducated aliens who are easy to control and manipulate with propaganda. Now the Republicans are stuck pandering to segmented groups of the population with promises of entitlements. And, we know who wins that game.
Many Hispanics crossed over to vote for GB.
Many many Vietnameese people are business owners who vote for conservatives
They run the hair salon, the dry cleaner, the Pho Restaurant and care about things like the rule of law, low taxes and freedom
After all, they left because of the communists and many of their children share these values
The only way the Hispanic tide can be stemmed is by closing the border and assimilating the Latin Americans as the children and grandchildren of the Eastern and Southern Europeans who immigrated en masse from 1880 to 1920 were. However, there is no political will to do so.
“...Liberalism creates victims, it loves victims, thats how it survives.”
Liberalism, much like communism, keeps people ignorant, hungry and sick just to stay in power.
There’s enough Communist “Red” in Massachusetts, thanks. Let’s keep it Conservative Blue. (Up yurs, newsspeak colors).
Awful lot of talk in the comments of this and other thread that can only be described as abject whining.
What are you going to do about electing Republicans?
Oh yes, you can swagger about and punch a fist into your hand about “Conservative Principals”, and then when you’re done that you can come to threads like this and whine.
What are you going to do about electing Republicans?
“As Latinos tilt Democratic, can Texas stay red?”
If we only let legal ones vote, the answer is yes.
Bingo, and we get balkanized socialism as part of the open borders, shamnesty bargain.
A lot of them must have stayed because McCain got virtually the same number of votes in TX this year as Bush did in '04 (within 60,000 votes out of 4.5 million cast for the Republicans). The problem is that the Dems got 700,000 more votes this year. I suspect a lot of the increase was due to early voting and what I believe will turn out to be record black voting in the cities.
I'm sure there was an increase in hispanic numbers for the Dems this year. I just don't know how big it was. Here in Houston, there are substantial pockets of middle class hispanics. They own homes, they work, they're legal and I saw many McCain signs in their neighborhoods this year.
We have access to the precinct-by-precinct voting results here in Harris County. I suspect they would show most of the Dem increase was in black precincts. If I ever get the time, I may look into that.
Agreed. Cities are not a healthy, natural, habitat for humans.
If the GOP put a stop to mass immigration then there would be a chance at reversing the demographic shifts. Everyone knows, whether they admit it or not, that letting millions of third world people into the USA will lead to a serious decline in our standards of living. Since the GOP will not make this an issue then there is little hope at this point.