Skip to comments.Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country
Posted on 08/29/2010 9:35:13 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country By ADAM NAGOURNEY
SANTA ANA, Calif. Orange County has been a national symbol of conservatism for more than 50 years: birthplace of President Richard M. Nixon and home to John Wayne, a bastion for the John Birch Society, a land of orange groves and affluence, the region of California where Republican presidential candidates could always count on a friendly audience.
But this iconic county of 3.1 million people passed something of a milestone in June. The percentage of registered Republican voters dropped to 43 percent, the lowest level in 70 years.
It was the latest sign of the demographic, ethnic and political changes that are transforming the county and challenging long-held views of a region whose colorful its detractors might suggest zany reputation extends well beyond the borders of this state.
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Wow, heady stuff from the NY Times. An area that voted one way 40 years ago now leans another way.
All this babble when it could be summed up: Mexico takes over Orange County, turns it into screaming Mexican Commie craphole.
See? One sentence, all you need to know.
Foreign invaders tend to do this to an area. And when the invaders are socialists and Marxists, it only makes the problem worse.
And for some reason decide to vote Democrat even though they tend to be pro-business and are on the short end of the quotas and set-asides that Democrats like so well.
Could it be that they were not made to feel welcome in the Republican Party of Orange County? And if so, why?
Having lived in OC for the better part of my life I do not believe a word of this. Orange Co will be 5 for 5 after November elections in house seats after Sanchez is defeated.
OC is still very conservative.
I’ve lived in Orange County for 52 years. This has very little to nothing to do with Mexicans and a lot to do with mentally lazy gullible white people who swallow whole what the MSM tells them.
Demographic changes - unchecked illegal and legal immigration from 3rd World cesspools that suck the life out of social services and schools.
Santa Ana will never be Newport Beach, but Santa Ana has 5 kids per household and Newport Beach has 2, max.
It’s just a matter of time.
Longtime OC resident here too. City of Orange.
Little Adam N is one of the gay radical leftists at the slimes.
And dissipated white people, while it may be true, doesn't explain the Sanchez sisters.
I read the whole article. Typical rehash of old stereotypes, half truths, and distortions. Plus, if 43% of voters are Republican, 20% are independent, then what percentage does that leave who are Democrats?
I doubt that this is the explanation. AFAIK, Asians tend to vote more RAT than GOP throughout the country, although their loyalty to RATS is nothing like that of other key constituencies.
Considering 2008 was a year like 1994 in reverse, I don't think Orange County is dead yet. That's quite remarkable considering its neighbor to the north.
Cool. You can bring me lunch tomorrow. Thanks! :)
The ones I know....recognize the Kenyan for what he's worth and DO vote...accordingly.
People that work in the private sector are leaving Kalifornia by the droves. OC is no exception. All that are left are those that suck off the public system.
The Republicans can thank themselves and the Bush administration for that....Of course it was the Bush administration that gave America Obama...
Yo soy gringo nuevo ahora y me gusto el partido Democratico porque ellos da me favores especiales porque yo tengo piel moreno.
Los Republicanos son el partido de los anglos blancos intolerantes.
Senor Ricardo Nixon quien? un ladron no? quien odio los hippies?
Hence, the response from Nixon that they would not have him to kick around anymore.
“I read the whole article. Typical rehash of old stereotypes, half truths, and distortions. Plus, if 43% of voters are Republican, 20% are independent, then what percentage does that leave who are Democrats?”
Not all districts in OC remain conservative, but most do.
Many adjoining areas are also conservative in San Diego and Riverside counties.
My home since 1954. Rohrabacher is my US Rep. and will get elected into the future. Had his toughest contest last time, however.
I would say throughout the West “conservatives” are solid on economics and national security, less strident on social issues, compared to the South.
Here’s an alternate theory: OC conservatives, like conservatives around the country, simply got tired of the mushy politics of the RNC.
The Golden Orange!
This guy gets my goat.... a NYT’s twit talking about “The OC”!Growing up there I can attest to the fact that it has changed. There is still a great core of values there which is in some way what attracts the losers from the county to the north to come there.
What Liberals tend to do is make a mess in one place and when it becomes unbearable move to the next. All the losers from LA who use to ridicule Orange County now flock here to get away from the disaster that is Los Angeles.
Add to this the infiltration from the south of illegals which now dominate the central part of the county and you have the same take over that we have in Washington. Slowly but surely we are being raided, brought down to the lower levels of Liberal life. And guys like this wallow in it.
All of this an Obummer still managed to win over only 47.6% of Orange County voters in his banner year of 2008.
It was a good experience; crime was low and a boy could roam the entire town and not be abducted or murdered. I have a lot of great memories that will stay with me forever.
A few years ago, I was in the area and wanted my bride-to-be to see the house I grew up in, so we swung by. I was saddened and sickened by what my neighborhood had become. It was overrun with Mexicans who were living 20 to a house. Cars were parked on lawns. There was litter. Mexicans hooted and whistled at my woman.
I did not feel safe on the very street I grew up on, and now my good memories are tempered by reality; I wish I had never gone back.
Nonetheless, the County largely votes Republican as a whole, even today. I have to wonder if the NY Times would ever publish a story about a solid Dem area turning Pubbie, unless it was somewhere in the deep South, just to show how racist the GOP has become since 1965.
OC is heavily legal and illegal Asian too and they vote Democrat. Tons of illegal Asians and I mean China, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh , India. Lots of those being illegal alien Muslims from the last three
And, before they use the "racism" excuse, I should also note that Lynn Swann also carried our county against Ed Rendell during the Democrat year of 2006 when the dumbest guy in the U.S. Senate with a penis was swept into office on his famous father's name.
So do I, but the orange groves are gone and will not come back in all of our lifetimes, and if by some chance they do come back we will have gone through (a probably fiery) hell first.
It no longer was Nixon Country when many aerospace engineers lost their jobs in the late 80's and early 90's. Many left the area and some were replaced by Vietnamese and other Asians who were coming up in the world.
It is still a great place but is different.
“OC is heavily legal and illegal Asian too and they vote Democrat.”
In OC Vietnamese make up the largest Asian group, mostly legal, majority GOP.
If Loretta Sanchez is to be defeated, it will be Van Tran-Republican.
Any proof for your assertions?
Same as the Cubans the older generation Vietnamese tend to be conservative and Republican. The ones born here are a mixed bag. As far a Korean, Pakistanis, Indians, Chinese, Filipinos, here... They strongly tend to vote Democrat. They all live in OC and have turned it more liberal over the years though the Asians doing this are out numbered by the Mexicans/Central Americans/Hispanics responsible for the big liberalization and native born whites fleeing to “whiter areas”
When I was young OC had a nationwide conservative reputation with tough cops. Who I was loath to encounter. That is how it was
“That is how it was.”
You live in OC now or ever?
You seem to have such an authoritative take on matters.
I have visited there first in 1968. Plus the info on its change is common knowledge
“I have visited there first in 1968. Plus the info on its change is common knowledge”
Living here since 1954, I’ve seen changes for sure.
People lived in OC so as to avoid Lost Angeles County, Watts, downtown, etc.
You obviously are more knowledgeable about OC....but that’s how I see it