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Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country
New York Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Adam Nagourney

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; nixon; orangecounty
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I like the old Orange County.
1 posted on 08/29/2010 9:35:15 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin
"Who lost Orange County?"

Wow, heady stuff from the NY Times. An area that voted one way 40 years ago now leans another way.

2 posted on 08/29/2010 9:37:51 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
Blah Blah Blah.

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.

3 posted on 08/29/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Foreign invaders tend to do this to an area. And when the invaders are socialists and Marxists, it only makes the problem worse.


4 posted on 08/29/2010 9:41:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help fight government obesity! Throw the bums out in November!)
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To: Regulator
That's not the entire story. Lots of Asian-Americans also moved there.

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?

5 posted on 08/29/2010 9:46:02 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Arec Barrwin

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.


6 posted on 08/29/2010 9:48:40 PM PDT by TJC (V)
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To: Regulator

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.


7 posted on 08/29/2010 9:49:43 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

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.


8 posted on 08/29/2010 9:51:22 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: TJC

Longtime OC resident here too. City of Orange.


9 posted on 08/29/2010 9:52:00 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Little Adam N is one of the gay radical leftists at the slimes.


10 posted on 08/29/2010 10:10:19 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: EveningStar
Umm..I like Post 8.

And dissipated white people, while it may be true, doesn't explain the Sanchez sisters.

11 posted on 08/29/2010 10:20:35 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

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?


12 posted on 08/29/2010 10:26:39 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Could it be that they were not made to feel welcome in the Republican Party of Orange County?

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.

13 posted on 08/29/2010 10:34:54 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: Arec Barrwin
I don't like using Wikipedia as a Source, but even McCain won Orange County, albeit narrowly. Bush got 60% there in 2004, winning by 20%, which was the widest margin since 1988. California wasn't even strongly contested that year either.

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.

14 posted on 08/29/2010 10:35:58 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: EveningStar
City of Orange.

Cool. You can bring me lunch tomorrow. Thanks! :)

15 posted on 08/29/2010 10:47:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Lots of Asian-Americans also moved there.

The ones I know....recognize the Kenyan for what he's worth and DO vote...accordingly.

16 posted on 08/29/2010 10:48:20 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: dead

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.


17 posted on 08/29/2010 10:53:17 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: Arec Barrwin
The percentage of registered Republican voters dropped to 43 percent

The Republicans can thank themselves and the Bush administration for that....Of course it was the Bush administration that gave America Obama...

18 posted on 08/29/2010 10:57:12 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: seenenuf
Ping!

Leni

19 posted on 08/29/2010 10:58:34 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Arec Barrwin

Hola.

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?


20 posted on 08/29/2010 11:04:33 PM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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