Skip to comments.Texas Growing Brown Turns It Blue (Ultimate goal flipping the state)
Posted on 05/17/2012 11:58:03 AM PDT by dragnet2
Ask the Texas Democratic Party and, as far as theyre concerned, there has never been a Latino party chair. This is partly due to party structure. But, its also the historical exclusion of Latinos from power in Texas.
Whatever the case, thats all about to change.
One way or another, in a few short months, a Latino will be the public face of the Democratic Party in Texas. Currently, the only three candidates are Gilberto Hinojosa of Brownsville, Fidel Acevedo of Austin, and Rachel Barrios-Van Os of San Antonio. Changes have been taking place within the party in the past few years, such as the recently launched Promesa Project meant to bring Latinos into the political fold. As a result, it seems that the Democratic Party is run increasingly by, and marketing itself to, Latinos.
In June, at the partys convention in Houston, delegates will have to choose between Latino candidates to replace current chair, Boyd Richie, who has held the position since 2005. While Latinos are pushing population growth in Texas, Latino politicians are an ever larger part of the Democratic delegation, and would-be Latino voters hold the key to power in the Lone Star State.
And last but not least, Latinos are increasingly the backbone of the Democratic party, specifically: in 2005, Ruben Hernandez became executive director; in 2009 Anthony Gutierrez became the deputy executive director; in 2006 the first Spanish speaking spokesperson was hired; and last year Rebecca Acuña was brought on to serve as the deputy political director for base outreach, as well as being the director of communications.
On the elected side, about half of the Democrats in the state house are Latinos, as are 56% of Democratic state senators in a state with 3.8 million eligible Latino voters. By 2033, Latinos will be the dominant voting age population in Texas.
In the state where Univisóns newscast gets the highest ratings, the Democratic party is modeling itself after the booming part of the population.
The ultimate goal is: this is the path you take to flipping the state, said Gutierrez, in reference to Latino voters. [But] You cant have a plan where you go to try to contact Latinos two months before election day. This has to be constant and ongoing, something we are constantly communicating to Latinos especially young Latinos. They are going to be the future of the party, we have to figure out how to bring them in.
Part of this strategy is the aforementioned Promesa Project, which is modeled after The Great Schlep, Sarah Silvermans Jewish outreach efforts in Florida during the 2008 presidential election. The party is training Latino volunteers at university campuses throughout the state to get the word out to their families and communities about voter registration, voting, and generally the political process. These campuses were selected for their significant Latino student enrollment, as well as being areas where Latino voters have the power to swing an election, Acuña explained.
You cant say, We need to get Latinos out to vote with no political strategy. That is not the way to address the situation, she argued. If you actually focus on specific districts where Latinos are a large percentage of the population and their votes alone can swing an election, you can completely change the outcome.
The way people at the Texas Democratic Party tell it, it was other Latinos who spurred the party into pursuing this type of action: in 2005 the party was publicly attacked by Latino politicians for not doing enough Latino outreach. Since then, Gutierrez claims the party has spent more money on, and emphasized, Latino voter outreach.
But thanks to the multiplier effects of social media, the party now has additional tools to conduct this sort of outreach, specifically using videos and social networks to do its Promesa Project advocacy. The party is even leveraging Facebook for the project, allowing participants to see which of their friends have voted.
But, Acuña and Gutierrez said the ultimate goal is to turn Texas into a blue state, while bringing Latinos into the fold to do so. The Promesa Project is one way they hope to bring in some of the 2.1 million Latinos eligible to vote but not registered, to expand the universe of voters available in the state and if theyre really lucky recruit more Latinos to participate beyond the ballot box and join in the partys mission.
What Point at all is THERE to this Union.
Kc Lion you Moron.
Exactly. If the GOP-and the conservatives- want to survive and be relevant they must, must, get the Hispanic vote. The die was cast in 1965. The vast majority of Hispanics are pro-family, hate gays, go to church, and want to work. They are made for the GOP.
Texas was effectively a one party RAT state from roughly 1870-1964 or so. That means Texas Democrats already had almost a century to govern and enact whatever they wanted. (see LBJ, Sam Rayburn, John Nance Gardner, Ma" Ferguson, etc. They had their shot so its not "progress" to turn control back over to them.
>> The Texas White Liberal is dead and more moderate and socially conservative Hispanic Texans will take over the state.
Boy, you live in fantasyland. <<
I agree. I've met plenty of "Hispanics" who love Obamacare and "gay pride" parades. Is there anything "socially conservative" about Congressmen Rubén Hinojosa, Silvestre Reyes, or Charlie Gonzalez -- all elected from hispanic majority districts in Texas? If the excuse is that hispanics side with the GOP on social issues but vote Democrat for economic reasons, then logically they would choose the most "socially conservative" Democrats in primaries and hispanic districts would be filled with pro-life and pro-traditional marriage Democrat officials. Instead, 70-80% of the time they choose far-left Obama loving Democrats. Hmmm.
That is full and unbridled tyranny!
Absolutely. And the reason why politicians like Bush and the government have made American citizenship all but pointless, allowing millions to pour in illegally, while at the same time, flooding the U.S. with millions of foreigners legally. March towards total socialism and gain absolute control of everything.
Divide the united.
The once united, eventually just fad away..
The words “California emissions controls” says it all.
California drives up the costs of cars for all.
If the economy sucks as it does in CA, the Hispanics won’t come over here. Still, the birth rate of Hipsanics is greater than Whites, but this too is declining as is the Islamic birth rate.
Before we write off TX, let’s see what happens in CA. CA’s population is not increasing because productive people are leaving at about the same rate as they are being replaced by illegals and their progeny. But eventually, this situation will become untenable and we could see a total collapse. TX may be able to learn from this and assimilate and persuade its Hispanic voters to support leaders that promote conservative values.
More prizes? Feebies? In-state tuition for illegals? More food stamps? More free healthcare?
__________________________________________________________ Study: 70% of Texas illegal immigrant families receive welfare
In Texas, 54 percent of legal immigrants and 70 percent of illegal immigrants receive welfare assistance
This is what the Founders Feared most, large states dependent on the Federal Government dominating the Smaller ones. Democrat controlled and voting super states, California, New York, squishy Florida, and Mexican-Coup Texas, gang up and permanently prevent the Opposition from gaining control of the government, those people would in effect, be Taxed without being Represented.
Yeah, lets see what happens!
((Is he kidding?)) ...lol
Ya better get yourself updated grumpy.
And just think, some of Mitt Romney’s biggest GOP supporters are national popular vote cheerleaders.
The Slave states had a Majority or Status Quo for the first 80 years of our Nation. That is the reason behind the War between Kansas and Missouri, because the Anti-Slave forces could then take the Presidency without needing to win any of the Slave states.
If this doesn't stop, there won't be any Swing states, only the solid Democrat will have enough without any say from Non-Democrat ones.
OH! You must mean General Winfield Scott Romney back in 1852!
Or Thomas Dewey Romeny from 1944, the "Me Too!" Republican
Yeah, I don't trust him to save us.
Once Texas goes rat, the country is officially done.
I’m afraid that is true. And the only way out is to get a bigger share of the Latino population to vote GOP. Not impossible but I see very little progress in that direction.
You propose what?
No. Precisely my point. Don’t give them freebies. Be the pro-work, pro-family, anti-gay party. You will get at least 51% of their vote.
I fear the only way to do that is to promise them an open border.
Who's going to do that? The GOP?
We did that. It kinda backfired.
You propose what?
I propose nothing. I have no idea how to get the Latino vote. But it doesn’t take an Electoral Map genius to recognize that Texas going Dem would make it essentially impossible for the GOP to win a Presidential election.