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For O.C. Republicans, party's immigration stance is a millstone
LA Times ^

Posted on 11/23/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by Arthurio

Orange County was once an instant synonym for Republican power, and the GOP's dominance looked impregnable. Now, battered by the recent election results and dismayed by the slow, steady decline in party registration, Republicans here are struggling to craft a new strategy.

The percentage of registered Republicans has eroded — it now stands at 41% — and the party has long since lost control of the political districts that envelop the county seat of Santa Ana, a Latino-dominated city of 330,000, and surrounding communities in the county's core.

This month's election brought more blows. For the second time, the once-red city of Irvine voted for Barack Obama over the Republican candidate. And a northwestern chunk of the county fell to the Democrats when GOP Assemblyman Chris Norby, an outspoken conservative, lost to Latina schoolteacher Sharon Quirk-Silva.

Asked to explain the loss, Scott Baugh, chairman of the county's Republican Party, attributed it to "not fully appreciating the demographic shift and not seeing it in time."

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


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 11/23/2012 4:28:46 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

They should just quit and start a third party there.

We believe that foreign invaders have a right to your money Party


2 posted on 11/23/2012 4:30:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

Illegal aliens ARE NOT immigrants. They are criminals who broke our laws as soon as they crossed the border.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: All

So all the Mexicans are voting for democrats... And the genius solution offered by GOP strategists is to support amnesty which will bring in more Mexicans? Reagan tried this in 1986, which was when the demographic decline began.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 4:31:12 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Exactly


5 posted on 11/23/2012 4:32:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio
The LA Times?
6 posted on 11/23/2012 4:34:22 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Arthurio

The Latinos, too, come to America for the “free stuff” the Democrat politicians gladly confiscate from Republicans to hand over to them in exchange for their votes. What’s that I hear? Another caravan of U-Hauls full of white people and their stuff heading out of town toward Texas?

lol


7 posted on 11/23/2012 4:36:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Arthurio

Stop letting the illegals vote and they are no longer a factor.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 4:44:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: Arthurio

No, the “millstone” was giving in or ignoring these issues in the first place. From “affirmative action” to “goals” to “diversity” this is what has led to the current situation: elections which have increasingly decidedly racial splits. If the GOP had gotten 70%+ of the Anglo votes, it would have won in 1960 thru 2004. And once more get their fill of immigration, especially the illegal kind, and the economic and social disasters that will result, the percentage will increase. Sooner or later this is coming to a head. And all without the occurrence of another 911. If that happens, look out.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 4:46:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Arthurio
Art Torres: "[Proposition] 187 was the last gasp of white America in California."

21st Century version: "Any opposition to the invading hordes of arrogant, pillaging people from all over the world is the last gasp of whites in the former United States of America."

Art Torres was the Chairman of California Democrat Party at the time he made observation.

10 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:50 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Arthurio
In 50 years, most of the U.S. will be Hispanic, legal or whatever so they'll have it and control government from coast to coast. They can tax each other and demand each others stuff...A win win!

Just do the numbers...At Parkland Hospital alone in Texas, illegals are dropping 1100 kids each month...Things are changing fast, everywhere, all sponsored by your government representatives... so....Be happy...Have a beer.

11 posted on 11/23/2012 4:56:11 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Arthurio

Why not start by responding with the “rule of law” stance ?

Over and over.

Are their opponents against the rule of law ?

Do their opponents support breaking the law ?

What if they get robbed ? Does the robbery victim support the rule of law ?

Just curious.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 5:28:05 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Lancey Howard

they’ll get to texas just in time to watch another former great state ceeded to the illegal invaders


13 posted on 11/23/2012 5:28:12 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Arthurio

So the solution is that republicans have to become democrats?


14 posted on 11/23/2012 5:30:18 PM PST by Iron Munro (Michelle and Barack: Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Just ONCE, I’d like an elected official to bring up the Rule of Law. My grandparents, like millions of others, emigrated to the US legally.

Of course, Democrats (and most Republicans) routinely trample on the Constitution. When you ignore the supreme law of the land, what’s a mere trifle like a federal statute?

Perhaps they’ll blithely ignore the Obamacare statutes, too.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 5:44:15 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’ve got my great grandfather’s immigration paperwork saved to disc and on the computer.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 6:51:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Arthurio

The difference between right and wrong is NOT a matter of whose ox gets gored.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:53:54 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Arthurio

When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ?

Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.

Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.

Americans can’t own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash they’ll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the “fresh”. That’s just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea let’s give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections .


18 posted on 11/23/2012 7:00:41 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make When is the treatment of Amstreight for the way of the Lord")
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To: Arthurio

A millstone with illegal voters.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 7:03:11 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Arthurio

[[ Asked to explain the loss, Scott Baugh, chairman of the county’s Republican Party, attributed it to “not fully appreciating the demographic shift and not seeing it in time.” ]]

It’s over in California for the gringos (and the Republicans).

The scramblin’ and “strugglin’” they’re doing right now will amount to nuthin’.

Can’t they see that?


20 posted on 11/23/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: bmwcyle
A millstone with illegal voters.

Illegals are a millstone for the whole damn state.

Aside from their value as Democrat voters, what else do illegals contribute to the state? As opposed to what they cost the state?

21 posted on 11/23/2012 7:13:50 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Arthurio

California is finished. They brought in millions and want millions more illegal Mexicans. There is nothing these GOPers can do to stop it. LEGAL Mexicans collect welfare at 8x the rate of other immigrants, according to CIS.org. And 71% of ILLEGALS collect as least one form of welfare. Why would they vote Republican ever? These RINOs can shout “Amnesty NOW!” from the rooftops and these Mexicans will vote Democrat every time. Because Latinos do NOT “share our values” of “family, entrepreneurship, and religion....blah blah blah” as Huckabee and other morons always tell us. They share the Democrat “values” of welfare state entitlement, as do Blacks and increasingly Asians. The answer? MOVE.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 7:17:10 PM PST by montag813
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Arthurio; GeronL
Illegal aliens ARE NOT immigrants. They are criminals who broke our laws as soon as they crossed the border.

If nobody (such as Congress) gives a shiite, then the distinction is moot. The criminals are, de facto, immigrants. That's part of what this past election showed us.

I saw a TV commercial last night for some insurance or investment company -- it waxed poetic about people living the American dream, putting up the flag, saying the pledge, and how "millions come here every year to reinforce this ideal." I had to leave the room before I PUKED!!!!

23 posted on 11/23/2012 7:19:45 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Arthurio

Foolish Republicans and Democrats, illegals have deep roots in their respective countries, so, as a result, they will continue to push for amnesty, they will not stop until all of their relatives are here; thus, it will never end. The law is the law, it’s our foundation, we can not place certain individuals above it based on the color of their skin or country of origin or this nation will fail!


24 posted on 11/23/2012 11:27:15 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: PieterCasparzen
The Dems plead "fairness" and "compassion" while also screaming "rule of law" is racial code words. Your strategy was tried in CA and the GOP is irrelevant at the state level and fast becoming so locally.

Even San Diego's now flipped with this election and probably gone for good.

25 posted on 11/24/2012 8:48:24 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: dragnet2

You can be sure that Parkland Hospital is getting mucho federal dollars or they could not afford to support the illegal onslaught.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 9:52:22 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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