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How to turn a state liberal (Colorado)
Salon ^ | March 20, 2013 | David Sirota

Posted on 03/20/2013 1:02:40 PM PDT by C19fan

As Colorado goes, so goes the nation. With the culture and demographics of the Intermountain West so rapidly changing, this motto about my home state has become conventional wisdom in national electoral politics, and for good reason. After all, the square state is the capital of the so-called Rocky Mountain Empire, a region that is fast becoming the political equivalent of a test market for the whole country. And if it is true that the way Colorado goes is the way the nation as a whole goes, then America better get ready for some extremely large changes.

Part of Colorado’s story of change comes from the statehouse where Democrats control both the governor’s office and both chambers of the Legislature. But as much of the story comes from outside the Capitol, where organic grass-roots uprisings are obliterating old political assumptions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; liberal
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Deep inside I know this is going to happen to Texas. GAME OVER.
1 posted on 03/20/2013 1:02:40 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Voting Democrat accomplishes that.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 1:04:10 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: C19fan

They went >+5 for Baraq in 2012.

Stick a (deep blue) fork in Colorado, they’re done.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: C19fan
It is Spring and the Grass Roots are coming alive. Change is in the wind.
4 posted on 03/20/2013 1:04:50 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C19fan

It may happen to Texas, but not tomorrow.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 1:05:10 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: C19fan
And if it is true that the way Colorado goes is the way the nation as a whole goes, then America better get ready for some extremely large changes.

With VA, OH, FL and CO now reliably voting democrat in presidential elections, it doesn't matter what happens beyond that. The Repubs are already closed out insofar as the White House is concerned. They need to concentrate on governorships and Congressional/Senate races. This isn't defeatist... it's reality.

6 posted on 03/20/2013 1:08:10 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: C19fan
Demographics is simply war sped up.

It is only a matter of time before all states fall.

7 posted on 03/20/2013 1:08:12 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria
It is only a matter of time before all states fall.

Lightly populated ones like Utah, Idaho and Wyoming will be in liberal gunsights in the coming rounds.

8 posted on 03/20/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: C19fan

“How to turn a state liberal”
Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Nevada = Californicated
Vermont, New Hampshire = New Yawked and MASSHOLED


9 posted on 03/20/2013 1:11:46 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Virginia, Pennsylvania = DC/Marylanded


10 posted on 03/20/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

Yep, NOW your getting “it”!


11 posted on 03/20/2013 1:13:28 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: All

Sign the petition to recall Governor Hickenlooper:
https://www.change.org/petitions/colorado-residents-who-support-our-rights-recall-john-hickenlooper?utm_campaign=action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition


12 posted on 03/20/2013 1:14:30 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: ScottinVA

Yes that’s why the regime is converting OFA to attack the 2014 elections.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 1:14:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: C19fan

Read the Blueprint Some liberals with lots of money targeted the state a few years ago.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 1:15:05 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: C19fan

Let’s never forget how blessed we were to experience the Reagan years. Damn, we had a great run, didn’t we?


15 posted on 03/20/2013 1:15:08 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: C19fan
Close your borders, Texas! Keep the California vermin out of your great state!

I wish Colorado would have about 20-years ago. :(

16 posted on 03/20/2013 1:17:20 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: C19fan

Yep, the growth of Austin and San Antonio, and the kinds of people they attract, will eventially be the end of Texas as a red state. Hate to say it. I have family there in TexOma.


17 posted on 03/20/2013 1:18:42 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: C19fan

“Deep inside I know this is going to happen to Texas. GAME OVER”

Alas, I believe it will too. Not in the next few election cycles mind you but I can see it coming.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 1:18:45 PM PDT by FAA
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To: C19fan

http://www.redstate.com/nedryun/2010/04/14/the-blueprint-how-the-democrats-won-colorado-and-why-republicans-everywhere-should-care/


19 posted on 03/20/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: C19fan

The upshot: if you see some hippie dopehead scum from California trying to move into your town or neighborhood, do everything in your power to make them not only feel unwelcome, but make their entire lives a holy hell. Force the maggots to go back to the hellholes they made.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 1:22:18 PM PDT by greene66
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To: clintonh8r

Folks like me?


21 posted on 03/20/2013 1:23:32 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: US Navy Vet
Utah got Californicated???

Only two smaller Utah counties went for Obama. Not quite up to Oklahoma standards but close.

22 posted on 03/20/2013 1:25:00 PM PDT by R W Reactionairy ("Everyone is entitled to their own opinion ... but not to their own facts" Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
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To: C19fan

The comments in this thread presuppose there will be no opposite reaction, especially from Anglos.

It will, especially WTSHTF . . . if you think people are going to put the interests of others over self interest, think again. My liberal friends may still vote Demonrat for a while, but their attitudes are changing. Much different than their obnoxious “unity” and “First Black this and that”

Immigration, particulary illegal, Second Amendment and property rights/economy will soon smack them up the side of the heads.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 1:26:50 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: JCBreckenridge

Only if you’re a carpetbagging liberal or illegal. Doubt that you are.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by TStro
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To: greene66
do everything in your power to make them not only feel unwelcome, but make their entire lives a holy hell.

What would you suggest? Burn a cross on their lawn?

25 posted on 03/20/2013 1:28:44 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: FAA

If the amnesty goes through, regardless of what they want to call it, Texas will be blue in 2014. Dewhurst, Strauss and Patterson - who has already announced he is running for Lt. Gov in 2014 - all strongly behind a huge guest worker program. When no one stepped up to challenge Strauss the fat lady sang.

Houston’s government is solid Democrat, ultra liberal, gay and strongly supports illegals. Texas does have a huge population but most of it is centered in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. Just not enough people elsewhere to counter that. And the whole state had serious voter fraud issues in 2012. Wait until all those folks in Houston have to pay taxes for all those new schools they are going to build.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 1:30:55 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Possibly.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 1:30:59 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Grams A

Yeah Texas already has 3.7 million on Medicaid.
All the secession bluster was just bluster.


28 posted on 03/20/2013 1:32:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: C19fan

How to turn a state liberal


Easy.. massive unopposed voter fraud..
Then a few liberals makes everyone THINK there are few conservatives..
So they just bitch and whine.. you know.. being so law abiding..
Last thing they think is turning over the chessboard because the game is rigged..
You know... Revolt... somebody might actually get KILLED..

Liberals have conservatives by the balls and are SQUEEEZING!...
Conservatives just sigh and moan.. it’s a disgusting display..


29 posted on 03/20/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: nascarnation
Yes that’s why the regime is converting OFA to attack the 2014 elections.

This! They are playing the long game - enough "get out the vote" and vote fraud and you get states "turning blue". Team Red had better wake up, cause Team Blue is going to try to take this approach everywhere, including their Holy Grail (although impossible for 2014): Texas. Turn Texas blue and you can stick a fork in the USA I grew up loving.
30 posted on 03/20/2013 1:35:16 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: C19fan
It's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman's fault. See what happens when you let a woman open up a hospital?

Ducks and covers...

-PJ

31 posted on 03/20/2013 1:35:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Be as totally and obnoxiously un-PC as possible around them. Put up big “pro-life” or “pro-Christ” signs wherever you can. Show them your gun collection, and that you’ll happily put a bullet in the brain of anyone who tries to take away your Second Amendment rights. Make the bastards squirm.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 1:37:09 PM PDT by greene66
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To: C19fan

Colorado is 21% Hispanic, Texas and California are both 38% Hispanic.


33 posted on 03/20/2013 1:37:44 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasn’t for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Very true and I’ve seen and heard similar things. Colorado has gone blue and will stay blue for a bit of time.
I keep trying to comfort myself by saying if OH, WI and MI (I’ve lived in all of those states during communist rule)can return to the State legislative bodies and Governorship to red then CO will eventually return as all.
The question is how much damage will the locusts do in the meantime to this once great state and how long will it take to rebuild from that damage.
One of the biggest problems in CO is the absolute feckless GOP.
I can’t even get my state rep, Amy Stephens, to acknowledge receipts of an email. I think she believes since her district is so deeply red she has nothing to worry about.
When conservatives pull their votes, their monies and their interest, she and others will find out how quickly something so red can turn so blue.


34 posted on 03/20/2013 1:44:40 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: Grams A
If the amnesty goes through, regardless of what they want to call it, Texas will be blue in 2014.

Not that soon, but probably by 2020.

35 posted on 03/20/2013 1:47:53 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: nascarnation
we're all done....

if we had only the commitment to not vote in democrats all over the place...if only people realized that you can never ever vote a rat in....NEVER...because they're all alike and they're all going to make this a quick version of communist Russia...

thx to all the freepers who voted for bamey boy and other ilk, or didn't vote, or voted for third party....

36 posted on 03/20/2013 1:49:57 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ScottinVA
With VA, OH, FL and CO now reliably voting democrat in presidential elections, it doesn't matter what happens beyond that. The Repubs are already closed out insofar as the White House is concerned. They need to concentrate on governorships and Congressional/Senate races. This isn't defeatist... it's reality.

True dat.

37 posted on 03/20/2013 1:59:46 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: C19fan

Its a demographic shift. Other states are going in the opposite direction.


38 posted on 03/20/2013 2:00:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: C19fan

The LIBS just run a state into the ground, driving up the debt, then move to another area to get away from their handiwork.
The state they move to ‘loves’ it at first but the old habits take over and in a few years they have driven their ‘new’ state into the ground...

LIKE THE STORY
When Phil and Jill moved into Smalltown, they fell in love with the quaintness, lack of traffic etc.
Jim, their new neighbor, invited Phil to the firehouse for a meal and ‘checkers’ every other Thursday. Jim’s wife started taking Jill to the PTA meetings.
One day, on the way home from the market, Jill (still citified) stepped in a hole, twisted her ankle and immediately started ‘raising hell’ to put in a sidewalk.
She got some backing and before long the village had new sidewalks, then had to go back and put the handicap ramps.
Phil, meanwhile, decided to skip his Thursday ‘date’ and Jim said ‘every Thursday we ‘hang out at the fire house’ in case they need us.
Well, Jill has somehow gotten on the Town Council and says it is time to HIRE paid firefighters and don’t use the Vols anymore.
After ‘griping’ about all the niceties not being available, Phil and Jill started a campaign.....etc....etc...
Now, the quaint little town is a larger town, with all the trimmings, including Police (the County had been taking care), Fire and Ambulance, homeless shelter, Walmart + the traffic that goes with it, and everything else that is needed to ‘lose’ a small town.
Phil was heard to remark
“I am putting my house up for sale, the taxes are out of hand and it no longer has the nice, quaint, small town atmosphere that drew us here”.......DUH...

—Sorry for the length—


39 posted on 03/20/2013 2:10:14 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: A_Former_Democrat

the song SILENT RUNNING by mike and the mechanics keeps running through my head.

“teach the children quietly for someday sons and daughters will rise up and fight while we stood still.”


40 posted on 03/20/2013 2:10:53 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: xrmusn

From “South Park”:

Robert Redford: Like termites, we will move this film festival from town to town until we have used it up. And then move on, until every quiet mountain town is like Los Angeles.

Phyllis: Why? Why would we do such a thing?

Robert Redford: Because we have to live in L.A. And if we can’t live in quiet, simple, peaceful mountain towns, then nobody will! [Laughs maniacally] Waitwaitwait. Zoom in to a close-up of my face when I do that. Ready? Then NOBODY will! [the camera moves in as he laughs maniacally again] That’s it.


41 posted on 03/20/2013 2:11:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg
It's already happening in Texas.

Texas School Curriculum Teaches Students To Design A Socialist Flag And That Christianity Is A Cult

I've been reading many more articles like this coming out of Texas. It's just a matter of time.

42 posted on 03/20/2013 2:11:54 PM PDT by ducttape45
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Deep inside I know this is going to happen to Texas. GAME OVER.

Anyone that has really looked at the red/blue map of Texas from last election has to come to the same conclusion.

43 posted on 03/20/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Not that soon, but probably by 2020.

But, but your Governor said that it was delusional to think that Texas would turn Blue.</sarcasm>

44 posted on 03/20/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: C19fan

What happened? Did a mess of hippies enter the state or what?


45 posted on 03/20/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: itsahoot
Colorado began to turn “libturd” back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. We lived there and would watch the moving vans coming in from Kalifornia on a daily basis. We could see it beginning then and chose to move back to Wisconsin (not Madistan) to escape their insanity. Unfortunately after we left, the exodus continued to create what Colorado is now. May she rest in peace.
46 posted on 03/20/2013 2:23:24 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TStro

I’m neither. Blaming the growth in Austin and San Antonio for the ills of Texas is wrong. There are plenty of conservatives that have relocated here because here are where the jobs are.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: itsahoot

Good thing we have the surrender conservatives to tell us so. Give up! Give up!

I’m going to stand and fight. You with me?


48 posted on 03/20/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: C19fan

There are only a few states out there that will stay ‘red’ for some time to come...


49 posted on 03/20/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hosepipe
Then a few liberals makes everyone THINK there are few conservatives.. I have come to the conclusion that there ARE fewer conservatives than liberals in this country. I reside in an urban area (Atlanta) and have done so my entire life. Most conservative support that I see is based out in the outer suburbs and the rural areas. Densely populated suburbs and the city itself? As liberal as Mao. Thing is, only about 20% of the nation lives in rural areas any more. You get more and more small towns out there becoming ghost towns. And the longer MOST people are in the city or inner suburbs, the more liberal they tend to get. As the countryside depopulates, the conservative margins become thinner and thinner and more ground is lost to liberals.
50 posted on 03/20/2013 2:36:22 PM PDT by Hildred Castaigne
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