Skip to comments.Markos Moulitsas: A blue Georgia
Posted on 02/20/2014 6:54:50 AM PST by C19fan
Demographic changes are inevitably driving Texas and Arizona into purple and eventually blue territory. The growth of the Latino population is poised to overwhelm predominantly conservative white voters in both states, absent a genuine and successful rebranding by the Republican Party. But another red state will reach that status sooner: Georgia.
After Mitt Romneys 2-point victory in North Carolina during the 2012 race, Georgia was the second closest red state at the presidential level. President Obama lost it by 7.8 points in 2012, after losing it by just over 5 points in 2008. In raw vote totals, that was 304,861 and 204,636 votes, respectively. A big number, certainly, but one that is artificially inflated by nonparticipation of core Democratic constituencies in the state. Given changing trends, Georgias march toward the Democratic column is inevitable.
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....talk about wishful thinking mr. dailykos
I remember the name, founder of Daly Kos.
Sounds more like a DNC shakedown of the RNC...again
We have a “Blue Georgia.” Its called Atlanta and Savannah.
Where is Sherman when you need him?
Atlanta could become the Detroit of the south.
I don’t see why I should accept tyranny just because a bunch of Mexicans in Georgia vote for it. We need to change the focus. Regardless of elections, are we going to be free or not. Our freedom isn’t a product of representative government formed by free elections. That’s not freedom, that’s majority rule. Our freedom is handed down from God and not subservient to the opinions of the a majority consisting of stupid people.
So when do we declare ourselves free in recognition of God’s natural order outlined in the Constitution? That done, any attempt to reign us in by courts, magistrates, and the majority will be an attack on our persons and subject to the natural laws of self defense.
Is the only answer
When politicians have deviated from the Constitution or chamged the original blueprint for the Republic as drawn up by the Founding Fathers there have almost always been unforeseen and unwanted consequences.
The Founders were wise enough to exclude from voting people who have nothing invested in their community or the nation itself.
Now we have a majority, or near majority, of the people who live by sucking the teat of government. These people will always vote for the most unscrupulous politicans who promise them the most free stuff.
The only way to begin restoration of sanity and honesty in the electoral system is to deny voting privleges to anyone who lives on government handouts, such as welfare, that they have not contributed to or earned.
More Spaniard threats.
We will overwhelm you! Submit or die!
The leader of the landscapers shakes his fist at the Americans and threatens to walk away from his rake...
It wouldn't take much to turn these states back to "Blue," considering the racial/ethnic makeup of their populations. A lot of folks who aren't familiar with the South don't realize how large the black population is down there. And that's a group that would cast 90% of its vote even for a white Democratic candidate with a KKK past.
The only real answer to this is to stop voter fraud. If anyone believes Dems are really winning all these states when a good portion of those Mexicans are illegal and not supposed to be voting at all, well...
I share your ire, but our peril is being caused by not only immigrants, but changing internal demographics, morals, plus the (un)intended(?) consequences of 30 plus years of socialist education, globalization, and the explosion and proliferation of technology. We are now clearly a minority. The only question left may be how do we enter the dust bin of history.
That darned Sherman stopped the army and “gave” Savannah to Lincoln for a Christmas present intact! A beautiful, married lady from Savannah gets the credit. (This just for history buffs) :-)
Sorry the Kos is confused and does NOT understand Georgia politics. His analysis is wishful thinking.
the thing that will be most interesting will be the governor’s race.
Georgia is working hard to be the first state to pass the Convention of States application.
The House Judiciary Committee and the House Rules Committee have passed the Convention of States application.
Georgia delegates decided to move the resolution to the House floor right away.
The Georgia House will be voting on the COS application today!
Georgia House Bill HR 1215
Georgia Takes Final Steps
I agree with Buckalfa. Our country has changed. Recently on freerepublic someone posted a chart/graph regarding the religious nature of the country. There’s been a steady decline in church attendance and a growth in those who are atheist or agnostic with the greatest decline occurring since the late 1980’s forward. Morals make a difference. Christianity is on the wane in our nation and it’s having a negative impact. Remember these quotes:
John Adams - We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. Benjamin Rush - The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be NO virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind. Noah Webster - [T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.
Do you really think this Republic can be saved without the same mind and heart that these men possessed? Can you imagine what it would take to return us as a nation to their same attitudes? In light of these facts, it’s hard to be optimistic about our country. God will not be mocked. What you sow you will reap. Since we don’t want Him involved in our nation any longer we get the communists and the Miley Cyruses of the world. Enjoy them while you can. It’s going to be a very bad harvest America.
He may be wrong about Georgia but a number of stats I've seen for Texas suggest that he might be correct about that state.If Texas goes,the country's finished....there'll never be another decent,respectable,trustworthy President again in our lifetimes.Or the lifetimes of our grandchildren.