Skip to comments.Another diversion: Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue
Posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:08 PM PST by bestintxas
National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told POLITICO.
The organization, dubbed Battleground Texas, plans to engage the states rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years - a project Democrats hope has enough heft to help turn what has long been an electoral pipe dream into reality.
At the center of the effort is Jeremy Bird, formerly the national field director for President Barack Obamas reelection campaign, who was in Austin last week to confer with local Democrats about the project.
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that’s happening anyhow as U-hauls bearing Californians continue to unload there.
amnesty for illegal aliens + instant voter registration = not as registration as you may think.
What are the demographics of Texas, and what are they projected to be in four years?
That’s a lot easier said than done.
Oh, the "rapidly growing Latino population" that helped elect TEA Party supported candidate TED CRUZ to the u.S. Senate?
Demographics are destiny.
As the 3rd World invades, they need Government to survive, and the Dems in Austin and DC are more than happy to take stolen tax dollars to support them, in exchange for a vote or ten.
I know Texas is different, but so was CA 40 years ago and now it’s an unmitigated Socialist disaster with $100K per year + COLA’s, fully healthcare-insured state workers start piling up, asking for more and more tax dollars to fulfill money they never saved or invested.
We are on a path that there will be two conclusions:
1. A drastic cut in everyone’s lifestyle (see Greece and Spain) where austerity will hit the old first, then Government, and crime and chaos will reign.
2. Civil War, where the inner city and immigrant takers will try to repatriate the money they are “owed” by the wealthy.
Either way, it gets real, real ugly. Hyperinflation. Civil unrest. SHTF. Be ready.
We need every conservative possible to be here in Texas with us. This has been predicted for a few years;;;masses of illegals; tons of college students; left over Katrina transplants. That is all going to bite Texas in the butt soon if we don’t stay strong!
Watch that Castro guy in San Antonio...he was the darling of the Dem Convention
He who advertise the greenest grass, end up with sheep.
I look at this situation as a great opportunity for Texans to teach Democrats about the Constitution.
What are the demographics of Texas, and what are they projected to be in four years?
4 year old map. But accurate for now. And probably 4 years from now.
Which is why people from California moving to Texas (or anywhere else) should be required to register with the state. These people should not be able to vote for at least 5 years as part of a cooling off period.
Texas can not be allowed to fall like California, seriously think of the ramifications.
This would be cash cow for any motivated Freepers to start a business to “help” the Dems invest their plunder in our state. It could be run after the Republican consultant model with same results. Everyone wins!
It’s called “amnesty”.
Darn it. I can’t make working link to save my life. Copy and paste everything but the “Try this” and you’ll see some official Texas demographic info. Hope this helps.
“What are the demographics of Texas, and what are they projected to be in four years?”
Not really sure.
What I am sure about is that you cannot judge on the basis of pure demographics alone.
1. Just because there are a lot of Hispanics here doesn’t mean they are liberal. Texas just elected a Hispanic Senator, only the second ever elected and both are conservative and Republican.
2. Texas is no California. California has always been a trendy place where the “beautiful” people live and direct their misery to the rest of the populace. Texas by contrast has always been a bastion of rugged individualism, caused by its history of being its own state, its vast size, and its lack of federal interference, represented by the very low ownership of federald lands when it became a state.
This I believe is a distraction as the Dems wish the GOP to invest time and energy to defend Texas in future elections rather than to go to other battleground states.
When is the gop going to wake up to the blatant racist takeover fueled by illegal immigration?
The democrats are seizing this country with illegally trespassing citizens of other countries, mostly Mexicans.
Meanwhile, they are employing racism to obtain their 100% african american backing.
Ten years ago I would have laughed. I’m not laughing now. Obama’s Thug Machine has unlimited illegal foreign money to set-up an operation on every Texas street corner.
Another thing that elite don’t realize is that ther are alot of hispanic repbulicans in Texas..
Amnesty. Instant Blue.
Julian is a Representative now. Joaquin is Mayor of SanAntonio. Good looking,articulate,being groomed. Sound familiar? Watch them BOTH.
They poored tons of money into Colorado to turn it forever
blue - and apparently have done so successfully.
They boasted of the attempt to get Colorado because it was
in the midst of other red states (like Nebraska, Kansas,
Wyoming, Utah, etc).
Going after Texas next worries me.
Soros was a big money supplier in the Colorado effort.
Oh and BTW big taxes for real estate and fees out the booty are how "slight of hand democrats" or wolf in sheep clothing, like Rick Perry, convince folks that his is a low tax state and he is a conservative republican...not.
If the Barnet Shale and Eagle Ford had not happened we would be in big trouble from out spenders in Austin.
This is very true. Take our new Senator Ted Cruz (R) as an example.
But more than that - Hispanics may vote democrat, but they are a conservative group. Their family values align with conservative values in many ways.
Texans will never allow queer marriages, for instance.
Sadly (as I have seen with the Catholic community here in the Rust Belt) having Conservative social values means next to diddly when it comes to voting patterns.
If voting Dem is perceived as the best move for their pocketbooks they’ll do it in a heartbeat.
(for how long have I heard “Yeah, he’s a two-timing womanizing bastard who never met an abortion he didn’t like...but he’s for the Unions. And that’s what the Workin’ Man needs!”)
Both Castro’s were raised with a La Raza mindset by their Marxist America-hating mother.
They remind me of another former hispanic San Antonio mayor who was groomed to be a National hero. And in fact was a HUD Secretary under Clintoon.
After a sex scandal, Henry Cisneros fell to disgrace.
And look at these two pretty Castro boys. Sheesh. When they have their sex scandals... it won’t be with a mistress.
Texas should charge an entry fee. Keep out as much riff raff as possible.
But then we have to take care of the ILLEGALS so it’s a friggin wash!
No. California was once a place where rugged individuals came to make a new life and possibly a fortune in gold (49ers) or in agriculture and fishing. The water system in California could have never been built with the politicians who are running California now. The freeways could not have been built either. At one time San Francisco was a republican strong hold and very conservative. The change in California started in the 60's when a lot of hippies and communist started moving there. It was cemented when prop 187 was passed by the voters but declared unconstitutional by a federal court.
California gave us Ronald Reagan, and had conservative Republican governors (Deukmajian and Pete Wilson) for most of the 1980s and 90s. California was not always a solidly blue state, and the reason it is now is chiefly demographic.
“Which is why people from California moving to Texas (or anywhere else) should be required to register with the state.”
I think the Mexicans (legal or illegal) are the problem, and until Americans breed there will be no stopping the inevitable. Our own birthrate is mired in legal and social complications (deliberately, I believe), and so unless you import some Mormons I don’t see how it doesn’t flip.
Its more than being Catholic. Having lived in San Antonio for over 40 years, I think I’m qualified to state that the family is key to the hispanic heritage.
The illegitimacy rates for poor hispanics are off the charts, sure. But not necessarily abortion. And the hispanic values on family run pretty deep.
I’m no social expert on the voting trends of mexican americans in Texas, but overall.... I’m not convinced they will turn Texas into a Mexifornia or worse.
I hope not. I look at what other states are doing and I thank God I’m a Texan.
It’s almost guaranteed.
Same scenario as the country as a whole.
Immigrants, legal and illegal.
Old people (65% Republican voting) dying off at 2.5 mil a year being replaced by blacks, hispanics, and asians (70% Democrat voting).
Two generations now “educated” by progressive public education.
With the illigals flooding north and California lib rats jumping ship and relocating here daily I think the danger is real.
As was suggested to me on a previous thread, we need to be passing laws now that limit illegal welfare (and enforce them even if some federal scum strikes them down) and pass socially conservative laws (anti-abortion) that will make the california parasites loathe to come here. Being fiscally sound but socially liberal will do nothing but invite trouble.
Just continue to leave the door open to Mexicans and the wrong kind of Yankees
And the Dems don’t need to lift a finger
I remember how the slobbering media was calling Zer0 a “Rising Star” when he won his senate race.
Same thing was said about Joaquin of San Antonio. Again, the slobbering media called him a “Rising Star”
Yep, it was nice knowing ya Texas.
I dont see how this is a diversion and not a real threat. It has happened numerous times. Rats get disinchanted with the hellholes they create and move to red states, but still vote like RATS. I hear TX is attracting lots of californicants which is worrysome. If they do turn TX blue either by blue state migrants or giving illegals the vote it will be many generations before there will be another Repub President.
Mexicans do not see white cuban Cruz as one of them
Latinos in Texas voted 70 percent Obama
And 35% for Ted Cruz
Why on earth at this late date where barbarians have breached the perimeter do some of you cling to this insane and wholly refuted notion that a majority of latinos will vote for anyone with a latino sounding name
Cruz is pure cracker to them...and Rubio and his esposa mona as well
I mean really
I wish Michael,Berry freeped
25_30 percent tops
Bout like national average
Look it up
Does anyone here tossing out race platitudes even bother looking up stats...
A Brooklynite stuck behind enemy lines who gets it
Meanwhile some daft Texans here are uninformed and naive
Libs can’t win when there’s voter ID in place. Something for our side to push.
There is no doubt that Texas will be a Blue state within 15 years.
There is only an argument about when Texas will turn Blue, this new Democrat initiative is trying to quicken the pace of destiny.
The situation in Texas urban centers is going to be more pronounced than almost any other immigrant gateway as the amnesty laws create permanent supermajority voter blocs on the dole. Donut holes in surrounding suburban and rural areas with taxes and fees rising well above inflation and well above the national average.
Going to be interesting to watch from afar.
“A Brooklynite stuck behind enemy lines who gets it”
Stuck behind enemy lines. Thats my life story. Even when I lived in Texas I was at UT Austin which is full of libs. Same at UT Knoxville. Been fighting these leftist SOBs (both literally and figuratively) my whole life.
They can flood the place with 3rd world illegals and vote the people who don’t bother to come to the polls...
The Liberals are pissed because everyone discovered that Texas has a low tax base.
“...until Americans breed ...”
I know a conservative Catholic family with 4 children. One is conservative, with 5 children of her own. The other 3 are liberal, only one of those is married and has one child.
The conservative child with the large family is the only one who turned down her parents’ offer to fund college and a graduate degree.
The problem isn’t breeding, per se. It is the eventual education of the progeny.
This is simply a “heads up” to where the next major vote fraud will occur.