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Another diversion: Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue
politico ^ | 1/24/13 | A Burns

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 state’s 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 Obama’s reelection campaign, who was in Austin last week to confer with local Democrats about the project.

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In your dreams, Libs
1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:20 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

that’s happening anyhow as U-hauls bearing Californians continue to unload there.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bestintxas

amnesty for illegal aliens + instant voter registration = not as registration as you may think.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:49:29 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: bestintxas

What are the demographics of Texas, and what are they projected to be in four years?


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:50:39 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: bestintxas

That’s a lot easier said than done.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:52:26 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: bestintxas
The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population,

Oh, the "rapidly growing Latino population" that helped elect TEA Party supported candidate TED CRUZ to the u.S. Senate?

OK.

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6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:53:17 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: bestintxas

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.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:53:59 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: TLI

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!


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:57:42 PM PST by austinaero
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To: austinaero

Watch that Castro guy in San Antonio...he was the darling of the Dem Convention


9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:58:41 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Confused say.

He who advertise the greenest grass, end up with sheep.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 1:59:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bestintxas; All

I look at this situation as a great opportunity for Texans to teach Democrats about the Constitution.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Lurking Libertarian

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.

 

 

12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:02:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:02:55 PM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/tif/southtexas/demographics.html Try this.
14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:04:01 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: bestintxas

Texas can not be allowed to fall like California, seriously think of the ramifications.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:04:18 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: bestintxas

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!


16 posted on 01/24/2013 2:04:50 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: bestintxas

It’s called “amnesty”.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 2:09:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 2:09:52 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
RE: 12 - that really is not dissimilar to the California map. About 80% of the land mass is red, the problem is that the large urban areas of San Francisco and LA (as well as the State Capitol - Sacramento) are solid blue. The Texas map shows Dallas, Austin, and Houston as being blue, but fortunately they are outnumbered - for now - by the folks elsewhere.
19 posted on 01/24/2013 2:09:56 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

“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.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 2:10:54 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: bestintxas

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.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 2:12:08 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: bestintxas

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.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 2:13:04 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Another thing that elite don’t realize is that ther are alot of hispanic repbulicans in Texas..


23 posted on 01/24/2013 2:15:43 PM PST by scbison
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To: bestintxas

Amnesty. Instant Blue.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 2:16:21 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: austinaero
The Castro TWINS were interviewed on Sunday, and noted that Texas will go purple , then blue in the near future. Remember where you first saw Obama.. DNC Convention.

Julian is a Representative now. Joaquin is Mayor of SanAntonio. Good looking,articulate,being groomed. Sound familiar? Watch them BOTH.

25 posted on 01/24/2013 2:18:07 PM PST by codder too
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To: bestintxas

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.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 2:21:09 PM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: bestintxas
as a resident of DFW I can say this deal is in the bag!! Take a look at the major cities of TX - Dallas- demo mayor, Houston lesbian demo mayor, San Antonio, Ft Worth, Austin demo mayors add up their populations and you have a pretty big base, then go look at the "yellow dog" democrats that are still alive in TX and you have the beginning of the nightmare.

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.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 2:26:32 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: scbison

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.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 2:26:50 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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!”)


29 posted on 01/24/2013 2:32:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: codder too

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.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 2:33:28 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Obadiah

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!


31 posted on 01/24/2013 2:35:00 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: bestintxas
California has always been a trendy place where the “beautiful” people live

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.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 2:35:42 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: bestintxas
California has always been a trendy place where the “beautiful” people live and direct their misery to the rest of the populace.

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.

33 posted on 01/24/2013 2:38:00 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Obadiah

“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.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 2:41:00 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 2:41:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: bestintxas

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.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 2:42:36 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: bestintxas

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.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 2:45:48 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: bestintxas

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


38 posted on 01/24/2013 2:50:20 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: codder too

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.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 2:51:50 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: bestintxas

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.


40 posted on 01/24/2013 2:51:57 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: bestintxas; El Cid; AuntB; Ohioan

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

Plain brainwashed

I wish Michael,Berry freeped


41 posted on 01/24/2013 3:12:36 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: scbison

Bull

25_30 percent tops

Bout like national average

Look it up

I did

Does anyone here tossing out race platitudes even bother looking up stats...


42 posted on 01/24/2013 3:19:15 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

How sad

A Brooklynite stuck behind enemy lines who gets it

Meanwhile some daft Texans here are uninformed and naive


43 posted on 01/24/2013 3:22:07 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: bestintxas

Libs can’t win when there’s voter ID in place. Something for our side to push.


44 posted on 01/24/2013 3:24:27 PM PST by Txngal
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To: bestintxas

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.


45 posted on 01/24/2013 3:43:21 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: wardaddy

“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.


46 posted on 01/24/2013 3:44:25 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: bestintxas

They can flood the place with 3rd world illegals and vote the people who don’t bother to come to the polls...


47 posted on 01/24/2013 3:52:47 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: bestintxas

The Liberals are pissed because everyone discovered that Texas has a low tax base.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 4:20:46 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: kearnyirish2

“...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.


49 posted on 01/24/2013 4:40:46 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: bestintxas

This is simply a “heads up” to where the next major vote fraud will occur.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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