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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:56 PM

Once Republicans start losing Texas because of the Hispanic vote a lot will change


Once they realize they can't keep winning by just courting white voters they will suddenly and miraculously be "okay" with blacks and hispanics and start courting the strong religious types in those demographics. So the split between race will start to be less noticable but they will use abortion and religion as their main weapon. That's when we will have to start worrying more about the threat of a theocracy.

Any other thoughts on how this would change the political landscape?

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Reply Once Republicans start losing Texas because of the Hispanic vote a lot will change (Original post)
Quixote1818 Jul 2018 OP
Chipper Chat Jul 2018 #1
Me. Jul 2018 #2
a kennedy Jul 2018 #17
Me. Jul 2018 #19
Hortensis Jul 2018 #3
Quixote1818 Jul 2018 #5
uponit7771 Jul 2018 #8
Hortensis Jul 2018 #11
Va Lefty Jul 2018 #4
awesomerwb1 Jul 2018 #6
CanonRay Jul 2018 #7
bronxiteforever Jul 2018 #9
Quixote1818 Jul 2018 #10
smirkymonkey Jul 2018 #12
bronxiteforever Jul 2018 #13
Blue_true Jul 2018 #14
Awsi Dooger Jul 2018 #15
Gothmog Jul 2018 #16
lpbk2713 Jul 2018 #18

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:59 PM

1. Banning Fox News statewide would be a good start.

Any idea on how to sabotage?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:02 PM

2. But Will They Register & Flex Their Muscles

& Use Their Power?

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Response to Me. (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 05:26 PM

17. That is the 2018/2020 billion dollar question.......

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 06:40 PM

19. Past Not Being Prologue

I agree

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:03 PM

3. Well, do we imagine all the white, black, Hispanic

and other conservative racists coexisting happily in one party?

That's not just a thought but material for some rather spectacular political cartoons and New Yorker covers.



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:12 PM

5. LOL! Those would be some cute political cartoons! nt

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:25 PM

8. No we just imagine most white black and Hispanics voting,

... conservatives are out numbered in the state

Just that the Republicans get out and vote everyjust that the Republicans get out and vote every single election.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 04:00 PM

11. Uponit, conservative is a PERSONALITY type

that tends to influence political orientations. Roughly half of all human beings trend conservative, anywhere from very moderate to strong to extremist and in different types, such as social and conservative. And all conservatives have some degree of reservation about people who are different, but some as we know are strong to rabid on the subject.

This goes for all humanity, and there is no racial, religious, or ethnic group that is not human and thus without its share of bigots. Skin color is irrelevant--bigots of all races exhibit the same sort of hostile and dishonest behaviors toward those they see as different.

So, for a smile, now try imagining our nation's racists all come together in one conservative party, no longer only white but now multicolor and wonderful diverse.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:07 PM

4. They've already got a plan for that...break up electoral vote into districts

If they get to the point that they might lose Texas in a Presidential election, they will pass a law allocating electoral votes on Congressional districts rather than winner take all. They tried this in Pennsylvania and Virginia some years back. This WILL happen in Virginia if they ever get a Republican Governor with majorities in both houses again.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:18 PM

6. It would be a massive change, but

don't count your chickens yet.

And it won't just be the Hispanic vote. Demographics are changing because a lot of people are moving to Texas from blue and bluer states as well.

I read somewhere that Texas would be the most populous state in the US by 2040-45ish?

That said, the republicans will use all their dirty tricks. Gerrymandering, ultraconservative judges, etc.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:20 PM

7. I lived in the RGV near McAllen for a number of years

and all people seemed to care about were the local elections; school board, sheriff, county clerk and so on. These are very well paid jobs in a depressed area, and also carry a number of patronage jobs with them. Your cousin gets elected sheriff, and you get a job in the courthouse.

Nobody seem to give a shit about governor, senator or anything else. I think I saw one Obama sign in my neighborhood in two elections.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:25 PM

9. Another is that climate change is going to hit Texas too.

It is going to hit red gulf states. GOP has firmly denied it is going to happen but “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:54 PM

10. Florida is already being hit big time. See here

Already having to spend millions to get water out of the streets on clear days:


&t=104s

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 04:02 PM

12. Kicking for later viewing!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 04:06 PM

13. Yup. Scary stuff! Climate change is supercharged.

But “clean coal” right?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 04:17 PM

14. It has also been raining almost non stop for over a month.

I had this wild thought a couple days ago. The Florida acquirer must be breeming full now. What happens if with the ocean rising, some strange force dynamic happens and we end up floating away.

Crazy, I know, but I seriously had that thought.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 04:36 PM

15. 44% self-identified conservatives in Texas

Sorry, the Hispanics can't overcome that number, if it holds anywhere close to that. This is math-based, not wish-based. At 44% self-identified conservatives in the 2016 exit poll there simply isn't room for liberals and moderates to win statewide races.

Like Georgia, the goal this year should be a 2% drop in that number, down to 42%. We won't win the senate race but there needs to be reason to be optimistic, and not mere subjective fluff.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 05:24 PM

16. Texas will turn blue eventually

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 05:31 PM

18. And Florida as well.




A lot of pissed off Puerto Ricans have registered to vote
and they aren't forgetting who pissed them off.

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