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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:06 PM

Ted Cruz: Texas could be Democratic soon

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/12/ted-cruz-texas-could-be-democratic-soon/

"In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat,Ē he said. ďIf that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We wonít be talking about Ohio, we wonít be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it wonít matter. If Texas is bright blue, you canít get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist."

Eyes are opening to the change....
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/11/19/121119fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all

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pipewrench Nov 2012 OP
Thekaspervote Nov 2012 #1
Dubster Nov 2012 #2
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #3
Ishoutandscream2 Nov 2012 #4
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #5
johnlucas Nov 2012 #6
last_texas_dem Nov 2012 #7
LisaL Nov 2012 #8

Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. Oh cryin the BLUES!!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:12 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:18 PM

3. Yay!

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:19 PM

4. Smartest thing that asshole has said yet.

By 2024, we'll be blue. Unless the Repigs can pull some kind of Hail Mary, the changing demographics will simply swallow those elephants whole.

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:21 PM

5. I think it may be a while before Texas turns blue...

...maybe in the 2020's.

Truthfully though, by then, the Republican Party will be replaced by a new neo-conservative party similar to the old South African Conservative Party that accused the P.W. Botha of being too lenient with the black population and then, when Mandela was released from prison in 1990, demanded their own new, "all white" country.

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:59 PM

6. HELL YEAH!!!

Let's make it happen!!
Kill that sickening party!
That's what they get for propping up a bunch of racists & other assorted bigots.

Such a shame for the party that once freed the slaves.
Shoulda kept up with the Blacks & pushed for social/economic justice instead of going for the big business money in the Gilded Age.
And damn sure shoulda came up with a better coalition than the Dixiecrats in the 1960s.

I gotta highlight this part here!

If Texas is bright blue, you canít get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist.

John Lucas

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:05 PM

7. Maybe it's my generally pessimistic outlook speaking...

...but considering the fact that we just elected the biggest right-wing nut-job we've ever sent to the U. S. Senate this round (I'm talkin' to you, Mr. Cruz...) I really don't think this "TX turns blue" thing is happening anytime soon. I swear it's been the talk in political circles for as long as I've been eligible to vote ('02 midterms on), and the margins the R's win by don't seem to be narrowing. In fact, judging by the '10 and '12 elections, things actually look to be getting worse here at the statewide level.

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Response to last_texas_dem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:08 PM

8. Of course not. Cruz just won by a landslide, and so did Romney.

I am sure Cruz has an agenda of some sort to say the things he said.

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