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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:49 AM

With continued remarks, experts see Arizona Republican Party losing voters

With continued remarks, experts see Arizona Republican Party losing voters


PHOENIX When then-current state Representative David Stringer said "60% of public school children in the state of Arizona are minorities. That complicates racial integration because there aren't enough white kids to go around" during an appearance in 2018, it was met with outrage.

In July, state Senator Sylvia Allen warned a group about the browning of America, "we're going to look like South American countries very quickly," she said. Allen's remarks were also met with outrage.

In August, state Representative Jay Lawrence told a roomful of gun control advocates that
black and brown communities "are better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them." Later adding, "black communities in particular have gangs and gangs have to be stopped."

The series of comments may be one reason Arizona Republicans are having trouble with an important group of voters.

"It's crystal-clear the GOP is not winning with moderates," says pollster Mike Noble of OH Predictive Insights. Noble says Arizona voters are moving increasingly toward the middle, but that is not where many elected Republicans want to go.

"You're seeing a pattern here," Noble says. "All these folks making these inflammatory statements are in very safe, either rural or conservative districts, and that plays well with your base."

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:11 AM

1. So pols playing to their local racist majorities are repelling

moderate Republicans all over the state and beyond. Nice to hear. No doubt happening in many others.

Probably most of those new "indies" will turn out to be hypocrites, of course, voting "anything is better than the Democrats." But still, that leaves some few who may just sit 2020 out.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:23 AM

2. It may backfire on them like it did

in CA with Prop 187 in 1994. The GOP wanted to restrict services to immigrants. Then the population of minorities in the state changed and people never forgot what the hate filled GOP stands for. Dems started winning a lot after that.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:09 AM

4. Yes, hope so, but seems like it's finally happening.

Takes time. Sheriff Joe was a vicious Nazi, reelected many times.

We still lived in California in 1994. Gov. Wilson and company definitely tried to go too far in denying children especially schooling and medical care. That was on top, though, of the years of hostile actions it took to build outrage to this level of voter rejection.

California always leads the way...

Speaking of change, though, so unfortunate that the dead don't die. I see stories in the LA Times (we still take it) that suggest to me that some conservatives have gotten into power by obtaining appointments and running for office as Democrats -- their dirty ideological signature on work bearing our label. It's also a reminder that at least half, probably more, of those who identify Hispanic are naturally conservative, along with every other group.

We're now a full generation past 1994, so at least there's some benefit from Republicans elsewhere sending out these continuing lessons under their own label of what they are.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:54 AM

3. The possibility of Arizona and Texas going BLUE will send ripples.....

across the country. Trump and the Republicans cannot afford to lose either state with its growing diversity. Georgia and possibly North Carolina could turn as well as the GOP gets more divisive and hard right in their views to RESTRICT and SUPPRESS voting and reproductive rights.

Republicans cannot win on the issues. With so much going on with Farmers going bankrupt because of Trump's trade war with China, the Economy slowing down, fears of a recession looming, Republicans are on shaky ground right now. It is time to pull the rug from under them and retake Government from the top down.

Mark Kelly is running a solid campaign against Martha McSally. Republicans in Texas who have decided to hang it up, open the doors for Democrats. John Cornyn's re-election is not assured. Jon Ossoff is running for the US Senate Seat held by Perdue in Georgia. All the scandals surrounding and will be continuing to mount on Trump will drag on Republican chances at any hopes of victory in 2020.

As Bobby Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minnesota once sang..."The Times they are a changing."

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