TEXAS: The NEXT State to go from red to BLUE!

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  1. Industrialsize

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    Democrats set sights on Texas


    Some believe Latinos can help change the state from red to blue.

    Reporting from Washington -- As they review the results of Tuesday's election victories and begin looking toward future campaigns, some Democrats have settled on a rallying cry: Texas is next.

    It sounds improbable for the Republican bastion that produced President Bush and served as an early laboratory for Karl Rove's hard-nosed tactics. But Texas is one of several reliably red states that are now in Democrats' sights as party strategists begin to analyze a victorious 2008 campaign that they believe showed the contours of a new movement that could grow and prove long-lasting.
    A multiethnic bloc of Latinos, blacks, young people and suburban whites helped to broaden the party's reach Tuesday well beyond its traditional base in the Northeast and the West Coast -- carrying Barack Obama into the White House and expanding the party's majorities in Congress.

    The rest of the article is here:

    Democrats set sights on Texas - Los Angeles Times
     
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    Here in Harris county (the largest in TX, in Houston), all Republican judges except two were voted out and replaced by Democrats.
     
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    Now what are we going to do with the Texas State Board of Education which has a team of Discovery Institute creationists helping redesign the science curriculum? I hope their days are numbered.
     
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    Yes, we were somewhat disappointed to see the state lean toward McCain...and I'm disgusted that we're sending Cornyn back the the US Senate for another term.

    :sigh:

    Crawl before we walk, one step at time, and all that...right?
     
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    Ugh, Cornyn again!
    I think Texas could go Democrat soon. Despite it's reputation as a rural state, Texas population has gravitated to the cities. 70% of Texans now live in one of a couple large metropolitan areas.
     
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    We have a Hispanic lesbian as Sheriff here in Dallas. Think about that......and the rest of Dallas county went democrat 2 years ago. It looks like the state house in the Texas legislature may be a 75 to 75 even split. Although one race is still yet to be decided...they are counting provisional ballots today. At worst it will be 76 repubs and 74 dems.
     
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    Just imagine the electoral map 2012 - it's going to be very blue...
     
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    in the words of someone the other day'' white republicans in tx would vote for spam if it ran as a republican'' if the democrats can get the blacks and hispanics out and voting the chances are good.
     
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    Wow. So you all apparently want a one-party country? So much for your alleged love of diversity.
     
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    Take a snapshot of the audience of the Republican convention, then take a snapshot of the Democratic convention. The pic from the Democratic convention is the DEFINITION of diversity!
     
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    Diversity of skin color and gender only. NOT intellectual diversity. But wait: that would mean people disagreeing with "Dearest, Dearest Leader" wouldn't it? And as Joe the Plumber found out, that simply won't be tolerated in Obama's utopia.
     
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    Me too, those cocksuckers :)

     
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    I miss Molly Ivins
     
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    Joe the Not in Actuality a Plumber is a fucking idiot. I was tempted to say that he's not representative of Americans...but given his fucking idiocy, it seems he rather does embody a sizable number of them.
     
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    Well, if you look very, very hard - you just might find a democrat as intellectual challenged (ah, I mean diverse) as Nailin Palin...
     
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    Aww, come on in...the blue water is great, you will love it.

    *Splashes New York and California with blue water...
     
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    I noticed that too. Bexar County (where I live) went blue.

    I was shocked when Indiana went blue though! But there as well as Texas, it was mainly the cities. The rural area where I grew up was very red.

    YIKES!!! Having grown up going to a public school where the teachers didn't teach evolution at all but kind of hem-hawed around it calling it "just a theory" so as to not get parents with torches and pitchforks after them :biggrin1:...shows we still have a ways to go to teaching real science.

    Yeah, ugh... I didn't vote for Cornyn, either.

    Me too!
     
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    Texas is going to be a very hard state to crack, and it probably won't happen on a significant scale until the 2020s. But it's happening, slowly.

    When the state was last redistricted, the state House was comprised of 88 Republicans and 62 Democrats. The balance is now 79-71, which means that it's likely that the Republicans will still control the redistricting agenda after the 2010 census. But Democrats gained nine seats in the House this decade, and if we gain nine more next decade, we'll be driving the redistricting after the 2020 census, which will help the state's chances of turning blue.
     
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    Overheard in the control tower at the RNC...

    OK, camera one. Cue over to Palin...
    Start the chant. Drill, baby, drill!!!

    * Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!!

    Camera three, keep your eyes open for any minorities.
    Camera two, cute baby with McCain bib. Zoom in!
    Keep that chant going...

    * Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!!

    There has to be a colored boy here somewhere... :confused:
    Camera twelve, zoom in on Joe the Plumber. I think he's flirting with the pregnant Palin. A fight can break out.
    Louder on the chant!

    * Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!!

    Camera six, old veteran right in front of you. Make sure they salute! OK, now!
    Dammit... where are the minorities??!? :confused:
    Camera eight, Palin is winking at people. This is ratings for horny boys. Zoom in!
    Keep chanting!!

    * Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!! Drill, baby, drill!!!

    I just don't think we can find...
    OMG...wait a minute!! Brown skin, Afro, YES! Camera seven! Negro at 7:00! I repeat... NEGRO AT 7:00!!! Zoom in! Zoom in!!!


    Ah, yes... diversity! :biggrin1:
     
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