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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Will Texas become a blue or swing state within the next 8 years?

Dems are already trying to win Texas over, especially with the hispanic vote. Do you see Texas turning blue sooner or much later?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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For the sake of the good people of Texas I hope not...
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Republicans will certainly do everything in their power to try and make it later. Not by changing their policies against minorities, but by continuing to manipulate the districts.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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For the sake of the good people of Texas I hope not...
Why?

I live in Texas. I pay taxes. I'd like to hope that one day I will have the same rights as everyone else does. And the only way that will happen is if we can change the political landscape.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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For the sake of the good people of Texas I hope not...
They're their own worst enemy. Banning Planned Parenthood last year resulted in about 20,000 additional babies born mostly to poor hispanic women. Sorry, can't remember where I read this, I'll look.

Demographics win every time. The angry white men of Texas are on their last legs.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:13 AM   #8
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If Texas went blue it would have nearly as positive an effect as Obama had in recovering the American image globally.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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The biggest problem is the Texas Democrat's party has pretty well weakness they have done next to nothing to support it.
The gop should be scared ******** of Texas going swing as losing Texas means dems pretty much win every time. Gop has to win Texas. Dems do not.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:20 AM   #10
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I think Texas will swing eventually, but I really don't think that just because it becomes blue or swing means that it'll be voting along party lines. From my time in the military I've met many Texans who were also Mexican and they were as Catholic and republican as it comes.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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I think Texas will swing eventually, but I really don't think that just because it becomes blue or swing means that it'll be voting along party lines. From my time in the military I've met many Texans who were also Mexican and they were as Catholic and republican as it comes.
Which is why it's insane that they continue to insult them and push them away. The Republican Party has truly been their own worst enemy.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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For the sake of the good people of Texas I hope not...
Are you implying that people who vote blue are not good people? From your statement, it definitely sounds like it.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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Are you implying that people who vote blue are not good people? From your statement, it definitely sounds like it.

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Similar to the way Republicans are viewed on here, right?
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Similar to the way Republicans are viewed on here, right?
Stop electing homophobic, racist, women-hating, religious nut jobs and that will change. Promise.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:40 PM   #15
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Stop electing homophobic, racist, women-hating, religious nut jobs and that will change. Promise.
There is that broad brush again.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:14 PM   #16
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There is that broad brush again.
What broad brush? Are you saying that there aren't elected Republicans who feel the way I described?

You need to start paying better attention.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:08 PM   #17
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I think Texas will swing eventually, but I really don't think that just because it becomes blue or swing means that it'll be voting along party lines. From my time in the military I've met many Texans who were also Mexican and they were as Catholic and republican as it comes.
That's also my experience, more like 50/50. But realize so many youth today around 18-25 are not following that traditional path. And the fact that the GOP has been as radical with their views as ever.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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There is that broad brush again.
Not broad brush. Look at the gop members in office and more fit what she described than not.
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