Will Texas become a blue or swing state within the next 8 years?

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    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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    If there's a god it will...

    Don't hold your breath.
     
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    If the GOP doesn't do anything to reverse their image as the party of aging, white, Christian males, it will be.
     
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    For the sake of the good people of Texas I hope not...
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Are you implying that people who vote blue are not good people? From your statement, it definitely sounds like it.

    BL.
     
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    Similar to the way Republicans are viewed on here, right?
     
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    Stop electing homophobic, racist, women-hating, religious nut jobs and that will change. Promise.
     
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    webbuzz

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    There is that broad brush again. :rolleyes:
     
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    Moyank24

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    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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    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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    Not broad brush. Look at the gop members in office and more fit what she described than not.
     

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