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(Daily Kos)   Turns out deep-red Texas may be blue by as soon as the next mid-term elections   (dailykos.com) divider line 15
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4005 clicks; posted to Politics » on 25 Oct 2013 at 12:48 PM (37 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-25 11:27:57 AM
4 votes:
I'll believe it when I see it.  But if it does happen, the disturbance in the herp will be felt throughout the derp.
2013-10-25 01:01:38 PM
3 votes:
I want to see Wendy Davis naked.
2013-10-25 11:48:48 AM
3 votes:
Come on Republicans, you'd better hop to it and figure out how to suppress those votes!  You know, for freedom!
2013-10-25 11:42:20 AM
3 votes:
Texas clearly needs more gerrymandering and voter disenfranchisement.
2013-10-25 01:35:43 PM
2 votes:
2013-10-25 01:30:53 PM
2 votes:
Oh, Teddy boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flow'rs are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh, Teddy boy, oh, Teddy boy, I love you so.
2013-10-25 11:26:13 AM
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Shane Wright and FreedomWorks are in panic mode. They have finally realized that the movement to turn Texas blue is real. They likely realize that the their voter ID suppression tactics and the new voter suppression tactics against women will not be sufficient.

That's because they didn't think it would also keep republican women from voting too.

/Will be voting for Wendy Davis


It'll be hilarious if their disenfranchisement ends up costing them the election, because it both motivated Democrats to register early and no Republicans thought to check that it would affect them, because it was meant to affect them.
2013-10-25 11:22:07 AM
2 votes:
That will totally happen. You should totally bank on that.
2013-10-25 02:07:14 PM
1 votes:
You mean that this wasn't predicted when they started advertising in places like California and New York for businesses and people to relocate to Texas?
2013-10-25 01:44:24 PM
1 votes:
texas has some leftist metropolitan areas but the majority of the territory is conservative. The rate of immigration into texas however could change the political demographic; people leaving their shiatty states to come to texas where the economy is strong could end up turning it into their previously-left shiatty state.
2013-10-25 01:36:46 PM
1 votes:

theinsultabot9000: speaking as an at least moderately democratic texan, no it wont.
Texas going blue is to politics what reliable nuclear power is to the global energy demand.
Its always 30 years away.


Yeah, but isn't it fun to watch Republicans shiatting a brick over the possibility.
2013-10-25 01:34:41 PM
1 votes:
Well, as an Austinite, I will say that Texas is becoming purple. Will it happen by 2014? Perhaps? Will Wendy Davis win? I really don't know. But I do know that I am voting for her, as well as most of my friends and family, barring some major meltdown on her part.

The reason why the Republicans are in an uproar is not because of Wendy Davis, it's the fact that the GOP is increasingly becoming a regional power with a dwindling demographic base. The GOP needs places that are "Reliably Red". The GOP has expended tremendous amounts of treasure in the last 3 elections (2008, 2010 and 2012) and even when you include the 2010 sweep, have suprisingly little to show for it. In 2014, the Republicans will be on the defensive, and they simply cannot afford, literally, to have to spend tremendous amounts of campaign money in a place they shouldn't have to.

In terms of local strategy, some of the cynical farkers are correct--Wendy Davis will not win and Texas will not go purple until 2020. But as far as national strategy, what's happening here is absolutely gigantic. Pouring millions into Texas means less resources to expend nationally, and considering the financing gap between the GOP and the Democratic party, this may be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back.
2013-10-25 01:24:04 PM
1 votes:
The ghost of Governor Richards gives this a big thumbs up.
2013-10-25 11:36:10 AM
1 votes:

Walker: Donnchadha: Because the politics of Austin are highly representative of the whole state

THIS!

Stopped reading after I saw "Austin" in the headline.


Then you missed the part that Battleground Texas is one pace to register 600,000 new Democrats across the entire state, an acknowledgment that Republicans are "fighting an uphill battle to keep Texas reliably red," and that the quotes and entire Kos piece are based on a post by a blogger from FreedomWorks.
2013-10-25 11:23:55 AM
1 votes:
Shane Wright and FreedomWorks are in panic mode. They have finally realized that the movement to turn Texas blue is real. They likely realize that the their voter ID suppression tactics and the new voter suppression tactics against women will not be sufficient.

That's because they didn't think it would also keep republican women from voting too.

/Will be voting for Wendy Davis
 
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