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The Left’s Quest for Texas
FrontPageMag ^ | March 4, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/04/2013 3:27:56 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota

In 1960, Nixon beat Kennedy in California following up on Eisenhower’s decisive wins over Adlai Stevenson. Nixon won California again in 1968, beating out Humphrey, and then McGovern in 1972. Ford held on to California in 1976, Reagan won it decisively in two elections and Bush held on to it against Dukakis.

All that ended in 1992. No Republican has won California since.

With the largest number of electoral votes in the country, California played a decisive role in Republican presidential victories. Texas, with the second largest number of electoral votes, a state which leaned Democrat around the same time that California learned Republican, has become the ace in the hole. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue, then it may be a long time until we see a Republican in the White House.

Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat to win Texas and he was the Democrat who lost Texas. But today’s Democrats are hoping that Hillary Clinton can win Texas back.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: texas
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1 posted on 03/04/2013 3:28:07 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota
From the article:

Battleground Texas may be bravado, a feint to put the Republican Party on the defensive and get it to commit valuable resources to fighting for its formerly safe territories,

I think that's right. At least as far as 2016 goes.

2 posted on 03/04/2013 3:34:57 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

As Liam Neeson heard in Taken, I say “good Luck” to the Left


3 posted on 03/04/2013 3:39:22 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

As Liam Neeson heard in Taken, I say “good Luck” to the Left


4 posted on 03/04/2013 3:39:37 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

As Liam Neeson heard in Taken, I say “good Luck” to the Left


5 posted on 03/04/2013 3:39:59 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

As Liam Neeson heard in Taken, I say “good Luck” to the Left


6 posted on 03/04/2013 3:40:37 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

A lot of people from California are moving to Texas. That is not good. A lot of people from California moved to Colorado and Montana and pushed those states blue.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 3:45:04 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

All it’s going to take to elect a liberal governor of Texas if for the Republican nominee to be diced, sliced, shredded, and quartered by the media 24/7. They will be sure to ruin him and his family in perpetuity, just because they can, and presto! A liberal governor will be elected. They have this down to a fine art.


8 posted on 03/04/2013 3:46:37 PM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: bestintxas

I say “good Luck” to the Left.”

Maybe not. Patterson is running for Lt. Governor next time around. He wants to increase work permits for illegals. Then you have to deal with Dewhurst and Strauss, all the major cities which are now strongly in the Democrat camp and finally Cornyn who is up for re-election in 2014. Cornyn is busy being conservative because of Cruz but he openly courted the illegal and gay vote before Cruz was elected. Don’t expect him to change his stripes over the long haul. We also lost some state Republican seats to Democrats last time around and there are a lot more people registered as Democrats than Republicans in our state.


9 posted on 03/04/2013 3:47:40 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”


10 posted on 03/04/2013 4:05:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: forgotten man

Forget the Mexican fence.

We need a fence around California to keep them in.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 4:10:04 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
If you think Hilldog is scary....


12 posted on 03/04/2013 4:16:48 PM PST by mnehring
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To: LucianOfSamasota

If Democrats win Texas, this is officially a one-party state. I can’t believe this is happening to Texas, of all states. Every time I see Julian ‘Fidel’ Castro’s grin, I want to... well, I won’t say. What a jackass.


13 posted on 03/04/2013 4:19:12 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: mnehring

Given the demographic trends, I suspect in 2016 that the real shoot-out will be the Dem primaries.

The November POTUS election may well be a Democrat lock, with desperate Republicans hoping to get voters out for state contests.


14 posted on 03/04/2013 4:23:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: mnehring

No

Effin

way.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 4:28:57 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: All

My main worry is that the Dems will run Moochelle big butt in 2016 and of course, the enabling media will ensure her of a win.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 4:31:26 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("I can see unhinged liberal media madness from my house!")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Hillary has less chance of winning TX than I do, and I’m not even running for anything.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 4:31:55 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: LucianOfSamasota
This is the change that the left is waiting for in Texas. It is what happened in California.

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18 posted on 03/04/2013 4:54:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: nascarnation

The November POTUS election may well be a Democrat lock....

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With voter fraud so well established, the Rats have the WH locked up for at least the next 50 years. Soros and the gang will let it look like an election every 4 years, but it will be no such thing.


19 posted on 03/04/2013 4:55:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
The Democrats have no compunction about going after the stupid vote. Maybe we are elitists for refusing to do so. I mean, can it really be that hard?
20 posted on 03/04/2013 4:59:50 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Horsehockey!

It ain’t been too long that we got rid of Yeller Dog democrats. Folks have not forgotten LBJ, Ma Richards and the like. Dems don’t even come in a close 2nd here.


21 posted on 03/04/2013 5:37:56 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
I think the left may have a strong case for marijuana. They've used this as a CA and CO method. It's coming to TX quickly
22 posted on 03/04/2013 5:42:16 PM PST by Monty22002
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Harris county went 50/50 in the presidential election. No other county in the country with that amount of population came close to that figure.


23 posted on 03/04/2013 6:57:43 PM PST by 03A3 (The reset is gonna be epic.)
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To: Monty22002
I think the left may have a strong case for marijuana. They've used this as a CA and CO method. It's coming to TX quickly

If, as you seem to be saying, even deep-red Texas is ready to legalize marijuana, then maybe anti-pot zealots need to re-examine their position.

24 posted on 03/05/2013 8:40:31 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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