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Jeb Bush believes Texas will be “blue” by 2016
NBC Latino ^ | Oct 16 2012 | Patricia Diez

Posted on 11/03/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by WilliamIII

A lot can change in just four years. For former Florida Governor Jeb Bush a four-year timetable is enough for a significant shift for the Republican party. He tells Joe Hagan of New York magazine: “It’s a math question. Four years from now, Texas is going to be a so-called blue state. Imagine Texas as a blue state, how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.” Hagan starts the article for New York magazine with this idea that Texas’ rapidly changing demographic will unfavorably affect the Republican party. He writes: “Sitting down across from me, [Jeb] assumes his role as party Cassandra, warning of the day when the Republicans’ failure to tap an exploding Hispanic population will cripple its chances at reclaiming power—starting in Texas, the family seat of the House of Bush.” If this is a problem for the Republican party, Hagan believes Bush is just the solution: “a popular two-time governor of a Hispanic-heavy state, with a record of improving education for minorities, fluent in Spanish, married to a Latina, and father to two Hispanic sons, George P. Bush and Jeb Jr.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bluestates; california; florida; hispanicvote; jebbush; newyork; texas; trends
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Good Lord... There’s texas then there’s austin.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: WilliamIII

Maybe if we just ignore the younger Bush, he’ll go away.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: WilliamIII

He means Texas will be Mexican. Illegals.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: WilliamIII

Wrong.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:53 AM PDT by shankbear (This Tagline space is for rent.)
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To: WilliamIII

Massive demographic shifts have consequences. It’s imperative that we seal the border, and assimilate all of the remaining legal immigrants that we have as fast as possible.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: WilliamIII

Bush Says or for short B.S.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: WilliamIII

But, of course, he was in Florida, making it a red state.

Or not.

Would be nice if Florida would shift, this year.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: WilliamIII

He means Texas will be Mexican. Illegals.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 9:18:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: WilliamIII

Stay out da Bushes. Shamnesty pimps and race panderers.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 9:19:41 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: WilliamIII

I believe Jeb will beat Texas to it.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: WilliamIII

I despise these people. Self-aggrandizing elitists.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: WilliamIII; mickie; flaglady47
As an advocate of unleashed latino immigration, porous borders and amnesty by any other name, ole Jebbo is hastening the day that Texas will fall to the blues.

RINO Jeb is Chris Christie light (though not by that many lbs).

STAY OUTTA DA BUSHES !

Leni

13 posted on 11/03/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: WilliamIII

These idiots fail to take into account the number of Anglos and Asians that will leave the Democrats when faced with “blue” policies. The demographics may change but people will adjust their voting patterns accordingly. See The South, Jebbie? Just look at the racial makeup of the Demonrats today. They’ve run millions of Anglos out of their ****hole party, present company included. People get fed up with their crap and hypocrisy. Racial pandering and immigration is the only thing that’s keeping them in business as they move further left off the charts.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: WilliamIII

No more Bush family in office.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: WilliamIII

Well, if TX does turn blue, much of the blame will be on Jeb’s brother for his relentless open-borders policy that facilitated the invasion.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT by greene66
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To: A_Former_Democrat

These idiots fail to take into account the number of Anglos and Asians that will leave the Democrats when faced with “blue” policies. The demographics may change but people will adjust their voting patterns accordingly.

I’d like to believe you, but that’s not what’s happened in California.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Jeb should just hole up in Kennybunkport.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: WilliamIII

Um, no. Texas will not swing 12% in 4 years. This election will show that Texas is “redder” than ever.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I’ve long said that the ultimate demise of the Democratic Party and its welfare-state mentality is going to happen when Hispanics and blacks end up fighting with each other of their “aggrieved victim” status. You’ve already seen this in places like Miami, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina New Orleans has become a much more Mexican city.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 9:24:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: WilliamIII

I know this “blue” Mexican (legal or illegal) vote seems to always cast them as liberal.
Having been born and raised in California (I know I do not know all of them), the Mexicans I know are all very conservative, and they detest illegals.
Yea, get it, my personal experience is not or may not be the norm however personal experiences always color perceptions.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Gaffer

“He means Texas will be Mexican. Illegals.”

Jeb grinds this axe all the time. His wife is Hispanic, and he therefore wants to be able to have the rest of us pay to have her family all come here.
NO MORE BUSHES!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: smith288

I keep waiting for a sinkhole to swallow Austin. My guess is that even the devil doesn’t want them...


23 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: WilliamIII

Hey Jeb, isn’t is time for you and your dad to visit Obama again?

By the way, thanks for saving Terry Schiavo. Oh, wait a second......


24 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Demographics don’t work out for Anglos & Asians; the Republicans should be able to garner support with Latinos with the same things that attract whites: low taxes, business-friendly atmospheres, basically the American Dream. As for those Hispanics that are basically replacements for the black urban underclass, no outreach is warranted or necessary; they were imported specifically to vote Dem (and replace the number of blacks thinned by the welfare reform of 1996).


25 posted on 11/03/2012 9:25:33 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: WilliamIII

I always heard that Latino women mess yer brain up but this guy is beyond hope.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:18 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Alberta's Child

I’ve long said that the ultimate demise of the Democratic Party and its welfare-state mentality is going to happen when Hispanics and blacks end up fighting with each other of their “aggrieved victim” status.

Hasn’t happened in California. But keep on dreaming if you like.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Failure to tap into Hispanics-how so? They know what we (ostensibly at anynrate) stand for-pro-life, anti-homo marriage, self suffiency instead of government handouts and the environment to make that possible (lower taxes, less regulation). What are we supposed to do that we don’t do now-pander? We’re already doing that now with minorities, and it wasn’t what we were supposed to be about as it is. They already know that they share our cultural conservatism (or so we keep hearing). So we have to start trying to out-pander the left on gimmees and freebies?


28 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Failure to tap into Hispanics-how so?

By nominating Jeb Bush


29 posted on 11/03/2012 9:27:04 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Sorry Jeb, your younger brother pretty much ended the Bush dynasty once and for all. I will NOT vote for another Bush again. Not because I am against Bush, no, but because there are plenty of others who can do the job and we really do not need this family name in the POTUS anymore.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 9:27:12 AM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: WilliamIII

The only time I want to hear or read the word “Bush”, from now on, is in a sexually-oriented situation.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: WilliamIII

Take it as a warning.....


32 posted on 11/03/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: smith288

Jeb Bush is no MENSA candidate, but he’s got a decent chance of being right about this. Look at the *demographics*, not merely who shows up to vote.

Combine Bonzo’s second term (God forbid) blanket amnesty for wetbacks, and make the slimy cockroach mayor of Los Angeles the 2016 Rat nominee for President and you’ve got a Texas-sized landslide — and the resulting end of America — that will make the ‘tranquility’ of the Bonzo Years look like the 1950s.

Gone will be Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and lots of other states you might not expect (North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa...).

Viva La Raza! Viva Aztlan!


33 posted on 11/03/2012 9:28:12 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: WilliamIII

The Bushes, among other big government Republicans, ruined the GOP and everything Reagan did for it. If there’s a reason more people aren’t registered Republican it’s because of them.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 9:30:35 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: WilliamIII

There goes jebby boy with another progressive one world order wet dream. Just STFU jeb... I do not care what you do as long as you just go away.

LLS


35 posted on 11/03/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: WilliamIII
Texas could be three or four blue states before too long:

As somebody said, though, they'd all have "Texas" somewhere in the state's name (or "Tejas" for the new border state).

36 posted on 11/03/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by x
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To: WilliamIII

I do believe that you’re correct. So that they can enact more of that “compassionate conservatism” which brings us closer to the left and a one-party system.

It’s all about personal political power, not the party platform.


37 posted on 11/03/2012 9:34:09 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: WilliamIII

Oh... and I am certain that jeb can change that as long as we agree to merge with mexico and make all mexicans into American citizens with super minority status.

LLS


38 posted on 11/03/2012 9:34:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Lazamataz
The only time I want to hear or read the word “Bush”, from now on, is in a sexually-oriented situation.

BUT, trimming is important!

39 posted on 11/03/2012 9:37:41 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: WilliamIII

For those of you who doubt this as just the ravings of a lunatic fringe called Jeb Bush... don’t discount it.

Texas is being overrun by people from all over the country in search of jobs and lower taxes. Lots from Kalifornia fleeing the loons and bringing their own brand of lunacy. Add to that lots of tags from the NE showing up. Add to that the invasion of the latinos.

Texas is changing and FAST. I do not doubt the prediction that it will turn blue one day not too far from now if not in 2016. The United States and any hope of a conservative majority is quickly coming to an end. The tipping point is almost here and if Romney wins it will just be a delaying action. I don’t think the facts that are driven by demographics and the dole can be changed.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: smith288

And Dallas.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: WilliamIII

I don’t know about 4 years but I think it will eventually be democrat. Between liberals fleeing the mess they’ve created here in the north and illegals invading from the south, I think its inevitable.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: WilliamIII

To all you California bashers, this is what happened to California. He is probably right and this will happen to yet more states.

You cheap labor republicans are going to find out that cheap labor isn’t so cheap in the end.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks WilliamIII.
Imagine Texas as a blue state, how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.
Texas was "blue" in the past, until at last we got the habitual ballot box stuffer LBJ as POTUS. Eventually even John "JFK Death Car" Connally dumped the Demwits and went Pubbie, Nixon beat Humphrey in a squeaker, and the Senate went "red" for two years.


44 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: WilliamIII

Shut your pie hole, you RINO slug.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 9:40:45 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: WilliamIII
Europe did away with “automatic citizenship at birth” years ago because they saw the damage it did to their societies.Even Ireland,a country that had a strong love for her “diaspora”,did away with it...same reason.We're basically the only *civilized* nation on earth that still has it and it *will* kill us eventually.Bush is very probably right about Texas,but his timeline is wrong however.It won't happen in ‘16 but it will happen in the lifetime of most of us.And when Texas goes Rat this nation is truly scr**ed.
46 posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: PermaRag
make the slimy cockroach mayor of Los Angeles the 2016 Rat nominee for President

Not so likely. Maybe the current mayor of San Antonio in 2020. He's basically Obama II.

Gone will be Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and lots of other states you might not expect (North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa...).

Not every state that has some Mexicans in it is Mexicanized. It's going to be a long time before Iowa goes that way. There are more Hispanics (by percentage of the population) in Idaho or Kansas or Rhode Island or Hawaii than there are in North Carolina or Georgia, and somehow I don't see Kansas or Idaho becoming part of Aztlan any time soon.

47 posted on 11/03/2012 9:43:05 AM PDT by x
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To: Sequoyah101

Exactly.

On the bright side, the liberals fleeing to Texas are allowing states like Michigan and Wisconsin to drift to the right.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: WilliamIII
Jeb is laying the groundwork for his son...

The hispanic George Bush has been busy in Texas establishing himself a network of politicos. Scoff at your own peril...the kid has ambitions.

49 posted on 11/03/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Shadow44

Back when we didn’t have to give free healthcare and social services and English lessons in schools to the illegals, they DID assimilate because the ones that came here came to work hard and better themselves. The ones I knew were pretty conservative. Now they just demand freebies ( a lot of them anyway). I’ve lived back and forth CA and TX and seems to me the CA aliens are much more demanding.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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