Skip to comments.Analysis: Will Texas secede from Barack Obama’s America?
Posted on 11/07/2012 11:47:51 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Theres Barack Obamas America.
And then theres Texas.
In Barack Obamas America, Latino voters overwhelmingly favored the Democratic incumbent, handing him 71 percent of their votes to 27 percent for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. In Texas, voters overwhelmingly elected the first Hispanic senator in the states history. A conservative Republican.
In Barack Obamas America, the Tea Party wave receded, with some of the most prominent firebrands of the 2010 conservative insurgency sent packing by the voters. In Texas, despite the defeat of freshman Republican Francisco Quico Canseco of San Antonio, voters sent three new Republicans with strong Tea Party support to Washington, including Senator-elect Ted Cruz of Houston.
In Barack Obamas America, the Republican nominee lost the popular vote for the fifth time in the last six presidential elections. In Texas, Republicans swept every statewide race for ninth time in a row.
In Barack Obamas Washington, the head of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, said Wednesday that the Republican Party is too old, too white and too male. In Texas, however, Republicans are doing no such hand-wringing.
Every statewide official is Republican and the GOP has broad majorities in both houses, both U.S. senators and 24 of 36 congressional seats, said Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak. Under conservative leadership, Texas will remain a state where bold policy is advanced and where government is limited, taxes and regulation are low.
In the aftermath of a second consecutive White House setback, there is a bigger disconnect than ever between the mood of national Republicans and Texas GOP loyalists. While national Republicans are downcast about the future and pointing the finger of blame, Texas Republicans are upbeat and almost giddy about being the leaders of the resistance to Barack Obamas second-term agenda, from comprehensive immigration reform to implementation of the 2010 health-reform law widely known as Obamacare........
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Meanwhile, he added, states have the opportunity to pave the way for Washington by promoting common-sense policies of smaller government, lower taxes and restrained spending that create jobs and prosperity for their citizens.
With Obama back in the saddle for four more years, Texas officials predict continuing legal wrangling between Austin and Washington. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. Contentious issues include environmental regulation, redistricting and the strict Texas Voter ID law.
While I think it would be fun, and would love if my state did it too, the US Civil War kinda put the kabosh on secession.
Jeb Bush said Texas will be a blue state by 2016.
Not sure about that but definitely by 2020.
If the massive migration of ‘blue state conservatives’ into TX continues,
it should offset the influx of freeloaders. Going Galt will become a reality,
and Texas is a great destination.
Please don't confuse the headline with the meat and meaning of the article.
There is no doubt that a majority of Latinos in Texas voted for Obama, as in every other state.
".......In Texas, voters overwhelmingly elected the first Hispanic senator in the states history. A conservative Republican."
What does Meghan McCain think?
Interesting and encouraging.
Let’s “build out from the middle.”
My point is that electing a conservative Republican who is Hispanic didn’t change the fact that most Hispanics support Obama. Sure it’s great to see Ted Cruz in the Senate, but that doesn’t change the political orientation of Hispanics.
It was great when Allen West was elected to Congress as a conservative Republican. But that didn’t change the political orientation of blacks.
The headline mentions secession. It’s nowhere in the article.
I’m not. I like the article, but the headline choice is poor and it won’t happen.
It makes us look dumb and I hate that.
Oops! Didn’t read your post well enough. Apologies.
However, we need to start emphasizing the CONSERVATISM and stop pushing the negative stereotype that plays into the Leftist playbook.
So its a bait and switch?
I guess I need new glasses. Apology retracted. :) :(
Look, I concede your point that having people like Ted Cruz helps us with Hispanics.
Let’s just be realistic - we’re not going to get a majority of Hispanics, because conservative principles do not appeal to a majority of the Hispanics that immigrated in the last couple of decades.
Had we closed the border way back when and got to pick and choose who we let immigrate here, like people who would not go on government assistance and would have children within marriages, then yeah, we COULD have had an Hispanic immigrant population that was majority conservative.
More like switch (out the truth) and bait (the MSM to reinforce the false narrative).
Food for thought..
Who cares? That road apple didn’t fall far from the horse’s posterior!
No, Obama will pass amnesty and Texas and Arizona will turn into blue states.
No, Obama will pass amnesty and Texas and Arizona will turn into blue states.
Who is the "we?"
It's the Feds that ALWAYS STOP THAT!
Now, AGAIN, it's reached the stage where their children have integrated and the Left is shoehorning natural conservatives into one of their victim's groups (a HUGE and growing one) -- teaching them to be another "gimme" group with a chip on their shoulder.
We need to SEAL the border (and confront the crime and national security risks). NOTHING about us being overrun by illegal immigrants will change until that is done. And it hurts ALL those working (and looking for work and who plan to work - and those paying for "services" for those who don't work) who live on the northern side of the border.
They will secede and the reason will be Obamacare. After they do it then it might embolden other southern and Midwestern republican states like Oklahoma, Kansas, Alabama and Tennessee to do it but who knows. That is how it went in 1861.
“We” meaning when George W. Bush had the presidency. My own sense is that his personal warm feelings for the Mexican nanny he had as a child gave him a blind spot on the open borders question.
The “Barack Obama’s America” is the part of the headline that I find the most revealing. America is exceptionalism, freedom and strength. Barack Obama doesn’t believe in that path for the country. Texas does and we prove everyday that it works - and the country needs to keep seeing us fight and prosper and not give in to this illegal encroachment of ObamaSocialism.
Good grief - "bind spot?" It was political expediency and kicking the can policies.
Many Texans have closer associations and they don't want an open border.
W was controlled too often by emotion rather than reason.
So if you do something that is perfectly legal and someone does something ILLEGAL to stop you, does that make what you were doing wrong?
LOL! This is your official notice I am swiping that! It’s perfect. :-)
Amnesty and demographics (low birth rates) will turn Texas blue as well.
Then DC and Puerto Rico will be added as states to stack the deck further.
Hispanics will overwhelm the conservative vote in Texas in a few years, making Texas just as liberal & dysfunctional as other states.
So, if you are planning to move to Texas to avoid liberalism you'll find that the major cities of Texas are already liberal, & just like the USA, the densely populated urban areas will ultimately control the gov’t.
Do you live in Texas?
The other Red States better get some backbone and join our excellent Attorney General Abbott in fighting the central government takeover. He can do more from his wheel chair than all the rest of them can do on two legs. Talk about a nation of sheep.....
Texas ought to reassess involvement with all central government agencies and refuse any interference unless it can be supported by the U.S. Constitution.
If all else fails, we can always shut off the oil and gas pipelines.
Perhaps we should reconsider what benefits come to people who are trapped in a “union” they can’t get out of. This is a good definition of slavery.
Ted Cruz comes from Cuban stock, a far cry from the mestizo origins of Mexicans.
There now are 30 GOP governors. The states are the labs and they will generate conservative leaders.
Wisconsin has shown what can be accomplished.
The Puerto Rican flag will fit perfectly in that hole.
All politics is local. A Latino conservative beat a white liberal. So per the electoral demographics of Texas that’s how you win. It doesn’t extrapolate nationally, but it does give the lesson that you must be an acceptable package to the voters.
Akins and Mourdock, two conservatives, lost while Romney won. That’s the equation.
This time it will be purgeing. All the states north and east of the Belt way will be purged.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz can articulate his conservatism.
Cruz beat a powerful sitting Lt. Gov. (more powerful than the gov) who was heavily backed with connections and money from the same party.
But Senator Cruz WON because he has what they couldn’t buy, HE CAN ARTICULATE and reach people!!
THAT is the difference.
So if he were Ted Schmidt he still would have won? It’s the articulating his conservatism that did it?
You’re damn right.
While Succession is a nice Dream...
I would like to see a United Stand against the Federal Government and its unconstitutional behavior.
What if the Red States banded together, Joined by a written and signed decree to Support and Defend the Constitution, States Rights and our countries sovereignty.
We could call it the United States of the Constitution or anything as a group of states that swear to uphold and defend it.
Texas is unique in its history. Arizona and Oklahoma have taken steps to take on the government. Together, United, they would focus attention and strength. If 5 to 25 states spoke and acted as one to oppose an over baring federal government the results would have to be better then where we are at now. Yes?
I have often thought the USA should start an international group of Free Nations where in support and true free trade would exist, while promoting Freedom around the world. An alternative to the twisted and loony United Nations, who I would like to see, invited to leave the USA. Now with Presidents Obamas reelection the USA will surrender more sovereignty to the U.N., while doubling his effort to drive us in to financial default. I think we need an internal effort to unite.
If I could have a few minutes of Governor Perry and Governor Brewers time I would ask them and all other like minded Governors to meet and do some possibility thinking on this.
If successful, I could see patriots, entrepreneurs, and whole companies moving from blue states to red states in mass. (Going Galt?)
I like your optimism, backbone and initiative.
The urban ant beds are definitly having an impact on politic’s in Texas that is true but to blame it on Hispanics is far from it. Texas was a democrat dominated state for over 100 years but that all changed in the 90’s yet the Hispanic population increased through that entire period, by your thinking that is not possible. We Texans see the Hispanics with a different eye than many others, they are as much a part of Texas as the Alamo, the Yellow Rose and of course Coopers BBQ. I have lived beside them, worked beside them and fought beside them, in one case I damn near married one (she still crosses my mind from time to time). Their values are no different than mine. The liberalism we face in Texas is coming from the Anglo’s also.