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).
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