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Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’
abc ^ | Jul 17, 2012 4:36pm | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 07/17/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT by Red Steel

SAN ANTONIO — Greeting a crowd of donors with “Hello San Antone,” President Obama revved up Democrats in the traditionally red state by telling them he sees shades of purple in Texas that might ultimately turn blue down the line.

“The next four months, you guys won’t see them, because, you know, you’re not considered one of the battleground states, although that’s going to be changing soon In the next four months,” Obama said of negative ads at a fundraising luncheon at a downtown convention center here.

“There is going to be more money spent than we’ve ever seen before, folks writing $10 million checks to try to beat me, running ads with scary voices and basically one message,” he said. “I mean, it’s a very simple message, you know. Their message is the economy is not where it needs to be and it’s Obama’s fault… There will be variations on the theme, but it will be the same message over and over and over again. That’s what they’re banking on, because they can’t sell their actual economic plan. So their goal is to see if they can knock us down.”

Obama’s Texas fundraising swing, which is expected to net more than $4 million for his re-election effort, according to campaign officials, is squeezed in between campaign trips to two battleground states — Ohio on Monday and Florida at the end of the week.

Jimmy Carter was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win Texas, in 1976. In 2008, then-candidate Obama lost Texas to Republican Sen. John McCain by nearly 12 points.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; bho2012; tx2012; wishfulthinking

1 posted on 07/17/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Tough state to invade, man.

Does he know how many Texans own guns??

2 posted on 07/17/2012 6:44:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Red Steel

If it becomes one, I will be looking for a new international address.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yup, given Obama’s history I don’t think “Battleground State” is a smart term to use.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 6:47:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Red Steel
And when that day happens, the Republicans will NEVER win another presidential election.

So that means all the Red States will have No say on who taxes them or sets national policy.

It will be Taxation without Representation.

Yet another sad parallel to the antebellum Civil War era.

That is why Ubama and the Dems want as many Illegals in this country as possible, to vote for them so they may vote to take the Red States Money to give to them, perpetual power, and Tax Slavery.

G-D Help us if Texas falls.

5 posted on 07/17/2012 6:48:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: Red Steel
Found this great photo of Obama Now Texas needs to show the horsesa$$ the gate.
6 posted on 07/17/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Red Steel

Just judging from what RCP looks like - I’ll take Obama, smoking crack with Larry Sinclar, in the closet.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 6:50:14 PM PDT by JoeVet (First rule of holes ... when you find yourself standing in one - stop digging ... unless ur a Dim)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Illegals from the south and liberals from the north.

Speaking of...

Anybody know who keeps the Texas pinglist. Wanted murderer believed to be headed for Texas. He killed two women and an unborn child plus shot another woman. You have my permission to “prevent his extradition” back to Michigan.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2907642/posts


8 posted on 07/17/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Steel

In your dreams SkinnyBoy.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 6:53:48 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel

Republicans used to regularly carry California in presidential ,senatorial and gubernatorial elections. Now it is a completely lost cause... Due to some of the very same demographic trends that are now hitting Texas.

Also, many idiots vote for liberals and after not liking the destruction it creates, they move to states like Texas or Colorado.. But these morons bring their liberal politics with them.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 6:54:20 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Red Steel

Uyghur, Please!


11 posted on 07/17/2012 6:56:06 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Does he know how many Texans own guns??

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Texas needs a WALL not gunpowder to save itself, and possibly the nation as a whole.

This is not a shooting war, but a demographics one, which whites are losing. Badly.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 6:56:21 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Red Steel

TRANSLATION: Those electronic voting machines are rigged.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 7:00:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Red Steel

Don’t mess with Texas!


14 posted on 07/17/2012 7:00:59 PM PDT by TEXAS1947
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To: Red Steel

“Hello San Antone,”

Seriously. Did they actually put that on the teleprompter for him or did he decide to make up that gem on his own?

Obama’s “tamale corn husk” moment (as if he needed one to lose Texas).


15 posted on 07/17/2012 7:01:40 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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16 posted on 07/17/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel
"you’re not considered one of the battleground states, although that’s going to be changing soon In the next four months"

I don't think he was talking about the fall elections ....

17 posted on 07/17/2012 7:08:17 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: TEXAS1947

“Don’t mess with Texas!”

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The metrosexual, skinny RaceMarxist already is, and he’s throwing it in your face.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Red Steel

It will be a battlegound alright. But not not the way Zer0 thinks it will be.

He may be brave enough to step foot in the liberal bastion of Austin but I doubt he would venture to anyplace like Midland or Odessa.

He’s too much of a friggin pussy to even think of it.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Red Steel
Demographics. War is simply demographics sped up.

Texas, like other states will simply be bred into a Democratic base. The GOP, and more importantly, the American people decided that defending the borders of our country wasn't important, and continually elected people to not protect such borders.

20 posted on 07/17/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Red Steel

What a thinly vieled threat by someone who is statistically challenged. Come to my house please; and I will stand my g round.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 7:53:27 PM PDT by foldspace (Barak Obama is still not a >convicted< criminal...)
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To: Red Steel

Tea Party vs RINOS.


22 posted on 07/17/2012 8:04:21 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Red Steel

In 2008, then-candidate Obama lost Texas to Republican Sen. John McCain by nearly 12 points.
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It will be at least 15 points this time. Guarantee.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Red Steel

Obama’s Texas fundraising swing.....
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Was he raising money for Senate candidate, David Dewhurst?

(Tongue in cheek.)


24 posted on 07/17/2012 8:07:00 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: KC_Lion

There have been others who tried to subject Texas before. It did not work. This phoney had “Zero” chance of success here.

“Texas is not where you were born but a State of Heart, Mind and Attitude.”

Nothing the current “Liar-in-Chief” can contribute will change that.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Red Steel

Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’
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When steers fly.


26 posted on 07/17/2012 8:08:21 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Red Steel

Why else did they ship all those Katrina “victims” to Texas and Arizona? For the weather?


27 posted on 07/17/2012 8:10:20 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Red Steel

Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’
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When steers fly.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Yes, Obama has been lying again.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 8:12:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

He’s running TV ads in Texas on prime time. what does he know? and Holy Crap


30 posted on 07/17/2012 8:13:59 PM PDT by stanne
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To: KC_Lion; cripplecreek; Arthurio; Theoria

If Obama was speaking of 2012 then it was just nonsensical blathering. But over the long run, he is unfortunately correct.

Texas won’t be a lost cause like California anytime soon, because white voters in Texas are much more conservative than their counterparts in California. Republicans now routinely carry over 70% of the whites in Texas; this is why they dominate the state. It’s not because they do a little better with Hispanics than Republicans do in California. It’s because of the white vote...period. If the GOP did as well with white voters in California they wouldn’t dominate there because the electorate is more white in Texas, but they would at least be competitive and maybe win a few important races.

So if the GOP can keep winning this huge majority of white voters in Texas, they’ll avoid a California-style descent into oblivion and insignificance. But the trends aren’t good. I don’t know how to judge the movement into Texas of other Americans from other states. I don’t know which party this favors. We all know how liberals flee a liberal state that has been ruined by liberal policies, and then take the same destructive liberal politics to their new home. But I don’t know if they outnumber conservative Americans who are moving to Texas.

However, there is no question about how immigration breaks. It is a clear and obvious advantage for the Democrats. And we shouldn’t forget that it is legal immigration that is doing most of the damage. Yeah, I’m sure some illegals illegally vote, but the real danger from illegal immigration is their eventual amnesty and path to citizenship, because that’s the same thing as a path to voting for Democrats. But that’s still only a possibility. And it would do no good to stop all illegal immigration if we continue to allow mass legal immigration. The source for most immigration, whether it’s legal or illegal, will inevitably produce many more future Democrats than Republicans.

The idea that conservatism can win over Hispanics and Asians while their populations are growing so rapidly is a pipe dream; it’s pure fantasy. It’s not that the GOP is harsh or unwelcoming; it’s because Hispanics and Asians simply favor the big govt, (and to an extent the ethnic-grievance) policies of the Democrats. I don’t see how anyone can dispute that.

We should be able to comfortably hold Texas for a little while longer, but the GOP will absolutely lose it’s lock on it. Texas will become a battleground state, and when that happens it’s hard to see how the GOP can stay relevant competitive in Presidential elections.


31 posted on 07/17/2012 8:21:31 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: Aetius

I think a lot of people are over estimating the Progressives and the Food Stamp Presidents popularity with minorities in Texas. You see that popularity in the rat holes of Austin, Central Houston, etc., but it is vastly different in the other areas of Texas where people work for a living and not sit around home playing video games and subsisting on welfare.


32 posted on 07/17/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Arthurio
Republicans used to regularly carry California in presidential ,senatorial and gubernatorial elections. Now it is a completely lost cause... Due to some of the very same demographic trends that are now hitting Texas.

You're right. Outsiders ruined California, all of those Liberals from back east came in and started voting for Democrats.

33 posted on 07/17/2012 8:47:52 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: EyeGuy

“This is not a shooting war, but a demographics one, which whites are losing. Badly.”

You see the future.
And — unlike some of the previous posters in this thread — so do I.

The title of the article reads:
“Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’”.

He’s right, although he has about as much to do with it as he did with the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Texas -is- destined to become a battleground state, because of changing demographics within.

Was there not posted a few months back, right here on FreeRepublic, an article that said that the majority of babies born in Texas were to Hispanics, illegal or otherwise? And conversely, that the number of births to women of “Euro” heritage was far lower, relatively?

Texas probably has the largest number of Hispanic illegals of any state other than California. It doesn’t matter whether there’s an amnesty or not — the illegals who are in Texas TODAY are literally “sowing the seeds” of political change, through the children they are gestating. Every one of those babies is an American citizen. No, they can’t vote today, nor can their parents. But wait 18 years, and that changes....

Those who warn that if Texas “tips” to the rats, the presidency may be lost to Republicans are correct. Look at California, a once-conservative state, that not only has “tipped” leftward but completely toppled over. Texas isn’t there yet, but the demographics of the state are ominous.

Not a good situation. The problem with illegals is that their children are NOT “illegal”. They are here, and they are citizens. And they most likely will vote liberal when they reach voting age.

THAT is why Texas is going to end up “in the battleground” within a generation.

Recalling that famous battle long ago where the line was drawn in the sand, the force of greater numbers will eventually win... but this time they won’t fire a shot. It’s babies who have become bullets in this demographic struggle.

I don’t like it any more than anyone reading this.
But that’s the way I see it...


34 posted on 07/17/2012 8:56:31 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: All; Red Steel
He's right, if Republicans aren't careful.

Obama knows the demographics.

Perry warned Republicans in this primary.

W tried to warn in the the preceding decade.

Republicans cannot allow another major state to go the way of CA after Prop 187 or there will never been another Republican president.

35 posted on 07/17/2012 9:00:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Red Steel

Well I might agree! If the feds wont do anything about the illegals, and the commies don’t leave of their own volition, I’d start shooting too! By the way, I’m from the volunteer state, there is a historic reason behind that distinction, and if Texas needs us again, we will be glad to oblige.


36 posted on 07/17/2012 9:16:29 PM PDT by Boiling point
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To: Red Steel

We don’t much care for skinny gay foreigner communist Islamist liars down here in Texas. If he wants to see what it is like to be tarred and feathered and run out of the state on a rail, well come on by!


37 posted on 07/17/2012 9:36:05 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: KC_Lion

The founders included property and literacy requirements to insure that outright redistribution of income wasn’t the result. That’s a big problem with democracy. We better figure out how to stop the low income illegal immigrant class from gaining control, or this country is done.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 9:57:11 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: KC_Lion

Well, that’s what happens when you nominate folks like Romney.

The Republicans deserve a wipeout here. Maybe they will learn their lesson.


39 posted on 07/17/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Aetius

‘it’s hard to see how the GOP can stay relevant competitive in Presidential elections’

The GOP hasn’t been relevant in some time now.


40 posted on 07/17/2012 10:09:20 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Road Glide

Sad, and scary. An excellent comment on your part, Road G. This somehow reminds me of the situation for a couple of decades before the Civil War. The South new that they were going to be ramrodded if the new states came in against them. So they wanted out. Of course that didn’t work out too well for them. And what is it that can work for us now in the face of this demographic scourge?


41 posted on 07/17/2012 10:15:25 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: Road Glide

Well said. It is inevitable.


42 posted on 07/17/2012 10:19:05 PM PDT by 38special (Not a pretty picture...)
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To: Red Steel
I'm amazed Obama said this before the election.

So many Republicans and Conservatives - even here at Free Republic - are in absolute denial about the political impact of new immigrant citizens.

New citizen voter turnout is quite low, but they vote 80% for the Democrat Party.

43 posted on 07/17/2012 10:32:54 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Red Steel
President Obama revved up Democrats in the traditionally red state by telling them he sees shades of purple in Texas that might ultimately turn blue down the line.

He needs to stay off the opiates.
44 posted on 07/18/2012 12:18:59 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Road Glide

Those anchor babies are already a factor in the northeast, where Hispanics are displacing blacks as the pillar of Democrat voting strength. More babies, and a continued influx (with no end in sight) - more than enough to offset black population growth (which has fallen dramatically since the 1996 welfare reform).


45 posted on 07/18/2012 3:49:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Hokestuk
The founders included property and literacy requirements to insure that outright redistribution of income wasn’t the result. That’s a big problem with democracy. We better figure out how to stop the low income illegal immigrant class from gaining control, or this country is done

100% Correct, the Founders wanted people who had a stake in the future of the country, not those who saw it as an unlimited Charity.

So only those who contributed got to vote on how the money was spent, a very good system.

But that is not Democracy, that is Liberty, Democracy is another name for Kelptocracy.

So be for Liberty, not Democracy.

46 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:12 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: Red Steel; All

FReeper Road Glide wrote some very good stuff there in #34 IIRC...

I would like to add that since in this last election cycle, both the democratsand the GOP elitists in our leadership have give Texas a back burner role in this election...

By the delays in holding the primaries, the precinct/senatorial(county) and the state convention process, nothing was established, nothing was resolved, the state was basically designed to be given to Romney, in the only way he was going to get it...But even then he only got 88 out of the 155 delegates, if I heard correctly...So that is nowhere near a mandate...

So with what we have left, it doesn’t surprise me that some folks are saying that Texas is becoming a battleground state...

Those very people need to be warned to be careful what they wish for...

Needless to say I am not impressed with the direction this state is going...


47 posted on 07/18/2012 9:58:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Road Glide

Mark Steyn has written about this as nothing less than a threat to the legacy of Christian Western Civilization built up over centuries.

Race War?

Already WELL under way, with only the “persons of color” side using live ammunition......


48 posted on 07/18/2012 10:04:10 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Maybe, but the numbers don’t lie. Democrats always win the black and Hispanic vote in Texas. Maybe by not as large a margin as elsehwere (at least with latinos), but it’s still a growing problem for the GOP.


49 posted on 07/18/2012 4:40:53 PM PDT by Aetius
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