An interesting commentary from Right Wing News in Texas.
Originally Posted by keymanjim
If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community,” he said, “in a few short years Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state.” He ticked off some statistics: in 2004, George W. Bush won forty-four per cent of the Hispanic vote nationally; in 2008, John McCain won just thirty-one per cent. On Tuesday, Romney fared even worse.
“In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat,” he said. “If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House….if Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party. Our kids and grandkids would study how this used to be a national political party. ‘They had Conventions, they nominated Presidential candidates. They don’t exist anymore.’ ”
As this last election has shown the Republican Party as a whole has disenfranchised the Hispanic community and this is true in Texas as well as across the nation. The Hispanic population of Texas is growing at a faster rate than any other demographic and the idea that Texas as a state is going to remain a Republican stronghold is really a mythical belief held by this small number of extremist group of fundamentally ignorant conservatives. Even in the above link the error is in the belief that the demographics are "threatening Republican Texas" because the problem is that the Republican Party is threatening Texas with it's myopic political agenda that excludes virtually anyone but extremist white males.
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