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(45,558 posts)
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 09:46 PM Sep 2012

The Republicans know the demographics are not breaking their way...

They know that exclusion, blame them over there, the denomization of the other are soon to be seen as failed approaches to national politics. The best they can do is to try and stop people who are newly entered into the electorate from getting to the voting booth.

And that will prove to be a losing tactic as well as financial stability allows people to turn their attention toward more civic involvement.

That is why they appear to be so desperate.

The only thing keeping the GOP hopes alive is that the drawing of the districts after the 2010 census allowed the GOP to draw favorable legislative districts.

If we hang on now, if we can grab some house seats and keep the senate, if we can take some governor mansions back, we can put the Republican Party into a Bath Tub and pull the plug on their hate and cynicisms.

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The Republicans know the demographics are not breaking their way... (Original Post) WCGreen Sep 2012 OP
thats how i see it also oldhippydude Sep 2012 #1
And Texas will swing back to the Democratic Party... WCGreen Sep 2012 #3
yep oldhippydude Sep 2012 #6
They will reap what they sow... CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #2
they don't even have all of the 1% SmileyRose Sep 2012 #4
well i don't think it's polling oldhippydude Sep 2012 #7
If they don't change, they will be a permenant minority party inside of twenty years. Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #5


(2,514 posts)
1. thats how i see it also
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:05 PM
Sep 2012

if we can get the house back, and hold the senate this cycle as well as re-elect the POTUS.. the demographics change the the balance... while W was smart enough to reach out to Hispanics.. the republicans as a party have backed SB1070 in Arizona.. they have opposed the dream act... when the demographic bomb hits they will be out of power for a generation..

imagine when Texas turns blue, and Arizona.. the GOP may hold the old south and some Bible thumpers in the midwest, but will be greatly diminished as a political force.. while the voter suppression tactics, and the temporary cash advantage may influence them, ultimately the tide will wash them out.. to quote Sean Hanity "they will find themselves on the wrong side of history" (couldn't resist using that quote)


(45,558 posts)
3. And Texas will swing back to the Democratic Party...
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:30 PM
Sep 2012

Just like Florida and New Mexico and Colorado and Nevada have.

I know Colorado has shifted Blue as of late, but I remember when it was red.


(2,514 posts)
6. yep
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:10 PM
Sep 2012

i'm in New Mexico...this state voted for W in 04.. (have reason to believe that was stolen).. but we turned Blue in 06, and 08, in 10 one house district went red (actually it was a fluke we took it in 08)..

the good news here this year, is that the Republicans have pulled their money from their senate and house races to put in other more competitive races.. in effect giving the state to the Democratic party.. Arizona and Texas are not that far behind..


(2,514 posts)
7. well i don't think it's polling
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:21 PM
Sep 2012

for the last 30 years, and especially since the Gingrich revolution of 94, the party has catered to conservatives, over the years they have gone further and further right... after all that's their base.. with each step to the right they have alienated more and more of the population..

now that the demographics are changing they cant change course because of party purity (like Grover Norquist's tax pledge)..their inability to see beyond the current election cycle has caught them, and created their doom


(23,973 posts)
5. If they don't change, they will be a permenant minority party inside of twenty years.
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:01 PM
Sep 2012

I hope they resolutely stay the course.

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