The Republican Party will cease to exist in 8 years

Discussion in 'Politics' started by walter4, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Texas, secession and Latinos: How we can make this work

    Two interesting data points today. First is this:

    "Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas [on the White House petition site] have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website's own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.

    The Texas petition has well exceeded 25,000 signatures, which means the White House has to respond.

    Then there was this:

    "In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat,” [Texas Senator-elect Ted Cruz] said. “If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. 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.'"

    That's true. As I wrote in May:

    "Out of Laredo's 24,788 students, just 81 are Anglo. In Houston, just 8 percent of public schoolchildren are white, and that number is 5 percent in Dallas. In Fort Bend, 40 percent of kids were white in 2000. Today, it's 19 percent. Lubbok went from 42 percent to 28 percent.

    In the entire state, 43.1 percent of public schoolchildren were Anglo in 2000, compared to just 30.5 percent. And if Republicans are hoping that those are undocumented immigrants, turns out that just 5.4 percent of Texans lack the proper paperwork. Yes, that's a serious number—1.2 million—but it won't save them in the long term."

    Latinos are brown, and they're young, and if there's one thing Republicans can't deal with right now, it's young and brown. The only saving grace for Texas Anglos is that those Latinos are really young. But that won't last forever. Those kids grow up.

    So Texans conservatives (you know, those "patriots") want to secede. I say, sure! Go for it! Take your Texas, and your two Republican senators, and your 24-12 House delegation (with its +12 boost for the Republican majority) and play at being an independent country for a few years. Maybe a decade.

    And then you can all come back once Latinos have taken over the joint to help deliver even bigger Blue majorities.

    Sound like a deal?

    In the alternative, you can remain a part of America, respect this thing called "democracy," and brace yourself like you've never braced yourself. Because Texas is going to look like California some day. And that day is coming up fast.
  2. Mav88


    my gosh and look at what GREAT shape california is in

    do you get a banana when you hit enter?
  3. Ricter


    Demography's a bitch. Has been for millennia.
  4. Pretty funny,

    Obama gets elected and even states don't want any part of him. Talk about dividing the country.
  5. Some Hispanic families have been in Texas for well over 100 years. Remember, Sam Houston took it from General Santa Anna.
    "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas".... David Crockett
    "Don't Mess With Texas"
  6. Lucrum


    And you think that's a good thing? LOL
  7. hughb


    These predicitions of doom for a party that just lost in the most recent elections are nothing new. When the Dems lost in the 94 midterms, everyone was dancing on their graves, when they won during GWB's midterms, everyone was dancing on the Repub's graves. Those were overwhelming catastrophic losses where the balance of power had shifted, but the losing party always came back. And that's because their ace in the hole was the winning party. There's nothing like controlling both houses of congress to show what an idiot you are, and you ususally do it within two years.

    The Repubs still control the house, they were not overwhelmngly defeated. However, if they don't pay attention to the shifting demographics, and if they don't understand that evangleicals are turning the rest of the country against them, they will die a slow death. It will happen by evolution, not revolution, and they still have a couple of more elections to get their shit together.
  8. That would be quite an achievement.

    -- California has the country's 4th highest per-capita tax burden, yet they have the 47th ranked public schools and 45th ranked road and bridges.

    -- California has more cities in bankruptcy than any other state in the nation.

    -- California has the worst credit rating of any state in the country.

    -- California is losing high-paying jobs (technology and engineering) faster than any other state in the nation.

    -- California has 12% of the country's population, yet they also have 33% of the country's welfare recipients.

    -- From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million: Medicaid recipients soared by seven million, but tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000. (Yes, you read that right. Over a 20-year period, Calfornia's population increased by 10 million people. Seven million of them are on medicaid and only 150,000 pay income taxes.)

    Come on, Texas. If you try real hard you can be just like California.