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Can Democrats Flip Texas,
Arizona and Georgia?

Real Clear Politics, by Sean Trende

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Posted By:garnet, 7/29/2014 9:08:41 AM

Democratic political strategist David Plouffe made waves a few weeks back when he suggested that Texas, Arizona and Georgia would soon become blue-ish states. His analysis is here and also reflected below: “All three have large minority populations that, in the case of Georgia and Texas, have been getting larger at a rapid clip and that vote primarily Democratic. . . . Each of these states has postindustrial areas where the Democrats are doing well. . . . The Democrats have a chance in all three of these states if the minority vote continues to grow, if white voters eventually experience

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 7/29/2014 9:14:09 AM     (No. 9944315)

Only if voter fraud lets those illegal minorities vote.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/29/2014 9:20:33 AM     (No. 9944328)

Thanks for posting, good read. What I thought was left out was the fact that the only way Clinton put together his coalition was by reading Bush´s lips. The Reagan dems have stayed with the dems since and will do so as long as republicans are tied to the CoC.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/29/2014 9:26:17 AM     (No. 9944335)

#2, the Chamber of Commerce supports business. That is who they are. Whichever party or candidate is strong on capitalism will get Chamber support. I don´t understand your problem with that. If your reference is the Chamber´s support of increased immigration, can you understand that is only one part of the Chamber of Commerce´s initiatives? And many conservative candidates enlist and embrace C of C´s support. Joni Ernst is a prime example.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/29/2014 9:37:25 AM     (No. 9944349)

#3 Karl Rove? Is that you?


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/29/2014 9:37:29 AM     (No. 9944350)

The core issue on which Republicans should dig their heels in (The ´Rats are doing exactly that on the opposite side)is citizenship. The fact of life in America today is that people who got here illegally are woven tightly into the the socio-economic fabric. Opposing their presence brings out charges of xenophobia and bigotry which are difficult to deny and consume precious political capital.
No one who entered this country illegally as an adult should become a voting citizen - period. Everything else could be negotiated. We know where 0bama/Schumer stand on this but it is critical to understand where the CoC stands on it. I, personally have no idea.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/29/2014 9:37:53 AM     (No. 9944352)

The C of C is peddling amnesty at the expense of American workers. They´re selling out this country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/29/2014 9:41:21 AM     (No. 9944361)

Eventually, the whole country will flip - We´re allowing in huge numbers of uneducated illegal aliens whose anchor baby children will spend their lives on the dole and vote for more government support. They´re out breeding the workers of this country who have to support their own children.

It is just a matter of time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ramona, 7/29/2014 9:58:19 AM     (No. 9944381)

Is it possible to support business and still want to uphold the law? If the CofC refuses to support legal immigration and citizenship, it´s endorsement ought to be worth nothing to Republicans.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/29/2014 9:59:03 AM     (No. 9944382)

" . . . . Chamber´s support of increased immigration." That´s right up there with man-caused disasters, overseas contingency operations and workplace violence at Ft. Hood.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lana720, 7/29/2014 10:17:43 AM     (No. 9944410)

Georgie, the state where candidate Nunn, who grew up in the DC area, was just found to have supported Hamas. Yes, that´s who we need representing 1/100 of our Senate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TexasRose, 7/29/2014 10:26:11 AM     (No. 9944421)

Why is the CoC supporting amnesty? Won´t the illegals, when they become legal, have to be paid AT LEAST minimum wage? As it is now, they have their "slaves". I don´t understand why the CoC wouldn´t be thrilled to keep it that way.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/29/2014 10:31:46 AM     (No. 9944429)

#4, It´s his mother.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/29/2014 10:49:42 AM     (No. 9944459)

He makes a good point. These predictions assume that Dems will hold onto a hugely lopsided share of the minority vote, the younger vote, and Yuppy-types. Some of the younger people coming into the Republican party aren´t going to sit quietly on the sidelines as Dems wreck the country.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 7/29/2014 11:46:45 AM     (No. 9944572)

Hispanics in Arizona are fairly conservative. What may turn us blue is the large influx of foreigners from New Jersey and Chicago. Detroit too. We have a somewhat fractured party that allows some Dems to win seats they shouldn´t. My district is represented by a leftist dingbat who has no business in congress. She´s the first openly bi-sexual legislator. How sweet.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/29/2014 1:55:11 PM     (No. 9944837)

With McCain and Flake (or should I say Flake and Flake Jr.) as their senators, why would they need to flip the state red?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/29/2014 3:44:46 PM     (No. 9945039)

#10 refers to this story (also in National Review, apparently). I´m no fan of Nunn, but I didn´t figure she was this stupid.

RE: Georgia going blue - it´s entirely possible. Not because of voter fraud; we have that VERY strict voter ID thingy, and VERY strict procedures for getting a DL (birth certificate, SS card, marriage license if you´re married, etc.). BUT what can turn it is the influx of liberals of all stripes into Atlanta. Very few natives left in Atlanta anymore. Not saying it will definitely happen, but I could see a time if everything fell just right where Atlanta and the other blue cities (Savannah, Macon, Augusta, et al) could overcome the more conservative vote of the rest of the state. Think Washington and Oregon - those folks are the salt of the earth and QUITE conservative...outside of Seattle and Portland.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/29/2014 3:45:51 PM     (No. 9945042)

Oops - forgot to include link to story about Nunn link to Hamas charity.

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/28/leaked-doc-michelle-nunn-non-profit-charity-hamas/?icmp=ajc_internallink_textlink_homepage

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