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  •  It's already almost too late... (0+ / 0-)

    If you believe PPP's new poll, the right democrat (Hillary in this case but insert any nationally known perceived "centrist" democrat here) can already compete in Texas in 2016. Even if this doesn't come to pass until 2024 where it's actually truly a swing state, that a Republican would be forced to fight a rearguard action in TEXAS would leave the next tier of pinkish states (NC, IN, MO, GA, AZ & MT) as the new battleground and the old purple states (OH, CO, IA, WI, FL & VA) decidedly behind the front lines. I know from listening to their budget "proposals" that the GOP doesn't do so well at math, but I'm pretty sure they can count--and it adds up to "They're boned".

    "When it comes to this thing called the American Dream, liberalism had better very much be alive and breathing fire or we have truly lost our way as a nation." --Dennis Miller (before he turned to the dark side...)

    by Trenchman003 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:27:49 PM PST

    •  Which is why... (0+ / 0-)

      They are trying to gerrymander the electoral college.

      'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

      by RichM on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:44:39 PM PST

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      •  And if we're on our toes, it won't happen (1+ / 0-)
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        Mentioned it last night--we need to make sure our minorities in those statehouse's are prepared to deny quorums if they try to pull that crap. Right now, they've been cowed into backing off under the light of day. But when we throw out Kasich, Walker, Snyder et al in a years time, there's no limit to what they'll try to get away with as a middle finger to the voters on the way out the door. It's an extreme solution to be sure, but faced w/electoral extinction, there's no extreme they won't resort to and we have to be willing to defend in kind.

        "When it comes to this thing called the American Dream, liberalism had better very much be alive and breathing fire or we have truly lost our way as a nation." --Dennis Miller (before he turned to the dark side...)

        by Trenchman003 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:09:11 PM PST

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    •  Hillary is unique - not just any other Dem (2+ / 0-)
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      would poll those numbers in Texas.  Not even Texas Dems are polling that high.

      •  Women (0+ / 0-)

        The reason Hillary could deliver TX is women. I will never forget our precinct conventions in 2008 people came out of the woodwork. The enthusiasm was unbelievable with both Obama and Clinton supporters.

        I am a white female who supported Obama but I saw women in my precinct supporting Hillary that had always participated in the Republican primary.

        Even TX women believe it is time for a female president.  Hillary can turn TX blue in 2016.

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