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  •  Point is (8+ / 0-)

    we don't need them to turn out. It would be nice if they did, of course, but sheer numbers will do the trick.

    •  Hope you're right, Bush got 40% (5+ / 0-)

      of the latin vote for the same lousy party when he was governor.  Hard to turn Texas blue when that sort of thing happens.

    •  I think the turnout will be higher anyway (5+ / 0-)

      My wife works for a Latino community organization here in Chicago, and folks here are following this like never before. I think even within the Latino community, even among citizens who may feel completely disenfranchised and cynical about the political system.... the DREAM Act kids resonate in a way that nothing else does.  If only for those kids, people will vote. I can't imagine it is that different in Texas.

      I think the turnout will go up.  When Kirk voted against the bill, his vote was on the Spanish language radio stations immediately, thousands of emails went out, and he was barraged by phone calls.  He's hiding now, not even willing to talk to one of the execs from Caterpillar, a conservative guy who supports immigration reform. I think this was a big mistake on his part.  More Latinos will be voting against him than racists in favor of him.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:43:16 AM PDT

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      •  Not enough conservative in Illinois (1+ / 0-)
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        to save his ass.

        I'd hate to be a Republican from a state like Illinois. Chuck Percy Republicans are no longer welcome in the GOP. Batshit insane Republicans aren't welcome in Illinois. What is someone like Mark Kirk to do? He's got to try to be Chuck Percy and Jim Oberweis at the same time!

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:54:17 AM PDT

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