Texas Republicans' days are numbered.
is coming in the Lone Star State:
Enrollment data from the Texas Education Agency show that this school year Hispanic students reached 50.2 percent of Texas' 4.9 million public school children, compared with nearly 49 percent last year.
Anglo students stopped being a majority several years ago and continue to decline in number.
Hispanic students in prekindergarten through high school now total 2,480,000 in Texas. The group is 90 percent of the student population in the El Paso region.
Two of every three public school children in Texas are minorities, according to the data.
How Texas conservatives are fighting back:
Budget cuts to public education in light of a budget shortfall of up to $27 billion [...]
Budget shortfall? Funny, given California's surplus
. Maybe conservative governance isn't all that it's cracked up to be?
Battleground Texas is laying the foundation for the coming Texas Democratic majority. Given the demographics, it's only a matter of time. And it's making Texas conservatives so crazy they're starting to make unforced errors:
Take Texas GOP chairman Steve Munisteri‘s efforts to drum up support for “Battlefield Dallas,” an attempt by Dallas Republicans to counter the Battleground Texas push. Munisteri flew up to Dallas for an event and said all the right things during his speech.
It was billed of “the first public meeting of Battlefield Dallas.”
But a Tea Party Republican made the headlines when he had this to say about GOP voter outreach efforts.
“I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats,” Ken Emanuelson said.
Honesty is good, but we knew that stuff already. They don't want black people to vote. Or brown people. Or Asians. Or single women. Or college students. Or anyone under 30. Or Democrats. Or anyone living in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and the border counties. In short, they don't want anyone voting that doesn't already agree with them. But of course, that's un-American, so the only available alternative is secession.
But nope, they can't leave the union. Texas' electoral votes will look delicious in the Democratic column, and that's coming sooner rather than later. And even sooner if Hillary runs.
p.s. They can still carve out Dumbfuckistan out of the Texas pandhandle and western Oklahoma, so long as we build a dang fence around it. And a moat with alligators.
Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 9:38 AM PT: More evidence the GOP is afraid of its hold on Texas: It's now spending money on hiring 24 "minority outreach" staffers. You don't see national Democrats spending money in New York, or California.