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    Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush says?

    Jeb Bush believes Texas will be “blue” by 2016



    For former Florida Governor Jeb Bush a four-year timetable is enough for a significant shift for the Republican party. He tells Joe Hagan of New York magazine: “It’s a math question. Four years from now, Texas is going to be a so-called blue state. Imagine Texas as a blue state, how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.”


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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    The only thing better would be for Texas to go Green. Somebody has to save them from the OIL Corporation elitists.

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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Texas will not be a blue state in 2016. At current voting levels and demographic projections it won't cross over for 20 to 30 years.
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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Not in 2016, but it is coming.


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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Texas will not be a blue state in 2016. At current voting levels and demographic projections it won't cross over for 20 to 30 years.

    That's not what Jeb Bush says.


    “It’s a math question,” he tells me. “Four years from now, Texas is going to be a so-called blue state. Imagine Texas as a blue state, how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.”

    -Jeb Bush.


    I do agree though that Jeb Bush is wrong. It won't be within 10 years, GOP is too powerful in Texas. It will take at least 12-15 years yet that's only because there's no Democratic Party bedrock in Texas that has any real power. That will take time to evolve and then will have to erode the powerful GOP.

    I do think however that based on demographics, Texas would go blue in less than 5 years IF the GOP wasn't so structurally powerful there. So yes it will happen. Texas will be a blue state no questions asked within most Americans lifetime.
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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    the parliament blue

    more suitable for texas
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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Texas prides itself for it's collective redness. It's as if there is some kind of competition, and surely some degree of peer pressure, to see who can be the most "red."

    Liberals, especially Obama supporters, are rediculed and ostracized in Texas. Speaking in general terms, of course. There are a lot of cool people in Texas who are up with the times. But there are just too many Scoal dippin', boot wearing, cowboy hat kinda people, to expect them to be up with the times by 2016. I vote no.

    I would argure that Texas is the most unique state in the union. They have their own culture and all too often, their own reality.

    God bless Texas.

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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Texas prides itself for it's collective redness. It's as if there is some kind of competition, and surely some degree of peer pressure, to see who can be the most "red."

    Liberals, especially Obama supporters, are rediculed and ostracized in Texas. Speaking in general terms, of course. There are a lot of cool people in Texas who are up with the times. But there are just too many Scoal dippin', boot wearing, cowboy hat kinda people, to expect them to be up with the times by 2016. I vote no.

    I would argure that Texas is the most unique state in the union. They have their own culture and all too often, their own reality.

    God bless Texas.

    That is what makes Texas so fascinating. What you say is true but primarily only among whites in Texas because if you look at Democratic districts in Texas, they're all in Hispanic majority zones, which makes it even more fascinating to think that in probably less than 20 years Texas will be more Blue than NYC, and yet, among whites will be as red as Alabama due to race being a key factor. That's going to be an interesting phenomena because you're right, in Texas among whites it's just a given that Texas will be Red for the next 500 years and could never be anything else. I think in all honesty that Texas will be a good place to watch to see if, and I say this will full sincerity, if the US has a long historical future or not. I truly do wonder if Texas will either combust as a state of the Union in the future due to this. Texas will be a good place to watch to see if the US will be a geopolitical entity in 100 years and I say that with seriousness.

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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Texas will probably be red in 2016 but is moving towards a swing state. By 2020 it will definitely be a swing state. I can't wait!!! The GOP will never win the whitehouse if Texas goes blue.
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    Re: Is Jeb Bush Correct? Is Texas "going to be a so-called blue state" As Jeb Bush sa

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    That is what makes Texas so fascinating. What you say is true but primarily only among whites in Texas, which makes it even more fascinating to think that in probably less than 20 years Texas will be more Blue than NYC, and yet, among whites will be as red as Alabama. That's going to be an interesting phenomena because you're right, in Texas among whites it's just a given that Texas will be Red for the next 500 years and could never be anything else. I think in all honesty that Texas will be a good place to watch to see if, and I say this will full sincerity, if the US has a long historical future or not. I truly do wonder if Texas will either combust as a state of the Union in the future due to this. Texas will be a good place to watch to see if the US will be a geopolitical entity in 100 years and I say that with seriousness.
    That is an interesting question. But I would stop short of giving Texas that much significance, as to balance the success, of our fledgling democracy. I think Texas will do just fine for itself. Truly, it is a wealth of American resources and advanced refineries. It is a beautiful state with much splendor. And beyond the culturistic and sometimes dramatic Texas bravado and braggadocio, the state is full of warm hearted and caring people. (Unless, of course you are a Obama supporter, long hair or liberal. LOL!)

    Texas has two options. It can eventually accept the fact that America is moving forward with or without them and get with the program or become Mexican again. I suppose they will reluctantly get with the American plan all the while saving their very unique culturisms.

    I love Texas. I'm a native Texan myself. But all this Perry, Cruz, racially underlined christian right social conservatism is becoming somewhat embarassing. I used to brag about Texas.

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