A war for the riches of votes (and oil).
These terrorists aren’t trying to kill us because we offended them. They attack us because they want to impose their view of the world on as many people as they can, and America is standing in their way. ~Marco Rubio
A new national Democratic group plans to community organize Texas around the idea that Texans should put away their rugged individualism and replace it with a nanny state. The organization, “Battleground Texas”, will engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that tend to be low propensity voters in the state.
Democrats are launching an ambitious plan in Texas: They want to turn the red state blue, and they’re looking to Latinos to make that happen.
According to Politico, the party wants to take advantage of the rapidly changing demographics of the state and mobilize new, more progressive-minded, voters.
Politico reports that a group of Democrats is forming an organization, “Battleground Texas,” that plans to put tens of millions of dollars over the next several years into a plan to engage underrepresented voting populations.
Last week I attended Right Online Texas, where one of the sessions focused on Hispanic Outreach. What I took away from it was that the way to reach the Hispanic population is by earning their trust, on a personal basis. Democrats do this well, by taking a long and patient view whereas Republicans tend to want to swoop in and change hearts and minds in a single campaign season. History has shown that Democrats have been able to change the mindset of our youth by years and years of efforts in the public school system, and in our universities – we would be fools to discount them here.
Democrats also know how to pick their battles, they don’t lose sight of the end goal, mired down in issues that divide their constituencies, or scare off the target voters. Republicans, on the other hand………..what can I say?
I believe that the goal of this new group could be accomplished rather easily, and quickly, by an amnesty package that grants our new “citizens” the right to vote, which is not so farfetched considering how far we’ve come in four years. Amnesty is on the table right now, and Republicans are going to be portrayed as Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life by refusing to grant benefits (social security, medicaid, medicare) to our newest “citizens” – voting rights are simply the next step. Think about what that means for a well organized Democrat militia that targets the Hispanic community with its message that Uncle Sam will care for and educate its chidren to bring them out of poverty, whereas Republicans secretly desire to deport their grandma.
The Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott, spoke at Right Online, and described his job this way: “I go the office. I sue the federal government. Then I go home”. Thank the Lord we have someone who is willing to put it out there, who is not afraid to be on the front lines against a regime that intends to impose its extremist views on the rest of us. Obama’s progressive allies will not stop in trying to collectivize our efforts and redistribute the rewards of our success, they continue their assault by focusing on the deep red state that houses 34 electoral votes – ahead of New York, Florida and Illinois. Texans are lucky to have Abbott who understands what is on the line, just as Virginians are fortunate to have their own Greg Abbott in the form of Ken Cuccinelli.
Republicans are going to have to prepare a viable strategy, a coherent and sympathetic plan that coalesces all conservative groups across the state, so that the party doesn’t end up locked inside the Alamo, just waiting for the end. We can’t pretend that “Welcome to America, here’s your voting card, your food stamps, your childcare, your health care, just check this box!” is simply a nightmare fantasy ….. The invaders have made Texas its target, and it is a very rich target. Think of it like securing Afghanistan so that it doesn’t become a fortress of evildoers……if we lose Texas, the bad guys win forever.