The chatter’s been increasing for years, and in the past few months, the Democrat Party’s taken a bold stance to take Texas and turn it blue. According to Politico, the Democrats intend to invest tens of millions into Texas, building the grass-roots, registering voters and engaging inactive registered Democrats to step up.
Many Republicans feel this is simply a procedure to incorporate as many “undocumented” residents into the voting rolls. Whether Texas is able to stop this effort, if it happens is unknown, but we can be sure the lawyers in the Obama camp are chomping at the bit to tie Texas down and keep it in check through legal means.
Mitch Stewart, former Obama for America battleground states director, and Jeremy Bird, former Obama for America national field director, are starting a new grassroots organizing firm — called 270 Strategies [270 electoral votes to win].
The Politico mentions Bird’s recent visit to Austin and meeting with key Democrats, which was intended to lay-out the strategy moving forward.
Democrats believe Texas is up for grabs, and they’re going to try and apply Chicago-style, community organizing to make it happen. Will it work? Are Texas Democrats that naive? Are they so blinded they can’t see their only selling their freedom?
Realizing Hispanics are the future, the Texas Democrat Party has already been working, using organizations and grassroots mobilization to connect with Hispanics. The Promesa Project (The Promise), is an effort by Texas Democrats to get college students to commit to serve as the Democrat Party liaison in their home.
Already on 11 college campuses across the state the Promesa Project places the Republican Party behind the 8-ball. Now, with the National Democrat Party smelling blood in the water, they see opportunity to come in and sweep the state.
But this isn’t Chicago, and Texan’s aren’t a bunch of chumps, eager to be pushed around. We do what we say, and say what we mean. When we say we want the federal government out of our lives, we mean it. The type of spirit Texans possess, is like no other in the country.But here’s the real question. Take a look at the people running the campaign to turn Texas blue. They’re not Hispanic. They don’t share the same traditional values. Heck, I’m not even sure they speak Spanish.
I say this for two reasons. One, to let my fellow Republicans know they don’t have to be Hispanic, or speak Spanish to outreach to the Hispanic community. And second, to point out the hypocrisy that the Democrat Party isn’t even using Hispanics to do Hispanic Outreach. Why is that? Don’t they know any Hispanics in Texas with the experience, or is it a “trust” issue?
Either way, the Democrat Party has Texas in its sights, and they’re coming. What will Republicans do to counter? Will we allow President Obama’s strategists to come in our back yard and take away everything we’ve worked so for?
If it’s up to them, Texas will turn blue, and the nation will follow. But it’s not up to them…is it?