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3.25.2009

Told Ya

Last October I wrote that the Republicans are in big trouble of ever being the majority party again because of demographics. I was largely poo pooed. (That's a legal term.) I just noticed that the Star Telegram's Bud Kennedy wrote about the Tarrant County Republicans being told the same thing by . . . another Republican.

21 comments:

David said...

Barry...when I was a young man I was a staunch Democrat. When I became more mature (notice I didn't say OLDER....but mature) and realized that I was working my ass off to get ahead and others weren't yet were getting benefits from my work, I quickly grew out of that and became a staunch conservative. Just because you've never matured to that point doesn't mean that every young person today who's drinking the liberal kool-aid won't.

Anonymous said...

Really unrelated, but...

Whether we blame the Republicans or Democrats, the reality is still there.

We've all heard about Poco lay-offs, but why haven't we heard of the hundreds and hundreds of jobs lost from trucking and oil service/supply companies in the last couple of months as well as Devon, Encana, Flint, etc. I fear Wise County as a whole is blind to the big brick wall that we're running headlong towards. Everybody speculates about this "recession" but it doesn't really become scary until it hits your personal home. We need to start considering recession relief measures similar to natural disasters. There may soon be whole displaced groups of families due to lay-offs and foreclosures. How many months will go by before we start seeing tent villages along the roads...

-Concerned.

Anonymous said...

11:00
You are so right, it is downright scary right now. I personally have been hit hard by the recession here in Wise County. I don't understand what other families are doing, but everywhere I go it seems like everybody is doing just fine. Is anyone having hard times like myself? If so, I'm not seeing it. Where is everyone that got laid off or lost hours, or have taken cuts in pay? Come out of hiding and lets talk.

soz said...

did you even read the article, david? bg's post has little to do with dem vs. repub, but rather simply states that someone else (a repub) is echoing what he said months ago regarding the survival and position of the GOP.

speaking to the article itself:
if the GOP could mobilize the latino vote, it would be unstoppable. i'm so glad they haven't figured out how to do that yet...

Doug said...

Well if George Seay III said it, then it's ovioulsy true. While I only know Barry from reading his blog, I know George from... from uh... hold on and I'll Google him and tell you who he is...

Anonymous said...

If the poor are mostly uneducated, doesn't it make sense that they can be hoodwinked by the liberal weenies and be made to drink the kool aid? This is how we got in the mess we are in right now. It's called dumbing down the masses and steering them towards socialism. Just something to think about it.

Anonymous said...

Obviously Seay III is saying these things and doesn't know what he is talking about.

Point Number one: Who doesn't adore Ricky P and Kay Babie. They like Phil King are not career politicans... they "do it" because they love Amerika and Tejas.

Point Number two: Who cares whether not them Messakins join our party. Most ain't got no ID's any way.

Point Number three: Lets have another meeting at the Courthouse next week and slobber on each other!

DBL Fake Chairperson of the County Republikan Party.

Anonymous said...

The only problem with the Green/Kennedy demography theory is that it does not take into account the action of the Obama administration. The massive increase in the money supply to fund the trillions in spending will cause hyperinflation like we have never seen.(even in the Carter years). In will first look like a recovery then shift to demand pull inlation. Much of the money that is on the sidelines now will suddenly be invested and spent bidding up the price of goods. Inflation = too many dollars chasing too few goods and services. This kind of inflation will cause traditional democrats to become Reagan democrats. Probably too late for the 2010 elections but right on time for 2012.

Anonymous said...

We always think throwing money at a problem will solve it.

Mismanagement in Washington from both major political parties plus rampant greed and lust for power has caused all this. What else is new?

If those jerks in Washington had to watch every penny like we do in our household, they would learn about money management.

This monetary bailout in Washington will either destroy Obama or grow the kid up.

Anonymous said...

11:26 - Mobilize the Hispanic community for the GOP?

Why do that - they have every religious nut in Wise County already mobilized.

Just put those folks to work.

wordkyle said...

Good grief, has it been a secret that the GOP is divided? It's ever been so. (Goldwater Republicans vs. Rockefeller Republicans, for example)

Seth in Santa Claus said...

I think Seay III is right and I've been voting primarily Republican for years. What people aren't figuring out is that our younger generations are not nearly as materially-motivated as the society we currently live AND they are highly interested in social justice (that's helping the people who want help for those of you who think it just means giving handouts).

The Republicans can rule with an evened approach to financial issues and a much more aggressive approach to helping the poor and disenfranchised.

Anonymous said...

What.....no weather news....no radar.....its a turd floater n Brookhollow....

Xanthippas said...

If the poor are mostly uneducated, doesn't it make sense that they can be hoodwinked by the liberal weenies and be made to drink the kool aid?

Some poor people are also hoodwinked into thinking that Obama is both a Marxist and Islamic Manchurian Candidate. Obviously, if it were easy to fool people into believing sensible things, Democrats would've already done it.

Anonymous said...

skippy, i seen a cat just now outside my window. would you be able to come over and find its owner.
i hear you are really good at that.
i aint near smart enough.

Phillip J Hubbell said...

The Republicans were in trouble ....but that was before the Democrats elected an idiot to the Presidency. Before the year is out, I don't even imagine Howard Dean will admit to being a Democrat. And if we can scrape up a few 100 thousand dollar bills to buy our ration of gasoline in 2010...we will go to the polls and vote out the Democrat majority.

Anonymous said...

Latino voters are like other special interest groups; voting is about what candidates or a Party will do for them. That is why over 60% voted for Obama and will gain in strength in Austin in 2010!

The majority of Americans are not far right or far left but in the middle. When we can come together for the sake of ourselves, our children and our grandchildren, we will over come the two party system that keeps jerking us one way and then the other way.

The hard left is hijacked the Democratic party leading us to deficits we can not sustain.

Looking at the results of the last election, demographics matter as voters are clustered in urban areas and in the liberal Northeast.

If those areas are hit hard with layoffs, perhaps the populist uprising that brought the Democrats into office will turn on them. It depends on how much money the hard left can get into the voters hands and they are doing a lot of pay back with our tax dollars.

It is one year until the 2010 primary so we will be seeing what is going to happen soon.

Wise County will stay Republican for a very, very long time. Hispanics have no places of leadership in the local Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

Demographics is one problem for the Republicans.

The other BIG problem, is that they are irrelevant.

Every time someone rants about socialism, they sound like a major lunatic!

I support Obama, but I believe this country NEEDS another party (sane and intelligent) to keep a balance. There are so many issues which provide an opportunity for logical, intelligent debate, but not one single Republican gets that. They are all playing the political game. More importantly, they are playing this 'game', during the biggest national crisis since the Great Depression.

Anyone with critical thinking abilities at all, understand the Republican propaganda game. They are only adding to their own demise. If they want people to listen, they need to knock off the craziness. Their once successful political strategy to divide the country, is no longer effective. They need to stop being divisive and try to have intelligent, civil, meaningful, thoughtful discourse about the issues.

Anonymous said...

Basically we are a nation of sheep.

Remember all the ranting about AIG, Citi. Why all the focus on the Congress. Why aren't the shareholders of these companies storming headquarters. They have a direct interest in the mess...their dividends are less because of the bonuses..........

And who is going to hire these rocket scientist who made the mess. It is time they become unemployable. Shareholders wake up.

Anonymous said...

Well-said, 4:49.

Anonymous said...

Many things you fail to (or just choose to remain oblivious to) understand when you mention republican vs. democrat.

1) There is basically no difference in the 2 major parties. One is more socially liberal (and therefore, less fiscally conservative) and one is more fiscally conservative (and thus less socially liberal).

2) Democracy is doomed to fail once the general population realizes they can vote themselves largesse from the public coffers. (Guess what the general populace finally realized this election?)

3) Lobbyists rule the political scene, not the political parties. (And thus, money rules as it always has. That is, until money begins to say "If they have no bread [what's the problem], let them eat cake).

4) If the republicans made the changes in their ideaology that allowed them to regain power, they would no longer be the "republican party". So, what would they have gained?

5) Most importantly - "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK, JABRONI!" The two-party system will lay the SMACKDOWN on you until you become a good little sheeple.