Democrats to waste million trying to grow Democrat Party in Texas

National Democrats are taking steps to create a large-scale independent group aimed at turning traditionally conservative Texas into a prime electoral battleground, crafting a new initiative to identify and mobilize progressive voters in the rapidly-changing state, strategists familiar with the plans told POLITICO.

The organization, dubbed “Battleground Texas,” plans to engage the state’s rapidly growing Latino population, as well as African-American voters and other Democratic-leaning constituencies that have been underrepresented at the ballot box in recent cycles. Two sources said the contemplated budget would run into the tens of millions of dollars over several years - a project Democrats hope has enough heft to help turn what has long been an electoral pipe dream into reality.

At the center of the effort is Jeremy Bird, formerly the national field director for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, who was in Austin last week to confer with local Democrats about the project.

In a statement to POLITICO, Bird said the group would be “a grass-roots organization that will make Texas a battleground state by treating it like one.”

“With its diversity and size, Texas should always be a battleground state where local elections are vigorously contested and anyone who wants to be our commander in chief has to compete and show they reflect Texas values. Yet for far too long, the state’s political leaders, both in Austin and in Washington, D.C., have failed to stand for Texans,” said Bird, who recently founded a consulting firm, 270 Strategies. “Over the next several years, Battleground Texas will focus on expanding the electorate by registering more voters — and as importantly, by mobilizing Texans who are already registered voters but who have not been engaged in the democratic process.”

Said Bird: “Candidates who represent Texans should have to fight hard for the honor — and Battleground Texas will help make sure they do.
Actually they already do fight hard for the honor, they just do it in the Republican primary the way Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst did last year.  The Democrats have the false dream that demographics will eventually bail them out.  There are several problems with that theory.  First, Hispanics in Texas have found a welcome in the Republican party and many Hispanic candidates have won elections in majority Anglo districts and vice versa.

Second, is the Roe effect.  The liberals are reducing their subsequent generations through abortions.  This has been especially true in the black population and is increasingly true in the Hispanic population where large families are not as common as they used to be.

Third is the failure of liberalism.  In states that have elected liberal Democrats the economic growth is stagnant to negative and the high taxes chase the most productive people out of the state.  There is no reason for Texans to want that kind of government.  There is a reason why people are migrating to Texas and it is not for a state like the one they left.


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