Blue Seat Turns RED – First Time In 150 Years!
(RightWing.org) – In the 1990s, Democrats wrote a playbook they believed would ensure the Left a permanent governing majority. Needless to say, things are not working out for them the way they planned. The Hispanic vote was supposed to help ensure that the GOP would become a white party while, at the same time, the percentage of minority voters would increase over time.
In the early 2000s, Democratic strategist Ruy Teixeira wrote the playbook titled, The Emerging Democratic Majority. He helped the Democratic Party develop a strategy to build the party by targeting Hispanic immigrants. However, over the last 8 years, a trend emerged, and for the first time in 150 years, a solid blue House seat turned red, sending off warning signs for the Left and glimmers of hope on the Right.
Texas Deep Blue Border County Flips Red
On Tuesday, June 14, GOP House candidate Mayra Flores did what would have been unthinkable up until recently. She flipped a deep blue seat red. She also became the first Mexican-born woman to ascend to the House of Representatives and the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley since 1870. Flores defeated Democratic candidate Dan Sanchez (D-TX) 51% to 43.3% in a district that is 84% Hispanic.
Over the last decade or so, momentum has been building for the GOP among Hispanics. According to media personality Giancarlo Sopo, presidential elections have been slipping away in the district for Democrats since 2016. Hillary Clinton won Cameron Country by 33 points, but Biden only won it by 13 points in 2020.
🚨BREAKING🚨 In her victory tonight, Republican @MayraFlores2022 flipped 85% Hispanic Cameron County in Texas.
Hillary Clinton won Cameron by 33 points in 2016 and Biden won it by 13.
The Hispanic shift to the GOP is the most important story in American politics today. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/AKkoNAO0yd
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) June 15, 2022
So, why the national shock?
The alarms have been sounding for years, and without the Hispanic vote, Democrats may be in big trouble not just in the 2022 midterm elections but also in elections to come in the foreseeable future.
Democrats Revert to Identity and Far-Left Politics — Which Is Why They Are Losing the Hispanic Vote
Flores’ win in Texas was completely predictable. In December 2019, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) poll revealed that Hispanic voters were divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. In March 2022, the WSJ reported that Hispanics favored the GOP by nine points. Ahead of Flores’s win on June 8, a Quinnipiac poll showed that only 24% of Hispanics approved of President Joe Biden.
Instead of recognizing they have problems with Hispanic voters nationwide, Democrats went on the offensive on Wednesday, June 15, after billionaire and potential future Twitter owner Elon Musk said he voted for Flores. Squad member Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) said Musk is just another (Republican) billionaire that supports white supremacy.
Elon Musk is not a leader. He’s just another Republican billionaire who supports white supremacy and authoritarianism because he doesn't want his workers to unionize or to pay his fair share in taxes.
The GOP just tried to end democracy and now he’s supporting them. https://t.co/WArBQQsHK5
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 15, 2022
So, voting for a Hispanic woman of color is now white supremacy?
Could it be that Democratic Party values of abortion, secularist atheism, socialism, and far-left ideas don’t align well with a group of deeply religious, family-oriented people who don’t support open borders and socialist policies?
Tuesday’s election was a special election due to a resignation. In November, Flores gets to do it all over again in a more friendly, redesigned district.
If this trend continues to develop, Democrats in numerous states with large Hispanic voters could be in big trouble this fall.
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