San Antonio Mayor Predicts: Texas Is Going ‘Purple’ Soon
- California and Florida have fallen to the Democrats. Texas is next.
- The demographics of the American voter is changing rapidly. If the GOP is unable to extract its head out of its ass then the party will go the way of the Federalists and the Whigs.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (D) on Sunday predicted that red state juggernaut Texas will soon go “purple” and then finally blue.
“In a couple of presidential cycles, you’ll be on election night, you’ll be announcing we’re calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president,” Castro told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation.”
Castro continued,”It’s changing. It’s going to become a purple state and then a blue state, because of the demographics, because of the population growth of folks from outside of Texas, and because, unfortunately, the Republican Party has gone so far to the right that they’re losing the business community. They’re losing the middle.”
Castro delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in September and appeared on the show Sunday with his twin brother, newly-elected Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).
Joaquin Castro agreed, though added that it’s “not going to happen on its own.”
“The demographics are changing, but it’s going to take a lot of work from Democrats to lay the infrastructure for change. So we’re very busy working on that now,” he said.
Florida becomes a purple state
- Forget Ohio. If the GOP cannot carry Florida the game is over. Period. An the GOP is sinking in the sunshine state.
Once solidly Republican, Florida is rapidly going purple.
2000 election - The GOP carried the state by the most narrow of margins
2008 election - Comrade Obama carried Florida by a solid 3 point margin.
2010 election - Marco Rubio wins the Florida Senate seat with 48.9% in a four way contest. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Governor, also won with 48.9%.
2012 election - Comrade Obama carried Florida yet again. Democrat Senator Bill Nelson wins in a landslide by 55% to 42%.
|Florida U.S. Senate Election 2010|
Rubio under 50% shows a weakening GOP
California's Hispanic population to outnumber whites by end of 2013
- California in a generation has gone from producing two Republican Presidents and many GOP U.S. Senators to a solid Democrat state.
California's Hispanic population is slated to become the state's majority ethnicity by the end of this year according to a new report by the governor's office.
New ethnicity trends outlined in Gov Jerry Brown's 2013-14 budget proposal revealed the state's expected new majority while reasoning the state’s declining birth rates and increasing migration as causes.
As early as July Hispanics are expected to be equal in size to non-Hispanic whites before outpacing them, according to the report, with both demographics in that month reaching 39 per cent of the population.
It's a swap that comes earlier than experts had expected reports the UK Daily Mail.
Currently 40 percent of the state's students are living in poverty and 20 percent are non-native English speakers he said.
|California U.S. Senator and President Richard Nixon. Today only Democrats win the Golden State.|
With the report having also found the state's Hispanics being predominantly younger than whites - with 19 percent of Hispanics over the age of 50 compared to 43 percent of whites - he said 'this is an aging society and inequality is growing.'
Nationally, Hispanics are already the fastest growing demographic, with their demographics seen increasing by 3.1 per cent since 2010.
More than half of the country’s Hispanic population live within just three states, however, of California, Texas and Florida.