Lone Star Hydra: The Progressive Threat

     Texas has the second largest Congressional delegation after California, and thus the second largest amount of electoral votes.  Out of the four “big” states, only Texas has shown itself to be reliably “red” in both Gubernatorial and Presidential elections.

     As previously noted, the Democrats have had a plan to turn Texas into a reliably “blue” state, thus assuring total dominance in Presidential, as well as Congressional elections.

     Their plan, organized under the name Battleground Texas, is now being laid bear:

“Battleground Texas will be a people based, metrics driven organization that is dedicated to the idea that volunteers, in their neighborhoods, can and do significantly impact local, state and national elections.

“As a people based organization, we are focused on leadership development, training and empowerment. We work with volunteer leaders to ensure they have all the skills they need to successfully recruit new volunteers and register, persuade and turnout voters.

“As a metrics driven organization, we understand the importance of accountability. We regularly measure our progress and hold ourselves to the goals we set. We also use data extensively to ensure our programs are having an impact.”

     This is clearly building up on the efforts of Obama’s successful 2012 re-election and use of Narwhal and the new media to organize and mobilize voters.  This is also a long term goal of theirs and they will happily invest decades if need be.  This is a very real threat to Texas and the Republican party in general.  Their attack directly on the electorate has been successful elsewhere, and will prove to be a threat in Texas as well:

“Over the next several years, Battleground Texas will focus on expanding the electorate by registering more voters – and, as importantly, mobilizing those Texans who are already registered but who have not been engaged in the democratic process. And we’ll use the data-driven, people-focused approach that has helped win grassroots campaigns around the country.”

     While this seems straightforward, it is far more revolutionary:

“[T] he mechanics behind Organizing for Action’s “people based” approach are at once simple and revolutionary. Bird’s team has developed a five-point contact plan for identifying and courting low-information, low-frequency voters. These voters are average folks who pay little attention to politics and current events and have left no trail allowing either party to identify which party they’re more likely to vote for. Bird’s volunteers call these prospects and use a script to ascertain whether they are persuadable to the Democrats’ point of view. Volunteers perform a “gut check” on the prospective voter, and these gut checks have proven to be accurate nearly 95% of the time. If the prospect is not identified as persuadable, then the volunteer files them away and does not call them again. But if the prospect appears to be persuadable, then the five-point plan comes into play. Volunteers will call the voter again, based on current events, to deliver information crafted to shape the prospect’s beliefs. For instance, if a volunteer has identified a suburban Fort Worth mom as a persuadable Democratic voter based on social issues, Todd Akin’s remarks on rape would have generated a second phone call. Richard Mourdock’s comments would have generated a third. A fourth call may have focused on the ObamaCare birth control mandate, casting it as a service to women and casting opposition to it as a “war on women.” The fifth call would have simply given the prospect information on where to vote. Job done. Someone who probably would not have voted at all has been processed over a few weeks into a likely Democratic voter. At the very least, they have become far less likely to vote for the party of Akin and Mourdock, who have been cast along with their party as villains. Obviously, none of the recent Democrats’ remarks on rape that aired during Colorado’s gun control debate would get any play at all in these calls. They are one-sided information streams, intended to create velocity on the way to creating a vote.”

     Moreover, “Battleground Texas” is just one in a ” network of advocacy and “watchdog” groups like Texans for Public Justice, the Texas Freedom Network, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Back to Basics PAC to pose as non-partisan while relentlessly attacking Republican officials and policies in the media.”  Yet again, the Progressive Hydra rears it’s tyrannophile heads.

     Lest anyone dismiss this by thinking that Texas becoming a leftist oriented state is unrealistic, it should be remembered that at one time New England was a Republican Stronghold, and that California voted for a Republican in all but one election for President from 1948 to 1988).  The threat is real.

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