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Southern Rednecks Are Turning Blue

It now seems certain that the Republican Party will be progressively losing its stranglehold on the deep South as each election cycle passes.

CNN reports:

When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appears before Latino small-business owners in Washington on Tuesday, he’ll address a group whose explosive birth rates foreshadow a seismic political shift in GOP strongholds in the Deep South and Southwest.

“The Republicans’ problem is their voters are white, aging and dying off,” said David Bositis, a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, who studies minority political engagement.

“There will come a time when they suffer catastrophic losses with the realization of the population changes.”

Over the next several generations, the wave of minority voters — who, according to U.S. Census figures released this week, now represent more than half of the nation’s population born in the past year — will become more of a power base in places like Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. That hold will extend across the Southwest all the way to California, experts say.

The coming political revolution could result in a massive changing of the guard on nearly every level of government, potential cultural clashes, and the type of political alliances that are now considered rare.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Southeastern states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee boast some of the greatest percentage increases in Latino population growth. They are also states where the percentage of Hispanics roughly doubled.

So far, Republican efforts to offer Latinos a place at the table have fallen short.

The nation’s Hispanics tend to vote Democratic, and overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2008.

Romney in particular has stumbled with this critical voting bloc, after his comments suggesting that making the economic landscape tough for illegal immigrants will force them to “self deport.”

If Republicans continue to struggle to appeal to Latino voters, Spanish-language ads may not stave off a change that experts like Bositis see coming in the not too distant future, when states such as Georgia go purple and eventually blue.

“There’ll be a tipping point where you’ve got the Republicans in charge, but you’ll get to the point when the population becomes minority,” Bositis said. “When that happens the statewide offices will fall. Republican governors will fall. Things will change.”

This is all good news for the Democratic Party. The Dixiecrats will be returning.

Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.

I Get A Kick Out Of You song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh4r_mrq4sk&ob=av2n

I GET A KICK THAT WE’RE BLUE

(sung to the Frank Sinatra song “I Get A Kick Out Of You”)

My state, thank God is not red, it is blue
We’re truly progressive, liberal yes it’s true
The only exception I know is the case
A few reps from the G.O.P., boy the Statehouse must be so lonely
Re-pub-licans now clearly see
They have been outpaced

I don’t care much for McCain
Giuliani doesn’t appeal to me
Herm Cain is without a damn clue
And Sarah Palin, “also, too”

Collins and Snowe they’re from Maine
It would be rich if they both made the switch
“Vacation-land” would be totally blue
Republicans would be so few

I get a kick every time the Grand Ole Party implodes before me
I get a kick cuz it’s clear to see, they obviously simply bore me

I don’t care much for McCain
Mike Huckabee doesn’t do much for me
Mitt Romney commands the flip-flopping crew
So I get a kick
Oh, it gives me a boot
I get a kick that we’re blue

Romney Quietly Outraising Palin

Look Who's Smiling Now

Not a day goes by when we do not hear something about the amazing Sarah Palin and her unstoppable technicolor quest for the presidency. The former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska is a shameless self-promoter who utilizes every form of the “lamestream media” (which she so frequently criticizes) to ceaselessly keep herself in the spotlight. She has a paid position with Fox News and appears thereon whenever she pleases. She has a reality television series in which she has the opportunity to espouse her political beliefs on a weekly basis. She releases ghost-written books and goes on a cross-country book signing tour every year. She appears regularly as a guest on conservative talk radio programs and she sends out an endless barrage of Facebook posts and Twitter tweets over the internets tubes. In short, Sarah Palin appears more often in the print media, television media, radio media and internet media than any person in America other than perhaps Justin Bieber. A curious fact when you consider that only two short years ago she criticized then candidate Barack Obama for being a celebrity.

One thing that the American public will not learn about Sarah Palin from all of her media over-exposure however, is that in the all important money raising race, she is losing. Palin sent waves through the political world earlier this week when Time reported that she raised $469,000 from October 13th through November 22nd. Problem is, during that same period, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has quietly hauled in more than $558,000. Romney has always been a strong fundraiser but has remained under the radar during that time period compared to Palin with her TV show and her daughter’s run on “Dancing With The Stars.” Nevertheless, despite his low profile, Romney has proven that he can out-raise Palin even when she is at her highest profile. To add insult to injury, Romney appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Wednesday and took a jab at Palin by saying that he could not imagine quitting as governor. Needless to say, none of this bodes well for the “Queen of Quit”.

How long before her retort on Facebook or Twitter?

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Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Livin’ La Vida Loca song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-YsjHzadl8

LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCO

(sung to the Ricky Martin song “Livin’ La Vida Loca”)

She’s into superstitions, witch mass and voodoo dolls
I feel a premonition Sarah wants to break some balls
She’s into impregnations, no “safe sex” for the far right
She needs an intervention most every day and night

She’ll take you wolf hunting while you are shooting from a plane
She’ll try to live her crazy life as it goes right down the drain
Like she did to John McCain

Upside, inside out she’s livin’ la vida loco
She’ll wink and blink you down, livin’ la vida loco
Her lips are devil red and her hair’s the color cocoa
She will wear you out livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
Livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
She’s livin’ la vida loco

Woke up in New York City in a funky chic hotel
She got her start with SarahPAC money
Her mantra still is  “Drill Baby Drill”
Had a pregnant teen daughter, condemns safe-sex just the same
If you’re related to her, you’ll want to change your name
Yeah, she has gone quite insane

Upside, inside out she’s livin’ la vida loco
She’ll wink and blink you down, livin’ la vida loco
Her lips are devil red and her hair’s the color cocoa
She will wear you out livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
Livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
She’s livin’ la vida loco

She’ll take you wolf hunting while you are shooting from a plane
She’ll try to live her crazy life as it goes right down the drain
Like she did to John McCain

Upside, inside out she’s livin’ la vida loco
She’ll wink and blink you down, livin’ la vida loco
Her lips are devil red and her hair’s the color cocoa
She will wear you out livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
Livin’ la vida loco. Come on!
She’s livin’ la vida loco