Arizona Activists are mobilizing for President Obama for 2012 Presidential Electionsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Dec. 01, 2011, under female-led political movement, Hispanic Latino Vote, Latina matriarch political movement, National tequila party movement
Here’s my prediction: Arizona will turn purple.
We will eventually witness in Arizona what we witnessed in the State of Colorado during the 2008 Presidential elections. Tom Tancredo made it so disgusting for Colorado Latinos to vote Republican in 2008. Approximately 225,000 new Latino eligible voters signed up and voted during 08 Presidential elections which caused and helped the state of Colorado turn blue. We will see Arizona Hispanics come out in droves for President Obama in the State of Arizona, too, because of the Arizona GOP hostility toward Latinos. It doesn’t end there either — Conservative / Republican bloggers like Shane Wikfors with the SONORAN ALLIANCE have made themselves appear anti-Latino by attacking Hispanic women. I suppose they didn’t know that there are more female voters than male voters during Presidential election cycles. The likes of Shane Wikfors makes it EASY for Latinos to flee the Republican Party when they attack Hispanic Republicans for supporting legal immigration reform, because they lie about political activists being for open borders. All President Obama has to do is expose the anti-immigrant sentiment expressed by the AZ GOP, the SONORAN ALLIANCE, Shane Wikfors, the likes of JD Hayworth, Jan Brewer, and Joe Arpaio — and BAM, he’s in.
The Democrats just may be able to register approximately 300,00 new ELIGIBLE Latino voters in the state of Arizona before November 2012.
From my previous political research:
Democrats were effective in the state of Colorado when they registered over 200,000 Hispanic Democrats in 2008. Non-profit organizations combined their efforts in Arizona to register almost 43,000 new Hispanic registered voters within a 6 month time period after Jan Brewer signed the harsh anti-immigrant law. There are 800,000 eligible Hispanic voters in the state of Arizona and about 400,000 are registered voters, and we must target the other half who are not. It’s vital to motivate Hispanics to register and get put on the early ballot voting system in all states that have a high Hispanic population. It’s our fault for not being more politically active, but make no mistake — we know now that we must unify, act and get out the vote in order to prevent the tsunami of the anti-Hispanic sentiment we feel in the atmosphere.
What’s the Democratic strategy? To choose states with some of the most vicious anti-immigrant politicians and work the swing vote. I’m wondering when the Obama administration will play the Irish-American card in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts since there are thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants in those key Presidential states, too. The Tequila Party has been strengthening and forming strong alliances with Irish-American activists who have been pushing for Irish immigrant-friendly laws.
Hell it doesn’t stop there. All the Obama administration has to do is tell the Arizona Independent voter that Republicans take issue with Independents in general. Fear Mongering tactics are being utilized with regard to the Independent voter that you can see here. In fact, some in the Arizona Republican Party and Jan Brewer have been instrumental in taking away Independent thinking away from the political equation. Some Arizona Republicans dismiss the effort to open up primaries as a not-so-veiled effort to swing the state’s political balance toward the left. But not all within the party think it is a bad idea to advocate a change to give independent voters more of a voice.
If indeed the Democratic Party is able to register 300,000 eligible new Latino voters in Arizona, we will attribute this factor the Arizona Archie Bunker wing.
I warned the GOP for years as I saw the writing on the wall to this regard, but we can attribute the below story to Governor Jan Brewer for passing that harsh anti-immigrant SB 1070 law because in essence…..Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio have tarnished the Republican brand and their hostility will motivate Latinos to vote against anti-immigrant politicians.
From the New York Times:
Obama to Vie for Arizona as Latino Numbers Rise
Joshua Lott for The New York Times
Raquel Contreras, 19, an Arizona State University student, leads a school club that supports President Obama’s 2012 re-election. She spends her spare time conducting voter registration drives, canvassing door-to-door and staffing phone banks.
Published: December 1, 2011
The voting-age population of Hispanics in Arizona has surged over the last nine years to 845,000 from 455,000 and now constitutes 19 percent of Arizona residents of voting age. Though Hispanics have not turned out at high levels in past years, Democratic activists and Obama campaign officials believe that this year could be different, especially after Hispanic voters flexed their expanding muscle in recent local elections, including one this month that recalled a Republican state senator, Russell Pearce, the architect of the state’s tough immigration law.
Thousands of Hispanic residents who had never voted also flooded the polls to help Daniel Valenzuela, a Hispanic firefighter, beat Brenda Sperduti, a white businesswoman, to become the first Hispanic to represent an overwhelmingly Latino district on the Phoenix City Council.