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OC No Longer GOP – Thanks To Diversity

From a cheering New York Times:

Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country

August 29, 2010

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County has been a national symbol of conservatism for more than 50 years: birthplace of President Richard M. Nixon and home to John Wayne, a bastion for the John Birch Society, a land of orange groves and affluence, the region of California where Republican presidential candidates could always count on a friendly audience.

But this iconic county of 3.1 million people passed something of a milestone in June. The percentage of registered Republican voters dropped to 43 percent, the lowest level in 70 years…

At the end of 2009, nearly 45 percent of the county’s residents spoke a language other than English at home, according to county officials. Whites now make up only 45 percent of the population; this county is teeming with Hispanics, as well as Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese families. Its percentage of foreign-born residents jumped to 30 percent in 2008 from 6 percent in 1970, and visits to some of its corners can feel like a trip to a foreign land.

Isn’t that great!

The demographic changes that have swept the county reflect what is happening across the state and much of the nation. It has happened slowly but surely over the course of a generation, becoming increasingly apparent not only in a drive through the 34 cities that fill this sprawling 789-square-mile county south of Los Angeles, but also, most recently, in the results of a presidential election.

It hasn’t been slowly at all. It has been a tidal wave. Our country has been stolen out from under us. With the New York Times cheering every step of the way.

And now we see why:

In 2008, Barack Obama drew 48 percent of the vote here against Senator John McCain of Arizona. (By comparison, in 1980, Jimmy Carter received just 23 percent against Ronald Reagan, the conservative hero whose election as California governor in 1966 and 1970 was boosted in no small part by the affection for him here.)…

[By]y any measure, this is no longer Nixon’s Orange County.

Here in Santa Ana, a sign on a downtown furniture store the other day advertised a sale in Spanish only; nearly 95 percent of the enrollment in the public schools is Latino. The mayor of Irvine, Sukhee Kang, was born in Korea, making him the first Korean-American to run a major American city. “We have 35 languages spoken in our city,” Mr. Kang said.

A few miles away in Westminster — where Vietnamese immigrants began arriving about 30 years ago, earning the area the name Little Saigon — is a dazzling sea of Vietnamese characters on storefronts and billboards (including one for McDonald’s)…

There are pockets of deep poverty spread across a county long identified with suburban affluence and escape from urban Los Angeles. About 25 percent of residents here did not have health insurance at some point during 2009, according to a report released last week by the U.C.L.A. Center for Health Policy Research. Less than a mile from the entrance to Disneyland is a Latino enclave of low-income housing where trucks arrive every morning, with names like Yucatán Produce, to sell groceries and household goods to people who cannot afford a car to drive to the store

Yes, this is much better than hateful ‘Nixon country.’

[T]he political texture of this county, which is larger in population than Nevada or Iowa, is changing, and many officials say it is only a matter of time before many Republican officeholders get swept out with the tide.

And, of course, this is exactly what The Times and the rest of the Democrat Media Complex want for the entire country. This is what ‘amnesty’ is all about. What ‘diversity’ is all about.

The Ruling Class need an ignorant and dependent permanent underclass.

And they are perfectly happy to import it.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “OC No Longer GOP – Thanks To Diversity”

  1. OxyCon says:

    I’m sure there is no direct correlation to the influx of foreignors and the State of California being bankrupt.

  2. Gil says:

    Someone needs to educate those new immigrants to be real Americans. If you cannot beat them (stop the changes the Progressives are making) then the next best thing would be to educate these people to understand what an American must be. The pledge of allegiance, mandatory Constitutional understanding along with American value curricular standards (and not teaching anti-Americanism in the schools) – requirements describing exactly what an American IS should be implemented. There are many foreigners serving in the Armed Forces and they have normal values.. the right values can be transmitted to any skin color. They do not have to be undermining of American values at all. Of course, it won’t be by Progressives (whatever the political labels).. but someone should suggest it someday to the normal people in control, once they are back in the seat of power. You cannot kick these foreigners all out.. but you can supply a wave of material, standards and people who will counter this progressive agenda and turn and stem that Progressive tide. Teachers should have to pass a litmus test as well. Domestic terrorist Ayers and his ilk should never be allowed to teach the minds of youth. It only requires willpower and the ability to use governmental power properly – for the good of the nation and not against it. The stranglehold on the media and minds of the youth must be broken. It has already begun.. and will grow.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    But… but now Hollywood can’t make another dozen movies and television shows ripping us as the stronghold of rich white elitism! Isn’t the entertainment industry suffering enough?

    It was so lovely to grow up in a place constantly misrepresented to the rest of the world as the capital of greed, bigotry and obliviousness. It really was. OC is beautiful and was mostly safe.

    Now, Irvine’s still mostly a refuge but I don’t know for how long. On top of the crushing state taxes and Green regulations, we got the NorCal EnviroNuts up there also basically trying to cut our water off and starve all the entrepreneurs out.

  4. proreason says:

    Article: “At the end of 2009, nearly 45 percent of the county’s residents spoke a language other than English at home, according to county officials. Whites now make up only 45 percent of the population; this county is teeming with Hispanics, as well as Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese families. Its percentage of foreign-born residents jumped to 30 percent in 2008 from 6 percent in 1970, and visits to some of its corners can feel like a trip to a foreign land.”

    Steve: “Isn’t that great!”

    ol pro doesn’t laugh out loud very often anymore, but steve tickled my funnybone with that one. A deft touch.

  5. Niko says:

    Why do you guys assume that the new immigrants are all registered Democrats?
    I am not not, same another 8 people from my extended family, all new proud American citizens (living in CA, NY and VA).
    I live in OC and the only way you can tell someone what’s their party’s affiliation is by looking at the bumper stickers on the cars. The only Obama Biden stickers you see here are on some Toyota Prious and Honda’s driven 99% of the time by WHITE people, while the Asians they drive all SUV and American made cars. You’ll see more pro Obama stickers in the so called white areas of O.C. than in Santa Ana that is mostly Hispanic or in Little Saigon that mostly Vietnamese (do you think these people crossed an ocean to vote someone who’s like minded with the people who persecuted them?).

  6. GetBackJack says:

    When I lived in Boulder, Colorado it was a Republican stronghold. The the SDS came to the college, and the riots started on the Hill. Dope everywhere, etc etc. Then John Denver released Rocky Mountain High in 1972 and every Libtard from Manhattan, Philadelphia, Brown, Vassar and Dartmouth moved to the mountains and it all changed. Boulder went from a sleepy college town to boiling over Weatherman-central and it was all due to a population influx of crazed yayhoos. Then it spread to Aspen and the ski resorts and Nederland, Evergreen, Bailey, Fort Collins and especially Denver now …. the whole damned state is fooked.

  7. Chase says:

    GBJ, come on down to Colorado Springs – a pretty strong bastion of Conservatism, home of TABOR, and great talk-show A.M. 740 KVOR and a staunch conservative morning host and real journalist, Richard Randall. Manitou Springs nearby is pretty ‘weird’ and it gets worse going up into Woodland Park, but the climate is pretty good and voters are pretty faithfully turning down ballot initiatives giving politicians (yeah, we have some shenanigans going on at the City Council and Mayor’s offices) carte blanche with tax increases that become part of perpetuity.

    Illegals run all over, but so far I don’t think they are making an impact on voting.

    I can tell you this -the next uninsured motorist with no license, and no English skills who rams into one of my vehicles gets a free ride, strapped to the hood as an ornament, to the Mexican/New Mexico border. The last one who rammed my wife’s van had had all of the above characteristics, and bullet holes in the car he was driving to boot. I don’t know what became of him, but I do know the Colorado Springs police found him at the address he scribbled out… We have an excellent police force as well, to give them due credit.

  8. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Shame the Times left out the stats on the changes in medium income, tax revenues, and those receiving government benefits now that the OC has become the beautiful mosaic.

  9. heykev says:

    I live in what used to be one of the wealthiest counties in the nation – DuPage County, in IL, The demographics have changed here as well.

    From the Chicago News Cooperative:

    DuPage Struggles to Handle Increased Need for Public Aid
    June 17, 2010
    Not far from million-dollar homes in DuPage County, a line of people spills through the doors of a public aid office in Villa Park, now the busiest branch of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

    As many as 900 county residents come to the office every day looking for food stamps, emergency financial assistance and vouchers for medical care, said Phyllis Baxter, the site’s administrator.

    The surge in suburban poverty reflects economic collapse for people who had been solidly middle class, including former homeowners with college degrees. It also underscores the changing demographics in some older commuter cities, now home to more Spanish-speaking immigrants and working-class families fleeing tough city neighborhoods…a caseworker in DuPage County for 32 years. She said she had never seen anything like the overwhelming demands of the last two years…DuPage County, which has nearly one million residents, is the region’s second-most-populous county, after Cook. It has the area’s highest median household
    income, more than $73,000, according to a 2007 report by the Heartland Alliance. The unemployment rate has grown to nearly 9 percent in 2010,

    I grew up in DuPage county and moved away the late 70’s with my parents. I moved back to take a job in this area 6 years ago and was struck by the demographic changes that had transpired. Then it was almost exclusively Caucasian families living here. Now, we make up less then 50% of the population here.

    There are more individuals and families are moving out of the city of Chicago into this area to escape gangs, violence and live near where there’s jobs. There’s a ton of company HQ’s near me and many people make a “reverse commute” from Chicago to the suburbs to work.

    Some more stats from: http://www.moneysmartweekdupage.com/statistics.html

    Foreign born population has increased 22.6% (19.62% of total population) since 2000.

    25.83% of the population speaks a language other than English at home…

    A national trend where suburbs are the fastest growing population of people living below the poverty line. Chicago is ranked 4th among cities which have experienced a large shift of the poor to the suburbs, many to DuPage County

    It’s not just in OC that these fundamental demographic changes are taking place. It’s in every community across the entire USA.


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