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  •  Yes, we even had our own name for them (7+ / 0-)

    "Shivercrats" named after our reactionary governor, Allan Shivers, who was a Democrat in name only.

    But we also elected Ralph Yarborough to the Senate.  He was a strong supporter of civil rights and opposed the Viet Nam war.  Of course both of those may have contributed to his loss to Bentsen in 1970.

    •  And We Had Henry B Gonzalez... (9+ / 0-)

      ...who outlived the bastards to rise to chairmanship of the House Banking Committee, and as Chairman single-handedly held off the demolishing of Glass-Steagal, the crippling of bankruptcy code protections, and the influx of home equity loans.

      He died with only his homestead in San antonio, where he lived since his election to public office, listed as an asset.

      "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

      by chuco35 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 02:49:11 PM PDT

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