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  •  Well, (5+ / 0-)

    It's true that Texas was a once Democratic state.  But I don't think you can say that it used to be a liberal state.  

    Ann Richards was great but when you take a bigger picture view of Texas history and even a closer view of the 1990 gubernatorial election, it's pretty clear that her victory was a fluke.  

    Even Lyndon Johnson had to be pretty conservative when he was running as a senator from Texas, and only got to be more progressive once he became VP and later President.

    •  Ever hear Lenny Bruce's (1+ / 0-)
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      routine about Lyndon Johnson trying to pronounce "Negro."

      It's more funny now that the joke is on Lenny Bruce after Johnson became the leading civil rights president of the 20th Century. But that was Johnson's image among the left in 1961--that of an unreconstructed Southern racist trying to wear a respectable mask.

      "Because Romney's a clown . . ."--Henry Francis

      by LeftCoastTimm on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 11:55:51 AM PDT

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