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  •  don't text with mess-ass (25+ / 0-)

    Texas is a fucking mess. If they don't realize what electing idiots year after year does.. well tough. Deal with it.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 08:42:51 PM PDT

    •  Bush, then Perry. (2+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, MDhome

      you're right.

      Good governance doesn't seem to be a priority there.


      "So I'm at the wailing wall, standing there like a moron, with my harpoon." - Emo Philips

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 08:04:48 AM PDT

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    •  texas is already changed, fake liberals don't (1+ / 0-)
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      Charles Hall

      Texas is already a mostly blue state.  Obama took or almost took the highly populated districts.  Statewide national issues tend to push it blue.  

      Nationally, the problem that progressives have is deluding themselves that Texas has higher than average crazies, has less than average diversity, and needs to be treated like a child.  If democrats don't do well in Texas, it is that delusion that makes it so, not that Texas can't be progressive.

      Recall that Bush II and Perry both were clear that we should be educating and allowing immigrants to work,not matter the documentation.  Bush went down to the valley to work with the immigrants who are trying to make a better live for themselves.  This is way to the left of the average progressive that is still afraid that an immigrant is going to take his job.

      Then look at the make up of the cities.  Most of the large cities in Texas are well integrated, and have low crime.  White non-hispanics, nor does any group, form a majority.  This in light of the fact that many cities outside of the south are mostly white non-hispanic or dominated by a single group.  Those dominated by a single minority, are all to often left to fend for themselves.

      So if liberals want to push more non-whites to vote, they really need to not curse the people of texas, only 44% of which are white non-hispanic, and overall are probably more cultured, more educated, and speak more languages than the average liberal who is afraid of immigrant who is going to take away a job.

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