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  •  I don't take this stuff personally, because I know (7+ / 0-)

    it's not intended for me, but I can understand how it might wear on some people.  While it's true that Texas was Democratic for many years, I have to say that most were "Dixiecrats" who jumped ship for the GOP as soon as civil rights for blacks were established.  

    The Democrats in Texas now, however, are REAL Democrats.

    Just wanted to mention that in addition to the gay mayor of Houston, the sheriff of Dallas county is a gay woman.

    When you consider what we're up against, we've come a long way, as exemplified by these two office holders.

    One of the best things any of us can do is write frequent letters to the editor of our newspapers, deriding the wingnuts and lamenting what they've done to the reputation of our state, as well as championing Democratic successes such as Obamacare, giving real life examples of how it has saved our friends and family members.  

    Blue, blue, my world is blue... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cPXvTqasg

    by ZedMont on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:53:18 AM PDT

    •  LTE is good advice. (3+ / 0-)
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      And now is a great time for that. People are fed up. Their opinions are changing.

      Yes, Dixiecrats a long time ago, but Texas was Dem right up until W. It hasn't been that long with this off the rails stuff.

      There have always been progressives in Texas. It is progressive by nature.

      •  I love ANN Richards but (2+ / 0-)
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        she barely won against Clayton Williams.

        Its when Lyndon Johnson left the scene that Texas started turning republican. He made sure the oil people got their depletion allowance and he shelled out dollars to both sides.

        The republicans now have the farmers and oil in their hip pocket which are most of the states industries and make up the districts of their asshole representatives.

        •  Well, now we will see what big business thinks (3+ / 0-)
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          about blowing up the economy. Republicans are only as powerful as the committees they chair and the influence thay can peddle.

          Democrats have a lot of power with these industries, too. When they hold office. They will be playing ball in the oil patch with Democrats soon enough.

    •  I will also point out that so far, (1+ / 0-)
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      the strongest contender against Annise Parker, Houston's lesbian mayor, in the upcoming election is a black guy.  (Don't like him myself, don't think he'll beat her).

      Does that sound like the stereotypical Texas?  Hell no!

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