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View Diary: SAVING Texas to Avoid a 2010: It's a Win, Win, Win. (UPDATEx2) (248 comments)

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  •  LTE is good advice. (3+ / 0-)
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    ZedMont, Bluefin, martini

    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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      bastrop, pixxer

      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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        TX Freethinker, a2nite, jayden

        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.

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