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  •  And I have family (12+ / 0-)

    in Texas who'd love to use his head as a punching bag. What's your point?

    It's a big state. The bluest of states have red areas and vice versa.  Even in 2004, W won his home state of Texas only 55-45 v. John Kerry. So, even then, 45% of those who voted (and TX has the lowest voter turnout in the nation) wanted W gone.  In sheer numbers, that probably means that more people in TX voted against W in '04 than in ME, NH, RI, and DE put together!

    You can't simply write off the whole state.  

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:13:56 AM PST

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    •  As someone who's (3+ / 0-)
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      lived all over and now lives in Texas, I can also say that there's huge structural racism up north.  Northerners love to smugly denounce racism and talk about how serious it is in the south while they nonetheless live in all white gated communities and highly segregated cities.  I've never seen as much intermarriage as I've seen here.  That might be peculiar to Dallas and the other large cities in Texas, but racism is a serious problem all over.

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