When Texas turns Blue—that will signal the death of Stupidparty in its present incarnation.
Apparently, Texas is presently a tossup.
The Washington Post reports:
At the same time, however, Trump is struggling in places Republicans have won consistently and that he must hold to have any hope of winning. These states include Arizona and Georgia, as well as Texas—the biggest surprise in the 50-state results. The Texas results, which are based on a sample of more than 5,000 people, show a dead heat, with Clinton ahead by one percentage point.
I can not stress enough how important Texas is to America. Either secede (all fake patriots) or become a productive force for the country. I have always argued that Trump losing is just not enough. The 2016 election is providing us with a once in a lifetime opportunity to take the Stupid out of Stupidparty and the fact of the matter is that if Texas had never turned Red, the GOP would never have devolved into the Stupidparty. Texas is the linchpin of Stupid. I have always argued the seeds of
Texas is the linchpin of Stupid. I have always argued the seeds of
I have always argued the seeds of Stupidparty were sown with the assassination of John Kennedy—an event that not coincidentally took place in Dallas. Lyndon Johnson, George Bush Sr., big oil, and the CIA all have their fingerprints on the trigger.
So what has happened in Texas since that event?
Beginning in the late 1960s, Republican strength increased in Texas, particularly among residents of the expanding “country club suburbs” around Dallas and Houston. The election of Republicans such as John Tower (who had shifted from the Democratic Party) and George H. W. Bush to Congress in 1960 and 1966, respectively, reflected this trend. Nationally, Democrats supported the civil rights movement and achieved important passage of federal legislation in the mid-1960s. In the South, however, Democratic leaders had opposed changes to bring about black voting or desegregated schools and public facilities and in many places exercised resistance. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, southern white conservative Democrats began to leave the party and join the Republicans, a movement accelerated after the next year, when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, providing for federal enforcement of minorities’ constitutional right to vote.
How bad has Texas become? It’s really bad—so bad that in order to stay sane I am forced to use some satire, which will be easy to spot as I make an extremely important point.
Race to the Bottom Part 1 of 3: Texas, Live Free or Die Stupid