It really isn't a paradigm shift, as if something has just taken place, what has happened in Texas has been a seismic shift twenty plus years in the making. When I first moved to Texas in 1975, democrats ruled the day just as LBJ had designed it. However, when cowboy-hat-wearing Ronald Reagan won in 1980, things began to change. 1984 and 1986 were just formalities. And, from the early 1990s, the Texas Republican Party Platform and the entire state has gotten progressively conservative. Yep folks, we now own the state, and it feels real good.
I had an interesting conversation with a democrat who served on the Texas Democratic Platform committee a few years back and is well-connected. He admitted to me that the democratic party is no longer a party for straight, white men.
Now, you can't have a very successful party if it is not inclusive to all the people, now can you?
posted on 08/04/2012 11:12:47 PM PDT
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