Skip to comments.How the Tea Party Took Over the GOP in Texas
Posted on 06/10/2014 1:27:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I attended the Texas Republican Convention held in Ft. Worth, Texas from June 5-7 2014 as a delegate and the big takeaway was that the Tea Party has effectively taken over the Republican Party in Texas.
But before I describe why I believe that the Tea Party has taken over, let me give you some background information and a little history of the Republican Party in Texas. After the Democrats won control of the Texas legislature in 1872 from the post-Civil War Reconstruction Republicans, Democrats dominated Texas politics for more than a century, while Republicans remained largely marginalized. It was commonly said during this period in Texas that I would vote for a yellow dog before I would vote for a Republican. These died-in-the-wool Democrats are known as yellow dog Democrats even today. In fact Republicans would not win back any part of the Texas Legislature until 1996 when Republicans won a slender majority in the Texas Senate. But it was not until 2002 that Republicans won control of the Texas House, ending a drought spanning 130 years.
Even though Republicans had a small majority in the Texas House in 2002, the House was still being run by Democrats who had switched party affiliation when the winds-of-change made it expedient to change parties in order to stay in elected office. Many Democrats in office were not voted out but just changed party affiliation and continued to legislate with their former fellow Democrat legislators, even though they were now on opposite sides of the imaginary political aisle....
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I think what happened in Texas will spread to other states in the Deep South.
Texas Tea Party won’t matter if King Urkel mints 10 million new mojados as voters in the Lone Star State.. Once again, the Stupid Party plays by the rules while the Democrats steamroll them.
Texas will be destroyed by turning it into a solid blue state in order to seal the end of the republic.
If Austin is unwilling to seal the border now and tell Urkel to go f*ck himself, the war is already over.
> I think what happened in Texas will spread to other states in the Deep South.
I believe it will too because the Tea Party believes in a fair and just government whose powers are limited. They are tired of corruption and deception and I think the rest of the nation wants the same if they’ll be honest with themselves. Government in its present form has become an evil organism that cannot continue on its path. The Tea Party may well spread beyond the deep South.
If you've completely given up, you can always close the garage door and start the car.
The Tea Party didn’t “take over” the Texas GOP, the common sense of the state residents did.
but wait I thought the Tea Party was dead /sarc
I would have grave doubts about a conservative future holding together for Texas.
Conservatives in Austin have been especially hamstrung by one man’s pen and phone. Joe Straus.
And, with an upside down demographic careening toward Texas fast and an influx of blue state job seekers, Texas can be in trouble overnight.
The Christian faith has been the catalyst for most grassroots political action, and even that has been fundamentaly transformed leaning increasingly toward kumbiya with socialist agendas, even in some conservative state strongholds.
I’m not sure Texas Republicans have even noticed.
Observing the agenda of Catholic bishops out of San Antonio and even the prosperity gospel of some Protestant communities has its effects. Some expanding outreach defending this exceptional Republic and teaching the Constitution needs to fan out beyond the walls of the Republican state convention toward some unusual targets.
Truncating my sentence to mean something different is pathetic.
The full sentence read “If Austin is unwilling to seal the border now and tell Urkel to go f*ck himself, the war is already over.”
Quit being a clymer.
You really are a Grade-A clymer. Quit distorting what I wrote to mean something different.
You say po-tat-o, I say po-tah-to.
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