Skip to comments.If BHO is reelected, Time for Texas to Secede (Vanity)
Posted on 07/07/2012 10:55:47 AM PDT by no dems
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And you are wrong. This is an old myth. Get over it. The War Between the States settled that issue with the new Texas Constitution.
But it is not groundless insofar as how they vote or think or behave in general.
Not one metro area of population of over 1 million in the US that I can think of is majority GOP or conservative anymore and yes I realize those are two different things.
Even Salt Lake went for Obama by a small margin.
Dallas ...where I think you reside...was in my day as a lad there considered a socially conservative city that went like most of the South from Dixiecrat to GOP in early 70s and had a string of conservative mayors and even a staunch conservative paper then in the Dallas Morning News.
Now that is over all gone with the sands of the Hispanic demographic surge from the south and those who have stayed.
Same for Houston and believe it or not...former conservative city of San Antonio...that close to the border but stayed afloat ideologically...just like San Diego did too once and Orange county.
This is why folks like myself generalize about how folks behave and how that translates for us all.
It's polite to note the exceptions which in Texas is about 1/3rd of Latinos and a handful of blacks.
But I don't base my views on exceptions even if I note them. It's like running a business, if you plan based on exceptions you go broke.
If folks run campaigns or govern like that they will lose elections or power in short order.
i wish race or ethnicity or religion did not matter and folks would just do the right thing that is moral, compassionate and what works best in the context of human nature and we did for a long time with plenty of hiccups
but we have been inundated with peoples who have a whole different mindset and we can see what that has done to our electorate
i know folks eschew the notion that becoming a non white country is an issue but just based on voting alone it most certainly is
everywhere where the white population has shrunk has gone downhill electorally for the GOP and fiscally as an entity
not to mention the social ramifications and that all troubles me for our future
a future likely rather short for me in context at 54 but I have a lot of children
Of course, Rhode Island and Massachusetts do very little to inspire a sense of pride in your state.
I wouldn’t expect a non-Texan to understand. (I don’t mean that disrespectfully.)
As an American are you proud of your heritage? Can you imagine not being an American? Would you give up your American citizenship easily? Is it important to you that your children/grandchildren are born on American soil?
If you can understand that, it’s the same for Texans. We’re proud to be Americans, of course. But being Texan is as important.
I think New Yorkers, Alaskans, and Hawaiians have similar fierce pride.
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Salt cedar switches here....also...ouch!!!!
Do we need to reconsider this idea?
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