“If Texas were to dig up Austin”
And if we Conservatives in California were to dig up SF (including Marin & Alameda Counties) and LA (including Hollywood) and transplant them next to Austin, we’d have a pretty decent state too! Actually, you could group everything down near Houston and it would work out better for both of us.
I think many of those liberals heads would explode if forced to live near America's Energy Capital. Too many of us oil/gas folks for their liking.
Very true. Sadly, LA and SF totally dominate Sacramento. Austin dominates, well, Austin. That’s about it. Now, urban Dallas and Houston are also leftist swamps of entitlement, but they are fairly powerless for now. That may be changing. If it does, TX just becomes a smaller CA.
Don’t think we’re going to let that happen, though...