Skip to comments.How the Tea Party Took Over the GOP in Texas
Posted on 06/11/2014 11:56:23 PM PDT by kingattax
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
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God bless Texas.
Joe Straus MUST be deposed this year.
I am right along with you, Jim.
“How the Tea Party Took Over the GOP in Texas”
The Tea Party is the conservative, constitutional wing of the GOP. Everyone else that claims membership is half democrat.
Indeed!.....I have family inTexas and thankful for it...
A place of refuge if/when Florida goes to the dark side.