Gone To Texas

Good article on the state of partisan play in Texas. I agree with the notion of Tarrant County as a key bellwether of any purple trend statewide, a county where Democrats were making inroads until the 2010 debacle. Wendy Davis’ campaign for reelection to the state senate will be a strong indicator of whether 2010 was a fluke or a reassertion of Right Wing dominance. Another major problem, referenced in the article, is the degraded state of the Texas Democratic Party, an organization that has never really been that strong and is now practically nonexistent. Hopefully, the TDP has abandoned their fantasy of wooing back white “Reagan Democrats” (so named because they haven’t voted for a Democrat since Reagan) and will instead devote their meager resources to registering and turning out Hispanic voters. Until that happens, Texas Democrats will remain a third party (after the Tea Party and the mainstream country club establishment Republicans).

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