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21. Texas is held in the same esteem as Oklahoma, Alabama, and Mississippi.
And rightfully so.
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  -Every community has its designated zones of idiocy. DUers' hatred of Texas is ours Bucky  Jun-03-11 10:38 AM   #0 
  - why single out Texas -- DUers LOVE to bash the South. period.  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-03-11 10:39 AM   #1 
  - Don't forget the Mountain West - Idaho in particular  IDemo   Jun-03-11 10:42 AM   #2 
  - And Arizona with its SB1070 "papers please" law  QED   Jun-03-11 10:43 AM   #3 
  - Texans  Never Stop Dancin   Jun-03-11 10:44 AM   #4 
  - and the midwest - basically anything that's not on the coasts or super-urban  hfojvt   Jun-03-11 10:50 AM   #9 
  - Check your regional voting patterns. Listen to the people that you  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:01 AM   #91 
     - Here's an example of what the OP is about  IDemo   Jun-04-11 09:47 AM   #111 
     - You win by taking over local offices, then regional offices, the state offices,  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 12:16 PM   #132 
     - It ain't easy...  GTurck   Jun-05-11 06:12 AM   #147 
  - And Arizona. nt  blondeatlast   Jun-03-11 11:05 AM   #15 
  - The OP ignores salient points  HankyDubs   Jun-03-11 03:50 PM   #72 
  - California gave us Reagan & Manson & Scientology & Many finr race riots  Nevernose   Jun-04-11 07:49 AM   #88 
  - Reagan was from Illinois. Manson was from Ohio. L. Ron Hubbard was from Nebraska.  Aristus   Jun-04-11 10:53 AM   #127 
     - That is far more eloquent that my father puts it,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jun-05-11 07:04 PM   #159 
  - Hail!! nt.  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:03 AM   #92 
  - Take one look at how the south, sans Florida on occasion, votes. Enough said. nt  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:00 AM   #90 
  - I think Texas may get more than it's share of bashing since it's home to  Arkansas Granny   Jun-03-11 10:44 AM   #5 
  - Texas and the "entire south" gets a bashing only because they overwhelmingly vote...  PassingFair   Jun-03-11 10:56 AM   #11 
  - exactly. n/t  RainDog   Jun-03-11 10:59 AM   #12 
  - +1.  JVS   Jun-03-11 11:22 AM   #22 
  - In fact, liberals and progressives in the South are more acutely aware of this  nxylas   Jun-03-11 01:12 PM   #56 
  - The WORST is having them assume you are a racist...  PassingFair   Jun-03-11 04:07 PM   #75 
     - We know a song about that, don't we?  nxylas   Jun-04-11 02:53 AM   #86 
  - Don't forget Lon Burnam  7wo7rees   Jun-03-11 01:59 PM   #59 
  - I wouldn't bet on that.  JoeyT   Jun-04-11 07:21 AM   #87 
     - I have NEVER seen that.  PassingFair   Jun-04-11 08:42 AM   #104 
        - I have.  cordelia   Jun-05-11 07:39 AM   #151 
  - It's not that it's the home of GWB -  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-03-11 05:47 PM   #79 
  - Posters are against rightwing positions and TX has been a hot spot ....  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:25 AM   #117 
  - GWB was born in the NE.  sabrina 1   Jun-05-11 03:38 PM   #156 
     - Yes, GWB was born in the NE,  Moses2SandyKoufax   Jun-05-11 05:43 PM   #157 
  - Is hatred of Kansas still okay, then?  hfojvt   Jun-03-11 10:48 AM   #6 
  - OF course that's because of the context  booley   Jun-03-11 11:01 AM   #13 
  - depnds on how you measure that  hfojvt   Jun-03-11 11:47 AM   #31 
  - Methinks you are confusing the  DeadEyeDyck   Jun-04-11 10:59 AM   #128 
     - It's not really a binary thing  Hippo_Tron   Jun-05-11 03:08 PM   #154 
  - Don't insult progressive states by mentioning Texas in the same sentence  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:07 AM   #93 
     - Texas has its Progressive enclaves...  BadtotheboneBob   Jun-05-11 09:26 PM   #160 
  - What happened in Kansas, given it's liberal/populist history ... is also a similar question ....  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:27 AM   #119 
  - As a Texan, I thank you... Add Dr. Robert Haley  w8liftinglady   Jun-03-11 10:48 AM   #7 
  - I was willing to give Texas a break. I really was.  Fuddnik   Jun-03-11 10:50 AM   #8 
  - I think it's doubly unfair for Texas since the state gets it from both sides  petronius   Jun-03-11 10:51 AM   #10 
  - I have lived in Texas for 42 years and the South my whole life, and all I can say is  McCamy Taylor   Jun-03-11 11:04 AM   #14 
  - Is somebody on DU advocating for Rick Perry for president?  Maru Kitteh   Jun-03-11 11:08 AM   #17 
  - Speak for yourself and your family.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-03-11 11:30 AM   #26 
  - "I, for one, applaud the influx of northerners we  lonestarlib   Jun-03-11 12:21 PM   #40 
  - Well that's nice. Thanks for making me feel so welcome.  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-03-11 12:25 PM   #41 
  - You are living proof that there are some people in Texas...  PassingFair   Jun-03-11 04:13 PM   #77 
  - Prejudice against "Yankees" in the South  treestar   Jun-04-11 08:40 AM   #102 
     - Except that Texas has THREE cities in the US top ten.  PassingFair   Jun-04-11 08:46 AM   #107 
        - Didn't know San Antonio was that large!  treestar   Jun-04-11 10:48 AM   #124 
           - Thanks.  PassingFair   Jun-04-11 03:21 PM   #146 
  - Interesting . . .  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:32 AM   #120 
  - I'm sorry to disagree Du ers do not hate southerners, they dislike the rabid right  mrcheerful   Jun-03-11 11:07 AM   #16 
  - Well edit again to fix the spelling error  socialist_n_TN   Jun-03-11 11:45 AM   #30 
  - Oppppps editing time expired, sorry haven't been sleeping well and my speeling  mrcheerful   Jun-03-11 02:04 PM   #61 
     - Sorry about busting your chops about that, but  socialist_n_TN   Jun-04-11 10:11 AM   #115 
  - Exactly. Add Arizona and the mountain west to the list, along with Texas and the south. nt  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:12 AM   #94 
  - You are right, adding that there are "rednecks" in the North  treestar   Jun-04-11 08:41 AM   #103 
  - Will agree that rightwing elites have had fierce control over Texas ...  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:43 AM   #121 
  - PS on this .... EVERYONE in US seems to have "voted against their own best interests" ... !!  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:46 AM   #122 
  - You should hear what i say about Missouri  booley   Jun-03-11 11:09 AM   #18 
  - I do not believe DUers hate Texas or the South. DUers rather  OHdem10   Jun-03-11 11:13 AM   #19 
  - How's that "secession" thing workin' for ya?  WinkyDink   Jun-03-11 11:19 AM   #20 
  - Not so well for the over 40% of us Democrats.  efhmc   Jun-03-11 12:30 PM   #43 
  - Win more fing elections. Save the rest of us from having to eliminate the  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:17 AM   #96 
     - True, though one thing to consider  treestar   Jun-04-11 08:44 AM   #105 
     - "It's not who votes... It's who counts the votes."  Melissa G   Jun-04-11 10:26 AM   #118 
        - Agree --  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:50 AM   #125 
        - Yes, we agree  Melissa G   Jun-04-11 02:00 PM   #142 
        - Minorities can be given sound wisdom to vote democrat.  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 12:21 PM   #134 
           - Minorities don't need to be "given" sound wisdom to vote Democrat.  Melissa G   Jun-04-11 02:06 PM   #145 
  - The wildfires put an end to that talk. nt  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:14 AM   #95 
  - Texas is held in the same esteem as Oklahoma, Alabama, and Mississippi.  JVS   Jun-03-11 11:20 AM   #21 
  - K&R  ceile   Jun-03-11 11:23 AM   #23 
  - I don't hate Texas, just the idiots who vote for Perry  Taverner   Jun-03-11 11:23 AM   #24 
  - Totally fucking agree. EVERY state in the union has DU'ers. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-03-11 11:25 AM   #25 
  - Goddamn, Bucky  Richardo   Jun-03-11 11:32 AM   #27 
  - +1 nt :)  TBF   Jun-03-11 12:02 PM   #34 
  - Naw, I prefer to bash Utah.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-03-11 11:34 AM   #28 
  - I bash Florida worse - they really earned it...  radhika   Jun-03-11 11:42 AM   #29 
  - Yup.  KamaAina   Jun-03-11 11:56 AM   #33 
  - And Bill Moyers  KamaAina   Jun-03-11 11:52 AM   #32 
  - I'm sorry, but Texas has more than earned its scorn.  JackDragna   Jun-03-11 12:03 PM   #35 
  - Although, by that argument, California should earn scorn too  Taverner   Jun-03-11 12:04 PM   #37 
  - Good point..  JackDragna   Jun-03-11 12:13 PM   #38 
  - Prop 8, Gropenfuher, Prop 13, etc...  Taverner   Jun-03-11 12:16 PM   #39 
  - nah - you can still retire here  dana_b   Jun-03-11 12:26 PM   #42 
     - Not just Orange but San Diego County, too.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-03-11 12:53 PM   #50 
        - good points  dana_b   Jun-03-11 01:03 PM   #53 
        - Southern California once had more KKK per capita then  WHEN CRABS ROAR   Jun-03-11 06:15 PM   #83 
  - Two. Eisenhower was born in Denison, TX.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jun-04-11 01:51 PM   #141 
  - What a silly argument.  Dreamer Tatum   Jun-03-11 12:45 PM   #48 
  - I'm sorry, but have you spent any time at all in New York City?  Hippo_Tron   Jun-05-11 03:15 PM   #155 
  - can't help it. I'm from Colorado. n/t  librechik   Jun-03-11 12:03 PM   #36 
  - Texas, and the southern states are beacons of virtue and hope,  Joe Fields   Jun-03-11 12:36 PM   #44 
  - lol  fascisthunter   Jun-03-11 03:08 PM   #70 
  - Yeah, and there were some good people who lived in Germany before 1945, but by and large...  JVS   Jun-03-11 12:37 PM   #45 
  - Exactly. nt  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:20 AM   #97 
  - This saga isn't only true of Texas and the South ... it's widespread across US ....  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:52 AM   #126 
  - It ain't easy being Texan.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jun-03-11 12:38 PM   #46 
  - Houston ain't so bad -  TBF   Jun-03-11 02:47 PM   #67 
  - Great essay  libodem   Jun-03-11 12:44 PM   #47 
  - As simple perusal of the 2008 Electoral Map  LondonReign2   Jun-03-11 12:53 PM   #49 
  - Or 2004, or 2000, or 1996, or 1992, or 1988.  JVS   Jun-03-11 12:58 PM   #51 
  - Yeah, 45% of people voting in your favor: fuck 'em until they get that other 5%  readmoreoften   Jun-03-11 02:38 PM   #66 
  - I imagine provincialism is illustrative of a lazy mind...  LanternWaste   Jun-03-11 01:03 PM   #52 
  - I imagine condescension to be illustrative of a lazy mind...  LondonReign2   Jun-03-11 01:10 PM   #55 
     - However, condescension is not the subject of the thread...  LanternWaste   Jun-03-11 02:02 PM   #60 
     - !!!  Bucky   Jun-04-11 09:34 AM   #109 
     - Little known fact about the electoral college: Texas controls over half the votes  WatsonT   Jun-03-11 02:57 PM   #68 
        - mispost  Marr   Jun-04-11 11:08 AM   #129 
  - TEXAS is still paying for JOHN KENNEDY'S DEATH! ... n/t  Kolesar   Jun-03-11 01:09 PM   #54 
  - BEAUTIFUL!  Ishoutandscream2   Jun-03-11 01:23 PM   #57 
  - I have nothing against individual Texans  Downtown Hound   Jun-03-11 01:54 PM   #58 
  - "Don't Mess With Texas" is a phrase coined to fight littering.  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-03-11 03:57 PM   #74 
  - Don't mess with Texas = state anti-littering campaign  WatsonT   Jun-05-11 02:16 PM   #152 
  - Recommended. I was born in Arkansas and raised in Oklahoma.  Heidi   Jun-03-11 02:05 PM   #62 
  - Why limit it to Texas?  bvar22   Jun-03-11 02:33 PM   #63 
  - I live in Georgia. I cannot bash!...  Phentex   Jun-03-11 02:34 PM   #64 
  - Love your lantana and Rose of Sharon.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jun-03-11 03:35 PM   #71 
  - Logicians call it "Fallacy of Division"  readmoreoften   Jun-03-11 02:37 PM   #65 
  - Personally I think the whole country should be kicked out of the Union -- except Massachusetts  Armstead   Jun-03-11 03:06 PM   #69 
  - Massachusetts and Vermont. Let California, Oregon, Washington State,  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:26 AM   #98 
  - I Love Austin  RagAss   Jun-03-11 03:51 PM   #73 
  - You think this place hates Texas? Check these opinions out  robdogbucky   Jun-03-11 04:12 PM   #76 
  - Don't forget the hanging **** Florida.  russspeakeasy   Jun-03-11 04:28 PM   #78 
  - "chad"?  Bucky   Jun-04-11 09:40 AM   #110 
     - not what I had in mind...  russspeakeasy   Jun-04-11 11:51 AM   #131 
  - Agreed on many levels -- this coming from a happy-to-be-ex-Texan.  MrModerate   Jun-03-11 05:48 PM   #80 
  - A big portion of the country is very conservative  strawberryfield   Jun-03-11 06:02 PM   #81 
  - I'm from Kentucky and expect some heat and feel we deserve much of it.  TheKentuckian   Jun-03-11 06:27 PM   #84 
  - As a Texan Democrat, you can imagine my shock  DFW   Jun-03-11 06:12 PM   #82 
  - CA - Three Strikes, Massive Prison Industry  radhika   Jun-03-11 06:39 PM   #85 
  - Still. I would take California any fucking day over Texas. nt  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 08:30 AM   #99 
  - You're right. Some really good comes out of Texas. But mostly really  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 07:59 AM   #89 
  - I hate Texas and I live here.  alarimer   Jun-04-11 08:33 AM   #100 
  - North Carolina has become a semi blue state. Move the the Raleigh-Durham  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 12:25 PM   #135 
     - LOL...a helluva a lot more. Are you even familiar with this state?  WorseBeforeBetter   Jun-05-11 10:21 PM   #161 
  - IMO it's a matter of not taking comments like that too seriously  treestar   Jun-04-11 08:36 AM   #101 
  - Hatred of Texas??? What a waste of emotion.  robcon   Jun-04-11 08:45 AM   #106 
  - Texas sucks  itsrobert   Jun-04-11 08:46 AM   #108 
  - 3.5 Million Texans Cast Votes For Obama.  Paladin   Jun-04-11 10:48 AM   #123 
     - Progressive and moderate Texans are the people that will take  bluestate10   Jun-04-11 12:29 PM   #136 
        - That's OK---I Don't Take You And Your Snotty Attitude Seriously, Either.  Paladin   Jun-04-11 02:06 PM   #144 
  - I don't hate Texas...  Bigmack   Jun-04-11 09:51 AM   #112 
  - While people go to ogasm over their hatred of Texas  Marnie   Jun-04-11 09:51 AM   #113 
  - Thank you. But that said... Ray Wiley Hubbard caught us pretty good with this song  Bucky   Jun-04-11 09:57 AM   #114 
  - Think we are against the rightwing -- Texas has been useful for the RW re oil/rightwing issues --  defendandprotect   Jun-04-11 10:21 AM   #116 
  - I live in California and I don't hate Texas.  Marr   Jun-04-11 11:09 AM   #130 
  - "Rural communities"  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-04-11 12:55 PM   #138 
     - I know that.  Marr   Jun-04-11 01:32 PM   #140 
        - I live in an area of Houston that is more liberal, in some ways, than  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-04-11 02:03 PM   #143 
  - I just started reading the book, "The Passage" Justin Cronin, he doesn't care much for Texas .....  ElsewheresDaughter   Jun-04-11 12:18 PM   #133 
  - I don't dislike Texas, Just the politicians that arise from Texas.  Drew Richards   Jun-04-11 12:53 PM   #137 
  - It isn't limited to Texas.  Behind the Aegis   Jun-04-11 01:17 PM   #139 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-05-11 06:42 AM   #148 
  - When I saw the Texas license plates...  Drahthaardogs   Jun-05-11 07:14 AM   #149 
  - Really? We've have tons and tons and absolute TONS of public  ScreamingMeemie   Jun-05-11 11:58 PM   #162 
     - Tons and tons eh?  Drahthaardogs   Jun-06-11 09:14 PM   #164 
  - You Texans  Eddie Haskell   Jun-05-11 07:31 AM   #150 
  - It does get tiring when you're kicked in the teeth, after you've fought...  webDude   Jun-05-11 02:55 PM   #153 
  - "assholes come in all colors" ...  Eddie Haskell   Jun-05-11 06:02 PM   #158 
  - I won't even drive through Texas. Or Florida.  Waiting For Everyman   Jun-06-11 01:29 AM   #163 
  - I grew up in Texas, among people much like G W Bush. Many of my childhood friends  struggle4progress   Jun-06-11 09:59 PM   #165 
 

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