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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:15 PM
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104. Correct on all counts.
Most southern state governors have limited power due to the Reconstruction. Which is one of the reasons I was surprised to see Bush actually get the nomination. I knew they were grooming him for the bid while he was Governor in Texas. Yet, I still managed to be surprised when Republicans gave him the nod. It goes to show how little most Americans really know about individual states political structures.

You're also correct about DeLay fucking up Texas beyond repair. We (Democrats) made huge gains in 2008 and for a brief moment we thought we may be able overwhelm the damage done in Texas by sheer force of will. Then 2010 came and we lost so much ground it's actually worse now than it was before. We still hold our urban areas, even if not as securely as before, but all of the rural areas are a total loss. I've had old-timers tell me they've never seen a political climate in Texas this bad. Now, with a band of the most excessive (read: batshitcrazy) Republicans in power, we're about to be redistricted again. The future does not look bright for Texas Dems, or Texas poor, elderly or our children for that matter. I doubt it will again in my lifetime.
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