4 Responses to For Those That Think Texas Has Always Been a Red State

  1. George says:

    Not to burst a bubble but Texas Democrat used to be the conservative party.
    True story.

  2. Ricardo Perry says:

    Ditto the previous comment….

    The Southern and Texas Dems were very conservative. Once civil rights measures were implemented and, more specifically, enforced, the defections (aka pary switching) commenced.
    I have read the transition was mostly complete by 1990.

  3. George says:

    My girlfriend's father grew up in West Texas. He's in his mid-sixties. He mentioned over Christmas that a lot of his farming buddies vote Democrat out of habit because that's who they grew up voting for. He spends a lot of his time now at the cotton gin and the bank drinking coffee. We laments having to convince his Democrat-party-affiliated friends that theirs is no longer the small-government/states-rights party that it once was.

    Which I think is interesting. I know a lot of us get our party affiliation from our parents. I wonder how many young Democrats vote that way in Texas because their fathers did? Only know are voting for the wrong set of values.

  4. George says:

    Mind the spelling.

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