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    I do believe that Texas, like the rest of the South, has long been a one-party state. Just the dominant party has changed. When I joined Young Republicans in 1961, it was the Texas Democratic Party that was home to the staunchest segregationists. I was trying at that to support both desegregation and states' rights. I would outgrow that.
    The Dallas Morning News would say, don't divide the Dallas delegation by electing Republicans. I think the DMN just put up with Bruce Alger because he was a winner (until 1964).
    In the 1970's it began to change. Bill Archer of Houston had been a Democrat in the Texas House, served in Congress as a Republican.
    I first voted in 1962. GOP Jack Cox got 44 % against John Connally. Connally lambasted Cox for being a party-switcher. Ha ha. Guess who switched parties in the Nixon years?

    Censorship is rogue government.

    by scott5js on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:24:08 AM PDT

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