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The future is Texas

Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:15 pm

Very long and interesting article on Texas politics:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/10/americas-future-is-texas

An excerpt:

Mainstream Party officials were mortified when Morrow won the Travis County election, with fifty-six per cent of the vote. They promised to “explore every single option that exists” to remove him from office. Morrow responded, “They can go fuck themselves.” In June, he tweeted, “Top priority for Travis GOP: beautiful Big Titty women!!”
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Re: The future is Texas

Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:26 pm

Another funny excerpt:

Texas has a reputation for being super-religious, but there has always been a tolerance for the sexual misdemeanors of elected officials. Charlie Wilson, the U.S. representative from the Second District, in East Texas, one of the most conservative parts of the state, was a drunk, a drug user, and the most energetic playboy on Capitol Hill, who enjoyed lounging in hot tubs with showgirls and cocaine. He was elected to twelve terms.
Texans’ tolerance for sexual liberty didn’t extend to Richards, however. She surrounded herself with a coterie of very powerful women, which led to countless innuendos about her sexual orientation. She complained to a lobbyist I know, “I could be fucking Charlie Wilson on Sam Houston’s bed, and they’d still call me a lesbian.” After one term, Richards was defeated by George W. Bush, marking the end of the Democratic Party as a force of any consequence in the state.
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