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How Ted Cruz and Ron Paul Republicans took over Tarrant

The days are gone when Tarrant County politics revolved around baseball owner-governor George W. Bush or U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Now, it revolves around Republicans like U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz or state Rep. Jonathan Stickland.

The county’s abrupt right turn was on display again last week, when the genteel Bush was on our front page honoring veterans while the brash Stickland, R-Bedford, was at a debate calling public school spending “wealth redistribution.”

Once, the John Birch Society distributed fliers calling public education a subversive plot, and Republicans laughed.

Now, Birchers are almost too liberal.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/22/5592197/how-ted-cruz...

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Dallas county is next

One thing that is going on right now in Dallas county (and Texas) is the 'war' between those on the religious right who won't give up on the fight against gay marriage, and the liberty youth who refer to them as 'the fundamentalist taliban'. I seem to make friends when I describe myself as 'rabidly anit-anti-science' but it is a point of contention. Any ideas on how to break the ice between the social progressives and religious fundamentalists? Because we need to figure it out before 2016...

This quote is refering to the Establishment:

“Basically, they just stopped participating,” Murray said.

“They didn’t engage. They just said, ‘Oh, I don’t like those people, so I won’t be active.’ It was the exact opposite of what they should have done.”

Now, they’re done.

If it can happen in Tarrant County, it can happen elsewhere!
Never give up guys!