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Beto Went Deep Into Klan Country, And Hundreds Came Out In Support (Original Post) Shell_Seas Dec 2021 OP
K&R sheshe2 Dec 2021 #1
Good sign. 2naSalit Dec 2021 #2
K&R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t RKP5637 Dec 2021 #3
Good for Beto! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2021 #4
He is so Good!! Mary in S. Carolina Dec 2021 #5
250 people came out to hear Beto speak. Some of those people were protesters. Autumn Dec 2021 #6
Beto has done a lot for the change to be possible AlexSFCA Dec 2021 #8
Opposed to the confederate statue protests last year when only 10 people showed up? Shell_Seas Dec 2021 #11
More than 10. I was there. carpetbagger Dec 2021 #14
Kick. MontanaMama Dec 2021 #7
Someone needs to hammer this home at the MSM outlets. They still reference the Disney/Alamo Texas Ford_Prefect Dec 2021 #9
I never lived in any of the four towns where your father lived, TexasTowelie Dec 2021 #10
Dad grew up during the Depression and came of age in WWII. He returned after the war Ford_Prefect Dec 2021 #12
Make Texas Blue Again IronLionZion Dec 2021 #13

Autumn

(45,120 posts)
6. 250 people came out to hear Beto speak. Some of those people were protesters.
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 02:07 PM
Dec 2021

That's not a lot of change. I know Paris, Texas. Texas is not even close to changing.

AlexSFCA

(6,139 posts)
8. Beto has done a lot for the change to be possible
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:06 PM
Dec 2021

whether he wins or not, it is so important to have strong dem candidates running in all red areas. Same with Stacey Abrams, it may tale a few election cycles for real change to occur but we don’t bother, no change would even be possible.

Shell_Seas

(3,343 posts)
11. Opposed to the confederate statue protests last year when only 10 people showed up?
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:43 PM
Dec 2021

250 people in Lamar County is a good sign.

carpetbagger

(4,397 posts)
14. More than 10. I was there.
Thu Dec 16, 2021, 07:48 PM
Dec 2021

There were about 60 of us, in spite of a heavily armed and brandishing law enforcement presence intermingled with militia types across the street. I just happened to be passing through and dropped in for a few hours.

MontanaMama

(23,372 posts)
7. Kick.
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 03:34 PM
Dec 2021

Repukes really can't win in the long term if they don't cheat. We've got to be on our game in the interim in terms of gerrymandering and election rigging.

Ford_Prefect

(7,954 posts)
9. Someone needs to hammer this home at the MSM outlets. They still reference the Disney/Alamo Texas
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:09 PM
Dec 2021

history and culture. Not what my dad grew up with in Giddings, Dime Box, Ledbetter and Caldwell.

They have forgotten Anne Richard's Texas, or the one which elected LBJ.

TexasTowelie

(112,902 posts)
10. I never lived in any of the four towns where your father lived,
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:24 PM
Dec 2021

but I'm familiar with all four of them. Most of the people work blue collar jobs and a few of them may stop in at a bar in town to pick up some food after work. There are a few more food options in Giddings and Caldwell since they are larger towns than Dime Box and Ledbetter.

The mainstream media needs to stop fantasizing/romanticizing about events from more than a century ago.

Ford_Prefect

(7,954 posts)
12. Dad grew up during the Depression and came of age in WWII. He returned after the war
Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:44 PM
Dec 2021

and agreed with the vision of a better Texas that LBJ and others were trying to push forward. The simplistic version of today's Texas the MSM likes is far out of date if not completely made up. Likewise Abbott's RW Christian nationalist version (and W's before him) ignores genuine Texas history both bad and good.

As such the MSM condemns with a very broad brush the entirety of Texas to Abbott's dystopian nightmare while ignoring Democratic history in the state and much common ground between the traditional communities of faith there.

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