REAL Good News

Having grown up in a state that was bound and determined to make Texas the standard for every form of social contract, it is heartening to see that sometimes even Texas can get it right. Now, let’s keep this in perspective: this is a primary election, so we’re still talking right-wing. It was also a tight primary election (another loon on the BOE is currently tied 50-50 with a challenger). However, I’ll take a a victory, even a small one, if it means people like this aren’t writing the textbooks that practically the whole country uses. This wack-a-loon is still on the board until the end of the year so don’t be surprised if all sorts of interesting things get pushed before then. The important thing to remember, as Benen points out, is that this is a Republican district that went overwhelmingly to Mccain. That it would choose a candidate that stated publically that he doesn’t believe dinosaurs and man walked the earth at the same time is a pretty heartening sign of progress.

Could we dare hope that this point the way to moderate conservatives around the country, that embracing the no-nothing movement is not necessary, even in Texas? Let’s not go nuts: Rick Perry is still the fave for Governor.


2 Responses to “REAL Good News”

  1. The problem with this country is BOTH the Democrats and Republicans. Anyone who seriously thinks that one side isn’t corrupt or slaves to Corporate America hasn’t done an adequate job of paying attention. To the Republicans: The GW administration will go down in History as one of the worst administrations. They eroded your constitutional rights, expanded the power of the wealthy elite, invaded countries under false pretenses, destroyed diplomatic relations with the rest of the world, and spent money like it was going out of style. To the Democrats: Obama is a dud. He promised much and has turned out to be another corporate lackey. He made deals with big pharma to ensure you could not get your medication cheaper elsewhere, he flip flopped on military tribunals, he refuses to fix health care properly through nationalization or single payer, he populates his inner circle with more Wall Street insiders, he spends money on bailouts and useless stimulus packages.

  2. […] Much ‘For Getting It Right’ A few days ago, I cautiously praised the voters in TX for rejecting a far-right member of the Board of Education in the primary […]

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