How Texas Became Heart of the Right
Byline: John R. Coyne Jr., SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In the 1960s and 1970s, writes Sean P. Cunningham, assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University, "As the national Democratic Party unraveled .. due to political assassinations, rising crime
rates, civil disobedience, racial militancy and intensified factionalism . the Texas Democratic Party slowly crumbled while the national Republican Party assumed the mantle of a redefined conservatism.."
Within this context, conservative Republicans convinced Texans that liberalism, to borrow an elegant Agnewvian phrase, was the philosophy of acid, amnesty and abortion, and the Democratic Party was the …
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Publication information: Article title: How Texas Became Heart of the Right. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 19, 2010. Page number: B04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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