Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Texas Republican Judge Switches Party, Denouncing GOP as Party of Bigots and Hate-Mongers

From AlterNet:

A Republican Judge from San Antonio, Texas, has announced he is quitting the GOP and will seek re-election as a Democrat, saying that he can no longer be part of political party whose identity is based on hate, bigotry and destrying people’s lives. 

More here.

The first hint I had when I was a teenager that there was something major afoot with the GOP in Texas was when Phil Gramm changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. From that point on, it was just a steady rise for the party of Reagan, in Texas, and in the rest of the country.

Is this the same thing, but in reverse?  Oh god, please.