Sunday, April 15, 2012

Texas Relevancy? Never Mind

A few days back I posted a discussion of how some people in the Republican Party of Texas wanted to change the rules in regard to how presidential delegates are allocated in the Republican Primary.

See, there was this concern that because the Democrats howled and moaned about how the 2011 redistricting was unfair, and this caused our state primary date to be moved way back, that Texas would not be relevant in the 2012 primary.

Besides, polls had Rick Santorum beating Mitt Romney by 8 points.

Changing the rules to winner-take-all would make Texas, and by the way, Rick Santorum, relevant.

But what a difference a week makes. Republicans who were simply trying to make the Texas Primary relevant, and that’s it…they promise…have backed down.

Instead, they say that the rule change will be something that the delegates at their state convention will get to vote on.

Leaving out the fact that the Romney-backing mainstream Republicans of the RNC has made it abundantly clear that they will not allow Texas to change their rules so close to the primary date.

Leaving out the fact that the chief reason for their movement was to get more delegates in Rick Santorum’s column, a moot point now that he withdrew from the race last week.

I love Texas Republicans. Their disingenuousness and their transparent motives make things so entertaining that it adds to my list of things that are cool about Texas. A list of three things: 
  1. Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  2. Barbecue
  3. Republican hypocrisy

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