Texas GOP has gone bonkers
It's as official as I can assess it to be: the Texas Republican Party has spun off its axis, it is out of its collective mind, it has been taken over by the Donald J. Trump cultists, the believers in The Big Lie.
The state GOP has concluded its convention in Houston and has declared that President Biden is not "legitimately" elected to the nation's highest office. The 2020 election, the state GOP said in its resolution, is too "rife" with fraud.
Now comes the question: Does the Republican Party have proof of that preposterous allegation?
The answer: No! It does not!
Hey, the state GOP don't need no stinkin' proof! It just swallows the swill served up by the former Snake Oil Salesman in Chief, who has defamed the nation's electoral system since the moment he lost the 2020 election.
The convention had plenty of lowlights. Such as when conventioneers booed U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, as staunch and devoted a Republican as anyone in the convention hall. His claim to infamy? He sought to work with Democrats in crafting a bill that seeks to curb gun violence. You can't do that, senator ... say the diehard cultists who now dominate the Texas Republican Party.
I'll be brutally honest. I never thought I would see this day in the evolution of the Texas political system. I moved to Texas when it was still dominated nominally by conservative Democrats. Then the "red tide" began to swell in the mid- to late 1980s. Mainstream Republicans began winning public office.
A Republican governor, George W. Bush, scored a lot of points across the spectrum through his ability to work with Democrats who still controlled the Legislature in the mid-1990s.
Those days are gone. I hope not forever. We have now a state GOP dominated by know-nothings, fruitcakes and nut jobs ... which more or less mirrors the Republican National Committee.
The believe in The Big Lie. They purposely spread its falsehoods. Therefore, the Texas Republican Party is populated by liars.
Shame on them, and shame on those who put the liars in charge.