by Shelt Garner
The reason why Texas’ Republican Party seems to have gone full-fascist is Republicans know that if Texas finally shifts purple that Democrats will have a long-term lock on the White House. The same process that turned California into a safe Blue State is happening with Texas and Texas Republicans see this as an existential threat.
So, they’re turning into radical fascists.
But the key thing we have to remember is for all their hysterics, it’s pretty self-evident that fascist Republicans are ascendant. They’re on the cusp of getting everything they want through politics. All they have to do is be patient.
As such, it’s very curious how Republicans continue to want to shoot themselves in the foot by doing something as radical as leaving the Union. On a political basis, it makes a whole lot more sense for Blue States to leave the Union around 2024 – 2025 as part of a broader Certification Crisis than it does for Texas to just randomly leave the Union in 2023 because they feel their feelings are getting hurt.
I really don’t know what to make of this clusterfuck. But it does definitely lend credence to my fears of 2024 – 2025 existential choice of autocracy or civil war. The Republican Party grows more radical and fascist every day and by the time we’re talking about certifying the 2024 presidential election, well, we’re either going to see Blue States leave the Union en masse or we simply peacefully turn into an autocracy.
Right now, it could still go either way.