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Texas, Confederate monuments, the Democratic Party and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

 
 
Reply Wed 19 Aug, 2020 07:09 pm
Texas Democratic state senators asked Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to remove Confederate monuments and symbols from the state capitol, and Patrick responded that, historically speaking, it was Democrats that put up those monuments in the first place, but then went on to speak for the "the majority of Texans, including many people of color," who "do not want us to tear down our history, especially in the middle of the night, or out of political correctness." Conveniently, he doesn't mention the historical major shift in party affiliation that occurred as a backlash against the civil rights movement of the mid 20th century.

So, Patrick is criticizing Democrats for putting up these monuments in the first place, but wants to placate a supposed majority who "do not want us to tear down our history," while actually, 20% want to remove them, 32% want to move them to museums, 23% want them to remain with historical context, and 20% want them to remain according to UTA's The Texas Politics Project. What an absolute weasel likethe Governor, Greg Abbott, himself.
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