See below for a list of issues that are important in conservative politics in Texas.
Just about every GOP candidate with aspirations to statewide office in 2014 seems to be styling himself or herself after Cruz. In tight formation, they are moving hard to the right and looking for the next big populist rallying cry — secession, rolling back the state’s liberal immigration laws, impeaching President Obama, amending the Constitution to end the direct election of U.S. senators. LinkWhat an appalling, reality-challenged list.
Secession? Traitors. “Liberal” immigration laws? Sure. Impeaching President Obama? For what? And ending the direct election of Senators? Yes, because they hate Democracy.
Notice that there’s nothing in there about jobs, growing the economy, taking care of the sick, or feeding the poor? The popularity of these issues shows just how out of touch and horrible these people are.