John Cornyn Google Hangout August 15, 2013

John Cornyn held a Google Hangout, the first one he’s done, with Kathleen McKinley of the Houston Chronicle.  The first question discusses the letter to defund Obamcare. Voice quality isn’t very good on the YouTube channel.

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Texas Isn’t As Republican As You Think

If you’re in Collin County, you’re probably used to hearing that Collin County is the reddest county in the country. Not true. Someplace in Utah has that distinction.

And you should be a bit scared.  Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen…three out of the four of them are relatively new, and that means lots of transplants.  California, Michigan, Connecticut, and lots of other states. You can’t find a Texan if you wave a ten gallon hat and a sign to free brisket in most of my neighborhoods.

What does it mean? It means North Texas resembles more of the country than we’d like.  And we have to turn these people into Texans first.

If Texas turns blue, the country is done for.  Time to get to work.

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North Texas Politics

If you’re north of the LBJ, you might as well be in Oklahoma.  That might have been true in 1982, but today, the north suburbs of Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and Allen are some of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

We’re building highways while the other states are closing schools.  We’re adding jobs while they’re shedding population.  To understand why, you have to understand Texas, and what drove so many people from California, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

North Texas Ranger is a political and cultural blog on what makes this a great place to live, and who deserves to lead us.

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