On Texas and its staunch GOP reignMost damaging of all, the young people who make the party work behind the scenes went into exile. Many of the party’s up-and-coming strategists moved to D.C. or California or purple states, where they could be of help and lead fulfilling lives, or they stayed here and got out of politics entirely. Working for the party here became a kind of social work, a charitable endeavor performed at personal cost by people with a high tolerance for pain. All these things became their own drain on party performance, in a vicious cycle.
Wherever you go, it's the same image to watch - the young progressives move away from their homestead, to find a better life in the urban areas that work and think like them. What it causes is the right-winged turn of their home, which they will never see the same way again, because they have left it like a carcass for the wolves.
The Senate hopeful lost his race to Ted Cruz, but reanimated the Texas Democratic Party.www.theatlantic.com