Tom DeLay's Crime
There was a period of time when Texans happily voted Republican for President and Democrat on down the rest of the ticket. That was very time consuming for people used to pulling one lever. In the end it was like the little hole in the dam that became larger and larger. I voted Republican for President why not John Tower for Senator? Soon the Democratic Party of Texas was spiraling out of existence as a serious political force in the Great State of Texas. The national party's decision to become the progressive liberal demoracist party did not help at all the Texas Democrat's struggle to stay in power.
Here's a nice, balanced piece in The Washington Times about Tom DeLay's crimes against the Democratic Party of Texas.
The Washington Times
Redistricting in Texas
October 6, 2005
Before former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay began playing Texas statewide politics the same way Democrats had been playing the political game in the Lone Star state for years, the Democratic legislative delegations in Texas and the U.S. House of Representatives had a great ride, which lasted far longer than it should have. No wonder Democrats in Texas and Washington despise him so much.