Listen now (2 mins) | There’s a common political refrain among Texas Progressives: “Thank God for Mississippi.” Our own state government, run by corporate lobbyists and right-wing nutballs, is a notorious hellhole for efforts to provide even a little more fairness for the poor, the working class, and the environment. So, Lone Star progressives need some straw to grasp to keep from tumbling into the ditch of total despair. Mississippi has been that straw – no matter how mingy our state officials are, Texans can count on the Magnolia State to be one digit worse.
Hey! That's ALabama's (unofficial) state motto! And with Louisiana sometimes we're only the 3rd worst.
Sad commentary on Texas but YAY!!! for Mississippi!
I cannot call it 'progress' to praise an anti-reproductive choice candidate, although his positions on other issues may be, and likely are, improvements for the lives of ordinary people in Mississippi, should he be elected. I am old enough to remember when abortion was illegal and now that it is so again in many states, I'm more determined than ever to support access to reproductive health care. I am also determined to remain a progressive -- in words and as many deeds as I can muster.
So that's all we have is 1 young person who supports the wrong side of abortion & guns to get the vote of the locals.who will step into a powerful position to betray later, like Sinema
Brandon could be in the State House. Sometimes improvement is measured by baby steps.