I seldom devote time to reading press releases, but this one from the Dallas County Republican Assembly caught my eye. The subject of the release was endorsements in local races, but what really intrigued me was the DCRA’s self-description: The Dallas County Republican Assembly is a chapter of the Texas Republican Assembly which is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. The Republican Assembly’s [sic] are the “Republican Wing” of the Republican party, meaning they seek to help elect strong social and fiscal conservatives. So you have a group of Republicans who are proclaiming to be more Republican than all other Republicans. The state Republican party is sufficiently dominant to overcome these internal divisions, but I am not so sanguine about the national Republican party. Squabbling over who is more Catholic than the Pope is not a long-term winning strategy.
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