Originally Posted by Overdrive
Portland and ESPECIALLY Austin are very liberal...
Yea Austin has that "keep it weird" and liberal reputation........it's still Texas and for the most part except for a few really goofy tree hungers its not that liberal. Texas Democrats not in the same league with what you got in places like Boston, California and the NW.
Some of he old diehards love to perpetuate the myth that Austin is soooooo different - meh - Houston has had multiple female and Black mayors - current one openly gay.
Last woman mayor of Austin was way back in the early 80s - most all since the late 90s old white guys - yeah all Democrats - big deal.
Wanna see liberal check out the loons in inner city Houston and Dallas politics.....Sheila Jackson Lee (OMG what a disaster!) and her buds.