A once in a lifetime opportunity is opening up, right now, to change Texas Politics.
One of Lind's books, "Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics, Basic Books, 2002", is in the Library, and is well worth a read...
In Lind's exegesis, Class is the defining Feature in the Politics of the South, including Texas...Race, etc are merely convenient Proxies.
Of course, "we're a Classless Society"(snort)...so we are discouraged from entertaining such ideas, not least with the prohibition on Marx, et alia.(the TexasGOP's Platform includes a fear and loathing of "Critical Thinking", as a stealthy part of this discouragement:(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_school))
There's work to be done.