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GOP-Texas-Democracy-rightwingers-elections-2A small army of rebels camped out for days near the Alamo, giving bellicose speeches and promising to topple tyrants. This was back in May, when the Texas GOP faithful had flocked to the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio for the party’s annual convention. The proximity to the state’s most sacred site gave the gathered Republicans ample opportunity to compare their cause to that of the Texians. (Less was said about González, a Democratic champion of civil rights from San Antonio.) “Here we stand near the same hallowed land where our brave ancestors took a stand,” declared a video drenched in revolutionary imagery. “We owe them the same courage to defend Texas and save America . . . We will not surrender!”William B. Travis…

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