“You’re welcome in Texas as long as you never forget why you fled a liberal state,” he on Twitter. “Texans expect less government, lower taxes & more freedom. Newcomers must keep it that way.”-Gov Greg Abbott, Twitter
It's a political flip that has been long predicted to happen since 2009, when the population of non-white Texans began to outnumber white Texans.
The blue tsunami and the movement of mass quantities of liberals to Texas also has them scared they are about to lose control of the state because it is critical to their efforts to elect a GOP POTUS and be relevant in national politics.
And in a development that really has them 'scurred', Tarrant County (Ft Worth), went blue for the first time since the 1970's.
By 2022, Latinx people will pass whites to become the largest ethnic group in the state, and the increasing anti-Latinx rhetoric is convincing many of them to vote Democratic
Houston and Harris County also account for in any statewide race 25% of the vote total, and Harris County flipped blue in the 2018 midterms. San Antonio, the second largest city in Texas, is currently the seventh largest in the nation, and Dallas, the third largest in Texas with the ATX nipping at its heels, is number nine in population. Austin and Fort Worth are 11th and 13th on that national population size list with El Paso at number 21
It's just a matter of time before the number of people in Texas cities outnumbers the entire combined population in Texas' rural areas that remain Republican for now.
BTW, speaking of bullet trains, we're about to start building a bullet train line between Houston and Dallas.
The Texas Republicans may not want you here, but as a fourth generation native Texan, I not only welcome you liberals to the Lone Star State, but I am along with other Texas native and Texas liberal progressive residents eagerly looking forward to working with you to make Texas better by turning it back to its progressive roots.