[See NewsBusters for more.] Republicans in Texas are doing what might be expected of red state Republicans and that has The 11th Hour's Brian Williams very concerned. On his Friday show on MSNBC, Williams worried that "the Texas brand" will spread to other states, just like Jim Crow did.
To make his point, Williams began by reading from a Charles Blow article in the New York Times, "'when Jim Crow was originally established, it spread from state to state like a contagion. Each subsequent state taking lessons from the ones before it. Mississippi was one of the states at the vanguard of the first Jim Crow. Texas may well be at the vanguard of the next.'"