By Richard S. Dunham
Still, in the Old Texas, Republicans were not generally considered an oppressed minority. On most issues, probusiness Republicans and probusiness Democrats teamed up in a bipartisan way to trounce "the libs." But there was one major exception to this chummy conservative bipartisanship: redistricting. It was the one subject that united almost all of the fractious Democrats, from the increasingly endangered white rural Dems to the increasingly endangered white urban Dems. It meant their survival.