How Brietbart Texas Aims to Turn the GOP's Attention to Rural America

Brandon Darby is in overalls, sitting on his wooden front porch, pulling a natural blend American Spirit to light up. He's anxious."She wasn't treated very nicely," the Breitbart Texas chief says through an exhale of smoke, rubbing a scruffy bearded chin with his palm. "She's hot and cold. Sweet and aggressive. I think she's still upset from yesterday."She is Millie the milk cow, the newest addition to Darby's 10-acre ponderosa, which is co-inhabited by goats, chickens, ducks, dogs and a plague of prairie dogs, a ways outside Lubbock.It's time to feed Millie, but he's in no a hurry to head to the corral. "I left her in the pen too long and it ticked her off. I looked like a Spanish bull fighter versus a milk cow.""Cows are pretty agile, people don't realize that."Darby, who's widely believed to be one of the most powerful players in Texas politics, purchased his place a year ago. I ask what he's learned thus far in his ranch startup.He begins with the importance of good fencing, then observes why goats are an apt biblical allegory for damnation. "They get into the same trouble day after day."  Continue reading...

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