I am originally from CA and I am VERY conservative, that being said there are A LOT of things wrong with TX. Starting with the workforce laws that do NOT protect employees. In Texas employers are NOT required to have workmens comp which should be a basic requirement, the wages that are paid to waitreses is just embarrassing, I feel so bad for these people. Also the weather here is AWFUL and I could go on and on. On the other hand there are good things in TX as well, the cost of living makes it tolerable to live here.
I love the schools my children attend and the large spaces LOL! I also feel blessed to not be in a state that is now teaching Gay rights to my children as I think this should be my choice as their parent, because of this I would NEVER move back to CA.
I dont think anyone is knocking TX because they come from liberal CA, I do not have a liberal mentality but I am also not ok with many things that happen in TX. I have encountered a lot more racism here as well. That is my personal observation and experience though.