Texas has a wingnut problem, and it is the inevitable result of the racist, religious right they have courted. When your party's platform is obsessed with being anti-women, anti-science, anti-immigrant and pro-voter suppression, you are going to find all sorts of mentally unstable fanatics who will gladly toe their version of the party line. However, the inmates sometimes take over the asylum and have an amazing knack for finding reporters, which concerns establishment Republicans.
The folks at Freedomworks have long been propping up candidates in Texas, with each subsequent Republican moving more to the right of the previous candidate. The result of such extreme candidates helped elect Senator Ted Cruz, who establishment Republicans fear may actually be a contender for the 2016 presidential nomination. Freedomworks, founded in 2004, allied itself with the Tea Party upon its formation in 2009.
The Tea Party was formed to combat the election of the first black U.S. President but disguised itself as the "Taxed Enough Already" party. The groups who fell into the same category as the Tea Party were, coincidentally, groups with a history of racist activities. Tea Party "patriots" needed Freedomworks because they were one of the few groups without direct associations between Tea Party organizations and extremists spanning from anti-immigration activists to militia leaders to white nationalists. While Freedomworks has no direct partnership with the Tea Party, they act in partnership with local tea party groups whenever it serves their purpose.
Texas Tea Party wingnuts are anti-safe-abortion. Since they are very pro-death penalty, they can't be considered pro-life by rational standards. They are the Religious Right, who show up to large gatherings and attract attention, like racist, anti-choice, Dallas fanatic, Morgan McComb. Since she posted a Ferguson-inspired racist rant on Facebook, the Dallas GOP wants her gone. This woman was one of the first in line to support the closure of most of the abortion facilities in Texas, the one where Wendy Davis gained national attention.
She has been listed as a plaintiff in a case where the rights of Hispanic voters were clearly violated and the suit ultimately was dismissed. She shows up to every protest she can. Wingnuts like McComb are vehemently against the "establishment" Republicans like Texas' George P. Bush and managed to get her name into Politico as an opponent to the more rational establishment GOP.
Once a Morgan McComb is created, she can't be stopped. When folks who are more centrist appeal to Progressives to help them rid the party of prolific activists with far right views, they must be desperate. They claim these people are not representative of their views, but the McCombs are louder, more self-righteous and far more "right with the Lord," so they are truly the mouthpieces of the new GOTP.
They broke it, they bought it.