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Texas GOP gets honest

2010-06-29 17:14:20.544137+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Texas GOP platform wants to criminalize gay marriage, ban oral and anal sex, and seeks to outlaw strip clubs and pornography. It's easy to say "oh, that's Texas, ha ha", but if other Republican organizations want to take themselves seriously they either need to be screaming really loudly about how this isn't really the sort of freedom and lack of government intervention that modern "conservatism" is supposed to be, or we have to assume that this is what the GOP wants.

Of course many of us have seen that this is apparently what the GOP on a national level wants generally, which is why those of us who might otherwise be tempted by a platform that claims fiscal conservatism and freedom have been running off to the Democrats in droves.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-30 03:25:42.543041+00 by: ebradway

And they'll seem downright moderate once they drop some of the more extreme ideas. "Look, we aren't all that bad. Sodomy is still legal. It's just the homos we hate."

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-30 13:00:18.204579+00 by: meuon

Texas, where men are men and sheep are nervous.