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Sat May 14, 2016, 07:40 PM

Here is the Texas GOP Proposed Platform. Should be voted on this weekend. It's a duzy so far.

Texas Protecting Texans- We support Federal legislation remanding all authority over abortion back to the individual States and removing all standing on this issue from the federal judiciary as given by Article III in the US Constitution.

United States Senators- We support the repeal of the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution and the appointment of United States Senators by the state legislatures.

We oppose socialism in any form. We support the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress in enacting legislation that prohibits any judicial jurisdiction from allowing any substitute or parallel system of law, specifically foreign law (including Sharia Law).

“Climate Change” is a political agenda promoted to control every aspect of our lives. We support the defunding of “climate justice” initiatives and the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency and repeal of the Endangered Species Act.

We urge that the Voter Rights Act of 1965, codified and updated in 1973, be repealed and not reauthorized.

We support the definition of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between one natural man and one natural woman.

Homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that has been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nations founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples.

We are resolute in our support of the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

We unequivocally oppose the United States Senate’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We pledge our influence toward a return to the original intent of the 1st Amendment and toward dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.

The Export-Import Bank should not be re-authorized after expiration on June 30th.

We support the immediate repeal of Dodd-Frank legislation and replace with the Glass-Steagall Act.

We also encourage the adoption of a National Right to Work Act.

We believe the Minimum Wage Law should be repealed.

We oppose all efforts to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

We oppose the implementation of any cap and trade (aka “Cap and Tax”) system through legislation or regulation.

We call upon the United States House of Representatives to continue the select committee and appoint a special prosecutor in order to subpoena testimony to fully investigate all aspects of the Benghazi debacle.

International Trade- We strongly oppose the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We demand the immediate withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). We demand the repeal of the current Fast Track Authority/TPA.

International Organizations- We support United States withdrawal from the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank.

https://www.scribd.com/doc/312471673/Texas-GOP-Permanent-Platform-Committee-Report

It seems the Texas GOP is opposed to all things good and in favor of all things bad. That is pretty amazing.

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Reply Here is the Texas GOP Proposed Platform. Should be voted on this weekend. It's a duzy so far. (Original post)
pampango May 2016 OP
UTUSN May 2016 #1
LonePirate May 2016 #2
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2016 #3
gopiscrap May 2016 #26
sobenji May 2016 #4
pampango May 2016 #8
sobenji May 2016 #16
JCMach1 May 2016 #5
Cryptoad May 2016 #6
ErikJ May 2016 #7
PDittie May 2016 #24
rurallib May 2016 #9
Volaris May 2016 #25
Mr.Bill May 2016 #10
LeftInTX May 2016 #32
Jack Rabbit May 2016 #11
Wounded Bear May 2016 #12
kairos12 May 2016 #34
keithbvadu2 May 2016 #13
tclambert May 2016 #14
TlalocW May 2016 #15
kentauros May 2016 #20
Volaris May 2016 #27
forest444 May 2016 #17
Reter May 2016 #18
forest444 May 2016 #21
LeftInTX May 2016 #30
Pakid May 2016 #19
jmowreader May 2016 #22
Bernardo de La Paz May 2016 #23
Takket May 2016 #28
LeftInTX May 2016 #31
Person 2713 May 2016 #29
pampango May 2016 #33

Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 08:23 PM

1. Arguably the cat is watching, not a horror flick, but the Repuke platform (thx to Malaise's thread)

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 08:25 PM

2. That list is nearly boundless in its ignorance, lunacy, bigotry and craven partisanship.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 08:32 PM

3. It looks like condensed crazy

It combines all the joy of fighting the Civil War again with the fun of racial hatred and unrestrained greed.

All wrapped up in Jesus.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #3)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:49 PM

26. excellent way of putting it

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 08:55 PM

4. They forgot the repeal of Obamacare

Idiots. Come on, that's job one.

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Response to sobenji (Reply #4)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:11 PM

8. I missed it. It's there. #113 on page 13.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)- We demand the immediate repeal of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we believe to be unconstitutional.

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Response to pampango (Reply #8)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:55 PM

16. Whew

Thought they were getting complacent

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:01 PM

5. Here is a good summary!

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:07 PM

6. More Proof Positive that the Mean IQ has fallen below 60

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:08 PM

7. Rural Texas is crazy.

 

Rural Texans must outnumber urban Texans.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #7)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:36 PM

24. The numbers are

much more urban and less rural than you would think.

In 1940 the majority of Texans—55 percent—lived in rural areas, in keeping with the long-held stereotype of our state. But a mere ten years later, the number had already dropped to about 37 percent, while 44 percent lived in metropolitan areas. Today the vast majority of Texans—88 percent!—live in metropolitan areas. That number isn’t likely to change much by 2050.


http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/two-texans/

The problem is where you draw the line between 'rural' and 'urban'. Suburban and exurban Texans vote as red as their rural counterparts, and there's no good quantifiable measurement of those people that I can find. But it's safe to say that they're included in the 'urban' tally, especially since the Census data has redefined Galveston -- population about 40K -- as an urban cluster of Houston.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:26 PM

9. Am I wrong? This piece seems sane

"We support the immediate repeal of Dodd-Frank legislation and replace with the Glass-Steagall Act."

How did that happen or am I missing something?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:43 PM

25. Lol your not wrong, that's how good of an idea that is,

That even outright IDIOTS can understand what it does and what it's for. On the OTHER HAND,

'We oppose any and all forms of socialism..'
Meaning, we're actually opposed to ANY banking regulations at all, and never mind what any of that Glas-whatever says. Also, the Texas Government (and all in its employ) will henceforth be an ALL VOLUNTEER Organization, because no socialism=no paid salaries from non-existant taxes levied.

Just sayin.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:27 PM

10. Talk about turning back the clock.

Where is the endorsement of the KKK? That's about all that is missing.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Sun May 15, 2016, 01:46 AM

32. I'm surprised they did not want to repeal the 13th Amendment

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:34 PM

11. That's a load of steer manure, Texas Republicans

Except for the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and the opposition to "free" trade, which I suppose is the broken clock rule. Otherwise, you guys sound like a bunch of stooges bought and sold by Big Oil and whacked out Christo-fascists.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:38 PM

12. I'm against it...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #12)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:34 AM

34. I love that song. Groucho was the man.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:47 PM

13. Funny how they like big gov't

to make some decisions instead of states' rights.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:47 PM

14. What? They forgot to outlaw puppies and kittens? Slackers!

And ice cream. What about ice cream? Surely they want to deny ice cream to all children in the world.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:55 PM

15. Against socialism in any form?

If someone wanted to hold them to that, he or she could make life difficult for them.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:16 PM

20. What I don't understand about that one,

is why is it in the same paragraph with judicial jurisdiction and Sharia Law. What does Socialism have to do with any of that?

We oppose socialism in any form. We support the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress in enacting legislation that prohibits any judicial jurisdiction from allowing any substitute or parallel system of law, specifically foreign law (including Sharia Law).

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Response to kentauros (Reply #20)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:53 PM

27. Everything...but only if you're a complete fucking Moran.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 09:56 PM

17. Yes - except the last two points.

International Trade- We strongly oppose the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We demand the immediate withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). We demand the repeal of the current Fast Track Authority/TPA.

International Organizations- We support United States withdrawal from the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank.


There we agree, and what's more: there should be investigations and/or prosecutions of anyone in government who used his/her position to advance these agreements (influence peddling) or who directly benefited from them (passive bribery - sometimes active).

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Response to forest444 (Reply #17)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:03 PM

18. True, and I'd also add my support for the repeal of the 17th Amendment as well

 

So three right for me, but the rest are scary.

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Response to Reter (Reply #18)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:24 PM

21. I'm intrigued.

What do you see as problematic with the 17th Amendment?

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Response to Reter (Reply #18)

Sun May 15, 2016, 01:42 AM

30. Repeal the 17th Amendment???

Instead of Voters choosing Senators it would be the Texas legislature.???

What good would that do?

My husband thinks that the Republicans are scared of minority voters becoming a majority

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:13 PM

19. These are the kind of people who want to turn

America into their own private little world where only their ideas are allowed. To put it bluntly they are bat shit nutty.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:26 PM

22. Apparently they don't know what the Glass-Steagall Act was

"The Glass-Steagall Act separates the banking business into firms offering deposits and loans, and firms offering stocks and bonds. It prohibits a deposit-and-loan bank from selling stocks and bonds, and a securities bank from selling cash accounts."

"What? That's un-American to dictate to private businesses like that!"

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 10:29 PM

23. BENGHAZI ! (Yup it's in there). How about return to the Gold Standard?

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 11:13 PM

28. They are terrified................

It has been bandied about that amnesty for illegal immigrants could rapidly accelerate what is believed to be the march towards Texas becoming a blue state.

Take note of this one:

"United States Senators- We support the repeal of the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution and the appointment of United States Senators by the state legislatures. "

The rethugs have gerrymandered the hell out of this nation, but the Senate eludes gerrymandering. Basically their request to have the Senators appointed by the legislature tells me that they are terrified Texas is going to turn blue and want to protect their senators from becoming blue as well by taking the decision away from a state wide vote, which they cannot rig with gerrymandering, and replace it with the legislature appointment that they can rig by gerrymandering.

If they are all ready that worried.... maybe texas is closer to be flipped than we think.

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Response to Takket (Reply #28)

Sun May 15, 2016, 01:44 AM

31. I agree

Told my husband about all this mess and that was his first response too


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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 11:34 PM

29. And that's not just 1 crazy person writing all that mess,it is the Texas GOP platform by consensus

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 07:26 AM

33. It is not "proposed" any more. It's official; approved with no changes.

Texas GOP Approves Platform with Transgender Bathrooms, But Not Secession

The Texas Republican Convention began under a "Unite to Win" banner but ended with many delegates still standoffish toward Donald Trump and mourning Ted Cruz's exit from the Republican presidential race.

Texas Republicans approved their 2016 platform, weighing in on transgender bathroom rules and many other aspects of American life. Party officials, however, averted determined efforts by some delegates to insert a plank in favor of advocating Texas to secede from the United States.

“Instead of focusing on fixing our schools, raising incomes for hard-working Texas families, or expanding opportunities for Texans, the party that controls the majority of our state government is focused on one of the most un-American, unpatriotic things I’ve ever seen,” said Crystal Kay Perkins, the Texas Democratic Party’s executive director, in a news release.

“The Republican Party is dead,” she added. “All that is left is a bunch of crackpots and traitors.”

https://www.texastribune.org/2016/05/14/texas-republicans-call-new-bathroom-law-avert-sece/

My first thought was that the 'Trump effect' drove the Texas GOP off the cliff but their 2016 platform is eerily similar to their 2012 version from long before Trump was a factor.

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