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The Texas GOP
« on: June 24, 2022, 03:34:44 AM »
https://texasgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/6-Permanent-Platform-Committee-FINAL-REPORT-6-16-2022.pdf

The Texas GOP released their new platform and it is special. Among the highlights of this gong show are officially rejecting the 2020 presidential election, referring to homosexuals as abnormal, a desire to ban all sex education, extending parental rights well beyond the age of majority in matters of healthcare, calling for a referendum on secession, tax breaks for the wealthy, abolishing the UN and some nod towards every other culture war issue the GOO has conjured over the last few years. If it wasn’t so scary, it would be hilarious and belong in the “Terrible Political Memes” thread.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 04:00:21 AM »
Almost as crazy as mainstream progressives.

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 04:14:20 AM »
Almost as crazy as mainstream progressives.

Nice meme. Don’t drink the kool-aid, kid.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 05:01:05 AM »
It's worth reading the document.  It's clever in a way in that it's so extreme that no one will believe that a mainstream political party actually said this.

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 02:17:25 PM »
If it wasn’t so scary

Can you explain to us why you are so scared?

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 02:29:21 PM »
If it wasn’t so scary

Can you explain to us why you are so scared?

Because they are actively seeking to roll back civil rights protections, undermine the democratic process, foster ignorance and widen the gap between the rich and poor even further.  This is how you tear down a society and even worse, millions of people will welcome their new overlords.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 02:44:49 PM »
If it wasn’t so scary

Can you explain to us why you are so scared?

Because they are actively seeking to roll back civil rights protections, undermine the democratic process, foster ignorance and widen the gap between the rich and poor even further.  This is how you tear down a society and even worse, millions of people will welcome their new overlords.

Also: Nazis/all dictators.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 04:02:53 PM »
Because they are actively seeking to roll back civil rights protections, undermine the democratic process, foster ignorance and widen the gap between the rich and poor even further.  This is how you tear down a society and even worse, millions of people will welcome their new overlords.

You are contradicting yourself. If million of people in Texas are welcoming it then it is democracy and the democratic process.

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 04:06:08 PM »
Because they are actively seeking to roll back civil rights protections, undermine the democratic process, foster ignorance and widen the gap between the rich and poor even further.  This is how you tear down a society and even worse, millions of people will welcome their new overlords.

You are contradicting yourself. If million of people in Texas are welcoming it then it is democracy and the democratic process.
Unless there's more millions who do not.
Then its a dictatorship.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2022, 04:09:40 PM »
Unless there's more millions who do not.

If that were the case then it would fail and Rama Set would have nothing to be "scared" about.

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2022, 04:12:22 PM »
Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!
ur retartet but u donut even no it and i walnut tell u y

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2022, 04:39:26 PM »
Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

Correct. Look up the process of democracy.

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2022, 04:44:13 PM »
... millions of people will welcome their new overlords.
The only problem you are experiencing is it doesn't happen to be you claiming that title.

And they are correct in using the word "abnormal."
It's so hard to have faith in humanity when they do shit like this.

"I hate the police so I'm gonna burn a Walgreen's!"

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2022, 05:08:39 PM »
Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

This but unironically. If a 'crazy' politician sees a wide base of support, then you don't just have a 'crazy' politician, you have a 'crazy' population.

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2022, 05:41:27 PM »
Because they are actively seeking to roll back civil rights protections, undermine the democratic process, foster ignorance and widen the gap between the rich and poor even further.  This is how you tear down a society and even worse, millions of people will welcome their new overlords.

You are contradicting yourself. If million of people in Texas are welcoming it then it is democracy and the democratic process.

It’s ok if you don’t understand democracy, but don’t try and make me agree with you.
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2022, 05:42:45 PM »
... millions of people will welcome their new overlords.
The only problem you are experiencing is it doesn't happen to be you claiming that title.

Please stop.

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And they are correct in using the word "abnormal."

Yes, you love dog whistles, I know.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2022, 05:43:47 PM »
Le epic triple post.

Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

This but unironically. If a 'crazy' politician sees a wide base of support, then you don't just have a 'crazy' politician, you have a 'crazy' population.

You are mostly right except having a crazy population isn’t a non-issue. People have to share the world with Texas.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2022, 05:47:30 PM »
Le epic triple post.

Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

This but unironically. If a 'crazy' politician sees a wide base of support, then you don't just have a 'crazy' politician, you have a 'crazy' population.

You are mostly right except having a crazy population isn’t a non-issue. People have to share the world with Texas.

Alternatively, they are not the extremists. You are the extremist.

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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2022, 05:48:17 PM »
Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

This but unironically. If a 'crazy' politician sees a wide base of support, then you don't just have a 'crazy' politician, you have a 'crazy' population.

Not neccessarily, just one whose too polarized.

The way I see it, the less crazy ones are the majority.  But since they don't primary, the crazies get to pick their candidates.
Now the well meaning, not crazies have a choice: crazy asshole whose in their party... Or the enemy who will destroy all of America.
Lesser of two evils.
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Re: The Texas GOP
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2022, 05:55:14 PM »
Le epic triple post.

Politicians saying crazy and outrageous things is a non-issue! If their views aren't popular, then they'll lose, and if their views are popular, then it's democracy in action!

This but unironically. If a 'crazy' politician sees a wide base of support, then you don't just have a 'crazy' politician, you have a 'crazy' population.

You are mostly right except having a crazy population isn’t a non-issue. People have to share the world with Texas.

Alternatively, they are not the extremists. You are the extremist.

I’ve thought about that. It’s not true. You can tell by how philisophically inconsistent their platform document is. They claim to want to reduce government interference then proceed to describe how they wish to insert themselves square in the middle of education, healthcare, business and interpersonal relationships. They declare that they want to represent the best interests of the people but then tell us how helping people is by reducing checks on the rich, increasing environmental pollution and stifling education. The cynicism it takes to present this platform as an actually consistent ideology rises to the level of malice.

EDIT: Don’t forget the white supremacist dog whistles, like “being opposed to the great replacement” or “protecting western culture”. Or full on embracing of the Big Lie as true.
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