Texas GOP platform opposes sodomy, porn, strip clubs

posted at 7:49 pm on June 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

A few days old, but making the rounds today on the right side of Twitter. In case you’re keeping score on the great Republican “values” battle: Huckabee 1, Daniels 0.

The GOP there has voted on a platform that would ban oral and anal sex. It also would give jail sentences to anyone who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple (even though such licenses are already invalid in the state)…

In addition, the platform says that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit and leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.”…

The 25-page proposal, presented last week as a guide for the state GOP over the next two years, includes other measures including outlawing “sexually oriented businesses” like strip clubs and banning “all pornography.”

Here’s the platform in PDF form. I can’t find last year’s version online to see whether the “values” rhetoric is something new or whether it’s standard operating procedure from year to year, but based on this lefty commentary from 2008, sure sounds like it’s the latter. The news here, in other words, isn’t that Texas is trending towards social conservatism, it’s that it’s not trending towards libertarianism despite the influence of people like Glenn Beck and Ron Paul and the greater priority given to fiscal issues by the righty base since The One took office. But then, is Texas really the place you’d expect to see a libertarian trend show up in the platform? A deep red state will have enough traditional conservatives to keep the platform traditionally conservative; it’s the purple-state GOPs, where views on social issues might tilt a bit more blue, that are ripe for the capturing by libertarians.

Needless to say, consider this a prelude to the inevitable wrangling over the next national Republican platform. The last one, passed in 2008, was notably less hardline about “values” than the new one from Texas, but that’s what happens when you fight on a big purple battlefield instead of a smaller red one. Exit quotation from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas, a libertarian outfit: “The Republican Liberty Caucus believes that cutting government spending is more important than wasting our limited resources on policies that open Texas to lawsuits and treat some citizens in a different manner than other citizens. Texas RLC members believe divisive social issues should be put on the back burner and instead the focus should be on solving real problems.”


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F*ck texas

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Your problem, ernesto? Just trying to make Jenfidel the sympathetic one here? Total @sshole move.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:28 PM

I’ll be sure to let her know, though the way you people keep your bathroom has her kind of grossed out.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I’d be willing to be that same amount that if he truly knew you, he’d think you were a witch in need of some xxxxxxxxx.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:29 PM

HAWT.

MadisonConservative on June 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Your problem, ernesto? Just trying to make Jenfidel the sympathetic one here? Total @sshole move.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Ernesto should rent himself out to families of murder victims. One minute talking to him and they’ll hate him more than they hate the murderer.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Jenfidel’s a racist, so why not disparage her heritage? That she literally descends from cannon fodder is just icing on the cake.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:30 PM

How am I a racist?
And how come you aren’t?

I have no problem with the Hispanic race at all.
Now, folks that are here illegally are another matter.
I’ve been to Mexico many times on vacation.
Acapulco and Puerta Vallarta are my favorite, but I took my passport and I went back home when my visit was over./

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Why not? Go right ahead!

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Okay,

I post something about Texas history and ernesto’s obvious ignorance of it, and it doesn’t freakin’ appear.

Sekhmet on June 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

I’ll be sure to let her know, though the way you people keep your bathroom has her kind of grossed out.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM

What, clean? Yeah, I’m sure she’s not used to it.

Honestly, it’s hilarious that ernesto is acting like a tough guy with no regards for anyone’s feelings who mocks people for being “over sensitive.” This is the same guy who waaah waah waah’d out of here and whined on Twitter because people talked bad about his mommy’s gubmint check.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

ernesto

Congrats Bro on reaching crr6 levels of clownishness.

Inanemergencydial on June 25, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Why not? Go right ahead!

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Already did, pumpkin. Good to know you grew some balls since your temper tantrum.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:36 PM

How am I a racist?
And how come you aren’t?

I have no problem with the Hispanic race at all.
Now, folks that are here illegally are another matter.
I’ve been to Mexico many times on vacation.
Acapulco and Puerta Vallarta are my favorite, but I took my passport and I went back home when my visit was over./

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM

It’s pretty simple: Both of you are obnoxious racist windbags.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Just to xenophobic to even think about the fact that we let some of them in legally and can’t force them out without violating their Constitutional rights?

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Wanna bet?
I don’t.
When the Mexicans had their big “Si, si puede” march in Dallas a few years ago, 500,000 people turned out.
If you gave me $1 for every one there that was here legally, I still couldn’t afford to get a chai tea latte at Starbuck’s.

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

How am I a racist?
And how come you aren’t?

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Don’t worry, you both are. You should have coffee.

MadisonConservative on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

“Wetback” is a term used to describe anyone who crosses a body of water to enter a country illegally.

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM

You are correct. It was a common word (not derogatory) used for illegal immigrants for a long time. Even the US government used the term in their fight against illegal immigrants back in the 1950s:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Ernesto should rent himself out to families of murder victims. One minute talking to him and they’ll hate him more than they hate the murderer.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Must be a talent. Oh well.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Like I said, I’m over it. I couldn’t care less what the hell any of you think or say, i can’t even figure out why I ever did. You’re all sarah palin fans for crying out loud!!! At this point, ive concluded that the participant observation study ive been doing has come to an end, so no more polite pretense. You’re a bunch of whiny old shrivs who resent their sexuality and pine for the days when the brown man knew his place. Screw you.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Pass the popcorn.

HornetSting on June 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM

It’s pretty simple: Both of you are obnoxious racist windbags.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:38 PM

ernestina and Maddy have that effect on me! :-)
It’s not “racist” to feel this way about illegal Mexicans.
They are what they are.
Like homosexuals, Texans have learned to live with them in peace and harmony.
Ask around.

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Hispanic Texans fought right alongside their Anglo neighbors in the Texas R-Word because they too were sick of the BS coming out of Mexico. In this time period, Mexico had a new government every spring, it seemed. Texan colonists of all ethnicities were left up in the air when there was a new government, wondering what it meant for them. Santa Anna was particularly jerky, and the last straw for many Texans.

You learn this when you learn Texas history, instead of Chicano Power Whininess 101 like ernesto.

Sekhmet on June 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM

FYI, there’s nothing in the platform that explicitly refers to “oral sex.” That’s encompassed by opposing sodomy, which includes both oral and anal intercourse.

Allahpundit on June 25, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Bullsh*t.

JannyMae on June 25, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Like I said, I’m over it. I couldn’t care less what the hell any of you think or say, i can’t even figure out why I ever did. You’re all sarah palin fans for crying out loud!!! At this point, ive concluded that the participant observation study ive been doing has come to an end, so no more polite pretense. You’re a bunch of whiny old shrivs who resent their sexuality and pine for the days when the brown man knew his place. Screw you.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Uh oh, did somebody dial an e-911 for the WHAAAAMBULANCE? Waaaah! The Palin fans were mean to meeeee! Brown powah!

You’re a riot, ernie. If your rage wasn’t so impotent it would be far less hilarious, so please, keep raging against the white machine while the rest of us laugh our asses off.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

I also see nothing about advocating “outlawing all pornography.”

Allahpundit, getting people all wee-weed up over something that doesn’t say anything resembling what he claims it does. Must be Friday night.

JannyMae on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Wanna bet?
I don’t.

That you’re frighteningly xenophobic? It’s not even a gamble at this point. Your cards are already on the table.

When the Mexicans had their big “Si, si puede” march in Dallas a few years ago, 500,000 people turned out.
If you gave me $1 for every one there that was here legally, I still couldn’t afford to get a chai tea latte at Starbuck’s.

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

And I’m sure you can prove this.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

You are correct. It was a common word (not derogatory) used for illegal immigrants for a long time. Even the US government used the term in their fight against illegal immigrants back in the 1950s:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Thanks, Norwegian, for backing me up!
That’s what I tried to tell them, but noooooooo, I’m a big bigot!
My first boyfriend was an Hispandex (got that from Beavis and Butthead!), so there, ernestina!<—-sticking out tongue.

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! It was a long week, but this…this is 1996 internet pouting at its finest.

Inanemergencydial on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

And I’m sure you can prove this.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Sure, same as you can prove they’re all here legally and having their “Constitutional rights” violated!

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

It’s not rage, just a sort of contempt. I know that you’re simply misguided, repressed, and/or ignorant…but it doesn’t raise my blood pressure.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Screw you.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Nice that you don’t have to pretend anymore.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

You are correct. It was a common word (not derogatory) used for illegal immigrants for a long time. Even the US government used the term in their fight against illegal immigrants back in the 1950s:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Yes, and “kike” used to be non-offensive as well. It’s a shortened form of the Yiddish word for “circle” and Jewish immigrants used to sign their names with circles instead of x’s. Times change, and both wetback and kike are racial slurs.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Ah, nothing like zealots who treat all non-reverential references to their holy figure as mockery.

MadisonConservative on June 25, 2010 at 11:28 PM

“non-reverential references” eh, so thats what you’re calling it now…nice whitewash. Fact is, to my original point, you feign outrageous outrage at JenFidel but turn around and double-down on stupid.

MechEng5by5 on June 25, 2010 at 11:48 PM

It’s not rage, just a sort of contempt. I know that you’re simply misguided, repressed, and/or ignorant…but it doesn’t raise my blood pressure.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

I simply know you are made of glass, eat inside out, make sheep noises, and walk in a silly manner.

Wow, this internet is fun!

Inanemergencydial on June 25, 2010 at 11:48 PM

It’s not rage, just a sort of contempt. I know that you’re simply misguided, repressed, and/or ignorant…but it doesn’t raise my blood pressure.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

We all believe you, ernie. Really, we do, because you have a history of being so cool and even-tempered here at HotAir. I mean, you never go on adorable little “shaking your fist at the kids on the lawn” rants or anything like that!

I just imagine ernie doing bong rips and then crying in the corner once his high wears off. “W-w-why don’t the internet people like me?!?”

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:49 PM

That you’re frighteningly xenophobic? It’s not even a gamble at this point. Your cards are already on the table.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Shows what a cretin you are and how fast you’ll jump to a conclusion you’ve already fixed on in your tiny mind.
I’ve lived in London, Paris, New York and Oxford, traveled to the former USSR, China and Egypt, went around the world in 41 days when I was 14 and speak French, German and Italian but I’m “frighteningly xenophobic! It’s not even a gamble!”
Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Attention, please: I have neither the time nor desire to police this thread. Knock off all the racial comments about bloodlines, etc, or we’re going to start banning people left and right. First and last warning.

Allahpundit on June 25, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:39 PM

“Colored” was also acceptable and not derogatory at one point. You’ve proven nothing. It is a racial slur, and you should really understand that at least enough to not use it around Mexicans who outnumber you.

That’s what I tried to tell them, but noooooooo, I’m a big bigot!

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

You are.

Sure, same as you can prove they’re all here legally and having their “Constitutional rights” violated!

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Never said they were all here legally. You’re the one claiming something absurd with no possible motivation except blatant racism.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Yes, and “kike” used to be non-offensive as well. It’s a shortened form of the Yiddish word for “circle” and Jewish immigrants used to sign their names with circles instead of x’s. Times change, and both wetback and kike are racial slurs.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Thank you, Mr. PC Police. You point might have been stronger if the US Goverment ever had a offical department or policy using the word “kike”. But I digress.

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:49 PM

If y’all ridiculous rednecks liked me, I’d be worried.

ernesto on June 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Shows what a cretin you are and how fast you’ll jump to a conclusion you’ve already fixed on in your tiny mind.

Yes, I “jumped” to it after reading your racial slur, defense of that slur and argument about how pretty much all Mexicans in Texas are illegal.

It was really a tough leap.

I’ve lived in London, Paris, New York and Oxford, traveled to the former USSR, China and Egypt, went around the world in 41 days when I was 14 and speak French, German and Italian but I’m “frighteningly xenophobic! It’s not even a gamble!”
Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

Jenfidel on June 25, 2010 at 11:49 PM

I think it’s cute you that you think that proves something.

Esthier on June 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Thank you, Mr. PC Police. You point might have been stronger if the US Goverment ever had a offical department or policy using the word “kike”. But I digress.

Norwegian on June 25, 2010 at 11:51 PM

The NAACP still has the word “colored” in it, should we bring that word back as well?

Good Solid B-Plus on June 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM

If y’all ridiculous rednecks liked me, I’d be worried.

And with that, I think this juvenile flame war has run its course. You’re all entitled to continue this food fight elsewhere, but not at Hot Air. Don’t move into another thread, either; you’ll be banned for off-topic commenting if you do.

Have a good night.

Allahpundit on June 25, 2010 at 11:54 PM

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