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23 June 2008

Why the GOP is Destined for the Long Grass For the Next Eight Years

Because they've got their priorities straight. Even if the vast majority of the country doesn't.

Texas is known as a bellweather republican state. If so, then the indications are great for Democratic presidents from now until at least 2016.

Why? Well, let's see what the Lone Star State GOP comittee thinks are the issues the next president will need to address, and the positions he'll have to take to ensure their devotion:
Of all the evils in Washington that the Texas GOP took aim at this week, removing art with naked people from public view was high on the list for Mr. Hurt, a delegate from Kerrville.
So that's where teh crazy first starts to foam out from between the drooling lips. But wait, there's more:
In this, a presidential year, it advocates prayer in school, getting out of the United Nations, teaching intelligent design with evolution in science classes, repealing of the minimum wage, declaring illegal immigrants criminals and outlawing abortion with no exceptions.

"Hallelujah!" said a delegate who had urged strong anti-abortion language.

The platform calls homosexuality contrary to "the unchanging truths" ordained by God. It opposes gay marriage, civil unions and the custody of children by gays.
And they're very firm about the place of the United States in the world:
Glenn Sheblaton of Coppell, whose family fled communism, called for language to withdraw American troops from Iraq, saying, "You can't impose democracy from the barrel of a gun."

The committee disagreed.

"There is no substitute for victory!" the platform says in supporting the Bush administration's war on "radical Islamist terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries around the world."
Clearly the US needs a single-payer health care system so that people like these can afford their lithium and Xanax.

If you want to wade up to your armpits in volcanic elderly-white-male anger, dip your toe in here.

Remember, this is the state that made George W. Bush a governor--obviously the majority of them are exactly this nutso.

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