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Knee-jerk Reactions to TX GOP Platform Priorities
Basically we have two types of things here.
The Republican Party of Texas state convention is officially underway in Houston. Earlier this week, committees began to meet to lay the groundwork for when the rest of the delegates arrive at the end of the week. One committee that has been garnering more and more attention is the Legislative Priorities Committee.
The Legislative Priorities Committee selects a handful of issues deemed to be most important by Republican voters. This committee has grown in relevance over the past several years as elected Republican lawmakers have become more and more disconnected from the voters as they spend more and more time on fringe special interest projects.
The 2023 priorities list is seen here, which for some reason is always passed around as a photo of a computer monitor.
I’m pretty skeptical as soon as I see these lists. It’s a nice list, but put on your skeptic face for a moment, and press x to doubt.
In recent years, elected Republicans typically deliver on 1 out of 10 items on this list every 2-year legislative cycle. Last session was one in which the self-titled conservative lawmakers had “the most conservative session in history,” and they gave us 2.5 items on the list.
This year’s list doesn’t do much for me, and I’ll explain why.
Basically there are 2 types of items on this list — things to protect and things to attack.
babies and kids
The main concern here is that right from the start some of these priorities will be too vague. “Border security” means a lot of things to a lot of people. To the currently elected Republicans, it means “let’s do waste fraud and abuse — but right wing.” It doesn’t matter that the border is spread eagle Hull wide open gangbuster. It doesn’t matter because the people in power “support” “border security.”
That is to say, “border security” has to mean something. These details will be worked out as the convention gets underway.
The objectives to accomplishing these priorities need to get measurable, objective goals. There needs to be yes/no questions in the fine print. For example:
Is the wall complete? (yes/no)
Are there caravans and/or random people sneaking in? (yes/no)
I don’t care if we need government funded propaganda to beam into Mexico that there is a killer Chupecabra at the border eating migrants.
Stop telling me how secure it is and just get the number of border crossers to zero.
I’m also concerned about the fixation on trannies. Yes, trannies are shocking, and the left is throwing them in your face to rub your nose in the fact they have captured America, but are trannies really taking over? I don’t think so.
The issue with the tranny fixation is that one cannot draw the line of what is acceptable at trannies. That’s an untenable moral position built on nothing but “I oppose the current thing.”
If you accept open homosexuality as something you tolerate in society, then your society will also have open trannies, pedophiles, people screwing animals, all this kind of stuff.
This isn’t a new warning at all. People have been saying this for decades. Now we see that they were right!
The TX GOP is going to have to retake lost ground on caving to the homosexuals in the platform and reassert that this society is only going to endorse man and woman—male and female—P in V marriages for strong families as the foundation of Texas.
The Republicans in the Texas Legislature will be perfectly content coming out in 2023 and brutally oppressing the trannies.
Ok, whatever. Maybe they shut down the pedophile story time, or maybe the Dems will just ignore the law and get away with it (becoming more common), but in a vacuum, where will bullying trannies get us?
Trannies are like a hydra, dressed in clown makeup. To win, you need to cut down the source of the moral corruption.