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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 09:42 PM

The 5 Craziest Policies In Texas Republicans’ 2012 Platform



Article / List here: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/26/506357/the-5-craziest-policies-in-texas-republicans-2012-platform/


Found the above article link and text below in a tweet on Twitter:

Texas GOP says schools shouldn't teach "critical thinking skills" because they challenge "student’s fixed beliefs"

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I wish the Texas GOP would stop embarrassing us Texans !!!







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Reply The 5 Craziest Policies In Texas Republicans’ 2012 Platform (Original post)
Tx4obama Jun 2012 OP
zbdent Jun 2012 #1
JustAnotherGen Jun 2012 #2
Drale Jun 2012 #3
Gothmog Jun 2012 #4
Tx4obama Jun 2012 #5
sonias Jun 2012 #6
johnsolaris Jul 2012 #7
derby378 Jul 2012 #8
Paladin Jul 2012 #10
derby378 Jul 2012 #11
Paladin Jul 2012 #12
DhhD Jul 2012 #13
Gothmog Jul 2012 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 09:53 PM

1. there's a huge stack where all that was whittled down from the original list

landed ...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:00 PM

2. Not my state

Im stuck in NJ with God Guv'nah Christie (said in my best cockney accent).

FIGHT!

You might think this could never win . . . But a lot of people said this about Christie. FIGHT!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:09 PM

3. Well well well

"Research shows that corporal punishment is “associated with an increase in delinquency, antisocial behavior, and aggression in children,” according to the American Psychoanalytic Association, which “strongly condemns” the use of such punishment."
This explains why the GOP is so fucked up.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. Juanita Jean is having fun with this

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:59 PM

5. Thanks for posting the link n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

6. "I wish the Texas GOP would stop embarrassing us Texans"

you have to be kidding right?

We're more likely to find a cure for cancer than get the Texas GOP to stop embarrassing us Texans.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 02:50 PM

7. Republicans have escaped from the crazy place

Hi,
It is true the Republicans are embarrassing intelligent people everywhere. Back in the 80's I had a Republican friend & he got me into the Republican state convention to watch in the Gallery. I was able to talk to some of the delegates & they all seemed like nice intelligent people & the only thing they were really obsessed with was Taxes & the debt.

When did the Republicans become so crazy ? It is not just here in Texas, but all over the country. The problems in Ohio, that New Jersey governor that acts like a jerk all the time, that crazy woman from Minnesota that ran for President & of course that former Governor from Alaska. Rick Perry acts like he is just Crazy all the time, but I think he is more corrupt than crazy.

I was in the way of the Trans-Texas corridor project a few years ago & I always thought he was in the pocket & taking bribes from the companies involved with that thing.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 02:59 PM

8. My fear is that since the TDP platform now embraces gun control...

...a lot of Texas independents are going to say "Fuck it" and vote for the Republicans no matter how crappy their platform is.

I could be wrong. But our Democratic state platform needs some serious overhauling.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:33 PM

10. The DEMOCRATIC Platform Needs Overhauling?


Jesus H. Christ. Gun activists never, ever miss the opportunity to portray Democrats as the bad guys, do they? Texas Republicans slime our state by putting out a platform that's 500 years out of date, but you want Democrats to make nice-nice with Ted Nugent? Jesus H. Christ with a 30-round magazine........

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Response to Paladin (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 07:55 PM

11. Chill, man - how long have you been back, anyway?

I have liberated myself from the "either/or" model that you speak of a long time ago. And I'll take that 30-round mag, thanks.

And you obviously missed the part where I was marching with Carol Kent under the hot sun yesterday in Dallas. Come on.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 08:35 PM

12. I Stand By My Comments. (nt)

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Response to derby378 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:03 PM

13. Most Americans support the Second Amendment, even the Democratic Party.

Lets get that message out there that it is your right to bear arms.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 03:37 PM

9. Here is an amusing quote about the Texas GOP platform

I love this quote about the Texas GOP platform http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/07/03/the_terrifying_texas_gop_platform.html

The Terrifying Texas GOP Platform
John Harvey: "While I am hardly in agreement with everything forwarded by the Democrats (and have taken aim at President Obama on a number of occasions, especially with respect to his desire to balance the federal budget), it is difficult to believe that what the Republicans put together during their convention in Fort Worth was even written in the 21st century."

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