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Texas Republicans adopt hard-line on immigration, gay rights
Reuters ^ | June 8 2014 | Marice Richter

Posted on 06/08/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by PoloSec

(Reuters) - The already conservative Texas Republican Party took a further turn to the right at its convention this weekend by adopting hardline positions on issues including immigration and gay rights. The conservative Tea Party branch of the party, led by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and carrying great weight in the state, was able to shoot down a 2012 party policy known as the “Texas Solution" that would allow undocumented workers to hold jobs that go unfilled by U.S citizens.

"Like never before, our freedom is under assault. Again today, Texans will stand up and lead the fight to defend our freedom," Cruz said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; homosexualagenda; texas

1 posted on 06/08/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
And that's just the Republicans.

You should see what the conservatives are saying...

/johnny

2 posted on 06/08/2014 3:02:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PoloSec

the conservatives finally beat back the RINO’s


3 posted on 06/08/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Yeah but unlike the "Night of the Living Dead," they just keep coming back!

Like liberals everywhere, RINOs never, ever give up and conservatives, when they forget this lesson, sit back, nap and lose again to the RINOs!

4 posted on 06/08/2014 3:07:40 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

Thats why they must be either voted out in the primaries or voted against in the general.

We are going to lose some folks. Accept it and work harder to get good people in office. But accept that there is no painless path to purging RINOs in a timely manner that could begin to fix this mess.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: zerosix
conservatives, when they forget this lesson, sit back, nap and lose again to the RINOs!

I think this will be happening less and less nation-wide... and certainly here in Texas we're not going to let them forget.

6 posted on 06/08/2014 3:10:32 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: PoloSec

“The 2014 Republican platform of more about 260 policies also calls for repealing the Voting Rights Act, supports open-carry of firearms, supports the repeal of a minimum wage, backs a U.S. withdraw from the United Nations, prohibits the sale of the morning after pill and demands the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”.”

All very excellent planks that should be copied into the National GOP Platform.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 3:14:26 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: zerosix; PoloSec

“conservatives, when they forget this lesson, sit back, nap and lose again to the RINOs!”

True, hopefully things are changing. The YOUNG Republicans who think they are conservative, but are teetering on the edge, are also a concern.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 3:18:35 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Oliviaforever

And the first time ONE of those things is opposed by a RINO they should be stripped of any and all power/support/funding and a recall launched against them by the party itself..

ALL.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 3:18:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

WINNAH! LOL!


10 posted on 06/08/2014 3:22:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

From Drudge: Feds drop two planeloads of illegals in El Paso.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_25921825/planes-carrying-130-people-land-el-paso

I wish Texas and Cruz the best, but Holder and Obama are going to change the demographics, not when amnesty passes, but right now it is happening.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 3:22:47 PM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: Norm Lenhart

Here is one of the key cheap labor lobbyists getting his a** kicked by the patriots...overcoming all sorts of obstacles and tricks laid before them. Adams has blocked enforcement for session after session in TX its good that he finally got caught in the act of being a totally disrespectful and controlling buffoon that he is: http://texnat.org/index.php/news/tnm-news/2068-tnm-member-assaulted-at-rpt-convention?fb_action_ids=743588339025180&fb_action_types=og.likes


12 posted on 06/08/2014 3:25:53 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Duke of Milan
They won't drop them off here close to me, where I can drive down and get a half-dozen of the youthful invaders. I'd offer a better life, better living conditions (I have indoor plumbing... but not running hot water) and really need someone to weed part of the garden...

And fold laundry.. I don't fold, actually...

And do dishes without relying on the neighbor's dogs for the pre-wash cycle...

/johnny

13 posted on 06/08/2014 3:27:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PoloSec

As I understand it, they did remove the language which states “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society”.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 3:27:47 PM PDT by Coronal
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To: Duke of Milan

Texas has always been on the Mexican border and in fact had to win it’s independence from Mexico, and has exactly the same Hispanic population as California.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 3:27:56 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: PoloSec
Not having clicked on the link would I be wrong to suspect that this Al Reuters piece contained the word “extremist” at least once?
16 posted on 06/08/2014 3:31:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: PoloSec

God bless Texas!


17 posted on 06/08/2014 3:37:49 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: PoloSec

Liberals are ‘hard line’ on everything.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: ansel12

“You all can go to Hell. I’m goin’ to Texas!” —David Crockett


19 posted on 06/08/2014 3:44:11 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: GeronL

Texas should be an inspiration for all states...


20 posted on 06/08/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: onedoug
“If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell" ― Philip Henry Sheridan

I live in Texas.... I'm not sure the General didn't have the right idea. It's starting to get hot down here.

/johnny

21 posted on 06/08/2014 3:59:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"But accept that there is no painless path to purging RINOs in a timely manner that could begin to fix this mess."

Absolutely right but there are another facts that are sometimes very difficult to face: conservatives must stand together and remain resolute to tackle this dicey effort, for there are way too many personalities involved for the process to always run smoothly, which can make the road very bumpy.

Some want merely to be the next "leader and feather their own nest," and become power players in the process.

There are others who are either too weak or too ignorant to stand up against the slick-talking RINOs, claiming to "bring peace and unity within the party!"

BS to this tactic, the desire for "party unity" or "peace" comes at a cost: conservative principles!

When this happens, it takes will power to tell the "weak sisters" they must quit standing in the way of reform!

Refusing to stand firm against "soft liberalism" is like parents who'd rather be their child's friend rather than stand up to them, say, "No, I'm the adult, you're the child, so that makes me in charge not you!"

22 posted on 06/08/2014 3:59:38 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: PoloSec

Its about time.
The process to take our Country back must start now.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 4:13:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a ey had the opportunity to be killed while we had Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: zerosix

Which is why we must purge the enemy within as well. Hamilton said it, Reagan said it. All the Conservative ‘idols’ have said it. Without principle you have nothing. Compromise them and you become the people you claim to oppose.

All the little disgruntled GOP sycophants can scream all they want. It’s the truth and we should rub their nose it it until they either comply or leave.

Quote Reagan, “Let them go their own way.”


24 posted on 06/08/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper
And that's just the Republicans. You should see what the conservatives are saying...

LOL!

25 posted on 06/08/2014 5:30:28 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: PoloSec

Stop calling them “gay rights,” ever! They are nothing more than hono-fascism.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 5:46:21 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I'm not sensing much compromise there, Norm.

Not even killing just a few babies?

/johnny

27 posted on 06/08/2014 5:48:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well I suppose we COULD trade a few dead babies like some Freepers wanted last election to get Romney.

I suppose....Not. Such is my supposition. I am after all, a purist. But Johnny, I am a fair man and can in fact compromise. I am willing to trade said ...ahem...”freepers”... for said babies since they are leftists anyway. Their abortion in place of the babies they would have so pragmatically traded would trouble me little.

I lied. It wouldn’t trouble me in the slightest.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 5:55:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: PoloSec

Conservatives need a common sense platform. It’s self-evident that men and women go together, not two men or two women, but we’ve let government teachers and radical advocate groups convince us that we’ve had it all wrong.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 6:39:18 AM PDT by MikeyB806
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To: TurkeyLurkey
"The YOUNG Republicans who think they are conservative, but are teetering on the edge, are also a concern."Most "young Republicans" have never met real conservatives, except perhaps in their own family, whom they discard.

Unfortunately, they have spent 8 hours a day, 9 months a year for 12 years, being groomed to be liberals and they know nothing else.

Evolution = fact; global warming = fact; polar bear nearing extinction = fact; incandescent light bulbs a danger = fact, illegal aliens must be given citizenship = fact; marriage must be extended to people of same sex to be fair = fact, etc. that they've been spoon fed for years in public schools, as promised by the nation's educators.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 7:44:36 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: PoloSec

Perhaps they can work to repeal the in-state tuition for foreign barbarian invaders law.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 1:45:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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