Skip to comments.Texas Republicans adopt hard-line on immigration, gay rights
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.
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You should see what the conservatives are saying...
the conservatives finally beat back the RINO’s
Like liberals everywhere, RINOs never, ever give up and conservatives, when they forget this lesson, sit back, nap and lose again to the RINOs!
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.
I think this will be happening less and less nation-wide... and certainly here in Texas we're not going to let them forget.
“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.
“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.
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..
From Drudge: Feds drop two planeloads of illegals in 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.
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
And fold laundry.. I don't fold, actually...
And do dishes without relying on the neighbor's dogs for the pre-wash cycle...
As I understand it, they did remove the language which states “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society”.
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.
God bless Texas!
Liberals are ‘hard line’ on everything.
“You all can go to Hell. I’m goin’ to Texas!” —David Crockett
Texas should be an inspiration for all states...
I live in Texas.... I'm not sure the General didn't have the right idea. It's starting to get hot down here.
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!"
Its about time.
The process to take our Country back must start now.
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.”
Stop calling them “gay rights,” ever! They are nothing more than hono-fascism.
Not even killing just a few babies?
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.
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.
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.
Perhaps they can work to repeal the in-state tuition for foreign barbarian invaders law.