Anybody unlucky enough to look at the recently adopted platform of the Texas State Republican Party will yawn and say"same old, same old- stop the world as America wants to get off!""as I observed of Pat Buchanan's speech to the Republican Party Conference in 1992.
The Lone Star GOP reiterated its opposition to "same sex marriage" the" Law of The Sea Treaty"(presumably because Ronald Reagan opposed it), "hate crimes legislation" taxation of US citizens by the United Nations( is this even possible) reiterated its "pro-life credentials" and oh, demanded US withdrawal from the United Nations and the UN's expulsion from American soil- about the only thing it didn't explicitly oppose as well as the fluoridization of water, the mythical threat to America from the likes of Shariah Law and/or the International Criminal Court.( the UN is NOT a prison- if the US wishes to leave then it is free to do so-in fact I wish it WOULD leave; let it try going it alone in the 21st century!)
All in all the Texas GOP not to mention the Republican Party as a whole appears to have gone(to use a crude but apt phrase) bats*** crazy-and parties like that usually get wiped out at the polls( Goldwater in 64, McGovern in 1972, Mondale and Dukakis in '84 and '88, Michael Foot's and Neil Kinnock's Labour Party in '83 and 91). Anybody else think as I do?