Election 2016 Stupid Party

The GOP Platform Committee Declares War on Porn, And Other Insanities

There's a handful of lines and sentiments included in the Democratic convention platform that I don't necessarily agree with, but none of them even remotely compares to the pile of hot garbage the Republican platform committee is cooking.

Among other things, the Republican platform committee has voted to condemn pornography, transgender rights, and gay marriage.

Republican delegates unanimously adopted an amendment to their draft platform Monday morning that called pornography “a public health crisis” and a “public menace” that is destroying lives. [...]

The draft platform blasted the “dangerous” Obama administration directive to schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. It also called on the Supreme Court to overturn its decision last year finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The platform also declared that marriage is between a man and a woman.

No one tell them their presidential nominee has a copy of Playboy on the wall of his office at Trump Tower.

The GOP platform as it stands right now also declares that children should only be adopted by straight couples. The platform committee has also just voted against prohibiting food stamp recipients from buying junk food. For reasons.


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Apparently Carl's Jr & Hardees CEO Andy Puzder, who is a member of the platform committee, also spoke out against the proposed junk food ban just before it was voted down. I can't imagine why.

Personally I am against telling people what they can or cannot eat, but I can surely marvel at the incoherent position the GOP finds itself in. Their desire to micromanage what poor people eat is contradicted by their devotion to big business and their aversion to anything that could in some small way be compared to a policy supported by Michelle Obama. They might get cooties.


  • Badgerite

    And…. they have since decided that the GOP platform should proclaim coal to be “clean”. That’s a good one. With all the options out there for alternative energy and solar power now starting to consign coal to the “why in the world should we do that,,,,when we can do this” bin of history, the GOP decided by proclamation to do everything in their power to hold back the future. Because…..why? Only one thing I can think of.
    Cash. In their campaign coffers.

  • muselet

    “Pornography, with his harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing,” the amendment stated.

    So porn is an urgent public health crisis, but Zika isn’t (and neither is obesity). Good to know the Rs have priorities.

    –alopecia

    • Yes, their priority is to distract the teh stoopid little people. Look over here…shiny!

    • Draxiar

      Wow…took the words right out of my mouth (fingers?). I was going to add guns in there as well…

  • Aynwrong

    Apparently Carl’s Jr & Hardees CEO Andy Puzder, who is a member of the platform committee, also spoke out against the proposed junk food ban just before it was voted down. I can’t imagine why.

    The GOP and their donors have railed against food stamps as the real cause of America’s economic woes from the moment Barack Obama’s hand came of the bible Jan 20, 2009, but when it turns out the welfare is landing in a corporation’s coffers they very quickly become… nuanced.

    Apparently the philosophy of Limited Government will be instantly abandoned if it might somehow lead to limited profits.

    • Shouldn’t that be “unlimited” profits? 😉

      • Aynwrong

        Ah ha…nice try.

        ;^)

  • fry1laurie

    What with Utah and Oklahoma being the states with the largest online pornography consumption, it’s nice to see the GOP eating its own.

  • Badgerite

    Well, that’s just for show. The real platform is Ryan’s and it involves gutting Social Security and Medicare and environmental protection laws, and national parks and selling off the Grand Canyon to developers ( just a mental image not a real proposal but of course they just voted on a real proposal that would do something similar) and destroying public education, and continuing the ‘privatization’ (see pilfering at government expense and the expense of incarcerated people and the people who guard them ) prisons and anything else that they can think to “privatize”, and continuing the spectacularly unsuccessful “war on drugs”, and basically wrecking the economy by wrecking the middle class. And, in the end the nation will be more heavily in debt than before the Path to Poverty. That is if the country were to actually survive a Trump ‘presidency’.
    Something I would not place a bet on. Probably what the school system would resemble at the end of all of this is nothing so much as an appendage of Trump ‘university’.