Ever read an actual Republican Party platform? Ever read the Texas Republican Party platform? Kevin Drum at Calpundit has, and it's more extreme than you could possibly imagine. I can give you some of the highlights (it is the official position of the Texas Republican Party that Social Security and the minimum wage should be abolished), and I can point out Neanderthal social attitudes (not only do Texas Republicans oppose adoptions by homosexuals, they believe no gay person should be allowed to be in the same room with a minor unsupervised) -- but read read Kevin's post (and the excerpts) for yourself.
Kevin says, "Texas-style conservatism has already put George Bush, Tom DeLay, and Karl Rove in charge of the country, and it is very much the future of the Republican party." I agree. Forget Schwarzenegger and Giuliani. Look at the Republicans who actually run the country, in the White House and Congress and on the Supreme Court. Kevin's absolutely right -- this is why we loathe the GOP, and it's why we're right to do so.