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Video: Texas judge dumps Republican Party over ‘petty’ and ‘bigoted’ views

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  1. Jeffrey Titcomb 22 Oct 2013, 8:46pm

    He gets my vote!!

  2. I can support everything he says in his video except when he says that people choose who they love. It is really more complicated than that.

    1. Can’t really see a problem with what he said. Unless you have an arranged marriage, you DO chose whom you love !

      He didn’t say that being gay was a choice.

      He was probably trying to bring with him as many Republicans as possible, and therefore thought it more diplomatic to use a slightly oblique, low-key reference rather than spelling it out as ‘gay’ or ‘same sex marriage’.

      Given the circumstances, being pragmatic in this way seems fair enough to me.

  3. Woohoo!… way to go!

  4. well done!

  5. Sacre bleu 23 Oct 2013, 6:37am

    Very well said. Why was this guy ever in the Republican Party I will never understand?

    Also, I cannot come to terms with electing Judges – I would have thought judges need to be above politics, i.e. justice should be blind and balanced. America has some crazy practices, grand delusions, self delusions and an incredible number of people who seem to vote against their own interests.

  6. This tendency can only grow in my view – many people in the GOP are realising that pandering mostly to religious bigots and far-Rightists is simply going to consign them to electoral irrelevance.

  7. Colin (London) 23 Oct 2013, 9:23am

    See there are good people in the world. What a great video and I wish him success. It was refreshing to hear and I hope we get many more people like him voicing their concerns about the way Politics and Business is going.

    For we need an inclusive society free from bigotry.

  8. Jock S. Trap 23 Oct 2013, 10:42am

    Proof that common sense come After being a Republican!

    Good for him. I wish him success!!

  9. Well done that man!

    This was inevitable, the Republican party has been hijacked by a minority of religious extremists, and to survive it HAS to separate into two distinct parties.

    They need to force out the extremists (creating an American version of the BNP/UKIP etc) and then make the Republican party about economic conservatism rather than religiously-led fascism.

    The results of the last election proved that the people of America are moving forward and evolving socially to reject the authoritarian dogma of their right-wing lunatics. The data is there for all to see. The Republican party has to evolve to leave behind religion, racism and homophobia if it ever stands a chance of remaining even remotely relevant.

    This man understands what has happened, and what will continue to happen. The Republican party is dead if it doesn’t evolve. The same with outdated cults.

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