This afternoon, the internet exploded with postings about Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) being "assaulted" and Ted Cruz being called a RINO at the Texas Republican Party convention in Houston. Both are very conservative; neither is a RINO. Mediaite: "Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein and others whom witnesses described as Proud Boys began shouting 'eyepatch McCain' at him-- an attempted insult coined by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson. A witness to the incident tells Mediaite that in addition to Stein and others being escorted out of the building, 'some arrests' were made at the scene... 'They got physical with multiple people, including hitting them with cameras,' a witness at the scene said. 'His campaign manager was assaulted by being pushed aggressively into a pillar.''
Apparently, what the fascists are angry about is that they think Crenshaw supports "red flag laws" to keep criminals and insane people like them from buying guns, for voting to help Ukraine against Putin, who they worship-- and being "a Globalist."
One of the fascists was screaming "Dan Crenshaw is a traitor! He needs to be hung for treason!" Crenshaw's response come in the form of a tweet: "This is what happens when angry little boys like @alexstein99 don’t grow up and can’t get girlfriends…"
On Friday, John Cornyn was loudly booed when he took the convention stage, presumably because he's negotiating a pretend gun law with Chris Murphy and Kyrsten Sinema.
You think Texas Republicans are crazy? You're right; they are. The insane people who American voters are about the hand power over to "acted on a raft of resolutions and proposed platform changes to move their party even further to the right. They approved measures declaring that President Joe Biden 'was not legitimately elected' and rebuking Sen. John Cornyn for taking part in bipartisan gun talks. They also voted on a platform that declares homosexuality 'an abnormal lifestyle choice' and calls for Texas schoolchildren should be taught 'to learn about the Humanity of the Preborn Child.' The actions capped a convention that highlighted how adamantly opposed the party’s most active and vocal members are to compromising with Democrats or moderating on social positions, even as the state has grown more diverse and Republicans’ margins in statewide elections have shrunk slightly in recent years... [T]he party platform vote on Saturday by roughly 5,100 convention delegates would argue that those under 21 are 'most likely to need to defend themselves' and may need to quickly buy guns 'in emergencies such as riots.' It also would say that red flag laws violate the due process rights of people who haven’t been convicted of a crime." Here's what the convention wants added to the Republican Party platform:
Requiring Texas students “to learn about the Humanity of the Preborn Child,” including teaching that life begins at fertilization and requiring students to listen to live ultrasounds of gestating fetuses.
Amending the Texas Constitution to remove the Legislature’s power “to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.”
Treating homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice,” language that was not included in the 2018 or 2020 party platforms.
Deeming gender identity disorder “a genuine and extremely rare metal health condition,” requiring official documents to adhere to “biological gender,” and allowing civil penalties and monetary compensation to “de-transitioners” who have received gender-affirming surgery, which the platform calls a form of medical malpractice.
Changing the U.S. Constitution to fix the number of Supreme Court justices at nine and to repeal the 16th Amendment of 1913, which created the federal income tax.
Ensuring “freedom to travel,” by opposing Biden’s Clean Energy Plan and “California-style, anti-driver policies,” including efforts to turn traffic lanes over for use by pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit.
Declaring “all businesses and jobs as essential and a fundamental right,” a response to COVID-19 mandates by Texas cities requiring customers to wear masks and limiting business hours.
Abolishing the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, and guaranteeing the right to use alternatives to cash, including cryptocurrencies.