Oh I am smiling tonight. Here at the Texas Democratic Party state convention I learned today that after a grueling 7 hour meeting of the Platform Committee, three issues that are near and dear to my heart got included on the official platform of the Texas Democratic Party.
One. The Texas Democratic Party is going on record as being in favor of equality in marriage.
Two. The Texas Democratic Party is going on record as being in favor of the sale and use of marijuana for medical reasons.
Three. The Texas Demoratic Party is going on record as being opposed to exercise of the death penalty in capital crimes.
For years and years these three issues were opposed by conservative Democrats (now there’s an oxymoron) who claimed that we should not saddle our candidates with such a liberal platform that they had no hope of winning their races.
Interesting point. Which statewide office have Texas Democrats actually been voted into in the past 20 years? The truth is, the Democratic Movement in Texas has been thwarted time and time again by these East Texas crackers who are under the illusion that they speak for the party.
And now as I sit here tonight, I am smiling a big broad smile like the one seen on the cat that ate the canary.