GOP Thought Police : The Reagan Resolution

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  1. sargon20

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    Sad to hear Micheal Steele opposes 'Ideology Test for Candidates' because we could actually drop the pretense that Republican candidates are capable of free thought on the issues but does it really matter? The foot soldiers know to vote the party line otherwise face the wrath of the 'base'.

    G.O.P. Chief Opposes Ideology Tests for Candidates
    HONOLULU — The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday denounced a proposed resolution that would require Republican candidates to adhere to a checklist of conservative positions in order to receive party support, warning that it could undercut his party as it seeks to rebuild and win back control of Congress.

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    The so-called Reagan Resolution, being pushed by conservative leaders, would require Republicans candidates to agree to at least 8 of 10 positions — on issues including abortion, immigration, same-sex marriage and health care — or face an automatic cutoff in financing and institutional support from the Republican National Committee.

    In case you don't know the 'Ten Reagan Commandments':

    The "Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for:
    (1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill
    (2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;
    (3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;
    (4) Workers’ right to secret ballot by opposing card check
    (5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;
    (6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
    (7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat
    (8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;
    (9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
    (10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership


    Feel free to drop the two you find most offensive :smile: As you only need to score 8 out of 10 and you pass the purity test.
    "President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent," the resolution states.
    I wonder if there's a prize if you score 100? Like a 'cheat on your wife' pass or a 'bathroom sex' pass or a 'free trip to Argentina to say goodbye to your mistress' pass?
     
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    It sounds reasonable that the Republican National Committee shouldn't fund or support those who would seek to run under their flag without supporting their views.

    It would be reasonable for the Democrats to do the same, if it was the party's will.
     
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    I saw an analysis of this "Reagan Resolution" on some site where they applied these to Reagan's stances, and he never would've made it through.
     
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    Yes we don't want free thinkers. We want drones :rolleyes:

    Yep no surprise. They have marched the party hard right....right off the cliff.
     
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    God Bless Ronald Reagan. We need someone like him now.
     
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    Why?
     
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    It should be obvious:
    Indeed, Reagan ushered in an era in which a small minority grew vastly rich, while working families saw only meager gains. He also broke with longstanding rules of fiscal prudence.

    Reagan Did It


    And amazingly convinced everyone that they could get rich via the 'trickle down theory'. The problem is it didn't trickle at all.

     
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    Yes Sargon...that is the obvious answer. I would venture to debate that Reagan actually had nothing to do with the actual development of those machinations...but... I was actually just curious how Ericsson1228d would explain why whatever god he chooses to believe in would particularly bless Reagan.
     
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    So that he could triple the budget deficit with Reaganomics , eh?:rolleyes:

    The Bush Budget Deficit Death Spiral

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The first signs of impending trouble are the exploding budget deficits themselves. They began, of course, under the parlous economic stewardship of Ronald Reagan. Reagan cut the marginal tax rate on the wealthiest of Americans from 70% to 38%. He promised it would spur an orgy of investment and rocket the economy to new levels of production and prosperity. Instead, his “supply side economics” did the exact opposite. It produced the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Output fell 2.2% in 1982 while budget deficits soared. When Reagan took office in 1981, the national debt stood at $995 billion. Twelve years later, by the end of George H.W. Bush’s presidency, it had exploded to $4 trillion...

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    '08 Bush Budget Deficit: 400 billion dollars.
    '09 Obama Budget Deficit: 1850 billion dollars.

    Since you brought up Reagan and GHWB upping the deficit.
     
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    Wow. Eric. That was a new low. Please continue the revisionist history a-la Fox News that blames Obama for the economic mess we're in.
     
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    Those simple numbers are the extent a typical Fox News...Faux News...Fixed News viewer can handle. To connect-the-dots is impossible.
     
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    instead we should all turn to that sage whose free-thinking, open-minded, humble brilliance stands out on the network that delivers non-stop unbiased, balanced reporting - - - Keith Olbermann and MSNBC. Perhaps after witnessing the sheer brilliance and insightfulness of his "special comments" people who believe in lower taxes for everybody and less, more targeted government intervention will be exposed as the fascist, close minded, christianist, corporatist frauds they are!!

    hope and change comrades!!
     
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    I said it before, and I'll say it again.
    Those in the know, watch Maddow. Get with the times!!
     
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    I appreciate the double standard! So according to democrat logic, The Regan-era deficit was Reagan's fault, but the Obama-era deficit (of over 1.8 Trillion) is Bush's fault.

    I guess some people just WANT TO DRINK THE OBAMA KOOL-AID so bad, they will believe anything the facetious liar says.

    The Obama years = mathematically, economically, and devoid of any veracity.

    Oh yeah, the same sentiment that swept Obama into office swept Scott Brown in. Come on.
     
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    Or listen to Air America!
     
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    Absolutely! I'm surprised that ethnic purity isn't on that list. :smile:
     
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    Wait... you still listen to radio?! LOL!!
     
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    ^^Fixed that for you Mr. double standard. Bush II's return to the former failed Reaganomics policy and the U.S. economic meltdown preceded Obama's watch.:cool:


    Political Affairs Magazine - Bush-McCain Economy: Unemployment Rises for 8th Straight Month

    "Economists have tied the movement of jobs offshore to the free trade policies advocated by John McCain and George W. Bush as well as to Republican Party tax policies that encourage the creation of jobs in other countries. "


    ^^It's astounding that whilst the U.S. economy contracted your beloved G.W.Bush continually claimed the economy was strong for the greater part of 2008 until he finally admitted the reality of the economic meltdown in Sept. 2008.

    YouTube - McCain: Out of Touch


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDObpWmR2pE
     
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    Oh I get it because Republicans are Nazis. Hahaha, clever.
     
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