Republicans pass 'litmus test' for candidates

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  1. maxcok

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    Well, friends and neighbors. If there was any doubt in your mind that the Republican party is now nothing more than a pack of totalitarian autocrats and despots hellbent on goosestepping us all toward the precipice, the evidence has now been set down in black and and white. The so-called 'litmus test' or 'purity provision' as it has been variously referred to has been passed. Drop the balloons and break out the champagne!

    Dateline Hawaii (lucky dogs):

    The Republican National Committee has just passed a compromise measure on a key set of resolutions that were being offered at today's winter meeting. It would require Republican candidates to pass ideological muster in order to receive party funding. . . . . It calls upon Republican leaders - a broad category that includes the RNC, state parties and other committees - to ensure that a candidate is faithful to the Republican Party's beliefs, as expressed in the platform.

    RNC Passes Compromise On 'Purity' Resolutions | TPMDC


    Freedom of thought? A liberal extravagance. George Orwell would be so proud.

    Ready, set, discuss.



    My first thread, btw. Looks like a doozy to me. Hope y'all like it.
     
  2. vince

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    See also: LPSG- GOP Thought Police : The Reagan Resolution
     
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    this may well backfire on them just as the extreme left did not help the democrats.
     
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    And if they find that your great grand pappy was a Democrat, you'll only be able to marry your own kind (what ever "that kind" may be).

    Note: I'm confident that my not so subtle historical reference to race and miscegenation will go over the heads of the majority of neo cons who read this post.
     
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    Well, let's just hope they have their Merriam Websters handy to look up that big fancy word.




    Hey Jay!
     
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    I'm so sure that "He/She/The Holy It" and the others of it's ilk will soon begin defending this as a good idea. At the same time they will spout the lunacy that all liberals are the same and think alike.
    The poor simple ones...they're blind in one eye and can't see out the other.
     
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    Okay, finally got the damn text. Here ya go:

    RESOLUTION CONCERNING PARTY SUPPORT OF CANDIDATES

    WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have recently supported primary or special election candidates who professed allegiance to the Republican Party but who, as their circumstances changed and to serve their own interests, turned against the Republican Party and became or supported a candidate of another party; and

    WHEREAS, many Republican leaders and Republican organizations were undermined and lost credibility as a result of the actions of such candidates; and

    WHEREAS, there will be many more decisions regarding the support of candidates, and many more opportunities to enhance or diminish the credibility of Republicans and Republican organizations, in the coming election cycle; now therefore be it

    RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee urges its leadership and the leadership of all Republican organizations to carefully screen the record and statements of all candidates who profess to be Republicans and who desire the support of Republican leaders and Republicans organizations, and determine that they wholeheartedly support the core principles and positions of the Republican Party as expressed in the Platform of the Republican Party adopted at the 2008 National Convention; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee urges that no support, financial or otherwise, be given to candidates who clearly do not support the core principles and positions of the Republican Party as expressed in the Platform of the Republican Party adopted in the 2008 National Convention.

    As approved by the Committee on Resolutions, January 28, 2010.




    This is the 'watered down' resolution. Party leaders are insisting it is 'purely advisory' and not a 'litmus test'.

    (I don't know, sure smells like 'party purity' to me.)

     
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    What's so funny about this "litmus test", is that many of the people conservatives praise wouldn't even pass it. Like so many other things, it's full of ideological substance with no logical grasp on reality. As if William Weld, a Republican I actually did support and vote for, would no longer be considered one because of this nonsense?
     
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    The litmus test might as well still be in place in that once in power they all vote as a solid block of obedient drones. America is so over :frown1:
     
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    I guess this means they're giving Ron Paul the heave-ho? :biggrin1:
     
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    At this point I think he hopes so and he doesn't need them.
     
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    This is what happens when cousins marry cousins for generations.
     
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    Leaving aside the redneck, flyover country jibes for a minute, all you pinko-commie fascists, this decision is really stupid. The republicans just took a Massachusetts senate seat. A conservative republicanin Utah is not the same as a conservative republican in Massachusetts and they are going to have to accept some heresy if they want to represent people there. The guy from Utah wouldn't get elected dog catcher in Mass. They shouldn't support candidates like that idiot congressman they put up in NY who later endorsed the democrat, but they should realize it is better to have more folks inside the tent pissing out than vice versa.....
     
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    They are exactly the same if they vote the same in Congress. And the Right always votes as a block. There is no 'freedom of ideas'.
     
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    Yes, they are all mindless automotons...sigh... Look if every republican or democrat who got to congress voted in a block, we would have universal healthcare right now. We don't and probably won't any time soon. Ergo; There is horse trading, there is compromise, there is a fluid and imperfect exchange of ideas and information. People within the parties disagree with each other. There is always freedom of ideas.

    I can understand not wanting to support a candidate who does a 180 degree turn on you, wasted millions of dollars of your organization's money and made you look stupid for picking them in the first place. Their reaction is predictable.

    The problem is you can never know what someone really intends to do until they get the job...Supreme court justices are a perfect example. There have been several appointed by republican presidents that turned out to lean left once they got their little black dress. You just have to go with your gut sometimes in picking a candidate.

    Is this the rise of a new gestapo bound and determined to crush all the poor victimized underclasses? No, they just want people to agree to fight abortion, lower taxes and not misrepresent themselves as republicans for their own personal gain and picked a dumb way of doing it.
     
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    No one asked you about my cousins. *snaps head indignantly*





    *hisses* and I thought we were virtual 'friends'. Really!!

     
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    Case in point; consider it rested.

    *snap in the z formation*
     
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    Soo last decade. Or last millenium. You need some new gestures.
     
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    This seems like a way to weed out flip floppers like Colin Powell, etc., from reaping large denominations of party dollars; and then going Benedict Arnold on them.

    Edit: Powell didn't recieve party dollars, but he is an example of a party flip-flopper.
     
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    No. Last time I checked, he's still a Republican. The hell what you think.
    Powell didn't blindly agree with another during election time. That's not being a "flip flopper", that's called being a person with their own opinion. Perhaps if people like you actually listened to others like Powell... a person who knows how to speak, who actually can engage the opposition respectfully and get them to listen, unlike a certain person by the name of Palin who did more to polarize your party than unite it, then perhaps we could be all talking about President McCain right now?

    But by all means... if your "party" thinks it's going to win the main prize in 2012 by essentially weeding out everyone who doesn't fall in line like lemmings, then keep on telling them that they're not wanted. Even if Republicans win back seats in the House & Senate, you'll still lose the main prize.

    And then, we'll have to deal with another 50 threads a week of Obamaphobia from you. :rolleyes:
     
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