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.