Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Republican National Committee is requesting purity resolution on 3 issues...

According to the New York Times, the RNC issued a mandate stating the 'purity' on issues involving health care reform, same-sex unions, and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The resolution has been endorsed by 10 members of the committee and will be discussed in the winter conference...

Here's the list of mandates:

(1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill;

(2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run health care;
(3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;
(4) We support workers’ right to secret ballot by opposing card check;

(5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;

(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat;
(8) We support retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;
(9) We support protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership.

Now that is just precious how they want 'purity' on such contentious issues, but I hope they know us Independents are watching and saying OH HELL NO! 

They are burning their bridge on what would be their swing they need via moderate and progressive Republicans and destroying what is left of the end of the RNC.  I just love their illogical stances on health care reform with the wording "protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding abortion".  On the other hand, isn't that exact opposite of what they claim to be protecting when theyare denying any form of health care reform legislation from passing?  Hmmm... 

Then there is ol' Mikey Steele from Maryland that is now the "token negro-in-chief" of the RNC who admitted that some white Republicans are scared of him.  So many problems, but so few realistic solutions.  What is there for a socially progressive, fiscally conservative Independent to do? 

For starters, this doesn't mean I'm going to become a Democrat again, but my reservations for Republicans will likely become even more common when it comes to voting.  However, I digress... 

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