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New Rules for GOP Candidates: You Must Support DOMA

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Is it so bad the GOP wants to make sure its members stick to certain principles? After all, we call on Democrats to do things like “keep their campaign promises.” Except Republicans now want to ensure members of the RNC stick to a true conservative principle: maintaining the Defense of Marriage Act.

A list of 10 bullet points that RNC members should stick to is being circulated around, as a litmus test for true Republicans. Get out of the way, moderates; “Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates” has no room for you. In addition to supporting troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan, and opposing health care “rationing,” the list asks prospective GOP candidates to support “Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act.”

But what if you’re a Republican who has morals and believes DOMA should be repealed? That’s okay, since these are Reagan’s rules, which means you can strike two off the list of 10 things and still fall in line. Break three of them? No funding for you!

Full list here.

By:           editor editor
On:           Nov 24, 2009
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  • 18 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Their absolute obsession with “Gay” is very telling.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 9:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      CAM: Thats because the majority of these rightwing-nutbag zealot lunatics are self hating Gays ala Ted, Mark, Larry, et all.

      So much for the “big tent”. I say this is the best pre Holiday present the Repugnaticans could have given us. NY District 23 proved their “our way or the highway” mantra is going to blow up in their wretched faces nationwide in 2010 and 2012……..

      They have replaced the “big tent” with a small pup tent which is gonna collapse right on top of them and smother them in their hateful, dispicable ways………….

      Nov 24, 2009 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Republican
      Republican

      Cam,

      Agreed. It’s absurd.

      Terrwill,

      Care to make a bet regarding the 2010 midterms?

      Nov 24, 2009 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank
      Frank

      Republicans? Acting Morally? Puh-leeze!

      Nov 24, 2009 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rf
      rf

      Last night, Olbermann pointed out that Reagan actually failed on 4 of the 10 points on this list. So he’s out.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      The Democrats continue moving toward the “right”, and the Republicans continue moving even farther to the extreme right wing fringe. If you think of it as a “normal” distribution (it isn’t, but the illustration works), the Democrats are occupying the large hump in the middle, and the Republicans are moving away from that large middle to occupy the right “tail” of the distribution. Many people who call themselves “moderate” may well change their voting from Republican to Democrat. If the Democrats don’t loose too many of the extreme left wing, they could do quite well for the next several election cycles. The “big tent” wins elections. The ideologically pure “small tent” doesn’t.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      87 Democratic members of Congress DO NOT support the Repeal of DOMA. It’s not a “Republican” disease, it’s a religious disease.

      It’s not whether or not you are a Democrat or Republican – it is whether or not you believe in Equality. Only half of Congress does.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PopSnap
      PopSnap

      They’re going to gain maybe 4 seats max, and the Dems will gain 1 or 2.
      Sadly this will be enough to stall the entire fucking House, and much of the Senate, due to the fact that the Democrats are wholly ineffectual.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      How do they both gain seats little fella?

      Nov 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Attmay
      Attmay

      With that attitude they would throw Barry Goldwater (hated religious fundamentalists), Ronald Reagan (opposed the Briggs Amendment), Teddy Roosevelt (supported responsible stewardship of the land), and Abraham Lincoln (the Dixiecrats still take his name in vain daily) out of the party if they were alive today. Looks like I’ll be voting Libertarian more and more.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      The Party of Prejudice, Discrimination, Fear, and willful Ignorance. Their Anti-Gay obsession is tedious. Get a life! Let it go. Move on and focus on yourselves.

      Nov 24, 2009 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AndrewW
      AndrewW

      This crazy Palin crowd is about 1/3 of the voters in America – laugh at them. THEY are the new “minority.”

      Nov 24, 2009 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emyhpes
      emyhpes

      New rules is quite interesting,but who want to follow it.

      http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2256399

      Nov 25, 2009 at 5:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      juoking81

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      Nov 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Wow… as a staunch, liberal Democrat I have to admit that I’m really hoping the GOP does implement these “principles.” This will only further alienate millions of voters and keep the GOP in minority status. Is see blue spreading across the map!

      Nov 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC
      AxelDC

      That just shows what a good Republican Bill Clinton is. He signed DOMA in 1996 to ensure his re-election, despite being up by double digits over hapless Bob Dole at the time.

      With friends like Clinton, who needs Republicans to attack our rights?

      Nov 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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