I got a kick out of the new RNC set of guidelines for acceptance into the Republican Party Candidates. If anyone was here at CHB in 1999 you might have read my list of Prohibitions that would soon be incorporated in the RNC. When I wrote about this I had hundreds of Republicans screaming that they would NEVER have a litmus test for candidates. I fear I may have given them the idea.
George W. Bush, the Governor of Texas start out by promising the Churches a program of faith based grants. To me that would indicate a buying of the Ministers all over the USA to vote for him. In my world this is a big bribe and is very much in alignment with Lobbyists buying Congress.
To use President Reagan’s ideals shows me they never understood the Fiscal Conservative plan backed by Wm. F. Buckley, Senator Goldwater, and a dozen other leaders who wanted a downsized government. Well, I was there folks, and was part of that movement on how to pass the word that a new plan was in the works. People swarmed around Citizen Reagan on how to sell this new fiscally responsible party. If anyone had wanted a list of changes they knew better than to list them for approval. The plan was to encourage the voters to think for themselves and the government would step aside and allow them their choices.
The two items on this Litmus Test that I knew were coming as tests to join the GOP were: opposing gay marriages and a ban on abortions. There is no way in hell Governor Reagan would have planned this. He was the first State Governor to sign Roe v Wade accepting the law in California.
His background in the arts and the moving pictures kept him involved with the talented gay musicians, designers and actors in Hollywood. They were as equal as you and me.
This new RNC group believes they can simply write a list of everything President Obama wants and rub it out with insults. I did not vote for President Obama but never in a million years would I ever vote Republican again. The RNC would be better served if they would add keeping the candidates pants zipped for starters
Something basically evil has gotten into this new Social Conservative group that smacks of the Inquisitions of Europe. They speak of Governor Palin, comedy personalities Rush and Beck as if they have the ability to win any election.
The rest of the test would have thrown Bush out on his arse because he did not have the guts to face Immigration laws, or health care reform, and he took us to war on what may be the biggest lie ever told to the American people.
President Reagan knew how to win elections as he did not insult the American people. He made some mistakes but we all knew he made honest mistakes. We still ask if he knew about Iran Contra just as we will continue to ask whether President Bush 43 knew in advance about 911.
Seeing the need for this Litmus test shows me how weak and insecure the GOP has become. I say, let them die out in their disgraceful actions. I’m checking out the Modern Whig party. I’m not suggesting it here and I will offer no address but I will check them out.