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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-30-10 09:39 AM
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G.O.P. Adopts ‘Purity’ Pledge After Revisions
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Source: NY Times

HONOLULU — The Republican National Committee on Friday approved a watered-down resolution designed to deal with a demand by conservative committee members that candidates agree to support a list of conservative positions as a condition of receiving financial support from the party.

The original so-called purity resolution set off intense opposition from Republican leaders who feared it would complicate efforts to recruit candidates for elective office, and would damage the party’s image at a time when it was trying to expand its appeal. The resolution would have required candidates to support 8 of 10 positions on issues including abortion, immigration and the war in Iraq in order to receive party endorsements and campaign money.

Its opponents included the party’s national chairman, Michael Steele, who called it a litmus test.

Under the compromise, the Republican National Committee “urges its leadership and the leadership of all Republican organizations” to examine the record of candidates to determine if they support positions expressed in the party’s platform. It also “urges” that no financial support be given to candidates who do not support the platform.

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Maybe they could give Purity Rings to those who agree; I understand they're very popular in conservative circles.

By the way, why is the RNC holding its meeting in an exotic place like Hawaii? Why not hold it in the USA?
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  -G.O.P. Adopts ‘Purity’ Pledge After Revisions brooklynite  Jan-30-10 09:39 AM   #0 
  - Here's the logo for the GOP Purity Ring:  tanyev   Jan-30-10 09:42 AM   #1 
  - Michael Steele - here is your pink slip. You just flunked your purity test.  Happyhippychick   Jan-30-10 09:47 AM   #2 
  - Hawaii? Probably to minimize coverage...  damyank913   Jan-30-10 09:49 AM   #3 
  - Less we forget "Toe Tapping for Lovers in Restrooms"  FreakinDJ   Jan-30-10 02:04 PM   #24 
  - Nah..those are menu items n/t  Po_d Mainiac   Jan-30-10 06:46 PM   #29 
  - "Lips to Limbaugh's Butt." Isn't that the only pledge they need?  Faygo Kid   Jan-30-10 09:56 AM   #4 
  - +1 Absolutely the only one that counts. n/t  Fla Dem   Jan-30-10 10:33 AM   #10 
  - +1 well said  Mithreal   Jan-30-10 11:03 AM   #15 
  - On the other hand  customerserviceguy   Jan-30-10 09:56 AM   #5 
  - Very true, however the democratic party  damyank913   Jan-30-10 10:11 AM   #7 
  - Go ahead and let them strain the sieve to it's most concentrated wingnuts  Rozlee   Jan-30-10 10:10 AM   #6 
  - That's how I see it too.  damyank913   Jan-30-10 10:18 AM   #8 
  - The electorate isn't stupid, just infected with rightwing brainwashing  Mithreal   Jan-30-10 11:09 AM   #16 
  - Hawaii why.  hay rick   Jan-30-10 10:29 AM   #9 
  - Is it me, or does this totally ring of facism?  soleft   Jan-30-10 10:49 AM   #11 
  - Nah  Old Codger   Jan-30-10 10:55 AM   #14 
  - No, we have some form of fascism already.  Mithreal   Jan-30-10 11:11 AM   #17 
  - your sarcasm is delicious!  SemperEadem   Jan-30-10 10:51 AM   #12 
  - they are in Hawaii to look for Obama's birth certificate  SemperEadem   Jan-30-10 10:53 AM   #13 
  - Sounds NAZI to me,  Historic NY   Jan-30-10 11:37 AM   #18 
  - so they will remain virgins until marriage then? these never work  seeinfweggos   Jan-30-10 12:21 PM   #19 
  - If they accidentally break the pledge, they can always "recommit" like this:  concerned1   Jan-30-10 12:31 PM   #20 
  - There's also the Secondary Virgin's Pledge of Despoilment  jmowreader   Jan-30-10 01:59 PM   #23 
  - ewww..I feel dirty reading that. To be "pure" in the GOP's eyes would be to be very sick and twisted  krabigirl   Jan-30-10 12:49 PM   #21 
  - A Reich Wing Purity’ Pledge ? Exxxxxcellent :)  SlingBlade   Jan-30-10 01:22 PM   #22 
  - I actually think they should do this for so called Independents. Maybe Dems too.  glinda   Jan-30-10 02:37 PM   #25 
  - Why don't they just get a "Purity Butt Plug" and call it a day?  Lochloosa   Jan-30-10 02:41 PM   #26 
  - Please do  LatteLibertine   Jan-30-10 03:16 PM   #27 
  - Yeah - a purity pledge - that's EXACTLY what republicans need...  BlueIdaho   Jan-30-10 04:10 PM   #28 
  - So it's not all 10 now?  Arkana   Jan-30-10 07:27 PM   #30 
  - Non-birthers need not apply.  AlinPA   Jan-30-10 09:36 PM   #31 

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