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Are you a "pure" republican?

Republican leaders are circulating a resolution listing 10 positions Republican candidates should support if they want party backing.

Candidates, the resolution says, need to demonstrate that they are faithful to "conservative principles and public policies and Republican solidarity in opposition to Obama's socialist agenda."

Conservative RNC member James Bopp Jr. began circulating the draft, which calls on the Republican National Committee to end funding and endorsements for any candidate who deviates from three or more of the positions.

"I think we have a very urgent task as Republicans and that is to reclaim our conservative bona fides and supporting liberal Republican party-splitters is very damaging to that task," Bopp said. He has not talked to Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele about the resolution.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No, I'm not. I find this group of statements hypocritical.

    They were just fine with some of those things when Bush did them, but with Obama it's a problem? Bite me.

    They're trying to hop on the tea party express, and it left the station without them.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:28 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • The "Proposed RNC Resolution on Reagan's Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" follows:

    WHEREAS, President Ronald Reagan believed that the Republican Party should support and espouse conservative principles and public policies; and

    WHEREAS, President Ronald Reagan also believed the Republican Party should welcome those with diverse views; and

    WHEREAS, President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent; and

    WHEREAS, Republican faithfulness to its conservative principles and public policies and Republican solidarity in opposition to Obama's socialist agenda is necessary to preserve the security of our country, our economic and political freedoms, and our way of life; and

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:12 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • WHEREAS, Republican faithfulness to its conservative principles and public policies is necessary to restore the trust of the American people in the Republican Party and to lead to Republican electoral victories; and

    WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee shares President Ronald Reagan's belief that the Republican Party should espouse conservative principles and public policies and welcome persons of diverse views; and

    WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee desires to implement President Reagan's Unity Principle for Support of Candidates; and

    WHEREAS, in addition to supporting candidates, the Republican National Committee provides financial support for Republican state and local parties for party building and federal election activities, which benefits all candidates and is not affected by this resolution; and
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:12 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee identifies ten (10) key public policy positions for the 2010 election cycle, which the Republican National Committee expects its public officials and candidates to support:

    (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 healthcare;

    (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;
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:13 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • 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, 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; and be further
    RESOLVED, that a candidate who disagrees with three or more of the above stated public policy positions of the Republican National Committee, as identified by the voting record, public statements and/or signed questionnaire of the candidate, shall not be eligible for financial support and endorsement by the Republican National Committee; and be further
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:13 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • RESOLVED, that upon the approval of this resolution the Republican National Committee shall deliver a copy of this resolution to each of Republican members of Congress, all Republican candidates for Congress, as they become known, and to each Republican state and territorial party office.

    Chief Sponsor:
    James Bopp, Jr. NCM IN

    Sponsors:
    Avie Axdahl NCW MN
    Donna Cain NCW OR
    Cindy Costa NCW SC
    Demetra Demonte NCW IL
    Peggy Lambert NCW TN
    Carolyn McLarty NCW OK
    Pete Rickets NCM NE
    Steve Scheffler NCM IA
    Helen Van Etten NCW KA
    Solomon Yue NCM OR
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:13 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • According to the above.....I agree with all ten statements!! If this is what the Republican party TRULY evolves back into, I guess I'm in, until that time, I'll remain an Independent/conservative learning Libertarian.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:19 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Are you a "pure" republican?


     Nope. 9/10

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:22 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Why would you pledge to the PARTY and not the CONSTITUTIENTS you are elected to represent?


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:24 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Not quite 'pure'.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:30 PM on Nov. 24, 2009