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A week from the 2012 Republican National Convention, Republican committee members spent Tuesday articulating and affirming the principles they stand for in a draft of the official party platform. Led by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and featuring other Tea Party stars like Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), the committee approved a draft of the platform McDonnell said “will reflect the heart and soul of the Republican Party” and one committee member called “the most conservative platform in modern history.”

Here are some highlights:

    NO ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST. The proposal for a “human life amendment” passed without a hitch — and without any exceptions for rape or incest. The committee didn’t stop there; they also adopted language that would ban drugs that end pregnancy after conception, which could potentially include Plan B, the “morning after pill.”

    SALUTE TO MANDATORY ULTRASOUNDS. The GOP officially praises states’ “informed consent” laws that force women to undergo unnecessary procedures, require waiting periods and endure other measures meant to discourage them from getting an abortion. One such law receiving a “salute” was crafted by committee head McDonnell, who passed a notorious mandatory ultrasound requirement after he signed an unsuccessful bill to require an even more invasive transvaginal probe ultrasound during an abortion consultation.

    NO LEGAL RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX COUPLES. The committee embraced extreme anti-gay language, even rejecting a proposal to endorse civil unions for gay couples after vehement objections from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Romney adviser Jim Bopp, who called it a “counterfeit marriage.” The rejection of civil unions, along with the refusal to include a line affirming the legal equality of same-sex couples prompted the organization GOProud to declare, “Those who have engaged in this public platform fight have provided distraction from important issues and damaged Mitt Romney’s campaign.”

    REPLICATE ARIZONA-STYLE IMMIGRATION LAWS. Kris Kobach, who wrote the now mostly invalidated immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama, pushed for language calling for a border fence, a national E-Verify system to make it harder for undocumented workers to find employment, the end of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and an end to sanctuary cities. The committee overwhelmingly approved the proposals, as well as a line chastising the Department of Justice to halt the lawsuits against draconian immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah: “State efforts to reduce illegal immigration must be encouraged, not attacked.”

    AUDIT THE FED. The pet project of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to audit the Federal Reserve has now been embraced as an official Republican goal. For the first time, the platform calls for an annual audit of the Federal Reserve.

    NO WOMEN IN COMBAT. The platform condemns “social experimentation” in the military, which covers everything from the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to allowing officers to wear their uniforms in gay pride events to letting women serve on the front lines.

    NO STATEHOOD, MORE GUNS FOR WASHINGTON DC. FRC’s Perkins, who recently blamed President Obama and the Southern Poverty Law Center for the shooting at FRC’s Washington headquarters, requested and received a section specifically urging the DC Council to expand gun rights. The same section also opposes DC statehood, which would allow the District to govern itself and put an end to Congressional attempts to impose abortion bans on DC.

    NO NEW TAXES, EXCEPT FOR WAR. The platform calls for a Constitutional amendment requiring a super-majority to approve any tax increase, “with exceptions for only war and national emergencies.” It would also deliberately hobble future Congresses through a cap limiting all government spending to historical average percentage of GDP — “so that future Congresses cannot balance the budget by raising taxes.”

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/22/723241/gop-approves-most-conservative-platform-in-modern-history/?mobile=nc

Congrats, Republicans! This will be a sure winner with the American public!
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 12:55:08 pm »
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This party needs one more serious electoral ass kicking........
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 12:59:13 pm »
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In order of my support or not...

No

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Anyway, given that this is from a website called think progress, probably populated by a colony of limp-wristed, flabby, envious liberals, then possibly they may have altered its contents.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 12:59:58 pm »
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 01:01:15 pm »
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s

What's wrong with the 1950's. Much better than the 60's or 70's.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 01:02:25 pm »
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s

What's wrong with the 1950's. Much better than the 60's or 70's.

Stop trolling, BritishDixie. You're lucky you haven't been banned again yet.
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s

What's wrong with the 1950's. Much better than the 60's or 70's.

Stop trolling, BritishDixie. You're lucky you haven't been banned again yet.

I'm not trolling. But, true, true, it is lucky I haven't been banned yet.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 01:05:33 pm »
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Yay Audit The Fed Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 01:05:50 pm »
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I don't see how any one could consider not allowing women in combat to be extreme... I consider it extreme for some one who has never served dictating policies to our service members directly in harm's way.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 01:07:45 pm »
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I only disagree with the 'No Abortions Except In Cases of Rape or Incest' and the 'No Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples' line. I'm split on the tax proposals but support them in theory.
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    NO ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST. The proposal for a “human life amendment” passed without a hitch — and without any exceptions for rape or incest. The committee didn’t stop there; they also adopted language that would ban drugs that end pregnancy after conception, which could potentially include Plan B, the “morning after pill.”

    SALUTE TO MANDATORY ULTRASOUNDS. The GOP officially praises states’ “informed consent” laws that force women to undergo unnecessary procedures, require waiting periods and endure other measures meant to discourage them from getting an abortion. One such law receiving a “salute” was crafted by committee head McDonnell, who passed a notorious mandatory ultrasound requirement after he signed an unsuccessful bill to require an even more invasive transvaginal probe ultrasound during an abortion consultation.

    NO LEGAL RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX COUPLES. The committee embraced extreme anti-gay language, even rejecting a proposal to endorse civil unions for gay couples after vehement objections from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Romney adviser Jim Bopp, who called it a “counterfeit marriage.” The rejection of civil unions, along with the refusal to include a line affirming the legal equality of same-sex couples prompted the organization GOProud to declare, “Those who have engaged in this public platform fight have provided distraction from important issues and damaged Mitt Romney’s campaign.”

    REPLICATE ARIZONA-STYLE IMMIGRATION LAWS. Kris Kobach, who wrote the now mostly invalidated immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama, pushed for language calling for a border fence, a national E-Verify system to make it harder for undocumented workers to find employment, the end of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and an end to sanctuary cities. The committee overwhelmingly approved the proposals, as well as a line chastising the Department of Justice to halt the lawsuits against draconian immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah: “State efforts to reduce illegal immigration must be encouraged, not attacked.”

    AUDIT THE FED. The pet project of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) to audit the Federal Reserve has now been embraced as an official Republican goal. For the first time, the platform calls for an annual audit of the Federal Reserve.

    NO WOMEN IN COMBAT. The platform condemns “social experimentation” in the military, which covers everything from the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to allowing officers to wear their uniforms in gay pride events to letting women serve on the front lines.

    NO STATEHOOD, MORE GUNS FOR WASHINGTON DC. FRC’s Perkins, who recently blamed President Obama and the Southern Poverty Law Center for the shooting at FRC’s Washington headquarters, requested and received a section specifically urging the DC Council to expand gun rights. The same section also opposes DC statehood, which would allow the District to govern itself and put an end to Congressional attempts to impose abortion bans on DC.

    NO NEW TAXES, EXCEPT FOR WAR. The platform calls for a Constitutional amendment requiring a super-majority to approve any tax increase, “with exceptions for only war and national emergencies.” It would also deliberately hobble future Congresses through a cap limiting all government spending to historical average percentage of GDP — “so that future Congresses cannot balance the budget by raising taxes.”

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2012, 01:14:49 pm »
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This party needs one more serious electoral ass kicking........
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I don't see how any one could consider not allowing women in combat to be extreme... I consider it extreme for some one who has never served dictating policies to our service members directly in harm's way.

Really?
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s

The 1950's Republican party supported civil rights and invested in infrastructure. And Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the military-industrial complex. I'd take them over this GOP any day.
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Why are the social issues always at the forefront of every discussion? Not that I disagree with their decisions, but I thought this campaign was going to be about economics.
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So they are done claiming to be a party of small government?
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2012, 02:55:01 pm »
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Audit the FED, and maybe no new taxes. Otherwise, the GOP is continuing to embarrass itself.
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I wish we just ignored social issues. Oh well, a man can dream Sad
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I wish we just ignored social issues. Oh well, a man can dream Sad

Unless of course it's a gay man dreaming of marrying his partner.
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 03:20:36 pm »
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Watching the convention, certainly in prime time, you are very unlikely to see anyone espousing any of these things. It will all be about freedom, low taxes, low regulation and freedom. Which I am all for. That is the problem with the GOP, their core message is something that I and many others believe in, but then you read this crap and you are turned off. The irony with the Akin thing is that he just in-artfully articulated the official GOP position and for that he is being excommunicated.
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The GOP party needs to die. its too much 1950s

The 1950's Republican party supported civil rights and invested in infrastructure. And Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the military-industrial complex. I'd take them over this GOP any day.

Agreed. At this I consider President Obama being closer to what Eisenhower would probably do today than any high-profile Republican would be. Eisenhower was basically a conservative but also a stickler for process and the authority for the courts.
 

1950s is too charitable for the Republican Party today. 1920s, maybe...
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2012, 04:12:38 pm »
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This will be a sure winner with the American public!

It will. A bit much even for me going on here, but it will.
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2012, 04:23:38 pm »
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And the best part is, becuase the nominated Romney, they can say when they lose that they lost becuase they went with the Massachusetts Moderate.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 04:37:10 pm »
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Non one cares about party platforms anymore. They mean nothing.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2012, 05:08:25 pm »
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I think the Todd Akin stuff basically ruined the Republicans' chances, to be honest with you.
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