Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Psycho Right Does it Again

The crazies in the right wing of the Republican Party are making yet another move to purge those silly moderates from the party. This time it is a 10-point purity pledge.

1 - Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill
2 -Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run health care
3 -Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation
4 -Workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check
5 -Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants
6 - Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges
7 - Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat
8 -Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act
9 -Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion
10 - The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership

Where to begin, where to begin. Could it be the innate contradiction of points 9 & 10 (we care about your life only while in the womb, outside of it, run or duck & cover, 'cause we've got a right to those guns). Mabe it's point #1, by which standard the darling of the right, Ronny Raygun, would have been rejected. Maybe it's the thought that in today's world they are wasting one of their 10 pledge points on "defending marriage" instead of, oh, I don't know, addressing a national or international security or issue. Or looking at quality of life (poverty, hunger, etc.)

Call it the Palinization of the party if you like, but whatever it is, it's just sad.

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