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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving a whole new meaning to the term "Purity Balls"
Posted by Jill | 5:08 AM
We haven't heard about purity balls in a while, those formal dances for evangelical daddies and their little girls, in which those little girls who don't even understand what sex is yet pledge their virginity to Daddy until married off to some freak considered religious enough by Daddy. They haven't gone anywhere, they just don't get the press they used to.

I wonder if the GOP is going to hold formal dances for its candidates, now that they are considering a "purity resolution" for prospective Republican candidates:
Republican leaders are circulating a resolution listing 10 positions Republican candidates should support to demonstrate that they “espouse conservative principles and public policies” that are in opposition to “Obama’s socialist agenda.” According to the resolution, any Republican candidate who broke with the party on three or more of these issues– in votes cast, public statements made or answering a questionnaire – would be penalized by being denied party funds or the party endorsement.

The proposed resolution was signed by 10 Republican national committee members and was distributed on Monday morning. They are asking for the resolution to be debated when Republicans gather for their winter meeting.

The resolution invokes Ronald Reagan, and noted that Mr. Reagan had said the Republican Party should be devoted to conservative principles but also be open to diverse views. President Reagan believed, the resolution notes, “that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent.”

Hence the provision calling for cutting off Republicans who agree with the party on seven of 10 items.

Because eight of ten puts you in line with St. Ronnie. Seven of ten makes you an apostate.

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Anonymous mandt said...
God, are ever sick of these people?

Anonymous ShortWoman said...
Good! Maybe if they end up having to toss out enough "moderates" or "apostates" or whateverthehell they want to call them, either the Republican leadership will realize that they have wandered into the political weeds, or the outcasts will form a "Party of Sane Former Republicans". Better yet, both.