GOP Purity Test?

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    Looks like Reagan couldn't have passed his own test
     
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    I'm guessing some in the GOP don't really want to get back control of Congress all that much.


    Read the rest here:

    A GOP purity test? - First Read - msnbc.com
     
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    Kinda like purified crap. Still crap.
     
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    (8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;

    how they call themselves conservative but want to control every detail of a peron's life is beyond me. and having small government and defense of marriage act in the same list is lol
     
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    How Reagan would have done..
    Reagan Never Went Rogue

    Reagan’s Republicanism was that of the big tent—the kind where contrasting opinions, even on matters like abortion, were tolerated. The Republican party of the 1980s, under Reagan, provided a comfortable home to social conservatives, fiscal libertarians, and intellectual neoconservatives. Although this coalition existed in some form as early as 1968, it was Reagan who knew how to unite the center-right and the right. Today, Palin commands the allegiance solely of modern social conservatives.

    “I know you can’t endorse me,” Regan announced to a gathering of thousands of evangelical pastors in Dallas, “but I endorse you!” Reagan, however, was ultimately a pragmatist. He also endorsed illegal immigrants living in America’s “shadows,” granting amnesty to 3 million of them, and he endorsed supporters of nonproliferation, signing an arms reduction agreement with Gorbachev. The Gipper even endorsed opponents of a 1978 California initiative to ban gays from working in the state’s schools. Reagan’s advisors in the White House were not Moral Majority crusaders but fellow pragmatists.
     
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    The purity test makes no tactical sense.

    Here you have a Party with a 40% majority in both houses. They choose to discard perfectly electable candidates in the search for purity. They don't diferentiate between social conservatives and fiscal conservatives....the result will be the election of liberals
     
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    That's great...their tent gets smaller and smaller and smaller.
     
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    Obama must have passed gas again today and they are trying to get us to smell the other way!
     

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