RNC endorsement criteria

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    Republicans considering ideological purity test for candidates - Yahoo! News

    Good to see the Republican party attempting to create a unified identity. I don't agree with everything on the list, but 8 out of 10.....

     
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    As you may have heard here and there, Ronald Reagan couldn't qualify for eight out of ten.
     
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    I say it's about darn time. What good is being in a party with a supposed set of beliefs if you won't adhere to them. You have a club then that cares only if you pay your dues to them regularly. THAT we don't need.

    Beliefs you aren't willing to support or defend or enforce are worthless.
     
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    I'm underwhelmed.

    Not that the GOP has finally put some positions forward, but that they're kind of ambiguous and the "goals" are pretty unambitious.
     
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    True. I view it as a start. First you have to acknowledge the problem. They're 12 stepping their way back to coherance as a party.
     
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    GOP purity test would have banished Bush, Reagan | Raw Story

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    If you want to be a successful national party in a country as large and diverse as the U.S., you have to be prepared to welcome everyone who agrees with you more often than they agree with the other guys,

    even if that score is 51 to 49.

    The rightwing's 80-20 formula is ludicrous.
     
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    You know, I admit i do this sometimes, but why on earth do we somehow associate the President with the debt? I mean its the House that dictates the spending. Not the Executive Branch. Shouldnt we rightly place it on the Speaker's head and not the Presidents? (More a side note than anything)

    As for the list. Its a good start. I disagree with maybe two points. Points 6 and 7. I dont think that troop surges are necessarily the best strategy in every war effort. I think we need to get the opinions of the generals on the ground and some knowledge of warfare ourselves so we can make educated decisions and not just blindly support something.

    I also think containment is a failed policy. We need regime change in North Korea and Iran. I am not saying military intervention on our parts. There are other ways to encourage regime change. I am not sure they've been explored completely. But I dont think we can keep the totalitarian regimes in place and ever have a lasting peace with them. Especially if they have nuclear weapons.
     
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    Yes, The RNC wouldn't accept Ronald Reagan. Love it.
     

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