Skip to comments.Mass. GOP approves conservative-leaning platform
Posted on 02/26/2014 6:36:00 PM PST by massmike
Reflecting a major shift in the makeup of the elected Republican State Committee, activists overwhelmingly embraced a new platform Tuesday night that frowns upon abortion and praises traditional marriage.
The move reflects the changing membership of the 80-member committee, which has gained an influx of activists who work for groups that tried to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts a decade ago and that have sought greater influence over promoting candidates and steering public policy.
Pointing to President Reagan, who would be cited no fewer than four times during the meeting, Platform Committee chairwoman Amy Carnevale said the group aimed for the 80 percent rule, emphasizing their points of consensus while acknowledging they would not agree on everything.
She said that most members should be able to agree upon the carefully crafted language, which also rejects all forms of discrimination and prizes individual rights and freedom.
On abortion, the platform reads: We affirm the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life. We believe that every instance of abortion is tragic. We advocate policies that will assist a woman during a crisis pregnancy.
Carnevale told the group: We felt that no one can argue that fact. Its a tragedy for all those involved.
Rather than condemning gay marriage, she noted, the platform states, We believe that the institution of traditional marriage strengthens society.
Is there no question that this statement is a fact? Carnevale said. Its not casting judgment on other unions. Its simply stating the fact that traditional marriage strengthens our society.
However, the platform then states: There should be no infringement on the rights of the people of Massachusetts to vote on ballot initiatives, a seeming reference to activists efforts, frustrated by legislators, to use a ballot initiative to bar gay marriage.
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THIS MUST be satire ... unless the field marshal moved to Worcester. a dream come true.
Massresistance influence I assume. Damn, those people are committed. Good for the Mass conservative movement.
Yep. Steady pressure is how its done.
Thank God! Maybe Scott Brown’s crony as head of the party left or has lost influence!
I like Karen Polito for Lt. Gov but Charlie Baker sucks! Just like last time. No fire in the belly. Mr. Milquetoast.
Now if they’ll dump the ultraleftist MA GOP Chair...
Hope they do something about H3793, a bill which will teach kids 11 years old about abortion and contraception without parental notification and will teach homosexuality as a way of avoiding pregnancy as well as being perfectly healthy and natural.
I am so glad there are some new people in the Republicans in Mass.
I’d like to believe it. I’ve been fooled too many times by fake conservatives. BRING ME THE WITCH’S BROOM!!!
Its a rearranging of the sunken ship’s deckchairs.
Good. If you are going to fight you might as well fight true and give voters a real choice. I saw that Gomez was have a fagbaby over this. He is such a Rhino. So disappointing.
meant to ping you on #2
I saw it.