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  • Will the GOP go gay?: ‘Not anytime soon’ says former presidential contender Gary Bauer

    01/23/2013 2:39:28 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 23, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Republican Party platform holds that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, but homosexual activists both within the party and without would like to see that change.  A growing number of gay advocacy groups are now targeting the GOP, not for defeat, but for assimilation. One such group, GOProud, says on its website, “GOProud believes that stable, loving, committed relationships are the cornerstone of our society and should be protected and encouraged for all couples - including gay and lesbian couples.” Another group, Freedom to Marry, has launched a...
  • Republicans Endorse Platform Language to Dismantle Most of the Federal Government*

    08/31/2012 10:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wish the Republican Platform was binding. Why? Because the GOP, for all intents and purposes, has just proposed to eliminate the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, along with a host of other government programs, agencies, and departments.More specifically, they endorsed the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which means they put themselves on record in favor of getting rid of all federal spending and intervention that is inconsistent with the Founding Fathers’ vision of a...
  • GOP Considers Return to Gold Standard, Audit the Fed

    08/27/2012 4:18:31 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    New American ^ | 8/26/2012 | Alex Newman
    The Republican Party looks set to adopt platform planks at the upcoming GOP national convention in Tampa to support an audit of the Federal Reserve and to call for a commission to study a return to the gold standard, according to news reports. Analysts had a range of reactions to the news, varying from excitement to disdain and disbelief. Despite media claims that Republicans were seeking an end to centrally managed fiat currency and a return to gold-backed money, drafts of the platform revealed far less ambition. According to sources within the GOP cited in reports, the party is simply...
  • GOP platform cuts gay rights in military

    08/26/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 22 2012 | Staff
    President Obama's expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades, would be radically yanked back in a Mitt Romney administration, according to Republican platform positions taking shape in Tampa and OK'd by the candidate. "We're pushing back," said Elaine Donnelly, of the conservative Center for Military Readiness. "This is pretty big." While one subcommittee was tightening anti-abortion and "traditional marriage" language that won praise from the Family Research Council, a national security team moved rapidly to pull back expanded gay rights derided by critics as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered...
  • Put NBC in the GOP Platform

    08/23/2012 6:28:43 PM PDT · by TexasVoter · 16 replies
    Article II Suer PAC ^ | 08/23/2012 | Article II Super PAC
    The RNC 2012 Platform Committee has opened up their process to the voters by asking them for their "Ideas" on what they would like to see included in the 2012 strategic document.
  • Republicans Set to Endorse Two-State Solution at Convention Next Week

    08/23/2012 5:46:01 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 49 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 22, 2012 | Unattributed
    The Republican Party’s platform is expected to include support for a two-state solution in the Middle East. The platform committee, meeting in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, rejected three amendments that would have removed language supportive of a two-state solution, according to a delegate who put forward two of the amendments.
  • How Are Christian Values Faring in GOP Platform?

    08/23/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 21, 2112 | Paul Stanley
    The Republican National Convention may not be officially opening until Monday, but the hard work of finalizing the GOP platform – often referred to as its mission statement – is now under way in Tampa, Fla. Christians are paying particular attention to this year's committee meetings given the fact that the Democrats have voted to include same-sex marriage in their platform for the first time in history. "Overall it's been smooth sailing for Christians and social conservatives," J.P. Duffy, V.P. of Communications at the Family Research Council, told The Christian Post on Tuesday. Duffy, along with Tony Perkins, who heads...
  • Can someone enlighten me as to the abortion plank of the GOP platform? (re Article here)

    08/23/2012 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 12 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 08/23/12 | Daniel Malloy
    In the platform approved Tuesday night and to be voted on next week by all the convention delegates, the GOP states that unborn children have "a fundamental individual right to life that cannot be infringed." The platform also supports a constitutional amendment granting citizenship protections to the unborn. The stances are unchanged from previous platforms.
  • Platform supporting marriage gets initial GOP approval

    08/23/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | August 22, 2012
    Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Platform drafters for the Republican Party have approved language asserting a firm commitment to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society,” the draft document states. “Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation.” The document says that both experience and studies indicate that marriage has physical, emotional, academic and economic benefits for children. It reaffirms the party's support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, while also...
  • We Applaud the Republican Platform: No 'Abortion Rights', Only a Right to Life

    08/21/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT · by tcg · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/22/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Platform is clear: "Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." ... opponents of the fundamental Human Right to Life of our youngest neighbors in the first home of the human race control much of the media. So, this heroic action by the Republican Platform Committee is reported in...
  • Preliminary Republican platform grants ‘dignity and respect’ to gay Americans but defines marriage..

    08/21/2012 6:15:47 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Aug 21 2012 | Callum Borchers
    <p>A subcommittee helping to draft the Republican Party platform approved preliminary language Monday that would affirm “dignity and respect” for gay Americans but a definition of marriage as the union of “one man and one woman” is likely to be included, according to the leader of a conservative gay rights group advising the GOP.</p>
  • Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform

    08/09/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette.com ^ | Aug 9 2012 | Wig
    A retired Navy captain is asking Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to support adding marriage equality to the GOP platform. McDonnell chairs the committee that will propose a platform at the national convention in Tampa later this month. Retired Navy Capt. Joan Darrah, in a letter to McDonnell, said the freedom to marry is in keeping with the party’s ideology. “If given the opportunity, we will testify in support of the inclusion in the Republican platform of both the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the right of same-gender couples to marry and for those marriages to...
  • GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue

    08/06/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    POLITICO ^ | Aug 6 2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    When Democrats announced that their 2012 platform would include a historic first — gay marriage written in as a plank — the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence. There were no statements blasted out from Mitt Romney’s campaign. The same was true for the Republican National Committee. Romney has yet to address the the fact. The pushback came largely from social conservatives and evangelicals, who pledged to make same-sex unions an issue going forward and insisted the stand will hurt Democrats. But the comparative quiet from party leaders would have been unimaginable even four years ago, when public opinion...
  • Ron Paul Rocks, Hits Back, Stands Up, Deliversand Gets a Seat at the Convention Table

    07/23/2012 9:55:15 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 53 replies
    Vanity | 23 July, 2012 | RitaOK
    Ron Paul cooperates with no one, checks his voice for no one and doesn't much like the GOP establishment types. This would include the GOP's likely nominee, Mitt Romney, template maker in Massachusetts for all things nefarious accomplished by Barack Hussein Obama but brought to a national audience. Paul has declined to endorse Romney, but given the army of organized pitchforks he has attracted over the course of a run or two at the party nomination, the man has won a seat at the convention table. USATODAY.com reports that room will be made for Ron Paul in the convention, and...
  • Romney "willing to risk being one-term president": Portman

    06/26/2012 2:33:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 26, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Republican Mitt Romney would tackle tough debt and deficit problems if elected on November 6 in ways that potential vice presidential running mate, Senator Rob Portman, said on Tuesday. could leave him at risk of being a one-term president, a "This is something I have never said publicly, I've told my wife this, but I think he'd be willing to risk being a one-term president in order to make the tough decisions that are going to be required," Portman told the Reuters Washington Summit.
  • Rick Santorum predicts a convention fight with Ron Paul delegates over party platform

    06/08/2012 1:21:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 383 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/08/2012 | Chris Moody
    ROSEMONT, Ill.—Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have never gotten along, and while the primaries are effectively over, their intraparty rivalry could stretch on through the summer. With 267 delegates pledged to him so far, Santorum is planning to flex his muscle at the Republican National Convention in August, where he predicted Friday there could be a showdown over the party platform between the social conservative delegates who pledged support for him and Ron Paul's libertarian supporters. Paul's campaign predicts that about 200 delegates will attend the convention on his behalf. Both want a piece of the party platform, but the...
  • Top Republican Pollster Advises Party To Embrace Gay Marriage

    05/12/2012 7:44:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 12th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    A memo sent out by a Republican pollster has been making the rounds online for its conclusion that the party needs to embrace gay marriage as part of its platform because of recent trends showing increased support for this important social issue. Jan van Lohuizen, who worked as a pollster for George W. Bush in 2004, made the case that the GOP should be fighting for gay marriage as a conservative issue, by emphasizing that “freedom means freedom for everyone.” The memo contains polling data showing that not only is support of gay marriage steadily increasing with the American people...
  • Mitt & Newt: A Plan to Win This Year

    04/20/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 05:00 PM | Christopher Ruddy
    As the dust begins to quickly settle from the hotly contested Republican primary and Mitt Romney assumes the title of presumptive nominee, it’s important to recognize the role Newt Gingrich has played and will continue to play in helping the Republicans win the White House and Senate this fall. The former House speaker recently told Newsmax in an interview that he remains in the race, not as a spoiler, but to play a key role promoting a conservative agenda at the Republican convention in Tampa in August. It’s a worthy goal – and I have no doubt that Newt will...
  • Is the GOP Caving in on Same-Sex Marriage?

    04/03/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 April 2012 | Dave Bohon
    As the nation faces a crucial election in a little over six months, the Republican Party appears to be caving in on a social issue that many conservatives consider of major import: same-sex marriage. What the GOP felt strongly enough about some 16 years ago to lead the fight for passage of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many members are beginning to consider an issue open to compromise. Not only do many Republican House and Senate members consider “gay” marriage a “dead issue,” according to Politico.com, but Republican leadership has “evolved” to the point that it has quietly...
  • Ken Mehlman: Republicans should be for same-sex marriage (RINO BARF ALERT: Yes the KM from Bush II)

    01/31/2012 8:06:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2012 | Ken Mehlman
    “Live Free or Die” isn’t just the official motto for a great state. As the 62nd Republican National Committee Chairman, I think it’s a mantra our party should live by. I hope that New Hampshire legislators will remember this slogan and reject proposals to strip citizens of their right to marry. The party of Lincoln and Reagan should stand first and foremost for freedom. It’s part of our heritage and ought to be part of our DNA. Freedom for Americans of all races is why our party was founded. And our greatest moments — from the unbelievable economic recovery unleashed...
  • GOP 2012 hopefuls united against Planned Parenthood funding

    04/02/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    The rumored field of 2012 presidential hopefuls is uniting behind a plan to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, aligning them with a group of House conservatives who are insisting that any final budget deal includes a policy rider to defund the organization. With less than week left for congressional leaders to reach a budget deal and avert a government shutdown, the proposed rider that would end all federal funding for Planned Parenthood remains one of the thorniest issues in the budget standoff. Some House conservatives, led by Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), have indicated they're unwilling to compromise on...
  • Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race [Romney comments on marriage]

    04/04/2009 11:52:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Washington Post - The Fix ^ | 2009-04-04 | Chris Cillizza
    The decision today by the Iowa Supreme Court that ruled a ban on same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State unconstitutional is certain to have an impact on the state's critical Republican presidential caucuses in 2012. . . . . . Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008 and is an almost-certain candidate in 2012, did offer a comment on the decision when asked by the Fix. "I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman and the definition of marriage should be left to the people and not to activist courts,"...