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  • Sen. Flake sees GOP contender backing gay marriage

    03/31/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT · by Hilda · 27 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | March 31, 2013 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says it is "inevitable" that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage.</p> <p>The Arizona lawmaker on Sunday said the shifting political landscape will eventually yield a candidate who backs same-sex marriage and predicts that candidate would find support within the GOP.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • Where is the Republican Platform for November?

    07/28/2010 5:47:39 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 28 replies · 4+ views
    7-28-10 | Self
    Where is the Republican platform? I hear they're all scared again and acting too wimpy to agree to one...Paul Ryan's is apparently too "mature" to embrace. Argghh! One poster on American Thinker, "MajorMajor" said this: "If you want to see people fight over each other to get in the voting booth, all you have to do is promise the following: 1. Repeal Obamacare and Financial Reform. 2. Extend the Bush Tax Cuts and create new ones like no capital gain tax. 3. Pledge to reduce spending by 10% across the board every year for the next four years, no exceptions!!!...
  • Gallup: Republicans Now Strongly Pro-Life, Democrats Back Abortion

    03/08/2010 1:49:37 PM PST · by julieee · 24 replies · 280+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup: Republicans Now Strongly Pro-Life, Democrats Back Abortion Washington, DC -- The Gallup polling firm released a new report today looking back at its abortion polling from 1975-2009. It found that, over the last several years, Republicans and Democrats have become more polarized as Republicans move to a pro-life direction and Democrat embrace abortion. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat6089.html
  • Propose your top four planks for the GOP.

    02/20/2010 11:43:56 AM PST · by dagogo redux · 59 replies · 833+ views
    2/20/10 | dagogo redux
    With the tension brewing between the Tea Party movement and the Progessive/statist RINOs, and given the fact that out best chances may require working for change within the GOP, I would like to hear the ideas of fellow FReepers in the form of four proposed federal-level planks for the GOP. I'll offer mine, based on my limited understanding of the original intent of our Founding Fathers, and how that might fit with our current mess, but I'm hoping to hear the thoughts of greater minds and deeper thinkers here. Thanks. Top Four Federal-level Planks for the Republican Party 1. Fiscal...
  • It’s Time for the Republican Party to Embrace Identity Politics

    06/29/2009 4:33:51 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 16 replies · 444+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 29 | John Hawkins
    Just about everyone acknowledges, inside the Republican Party and out, that the GOP needs to do a much better job of bringing minorities into the party. But how? There’s a big problem with implementing this idea — one that is seldom discussed. The obstacles that prevent Republicans from bringing more minorities into the party are as cultural as they are political. Many blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, and even women instinctually vote Democrat, even when their views more closely align with the Republicans. It would be ambitious to imagine the GOP could get 50% of every one of those groups. But...
  • Steele Breaks With Cheney on Gay Marriage

    06/04/2009 11:08:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 681+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/3/2009 | David A. Patten
    RNC chairman Michael Steele reiterated his opposition to same sex marriage this week, taking issue with former vice president Dick Cheney's support for it. "The vice president brings very personal perspective to this issue," Steele said on CNN's American Morning program on Tuesday -- a reference to the fact that Cheney has a gay daughter. "My personal view is that marriage is between a man and a woman," Steele said, adding that his stance is "very much in line with what the president [Barack Obama] has said." Cheney and Steele agree in one regard, however: Both say the issue of...
  • Reagan Republicans Know Meghan McCain Is Wrong About Gays

    04/20/2009 2:16:44 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 36 replies · 1,086+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | April 20, 2009 04:32 PM ET | By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
    Say what you want about Meghan McCain, the girl knows how to grab a headline. Speaking Saturday to the Log Cabin Republicans, McCain pronounced her belief that the GOP is too far behind the times to be relevant to the American electorate. "I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes," the 23-year-old McCain said. "There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being 'more' conservative. Worse, there are those who think we can win by changing nothing at all about what our party has become. They just want to wait...
  • AFA Petition - Should Mike Steele Resign?

    03/13/2009 1:27:11 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 35 replies · 849+ views
    AFA Website ^ | 13 Mar 2009 | Webb Master
    Republican National Chairman Michael Steele says abortion is a choice, homosexuality is not In a recent interview, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele told GQ magazine that he supports abortion rights. "I think that's an individual choice (to have an abortion)," he said. Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion? Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice. You do? Yeah. Absolutely. Steele later issued a statement "clarifying” his comments regarding abortion saying he is “pro-life.” Steele also disputed the view that being homosexual is a lifestyle choice. "I don't think I've ever really...
  • Christine Whitman and Robert Bostock: GOP can't afford to remain hostage to social fundamentalists

    11/16/2008 11:35:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 91 replies · 1,975+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-15-08
    Four years ago, in the week after the 2004 presidential election, we were working furiously to put the finishing touches on the book we co-authored, "It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America." Our central thesis was simple: The Republican Party had been taken hostage by "social fundamentalists," the people who base their votes on such social issues as abortion, gay rights and stem cell research. Unless the GOP freed itself from their grip, we argued, it would so alienate itself from the broad center of the American electorate that it...
  • CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Does the GOP ‘Have to Be Anti-Abortion’?

    11/11/2008 7:14:32 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 117 replies · 649+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    During a segment on Tuesday’s Newsroom program, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez asked South Carolina Mark Sanford if the Republican needed to abandon its social conservative principles in order to be successful again: "Do you have to be anti-abortion, because that's a very important, big topic in the South..?" Sanchez later asked the Republican governor, as well as talk show host Neal Boortz, "Can you be a fiscal Republican and a social conservative Republican at the same time without making one side mad..?" Sanchez had both Sanford and Boortz on to discuss the upcoming Republican Governors’ Association meeting in Florida. The...
  • GOP Platform 2008 on Preservation of Marriage

    09/25/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 10 replies · 449+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | RNC
    The 2008 Republican Platform, Values section, topic Preserving Traditional Marriage; with comments from readers. ... cont.
  • Partisan Plans for Energy and Climate Change

    09/10/2008 7:56:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 207+ views
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2008 | Ronald Bailey
    Cap and trade, drilling, no nukes, and tax credits for all At their conventions this past month, the Democrats and Republicans each laid out their differing solutions to our nation's energy and climate troubles. Energy and climate change are intertwined because burning fossil fuels that power the modern world produces carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the planet. In addition, higher oil prices have raised concerns about the nation's energy security. Combing through both platforms, it appears that the Republicans endorse a far more sweeping set of energy and climate change policies than do their Democratic counterparts. The GOP platform...
  • 2008 Republican Platform

    09/05/2008 6:52:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 52 replies · 419+ views
    GOP website ^ | 09/01/ 2008 | GOP Platform Committee
    We oppose amnesty. The rule of law suffers if government policies encourage or reward illegal activity. The American people’s rejection of en masse legalizations is especially appropriate given the federal government’s past failures to enforce the law.
  • McCain policies differ sharply from party plank[Gay Rights-Immigration-Environment]

    09/04/2008 12:59:22 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 133+ views
    NYT ^ | 03 Sep 2008 | Carl Huse
    The clash includes issues of the environment, immigration, and gay rights As a senator, John McCain holds a reputation for diverging from many of his Republican colleagues on core party issues. Now, as the party’s presidential candidate, his record and policy views are putting him at odds with the overarching party platform adopted this week. On major issues like the environment, immigration, stem cell research and gay rights, the platform, which expresses the party’s philosophy, clashes with Mr. McCain’s longstanding positions or does not go as far as he has proposed in addressing subjects such as climate change. It is...
  • McCain, GOP in cease-fire -- for now -- over immigration policy

    09/04/2008 10:58:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 448+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 9/4/08 | Jim Miller and Ben Goad
    ST. PAUL, MINN. - Republican John McCain's primary campaign almost collapsed last year under the weight of opponents' attacks that he backed "amnesty" for illegal immigrants. As McCain prepares to accept his party's nomination for president tonight, past critics of the Arizona senator's position have rallied behind his candidacy. McCain, meanwhile, has backed away from signature immigration legislation and signed off on a party platform that makes a fence along the Mexican border a priority. The party's Twin Cities unity on immigration bridges, for now, an increasingly charged ideological rift for Republican candidates and campaigns. "We don't go around talking...
  • GOP: Only legal residents should be counted

    09/03/2008 11:36:24 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 216+ views
    ap ^ | September 2nd, 2008 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2008 Republican platform, in language that is hostile to illegal immigrants, says the makeup of Congress should be determined by counting only those legally residing in the United States in the next census. "The integrity of the 2010 census, proportioning congressional representation among the states, must be preserved," says the platform language, which is a reinterpretation of the Constitution that could affect how congressional seats are apportioned. "The census," it says, "should count every person legally abiding in the United States in an actual enumeration." The 14th Amendment of the Constitution, ratified in 1868, says representatives...
  • GOP Platform Chair: McCain 'Pushed Very Hard' for Climate Change Plank

    09/03/2008 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Saint X · 39 replies · 293+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | September 3, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The GOP is making a dramatic change to its stance on climate change thanks to a “push” from presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, according to the 2008 Republican Platform Committee chairman. Platform Chair Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Calif., spoke to the group of conservative bloggers at the Republican National Convention on September 3 in St. Paul, Minn. He said McCain’s campaign was an instrumental part in pushing for a plank about climate change, to the chagrin of many conservatives.
  • GOP Platform Chair: McCain 'Pushed Very Hard' for Climate Change Plank

    09/03/2008 12:35:01 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 50 replies · 1,466+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | September 2, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The GOP is making a dramatic change to its stance on climate change thanks to a “push” from presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, according to the 2008 Republican Platform Committee chairman. Platform Chair Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Calif., spoke to the group of conservative bloggers at the Republican National Convention on September 3 in St. Paul, Minn. He said McCain’s campaign was an instrumental part in pushing for a plank about climate change, to the chagrin of many conservatives. “One thing you got to understand, when it comes to a platform, this is the difficulty that you have – you have...
  • To the Right of McCain

    09/03/2008 11:36:35 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 149+ views
    NRO ^ | 1 Sepember 2008 | Stephen Spruiell
    To the Right of McCainPlatform politics. By Stephen Spruiell St. Paul — The Republican party has canceled most of Monday’s program due to Hurricane Gustav, but party delegates still plan to meet for a few hours to hold some pro forma votes. One of these will concern the adoption of a new party platform. The Republican Platform Committee hammered out the details during a series of meetings in Minneapolis last week. Conservatives should be pleased with the results. The new platform is distinctly different from the two adopted during the candidacies of George W. Bush, which were constructed to essentially...
  • To the Right of McCain

    09/02/2008 6:41:41 PM PDT · by wgflyer · 8 replies · 169+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 1, 2008 6:00 AM | Stephen Spruiell
    St. Paul — The Republican party has canceled most of Monday’s program due to Hurricane Gustav, but party delegates still plan to meet for a few hours to hold some pro forma votes. One of these will concern the adoption of a new party platform. The Republican Platform Committee hammered out the details during a series of meetings in Minneapolis last week. Conservatives should be pleased with the results. snip... McCain now says that border security must come first... snip... The first draft of the 2008 platform leaned more towards McCain’s view. It attributed warming to human activity and called...
  • The Need for a Strong Immigration Stand in the Republican Platform

    09/02/2008 5:25:26 AM PDT · by kellynla · 33 replies · 344+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 09/02/2008 | Kris W. Kobach
    It’s a strange election year when one of the most important issues for voters is avoided by both presidential candidates. But that is exactly what has happened in 2008 with illegal immigration. Recently, some people have suggested that the Republican Party Platform should be similarly silent, or at least equivocal, on the issue. They are dead wrong. Think back to February 2008. Most of the contenders for the Republican presidential nomination were wrestling with one another to wear the mantle of “toughest on illegal immigration.” As Congressman Tom Tancredo correctly observed, the rest of the field “was trying to out-Tancredo...
  • Republican Platform Vast Improvement Over 2004

    09/01/2008 6:20:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 159+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 09/01/2008 | Donald Devine
    Conservatives are thrilled with the platform just adopted in Minneapolis by the Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions -- as the platform committee is formally known -- and which will be submitted for formal adoption to the full convention this week in St. Paul. The 2008 platform truly reflects the beliefs of the party and its activist base and is significantly more conservative than the one four years before. The working copy of the 2008 platform was drafted by party staff without the heavy-handedness often imposed by presidential nominees. In 2004, many activist conservatives were upset at the high-handed tactics...
  • Promises from the RNC: The Same Old Song?

    08/31/2008 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Man50D · 31 replies · 168+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2008 | Larrey Anderson
    I spoke with my mother, just before I left for Minneapolis to cover the Republican National Convention for American Thinker. My mother has been to a bunch of RNC conventions. She told me that they were all the same. "It was always the same old song," she said. Speaker after speaker promised to lower taxes, to cut back government red tape, to rein in federal spending. The crowds were almost hysterical, she told me. They were told exactly what they wanted to hear -- and they believed it. Mom said that she believed it too, at least for the first...
  • John Boehner: A preview of the convention and the fall campaign

    08/31/2008 1:52:44 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies · 134+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 08/30/2008 | John Boehner
    When I take the gavel at the Republican National Convention this week, Republicans will begin highlighting an agenda of freedom and security that will contrast sharply with what our Democratic counterparts displayed in Denver. Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin are uniquely positioned to be the standard-bearers of our reform agenda, and every day through Nov. 4, they and Republican candidates up and down the ballot will highlight our solutions on gas prices, the economy, security and health care — the issues that matter most to families, seniors and small businesses in Minnesota and across the country. In 2006,...
  • John McCain's Trifecta on the Road to Victory

    08/31/2008 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 191+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Nina May
    John McCain has just experienced a political Trifecta garnering the coveted conservative base that is absolutely necessary for any Republican to win an election. It is the very oxygen of the party i n much the same way liberals are the core of the Democratic Party. The first win for Senator McCain that shook his slumbering base was the Saddleback Forum where his direct answers that revealed conviction and resolve stood in sharp contrast to Barack’s fumbled, arrogant, non-answer responses. So distraught was the left that=2 0they had to create an immediate spin that McCain had the answers before hand....
  • GOP Platform Draft: Global Warming is Man-Made

    08/31/2008 4:28:50 AM PDT · by Man50D · 113 replies · 267+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 29, 2008
    A final draft of the Republican Party platform includes a first-ever plank on global warming that says human activity has contributed to climate change. "The same human activity that has brought freedom and opportunity to billions has also increased the amount of carbon in the atmosphere," the draft reads. "Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the earth." The GOP platform was approved by a 112-person platform committee in Minneapolis, Minn., late on Wednesday and will likely be ratified at the Republican National Convention on Monday. Conservative experts on global warming told CNSNews.com on Thursday that while they are...
  • Terre Haute attorney helps mold Republican Convention platform

    08/30/2008 8:14:53 PM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies · 181+ views
    The Tribune Star ^ | August 31, 2008 | Howard Grenni
    TERRE HAUTE — While delegates have a vote during a national convention, Terre Haute attorney James R. Bopp Jr. has a much more involved role as part of a committee that has molded the official platform for the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis/St. Paul. The convention starts Monday and runs through Thursday, when Sen. John McCain of Arizona will make his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination at St. Paul’s Excel Energy Center. Bopp, 60, is a national committeeman and is one of three Wabash Valley residents who as delegates are attending the national convention. The convention will host...
  • Is McCain liberalizing the republicans?

    08/29/2008 4:13:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 50 replies · 122+ views
    me
    Noticed that two planks of the party's platform have changed? The one about drilling is gone. Buh bye ANWR. And the new one about global warming? Yeah, that's real conservative. *SARCASM*
  • National Right to Life calls GOP platform "Strongest Ever"

    08/28/2008 11:52:23 AM PDT · by flyfree · 9 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the Democratic Party officially nominated pro-abortion Senator Barack Obama for president and pro-abortion Senator Joe Biden for vice-president during the third day of their convention in Denver yesterday, the Republican Party Platform Committee, meeting in Minneapolis, adopted the strongest and most explicit support for life ever expressed by a major political party. "We applaud the Republican Party, and especially the members of the platform committee representing grassroots pro-life Republicans across the country, for making such a strong and unequivocal stand supporting life at all stages," said National Right to Life Political Director Karen...
  • GOP Passes Pro-Investor Platform

    While the Democrats play out the Billary –Obama Saga. The Republicans are at work finalizing their platform.
  • GOP Platform Cmte OKs Pro-Life Platform Condemning Abortion

    08/28/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 106+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 20, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Minneapolis, MN -- The Republican Party's platform committee has put the finishing touches on a new party platform that contains some of the strongest language ever condemning abortion and supporting legal protections for unborn children. The platform stands in stark contrast to the pro-abortion plank Democrats approved Monday. The platform draws on the nation's founding documents as expressing the earliest support for human life but backs a Constitutional amendment to make those protections clear.
  • GOP Platform Opposes Amnesty

    08/28/2008 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies · 140+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 28, 2008 | Josiah Ryan
    On the Spot (CNSNews.com) – A draft copy of the GOP platform, which was obtained by CNSNews.com on Wednesday, says “We oppose amnesty” for illegal immigrants. But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, has been a leading proponent in Congress for giving illegal aliens a “pathway to citizenship.” The GOP platform is being written in Minneapolis this week in preparation for the Republican National Convention, scheduled for early September. “It [the rule of law] does not mean driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, nor does it mean that states should be allowed to flout the...
  • Sparks fly as GOP battles over 'amnesty,' 'anchor babies'

    08/27/2008 7:53:14 PM PDT · by kellynla · 50 replies · 565+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | August 27, 2008 | staff
    Republicans seeking to put more teeth in the party's immigration platform ran into opposition from delegates who largely argued they didn't want to conflict with Sen. John McCain's positions. But the divide over hot-button topics such as "anchor babies" and "amnesty" was further complicated by McCain's public shift in the wake of his failed "comprehensive immigration reform" bill, with the presumptive Republican presidential candidate now acknowledging the strong mandate to emphasize securing the borders. The platform will be put before the party's delegates for a vote on the opening day of the convention Monday in the Twin Cities. Today, the...
  • The GOP platform: Putting face-saving above principle

    08/27/2008 4:05:40 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 44 replies · 209+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 27, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2008 03:48 PM Let’s recap, for a moment, what the GOP has been up to while the DNC circus has been carrying on in Denver.You’ve got the RNC running ads targeting open-borders Hispanic voters by touting John McCain as a stronger shamnesty supporter than Barack Obama. You’ve got McCain foolishly promoting an endorsement from open-borders reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.You’ve got GOP platform conferees refusing to combat pro-illegal immigration euphemisms.And now, you’ve got those platform writers throwing in the towel on drilling in ANWR in order to save face for John McCain, who’s on the same side...
  • The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration

    08/27/2008 3:06:57 PM PDT · by BGHater · 29 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News ^ | 27 Aug 2008 | Shushannah Walshe
    All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week’s convention. Sparks flew when delegates got into debate over illegal immigration, which reflected where John McCain originally stood on the issue, but has now taken a more conservative stance. Delegates were split into different subcommittees and it was in the national security meeting where members got into heated discussion surrounding the issues of amnesty and English as the official language of the United States. Two delegates wanted to harden the language surrounding the issue...
  • GOP platform backs off pet issues to help McCain

    08/27/2008 2:40:47 PM PDT · by rob777 · 67 replies · 173+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/27/2008 | MARTIGA LOHN
    MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans are putting John McCain's campaign priorities above some of their pet issues, including drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and denying citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Members of the GOP platform committee voted Wednesday to stick with an energy plank that doesn't mention drilling in the refuge, saying it would only highlight an area where they differ with the Arizona senator. McCain opposes drilling in that protected land, and some committee members said they would rather bring him around on the issue once he's in the White House than widen their...
  • GOP platform backs off pet issues to help McCain (Idiots all!)

    08/27/2008 2:56:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 77 replies · 186+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 8/27/2008 | MARTIGA LOHN
    MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans are putting John McCain's campaign priorities above some of their pet issues, including drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and denying citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
  • Progress: Global Warming Nixed From GOP Platform

    08/27/2008 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 142+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 27, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Stephen Spruiell at The Corner has been watching the Republican Platform Drafting Committee and thinks that Johnny Mac may be coming around, at least a little, on Global Warming. Republican Platform Committee . . . decided to strike the phrase “global warming” anywhere it appeared in the document, either replacing it with the more neutral “climate change,” or removing it altogether. Though "Climate Change" may be more ambiguous than "Global Warming," it still falls in the category of putting lipstick on a pig (you can call it what you want, it is still a pig), the change in terminology may...
  • The GOP Platform on Energy/Environment

    08/26/2008 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Delacon · 10 replies · 434+ views
    Planet Gore/National Review Online ^ | August 26, 2008 | Edward John Craig
    Speaking of Minnesota . . . Stephen Spruiell is sussing out the Twin Cities in advance of the Republican National Convention, and reports on the GOP's latest platform draft over on the homepage. Spruiell finds the platform plank on immigration, for example, is worded in such a way as to avoid driving a wedge between McCain and his conservative base: The passages on global warming provide another example. The draft acknowledges that human activity is contributing to warming and calls for “measured and reasonable” steps to curtail it. Policymakers should support solutions that are “technology-driven, market-based,” and not fall prey...
  • The RNC Meets to Draft Their Platform: Sparks Fly on the Issue of Illegal Immigration

    08/26/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Delacon · 74 replies · 317+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 26th, 2008 | Shushannah Walshe
    All eyes may be on Denver this week, but the Republican National Committee began their meetings to draft an election platform today ahead of next week’s convention. Sparks flew when delegates got into debate over illegal immigration, which reflected where John McCain originally stood on the issue, but has now taken a more conservative stance. Delegates were split into different subcommittees and it was in the national security meeting where members got into heated discussion surrounding the issues of amnesty and English as the official language of the United States. Two delegates wanted to harden the language surrounding the issue...
  • GOP platform may have global warming plank

    08/26/2008 3:32:52 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 108 replies · 481+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Republican platform may include a first-ever plank on global warming, an examination of a draft document indicated. "Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the Earth," The Hill reported the draft document as saying. "While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today." Sen. John McCain, poised to become the party's presidential nominee next week during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., is a proponent of tackling global warming.
  • GOP takes a hard line on abortion for its platform

    08/26/2008 12:38:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 159+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 8/26/08 | Martiga Lohn
    AP story, link only
  • Some Republicans resist English the Official Language, but it still makes it into the platform!!

    08/26/2008 1:52:40 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 16 replies · 407+ views
    The same article as the "GOP takes a hard line on abortion..." The committee passed a plank calling for English to become the nation's official language, but not without some sparks. Sue Everheart of Georgia said she feared the position would cost Republicans the support of immigrants. "I want every Republican vote out there," Everheart said.
  • GOP adds global warming to its 2008 platform

    08/26/2008 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 150+ views
    GOP adds global warming to its 2008 platform By Jackie Kucinich Posted: 08/26/08 04:34 PM [ET] The National Republican Party for the first time is expected to acknowledge global warming in its 2008 GOP Platform, according to a draft of the document. “Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the earth,” the document said. “While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today.” Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is a strong proponent of tackling global...
  • GOP Puts Platform on Crash Diet

    08/26/2008 5:36:23 AM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 112+ views
    townhall.com/AP News ^ | August 26, 2008 | staff
    Republicans are debating an election platform that differs in at least one striking way from the past _ it's purged of the dear-leader tributes that turned statements of party principles into an incessant hailing of the chief. In fact, a draft of the document going to the GOP platform committee Tuesday mentions 2008 presidential candidate John McCain and President Bush not at all. They'll be worked in later, in a section or two to be added. It's nothing personal, party officials hasten to say. Rather, they've put the platform on a crash diet. The 2004 platform ran over 40,000 words,...
  • Misleading platform platitudes [Middle east]

    08/24/2008 6:35:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-24-08 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    There was a time, not all that long ago, when the conventions of the two major political parties were more than carefully orchestrated photo opportunities and pep rallies. The television networks have long since acceded to their audiences' wishes and ended the tradition of "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of these political jamborees. They are right to do so. Once the conventions stopped being news events and became endless partisan infomercials, there was no reason to treat them as being any different from any other garden-variety political rally. But that hasn't stopped the parties from continuing some of the time-honored traditions of the...
  • RNC to Solicit Online Suggestions for Party Platform

    07/12/2008 4:23:07 PM PDT · by flyfree · 56 replies · 119+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/08
    ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: The Republican National Committee today will unveil a web site, www.gopplatform2008.com, that will allow individuals to log on and share their suggestions and opinions on what should be included in the party’s platform. The platform will be ratified by the party’s delegates at its convention in Minneapolis in September. Starting Friday, an individual can log on to the site and upload their written comments or video comments. A team led by Platform Committee Executive Director Steven Duffield will sift through the online submissions up until the convention and party officials said they are open to...
  • RNC to Solicit Online Suggestions for Party Platform

    07/11/2008 2:21:49 PM PDT · by 50cal Smokepole · 41 replies · 93+ views
    ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: The Republican National Committee today will unveil a web site, www.gopplatform2008.com, that will allow individuals to log on and share their suggestions and opinions on what should be included in the party’s platform. The platform will be ratified by the party’s delegates at its convention in Minneapolis in September.