BANZAI7--Conservative Republican Party activists want to withhold money from GOP candidates who stray too far from party orthodoxy.
Ten Republican National Committee members are distributing a plan to impose a purity test – calling for money to be withheld from anyone who disagrees with conservative principles on more than two of 10 core issues.
Proposed RNC Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee identifies ten (10) key public policy positions for the 2010 election cycle, which the Republican National Committee expects its public officials and candidates to support:
(1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits, lower taxes, higher rates of unemployment and the reduction of basic services for all Americans by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill;
(2) We support market-based health care reforms designed solely to enrich the health insurance industry and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;
(3) We support market-based energy speculation and enhanced global warming by opposing cap and trade legislation;
(4) We support workers’ right to be fired;
(5) We support the capping of immigration and assimilation of foreigners into American society and oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants;
(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting endless rounds of military-recommended troop surges;
(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat, so long as it does not impact the financial outlook for the American military industrial complex;
(8) We support detention of homosexuals who are not Republican politicians and donors;
(9) We support the principle of socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor;
(10) We support the right to keep and bear automatic weapons by opposing any and all government restrictions on gun ownership; and be further
RESOLVED, that a candidate who disagrees with three or more of the above stated public policy positions of the Republican National Committee, as identified by the voting record, public statements and/or signed questionnaire of the candidate, shall not be eligible for financial support and endorsement by the Republican National Committee.