Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ignoring The Moderates (Again)

Ten Commandments released by the GOP. If a candidate doesn't meet eight, they get NO FUNDING.

Here they are:
(1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill
(2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare;
(3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation;
(4) Workers’ right to secret ballot by opposing card check
(5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants;
(6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges;
(7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat
(8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act;
(9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
(10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership

Number 1 is the opposite of number 6.
"Market based energy reform". What is that exactly?
Number 6. Afghanistan, maybe. But Iraq?
Number 7. Does "effective action" mean we attack Iran and North Korea? What does that mean for Number 1?
Number 8. These folks just can't handle the gays.
Number 9. What about health care rationing or denial in the "market based" private sector. Also, when they say "government-run", that really means "public option". Look close. The second word is "option".

I would like to see some positive ideas about how to solve real problems. Count how many times the word "oppose" appears on the list.

My list is better.