Friday, May 27, 2011

GOP Decides Disagreement Unacceptable

Filed by F. Russell Grumman
ITITY Political Affairs Correspondent

Washington DC

In order to forestall any use by Democrats of any GOP Presidential candidate’s actual statements against them, today the Republican National Committee (RNC) issued a unanimous party rule that GOP candidates for President may not publicly make any statement that could be construed as believing or supporting anything different from RNC-endorsed positions. Truth will not be deemed a defense to any violation of this rule, and some are already calling the rule Grand Old Ten Commandments, because of the ten examples it uses. They are:

1. The Paul Ryan budget plan is a brave, brilliant and visionary document that, despite its actual provisions, does not destroy Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security.

2. Newt Gingrich must always be referred to as a brilliant thinker. He may not be referred to as a “loose cannon,” “racial panderer” or as “having baggage.” (Note: Use of the word “intellectual” has been forbidden in the GOP since 1980 when it was banished from the lexicon by the sainted and infallible Ronald Reagan).

3. Any Republican who runs for President is, by reason of being a Republican, qualified to be President. This is being called the Hermann Cain-Michelle Bachmann provision, inasmuch as Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are not in the race.

4. The richest one percent of Americans and America’s corporations pay too many taxes. Only by continuing to shift wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest Americans can America prosper.

5. Healthcare is not a right but a privilege, reserved for those who the healthcare industry is willing to insure for whatever premium it wishes to charge, and who are healthy enough not to need it.

6. The unemployed are unemployed because they have not worked hard enough to build the wealth of their employers. This is especially true of older workers and minorities.

7. The unborn are persons who must be protected, but only until birth at which point they and their parents are on their own.

8. Torture is not torture if conducted by or on behalf of the US. It is noted that because he is not running, this rule does not apply to statements by John McCain.

9. There is no such thing as “corporate welfare,” “unneeded subsidies” or “unnecessary defense spending.”

10. Evolution is a theory, while Creationism is a fact.

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