Washington Post “Worried” About Total Rewrite Of GOP Platform

Legitimate news, or just another attempt to drive a wedge between those who will/may vote for Senator McCain? Washington Post – Conservatives Ready To Battle McCain on Convention Platform

Conservative activists are preparing to do battle with allies of Sen. John McCain in advance of September’s Republican National Convention, hoping to prevent his views on global warming, immigration, stem cell research and campaign finance from becoming enshrined in the party’s official declaration of principles.

McCain has not yet signaled the changes he plans to make in the GOP platform, but many conservatives say they fear wholesale revisions could emerge as candidate McCain seeks to put his stamp on a document that currently reflects the policies and principles of President Bush.

Let’s see: the article mentions several Conservative “activist” people and groups, such as the American Conservative Union, yet, none of them are talking about battling McCain. Interesting.

Yes, many Conservatives are concerned about some of McCain’s views. Quite a few of us disagree with him on global warming, illegal immigration, and campaign finance. But, most of us disagree with Bush on most of his policies regarding spending, more religion in government, the whole compassionate conservatism issue. McCain is right on the things that matter the most: national security, taxation, spending, and the size and scope of the federal government. Core Conservative issues.

As to global warming and how to “fix” it, the best situation would be to tell the people who believe it is mostly of solely Man’s fault to go jump in a lake and cool their brain pans down, but, too many people have been brainwashed, so, a policy that addresses anthropogenice global warming but doesn’t damage or destroy the economy is smart.

As much as we would like to get rid of the 12-20 million illegals in this country, good luck with that. More importantly, we do need better and more updated policies to deal with the legal immigrants, such as migrant workers, long term workers, students – remember, many of the 9/11 hijackers came on student visas – legal visitors, and those looking for permanent citizenship. Approximately 1/3 of all illegals are those who have overstayed their visas.

Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a former Ohio secretary of state, said he does not expect a “bloodletting” in the platform committee. He predicts that conservatives and McCain will be reasonable and stay focused on a November victory: “I don’t think you are going to see any radical departures or inflammatory demands for change in one direction or another.”

Those assurances are not enough for activists such as Echard, who have been on the front lines of GOP platform fights for years. She will be traveling to Minneapolis-St. Paul, site of the Sept. 1-4 convention, for two weeks in August, with the primary goal of making sure the 2008 platform reflects conservative principles.

The problem is, what are conservative principles nowadays? Like those on the liberal side the main issues have been lost in a fog. Pushing faith based programs, compassionate government programs, and pork barrel policies are not conservative. Fighting against gay marriage is an adopted issue, but is not conservative at all. If they want a platform, what about one that reigns in the idiotic actions of those who were elected as conservatives, but then turn around and spend as drunken sailors?

On another note, the very fact that conservatives speak out against policies they do not like is considerably better then the lemming like activities of the Left.

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One Response to “Washington Post “Worried” About Total Rewrite Of GOP Platform”

  1. John Ryan says:

    is nation building one of the core conservative ideals ?

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