The GOP's rage platform

  • Article by: DANA MILBANK , Washington Post
  • Updated: August 27, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Taken as a whole, the platform makes the Republican Party appear angry, inward, and more than a little paranoid.

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drichmnAug. 26, 12 9:53 PM

" Reince Priebus, the national committee chairman, tried to insulate the party's nominee from the GOP's own policies. "This is the platform of the Republican Party," he told MSNBC. "It's not the platform of Mitt Romney." .... so the Republican nominee doesn't support what the Republican Party stands for?!?

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kvarnoldAug. 26, 12 9:54 PM

These religious extremists would never see it, but they are in fact the Christian equivalent of Taliban and want their own brand of "sharia" law here. They don't get it.

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ginny6Aug. 26, 1210:01 PM

The Republican party has become truly pathetic.

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pumiceAug. 26, 1210:13 PM

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on the GOP platform: "These positions are consistent with the Romney campaign." Apparently Kobach watched all the debates but missed the characteristic shaking sound of fine aluminum powder and beads re-coating the Mitt Romney's Etch-a-Sketch screen.

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pumiceAug. 26, 1210:15 PM

Re: "so the Republican nominee doesn't support what the Republican Party stands for?!?" If you go back far enough, he does...then he doesn't...then he does...then he doesn't...

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erikj3Aug. 26, 1210:49 PM

The GOP has become primarily a party of angry white men (and a few angry women) pandering to other angry white men. They are a party more appropriate to the 12th century, not the 21st. We have huge issues facing us and these guys want to take us backwards. Be afraid, be very afraid, of their anti-women, anti-worker, anti-minority, anti-any religion other than Christianity agenda!

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sjhuotAug. 26, 1211:30 PM

I don't normally side with the GOP, but the Democratic Party platform will likely be equally as lunatic as the Republicans' platform. Party operatives don't live in the real world. They live in a world of opinion polls and position papers. No humans allowed!

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halfabubbleAug. 26, 1211:44 PM

The GOP for decades has made political hay out of fear: Communists, Socialists, Gays, and any things beginning with the word "Godless...". there is no surprise here that they keep beating the fear drum because it's the only drum they have.

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elmore1Aug. 26, 1211:51 PM

Agree that there are some in the GOP with an extreme ideology. Same is true in the DFL. We need a moderate party.

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gofurnuttAug. 26, 1211:56 PM

Now In Storm Threatened Florida, I don't Want that Republican "Small Government" Governor Scott To Ask For any Government Help For what Is Well Known To Be A Potential Common Occurrence In "Hurricane Zones".... Like Being Routinely Flooded In "Known Flood Planes".... People Move There For The Tropical Weather.... And Mock Those That Live In Other Non-Tropical Climes, Well Like Say Minnesota...It Just so Happens That One of The Trade Offs Is You're In A Hurricane Zone....... Fend For Yourselves...You Knew of The Risks... Maybe Some of Those Job Busted Former Union Employees Could Be Hired at State Expense To Help On the Cleanup...... Teachers, Anyone, Anyone.......

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