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The Significance of Party Platforms

boccepaul Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 7:27 AM
When the Democrats were "debating" in Tampa whether to include God and Jerusalem in their platform, it amounted little more than picking out the curtains for a brothel. One can well imagine a barker outside the Dem Den of Ill Repute attempting to entice a sincere, well-intentioned, God-fearing Democrat to step inside, "Sure we've got God and Jerusalem in here, just look at the churchy curtains! Take a seat next to the abortionist and married gay couple. Hey, did you see the new curtains?" Platforms do tell us a lot about a party. In this case it tells the story of a party which cannot openly admit to itself its own state of utter moral decline. Let's hope enough people see the truth before it's curtains for us all.
House Speaker John Boehner was quoted during the Republican National Convention as saying, "Have you ever met anybody who read the party platform? I never met anybody."

Scoffing at the party's platform is the typical attitude of establishment-backed politicians who don't want to be bothered with addressing the hopes and goals of grassroots voters. Downgrading the platform is the mark of losing candidates, such as Bob Dole and John McCain.

A committee of one man and one woman from each state writes the Republican platform. Those who have already been elected from their state as delegates to the quadrennial National...