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GOP purity test would have banished Bush, Reagan

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posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 09:43 AM
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GOP purity test would have banished Bush, Reagan

By David Edwards and John Byrne

Ronald%20Reagan GOP purity test would have banished Bush, ReaganThe latest trend in the Republican Party is an effort to weed out moderates -- witness New York Republicans' successful effort to oust their own candidate in an upstate House race, in preference for an independent conservative.

But a new GOP "purity test" named for Ronald Reagan moves the line even farther to the right, and a liberal website has found that the test -- if used in the past -- would have screened out President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush as viable conservatives.

The test was conceived by conservative attorney Jim Bopp, Jr., who recently pushed a resolution to the Republican National Committee which proposed referring to the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Socialist Party." (The proposal was rejected.)


Is the GOP really moving to the right or is this just posturing to keep the Right wing form bailing and starting their own party?

Most Republicans I know would not make this litmus test to stay in the GOP. Perhaps that's the idea. Even Goldwater would have been banished.
Even Rush couldn't make the cut.

[edit on 25-11-2009 by whaaa]




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