1) We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama’s “stimulus” bill.
(2) We support market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare.
(3) We support market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation.
(4) We support workers’ right to secret ballot by opposing card check.
(5) We support legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants.
(6) We support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges.
(7) We support containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat.
(8) We support retention of the Defense of Marriage Act.
(9) We support protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing, denial of health care and government funding of abortion.
(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership.I disagree with #3 & #6 and I only agree with the abortion part of #9. Anyone who saw 60 Minutes last night saw what happens when we don't effectively ration Medicare. Why should my tax dollars pay for a 93 year old given 3 months to live to have a new $50,000 pacemaker? Insurance companies ration every day, that's why we have 30+ million uninsured. Republicans have become outright dishonest about health care. If we don't ration Medicare/Medicaid, then #1 won't even make any sense!
Most Republicans apparently don't realize that sending McChrystal's requested 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan will end up costing us $40 billion extra a year. This is why I wish Sarah Palin and others would stop complaining about Obama's "dithering" in the same sentence they complain about his massive government spending. They want to cut taxes (#1 on the list) and yet further expensive wars, which is just stupid and partly how we got this massive deficit to begin with. Why do you have to be a war hawk to be a Republican? Didn't Eisenhower teach us anything?
Why, oh why, can't we have smarter Republicans with better lists? The smart ones are probably the "moderates" that don't pass the litmus test.
By the way, the January RNC meeting is in Honolulu. Nice to know my RNC donation would go to pay for their plane flights from D.C. Isn't it ironic that they criticized Obama from being from Hawaii and yet hold their plush convention there? What a nice display of fiscal conservancy it will be.