Its official the GOP has no platform

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Balbus, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    I was trying to see what the Republican Party platform would be for 2020 and found this


    The page does not open because there seem to be no page – no platform.
  2. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Then I heard that basically the party are just rolling over the 2016 platform, seemingly and hilariously keeping in references that are critical of the “current president” and “current administration” meaning Obama and his admin who were in office at that time but now seemingly aimed at Trump.

    “While some of these damning mentions are clearly tied to Democratic policies, others paint a more broadly unflattering portrait of Obama-era America that can now inadvertently be used to undermine Trump. “The huge increase in the national debt demanded by and incurred during the current Administration has placed a significant burden on future generations,” the platform states, for instance, before Trump only added to the national debt as president. The platform also declares the “Middle East is more dangerous now than at any time since the Second World War” because of the president’s “impotent grandstanding,” offering an assessment that hasn’t aged well in light of the president’s controversial moves in countries like Iran and Syria. At another point—long before Trump waged war on the major social media networks for being “unfair”—the platform warns that “the survival of the internet as we know it is at risk.” “Its gravest peril originates in the White House,” the platform points out, “the current occupant of which has launched a campaign, both at home and internationally, to subjugate it to agents of government.”

    The GOP Won’t Bother to Write a New Platform for 2020
  3. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    It’s like the GOP are just trolling there supporters these days
  4. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    Their platform is to be contrarian. No matter what the Democrats say they must do the opposite. Even if it's a medical issue like masks that should not be up for debate because Democrats say yes they say no. You can look at Trump voters and see the same thing. They can't really name anything good just that you seemed pissed off so that is good enough.

    Conservationism by definition does not change things. There is a point of perfection and your goal is to fight any and all change. The perfect time is almost always when the voter was a small child. This is probably why Trump voters think the 50's were good but in the 50's conservatives only saw sin and the decay of society. It's pre World War 2 we must return to. These kids with the Elvis and parking their cars are out of control.

    They say they want low tax and small goverment but that seems to only apply to their 1% supporters not the common man who foolishly votes for them thinking they too are so close to being the 1%.
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  5. Tishomingo

    Tishomingo Members

    The 58-page platform was released in June, and is essentially "Make America 2016 Again". In other words, the platform for this go-around is essentially the same as the last one. This is apparently an expedient measure to preempt an unwanted version at Charlotte by a rogue platform committee while other delegates are at the convention in Jacksonville.The 2020 Republican platform: Make America 2016 again
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
  6. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    David Duke wants Tucker Carlson as vice president. He would be more in line with UNSPOKEN republican thought.
  7. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    I notice the GOP strategy never changes. No matter what the last 4 years have been a waste and it's ALWAYS the fault of Democrats. No matter how much the Republicans control the goverment it's left wing obstruction. So even though 2016 was 4 years ago the voter will buy the same sales pitch while not realizing they are admitting the first time was a failure.

    Things are supposed to be "great" already and they had all the advantages.
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  8. erofant

    erofant Members

    The REPUBLICAN PARTY has a platform …………….. the same one they always have …………...

    Cut taxes (mostly for the rich, they'll get the biggest relief) and for big corporations

    Slash funding for environmental & consumer protection agencies, eliminate people working in those agencies so there aren't enough bodies to do the work of policing polluters and fraudsters, OSHA, HUD, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the SEC, FDA, schools, etc.

    De-regulate the financial services / banking industries so they can more easily deceive and cheat the citizens out of their retirement & college savings money. ( The REPUBS' favorite answer to this is "Buyer Beware, Buyer Beware" !! )

    Roll back as many environmental protection laws as possible - thus allowing businesses to pollute more with no repercussions legally.

    Attack workers' rights to join unions for better pay, benefits, safer working conditions, overtime pay, etc. ( a few years ago a REPUBLICAN congressman from California proposed a bill in Congress that would have eliminated ALL employer-paid benefits - health care, retirement contributions, paid vacation, overtime, etc. And yet REPUBLICANS "claim" they are all for workers!!!??? ) Explain this contradiction!!!!

    Make it harder to sue businesses for damages and/or injuries caused by neglect, faulty products, un-trained personnel, dangerous conditions/unsanitary environments, etc.

    These are very TYPICAL actions taken by THE REPUBLICAN PARTY every chance they get control of government. The proof is in the actions they've taken in the past and continue to do today. The problem is they harm & screw over many of the very people that vote them into office - yet those voters seem not to notice - and continue to vote them in again & again. How many times must people be kicked in the balls before they notice??? Do voters NOT CARE about all the hundreds of millions of dollars they lost because of the financial melt-down caused by Bush/Cheyney's de-regulation of the financial industry??? The CEO's responsible for the shady dealings & lost investor money …………... never went to prison!!!!!! When will voters open their eyes and realize how badly they get screwed over by THE REPUBLICAN PARTY???? !!!!!!!!!!!

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