WE don’t want to get too political here, but there are times when it’s unavoidable because of the embarrassing presence of creationism in Republican political campaigns and even in state party platforms.
Today, however, we have something good to report. According to Fox News: House Republicans Unveil ‘Pledge to America,’ Call for Tax and Spending Cuts. Fox says, with bold font added by us:
House Republicans on Thursday rolled out their “Pledge to America,” a sweeping conservative agenda that calls on reining in federal spending, permanently extending all of the Bush tax cuts, and repealing President Obama’s signature health care law.
Republicans are hoping the agenda, released just five weeks before crucial midterm elections, will help power them back into the majority in the House.
Okay, that sounds like good stuff; but we’re always worried about the “social” issues that we complained about here: Open Letter to the Republican Party. Let’s read on:
The plan is divided into five policy areas: the economy, government spending, health care, government reform and national security. Republicans are calling for among other things a reduction in federal spending to fiscal 2008 levels except for national security, cite constitutional authority when introducing legislation, and require all bills to be posted online three days before votes.
That’s it? No creationism? Is this possible? Are we dreaming?
We had to scramble around to find the full text, but here it is: A PLEDGE TO AMERICA, a 21-page pdf file. Hey — it’s difficult to believe, but this thing was drafted by rational adults who know how to win elections. There’s no mention of sex, abortion, gay marriage, abstinence, school prayer, and — wonder of wonders! — no creationism! Not a trace.
The election is less than 6 weeks away. We see light at the end of the tunnel.
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