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Globe compares 2008 and 2012 Republican Party platforms

Timothy Kincaid

August 29th, 2012

The Boston Globe compares certain statements within the GOP Party platforms between 2008 and 2012:

GAYS IN THE MILITARY

2008: “We affirm . . . the benefits of traditional military culture and the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.”

2012: “We will support an objective and open-minded review of the current Administration’s management of military personnel policies and will correct problems with appropriate administrative, legal, or legislative action.”

and

MARRIAGE

2008: “Because our children’s future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it.”

2012: “We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

Those two quotes (out of five) might look as though they are less egregious. But I think that in context, and when including the other segments I discussed yesterday, it would be hard to make a case for much improvement. I think “more subtle” might be the best that could be said.

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David Waite
August 29th, 2012 | LINK

Spot on. More subtle. More weasel-worded. Colorful version: They’re still flinging poo but now they enclose it in bags that don’t burst until they hit their target.

customartist
August 30th, 2012 | LINK

Wish they had asked Condoleeza to speak on this

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