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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Diary of a political madman: Here's something that probably won't surprise you

Excerpted from this post at Diary of a political madman

I'm not entirely non-partisan. While I've certainly been pretty critical of the Democratic Party lately, I'd like to make sure you all remember that the Republicans have some problems too.

Earlier today, Chris Woods mentioned a Civic Skinny column in Cityview that referenced the Iowa GOP platform, in all its crazy glory. I don't think most Republicans are crazy. In fact, I know some Republicans who are great people, more so than most Democrats I know.

But it seems rather obvious to me that reasonable Republicans avoided this event like the plague, or were shouted down on a wide variety of right-wing, homophobic, xenophobic, bible-thumping issues. In his post, Chris asked for readers to look over the platform, pick a favorite crazy plank, and post it in the comments. I read over the platform, and copied down my favorites to narrow down to one. I can't. Here are my favorite 33.

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