You may haveheard that national Republicans are considering a litmus test to see if the party’s candidates are conservative enough to call themselves Republicans and get backing from the party.
To qualify, a candidate needs to agree on 8 of the 10 points. Bonus if you think the world is flat and/or was created in a week.
So here’s the question. Will anyone — perhaps a reporter — ever ask Scott Walker and Mark Neumann to take the test? And if not, why not?
Here is the list:
(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 health care;
(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 and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and
(10) We support the right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership.