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Purges Threaten to Leave GOP Weak, Lost

Paranoid purity test will also leave right wing with no scapegoats

(Newser) - The new 10-point RNC purity test intended to purge Republicans who aren't conservative enough makes about as much sense as hacking off your own limbs to cure a weak pulse, Thomas Frank writes in the Wall Street Journal . And after the "coming period of inquisition and excommunication," says... More »

RNC Mulls Litmus Test for 2010 Candidates

Purity standards designed to restore 'conservative bona fides'

(Newser) - A group of RNC members is circulating a conservative purity test that they say should be used to determine which candidates the committee should endorse and fund. Titled the “Resolution on Reagan’s Unity Principle for Support of Candidates,” the email outlines 10 points of Republican orthodoxy, and... More »

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