The Republican Party is drafting a new plan to win back the House of Representatives. A remake of their 1994 block buster Contract On America. Wait no. Contract With America. But this time they want to know what YOU think. By submitting policy ideas to a website. And they’re calling it America Speaking Out.
According to the Christian Broadcast Network website, “Visitors to the site are asked to post an opinion about the economy, national security or other issues, or even a “Start Your Own Debate” with a posting that others can then respond to. The ideas will be discussed and eventually put into the GOP election-year agenda.” (Shame on them for ending a sentence with the preposition to. Aren’t there any grammarians on staff at the CBN?)
You are invited to select a category, vote on an idea, post a response and…earn badges!
The categories are American Prosperity, Fiscal Accountability, American Values, National Security, and Open Mic.
I couldn’t help myself. So I took a peek. Here are a few of the postings. Verbatim and Vile.
Under the category of American Prosperity. “I’ve noticed lately that America’s birds are getting a little on the small side. The North African Ostrich is the world’s largest and therefore best bird. Why is it that the greatest country on earth doesn’t have the world’s biggest birds? Liberals want our birds to be small because they hate the Constitution. Jews did 9/11.”
Under American Values “we should make english the official language of the US and stop spending tax dollars on translations for mexicans! if english is good enough for baby jesus, its good enough for americans.”
And my personal favorite under Open Mic (a VERY dangerous concept in the real world and online) “People should only be allowed to smoke cigarettes UNTIL they turn 18. Think about it. Smoking for a few years won’t do them much harm. And if people over 18 want to smoke they can bribe kids to buy them cigarettes.
Remember this isn’t the Onion. It’s the Grand Old Party.
So log on and tell them what you think. Seriously.