The Republican Party of the United States goes on for ages about its "core values." But as our grandparents told us, there is a big difference between talking the talk and walking the walk. If we stopped paying attention to what the Republican Party says, and instead paid attention to what the Republican Party does, what would we find? (Think "Bill Bennett"...)

This website is dedicated to answering that question. Working from observable patterns in the behavior of Republican politicians, we have identified the real planks in the platform of the Republican Party. We have cobbled together from those pesky little things called observable facts the real Republican party platform. But don't just take our word for it! Follow the links below for documentation. As you read on, ask yourself: Is this what George W. Bush meant by when he said the Republican Party would "restore honor and integrity"? Is this what you want your government to do in your name?




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The Real Republican Party Platform:

Live it Up, Avoid the RiffRaff

  • News Item: The New York Times (December 1, 2003) reports that for George W. Bush's coronating convention in 2004, the Republican Party is trying to hire a luxury cruise liner so that its delegates and "special guests" won't have to, you know, STAY in New York City during Bush's coronating convention in 2004. Instead, they'll have the best of amenities and avoid the riff-raff.
  • Uncovering the Republican elite: The Republican Club for Growth insults the middle class. For what? For watching movies and drinking gas station coffee!
  • Who's the real elites? GOP victory cigars and gold pocketwatches tell the real tale of the new power elites

Sick, Schmick

Spy on the American People

Plagiarize

Lie to the American People

Crush Dissent

Cover It Up

Purchase Political Office

Go Soft On Crime

Keep the Racists Happy

  • News Item: The College Republicans at Roger Williams University have sponsored a scholarship for which only white students are eligible. (Source: Associated Press February 15, 2004)
  • Analysis: Two Hundred Twenty Three Republican members of the House go on the record, taking formal legislative action to affirm that the notion that all Blacks are on drug treatment is inoffensive. Not one Republican member of the House goes on record taking offense at this claim (made, not surprisingly, by another Republican)
  • Analysis: Republicans Refuse to Support Anti-Racist Legislation
  • Legislation: Not One Republican member of the House of Representatives bothers to cosponsor a bill recommending that "neither the President, the Vice President, nor any Member of Congress, justice or judge of the United States, or political appointee in the executive branch of the Government should belong to a club that discriminates on the basis of sex or race."
  • Legislation: Not One Republican member of the House of Representatives bothers to support a bill that would establish "a commission to examine the institution of slavery,...racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans".
  • Report: Born in the USA? The GOP may not consider you to be worthy of citizenship.
  • Legislation: Deport American babies and break up families in one fell swoop? That's the Republican Party way...

Mortgage the Future

Human Rights, Schmuman Rights...

Keep the Ladies where they Belong

  • Legislation: Not One Republican Member of the Senate bothers to support a bill that would toughen the Equal Pay Act to prevent retaliation against whistleblowers in sex discrimination cases.
  • News Item: Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld scuttles a review board charged with investigating sexual assault of women in the U.S. military.
  • Legislation: Not One Republican member of the House of Representatives bothers to cosponsor a bill recommending that "neither the President, the Vice President, nor any Member of Congress, justice or judge of the United States, or political appointee in the executive branch of the Government should belong to a club that discriminates on the basis of sex or race."

Fuck the Working Poor

  • Legislative Analysis: The Republican Party continues to block legislation that would end wage slavery on Pacific islands that are part of the United States. What can you do about it? Read on.
  • Legislation: Not One Republican Member of the Senate bothers to support a bill raising the minimum wage from $5.15/hr to $6.65/hr. This would raise the annual minimum pay of a worker who works 52 40-hour work weeks from $10,712 (well below the poverty level for a parent and child) to $13,852 (barely above the poverty level).
  • News Item: Heard about that $400 child tax credit for working families? At the last minute Republicans conspired to make taxpayers earning less than $26,625 INELIGIBLE for the credit. By the odd logic of the GOP, the kids of better-off parents must be more needy.

Smear the Queer

  • Exclusion: The North Carolina Republican Party have told gay Republicans that they're not welcome at the 2004 North Carolina State Republican Convention. Republican Ed Farthing says "you must be a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant and married for the Republican Party to pay any attention to you. I think that is a good 1950s voter profile." (Source: Associated Press May 20, 2004)
  • Legislation: Only One Republican (Stephen Horn) bothers to cosponsor a bill calling for an end to the harassment of gay and lesbian high school students. Mr. Horn wasn't running for re-election.
  • Analysis: Republican Rick Santorum says the government should control what consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedrooms.

Kill Joy

Destroy the Separation of Church And State

  • News Item: Republican U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige suggests American public schools should be used to promote Christianity or abandoned altogether.

Don't Give Peace A Chance

  • Legislation: Only one Republican Representative bothers to support a bill that would establish a Cabinet-level Department of Peace. I guess a department organized to:
    • "promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights"
    • "strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking", and
    • "prevent violence, divert from armed conflict and develop new structures in nonviolent dispute resolution"

    must not fit with Republican Party principles. Read more about the Department of Peace initiative here.

Show Bad Manners

  • A quick guide to Republican Manners: Pointing fingers is bad. Picking on the vulnerable is funny.

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Had enough? Take a look at the Real Democratic Party Platform for a bit of comparison and contrast.



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