The so-called purity test is a 10-point checklist -- a suicide pact, really -- of alleged Republican positions. Anyone hoping to play on Team GOP would have to sign off on eight of the 10 -- through their voting records, public statements or a questionnaire. The test will be put up for consideration before the Republican National Committee when it meets early next year in Hawaii.
The list apparently evolved in response to the Republican loss in the recent congressional race in Upstate New York, when liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava withdrew from the race under pressure from conservatives and endorsed Democrat Bill Owens, who won. Republicans had held that seat for more than a century.
What Kathleen doesn't mention is what exactly is a "republican" and how do you distinguish from someone who calls themselves a democrat and vice versa.
Look, as far as I'm concerned the party label doesn't mean anything to me to begin with because of the fact that party labels are a distinction without a difference. But at some point the labels need to mean something.
I guess for Parker, it's better to have a republican like Dede win this past election ( she was going to get her ass kicked by the way) yet conservatives had absolutely no voice in this past election had it not been for Doug Hoffman. Isn't that inherently unamerican?