This new National GOP resolution came to me from my local Tulsa County GOP. The resolution tells Republican candidates to “Standby by the platform or we will not support you.”
If you are interested in how the Republican platform includes the U.S. Constitution, you will find it here.
If you want to know why the following resolution came about, read Dede Scozzafava race in the NY23rd.
After enraged Americas pounded Republicans for their support of the wrong candidate in NY23, and their early jump to support Florida governor, Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate, this resolution was needed.
RESOLUTION CONCERNING PARTY SUPPORT OF CANDIDATES
WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have recently supported primary or special election candidates who professed allegiance to the Republican Party but who, as their circumstances changed and to serve their own interests, turned against the Republican Party and became or supported a candidate of another party; and
WHEREAS, many Republican leaders and Republican organizations were undermined and lost credibility as a result of the actions of such candidates; and
WHEREAS, there will be many more decisions regarding the support of candidates, and many more opportunities to enhance or diminish the credibility of Republicans and Republican organizations, in the coming election cycle; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee urges its leadership and the leadership of all Republican organizations to carefully screen the record and statements of all candidates who profess to be Republicans and who desire the support of Republican leaders and Republican organizations, and determine that they wholeheartedly support the core principles and positions of the Republican Party as expressed in the Platform of the Republican Party adopted at the 2008 National Convention; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee urges that no support, financial or otherwise, be given to candidates who clearly do not support the core principles and positions of the Republican Party as expressed in the Platform of the Republican Party adopted in the 2008 National Convention.
Adopted by the Republican National Committee, January 29, 2010
Read the Republican platform here.