The Jacobin Right Seizes Control of the Maine GOP
by Charles Lemos, Mon May 10, 2010 at 04:42:02 PM EDT
The blog Maine Politics brings us this news:
An overwhelming majority of delegates to the Maine Republican convention tonight voted to scrap the the proposed party platform and replace it with a document created by a group of Tea Party activists.
The official platform for the Republican Party of Maine is now a mix of right-wing fringe policies, libertarian buzzwords and outright conspiracy theories.
The document calls for the elimination of the Department of Education and the Federal Reserve, demands an investigation of "collusion between government and industry in the global warming myth," suggests the adoption of "Austrian Economics," declares that "'Freedom of Religion' does not mean 'freedom from religion'" (which I guess makes atheism illegal), insists that "healthcare is not a right," calls for the abrogation of the "UN Treaty on Rights of the Child" and the "Law Of The Sea Treaty" and declares that we must resist "efforts to create a one world government."
It also contains favorable mentions of both the Tea Party and Ron Paul.
Here's a link to the document.
Let's just hope Thermidor arrives before November but I'm not optimistic. I'd like to think that they are signing their own death warrant but I suspect that in their ignorance, folly and hate, they may be signing the death warrant of thousands of Americans who are unemployed or lack adequate health care.