Tom coburn the case for polarized politics, by jeff bell the remaking of republican conservatism, by theda skocpol and vanessa williams. The platform committee meets in minneapolis august 23 to 27, 2008, before the party convention. Party platforms election guide 2008 the new york times. The symbol of the republican party is the elephant. It may seem difficult to believe now, but back in 2008, the republican partys platform pdf had a long and detailed section on addressing climate change responsibly. Heres what we believe to be the 2008 texas republican party platform pdf file. The 2008 and 2012 republican party platform supported antidiscrimination statues based on sex, race. Sarah nitta, finance director, utah republican party i love the networking, education, and great speakers provided by prwu. We cant afford the democrats platform most of the democratic platform consists of promising benefits that will cost already burdened taxpayers aplenty.
The 2008 and 2012 republican party platform supported anti discrimination statues based on sex, race. Republican platform 2016, by republican national committee u. Republican party platform 2016 democratic party platform 2016 healthcare. Constitution party platform as adopted at the 2016 national convention 5 sanctity of life the declaration of independence states. The republican national committee, or rnc, is the main organization for the republican party in all 50 states. United states by refusing to enforce those with which he does not agree. The united states 2008 democratic national convention was a quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the democratic party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for president and vice president. The 2008 gop platform certainly didnt agree with liberals and. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendment that.
Gop platform antiabortion language includes no exceptions. Republican platform 2016 with this platform, we the republican party. Social democratic federation platforms socialism made plain. The first sentence refers to the sanctity of all human life. Senator john mccain of arizona was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 2008 republican national convention held from monday, september. These positions appear to run counter to obamas pledge early in the primary race to end the mindset that led to the iraq war. As for the democratic party platform, this wording is hopelessly ambiguous. Democratic national political conventions 18322008 library. Our partys 2004 platform addresses the major issues facing america in. Twenty million people have gained health insurance coverage. The president has been regulating to death a free market economy that he does not like and does not understand.
Republican caucuses in hawaii tend to be informal, taking place in parks, businesses, and homes over the course of several days. Vice president dick cheney chose not to run for president. Yet we stand united today because we are the one party that speaks to all americans s conservatives, moderates, libertarians, independents, and even liberals. After the congressmen left, the reporters discussed their responses with the host. The republican party itself is also known as the gop, which stands for grand old party. Strict adherence to the original intent of the declaration of independence and united states and texas constitutions. Court of the united states ordered a halt to the manual recounting of disputed ballots in florida. Sep 01, 2008 in support of his candidacy and those of our fellow republicans across the nation and ever grateful to almighty god for the political, religious, and civil liberties we enjoy we, the representatives of the republican party in the states and territories of the united states, offer this platform to the american people. The partys website also list eight key policy priorities on its website. The party platform focused on the failure of the war, republican excesses in the curtailing of individual and states rights, and called for an immediate armistice with the south. The republican caucuses in hawaii were closed to non party members. The 2012 republican platform is a statement of who we are and what we believe as a party and our vision for a stronger and freer america. Highlights of the 2016 republican party platform making.
In support of his candidacy and those of our fellow republicans across the nation and ever grateful to almighty god for the political, religious, and civil liberties we enjoy we, the representatives of the republican party in the states and territories of the united states, offer this platform to the american people. Bush was prohibited from running for president in 2008, having served two full terms in the office. We, the 2014 republican party of texas, believe in this platform and expect our elected leaders to uphold these truths through acknowledgement and action. The american dream is a dream of equal op portunity for all. The pursuit of opportunity has defined america from our very beginning. Jul 11, 2016 republicans open platform hearings, as party prepares to nominate trump. Republicans have always been the party of fresh ideas and new thinking. The 2008 republican platform has given conservatives a new lease on life and started the rebuilding of the conservative movement. The 2008 united states presidential election was the 56th quadrennial presidential election, held on tuesday, november 4, 2008. We cant mention them all, so well focus only on the issues that we usually write about. Global warming has disappeared entirely from the partys list of concerns. We proudly reclaim our history so that we may advance the ideal of all freedoms for all peopleregardless of race, color or creed into the future. Yet we stand united today because we are the one party that speaks to all americans conservatives, moderates, libertarians, independents, and even liberals.
A republican president, on the first day of office, will use his legitimate waiver. Indeed, we are a party s as we are a nation sof mavericks. Jul 14, 2016 the log cabin republicans criticized the platform put forward for the republican national convention as the most antilgbt in the partys 162year history in a tuesday email. Aug 30, 2012 it may seem difficult to believe now, but back in 2008, the republican partys platform pdf had a long and detailed section on addressing climate change responsibly. Wade and a womans right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. Senator barack obama voted for a 2008 bill that expanded that overhauled the. Rnc 08 report website a citizens archive of media reports, government documents, and other resources relating to the 2008 rnc. Mark kaufman has created a creepy illustration of his interpretation of the 2008 republican party platform. Democrats vote to restore 2008 platform language on jerusalem. Indeed, we are a party as we are a nation of mavericks. The platform of the republican party of the united states is generally based on american. Republican party platform professional republican women of utah. Interestingly enough this article leaves out a few key points from the republican party platform of 1956. Provide an immediate energy rebate to offset high prices of gas and other.
Jul 20, 2016 soon after its passage, the new york times published an editorial calling it the most extreme party platform in recent memory, noting the influence of the party s newly minted nominee, donald trump. In the general election of 2008 the republican presidential nominee, john. Republican party platform of 2008 at the american presidency project coalition to march on the rnc and stop the war. Platform of the illinois republican party in order to realize our philosophy and to promote uniform, cohesive efforts to accomplish the. Gop platform highlights the partys abrupt shift on energy, climate.
We believe the united states of america is unlike any other nation on earth. Sep 01, 2008 representative kevin mccarthy and senator richard burr spoke about the republican party platform adopted the previous week in st. With this platform, we the republican party reaffirm the. Top 300,000 officials warn of grim days ahead pelosi abandons legislative agenda more headlines memesters union. Political positions of the republican party wikipedia. The democratic ticket of barack obama, the junior u. In support of his candidacy and those of our fellow republicans across the nation and ever grateful to almighty god for the political, religious. Oct 03, 2008 the conservative partys 2008 election platform was released in a policy document titled the true north strong and free. The 2008 democratic party platform and the middle east. Democratic party platform and positions taken by senator john mccain. This symbol was first used in 1874 in a political cartoon pictured, by thomas nast.
We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Congress has extended agoa beyond 2008 an achievement that will. Agree that todays republican party has issues, but do does the democratic party. The platform of the davis county republican party as amended april 12, 2008 preamble we, the republican party of davis county, affirm our beliefs in a divine providence and recognize the need for moral and spiritual foundations. The republican party platform john chancellor reporting. The excitement over the nomination of barack obama as the presidential nominee of the democratic party has been tempered by some key foreign policy planks in the 2008 platform, particularly those relating to the greater middle east region. There are many solid, traditionally republican ideas that we like in this document. If one defines human life as any life form with human dna, then the term applies to a newborn, fetus, embryo, and preembryo after the process of conception and to the ovum and spermatozoa before conception.
The 2008 republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the republican party chose its nominee for president of the united states in the 2008 u. The republican party, often called the gop short for grand old party is one of two major political parties in the united states. The convention was held in denver, colorado, from august 25 to 28, 2008, at the pepsi center. Republican party united states simple english wikipedia. The theocratic texas republican party platform the sensuous. Republican party, one of the two major political parties, alongside the. Platform republican party of texasrepublican party of texas. A comparison of the 2012 republican and democratic platforms. The platform decried the altering of prewar racial balances through emancipation of slaves. Republicans open platform hearings, as party prepares to. A motion for a voice vote to amend the party platform to declare jerusalem the capital of israel and to reinsert the word god into the document was met with many delegates shouting no.
These 1,093 delegates selected 19 delegates to the 2008 republican national convention. We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The transformation of the republican and democratic party. It is the spirit of independent minds, the conviction that open and honest debate is essential to the. Being the social and political manifesto of the socialdemocratic federation with state organisation of unemployed labour. Taus sig professor of political economy at washington univer sity in st. Aug 21, 2012 the republican party s platform committee on tuesday adopted the same antiabortion language it included in gop platforms in 2004 and 2008. Senator from illinois, and joe biden, the senior u. Following are excerpts from the democratic and republican platforms.
The american auto industry just had its best year ever. Contrasting the party platforms october 2008 phyllis. Senator from delaware, defeated the republican ticket of john mccain, the senior senator from arizona, and sarah palin, the governor of alaska. This article contains lists of official candidates associated with the 2008 republican party presidential primaries for the 2008 united states presidential election in accordance with the 22nd amendment, incumbent president george w.159 1351 1070 1469 261 1386 1188 1235 238 442 1218 645 1396 31 1141 1193 1204 1133 619 1250 1283 716 1322 1197 755 1292 876 720 50 335 11 91 1095 1229 967 620 727 1162 280 1288 670