Haley Barbour and Reince Priebus, RNC chair, warned conservatives not to impose "purity" tests on GOP candidates. Barbour went so far as to say that "in politics, purity is the enemy of victory". Says a lot about their priorities, doesn't it? As far as they're concerned, it's all about unity, you see?
One wonders if they had this dress-down chat with those who threw Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angle under the bus in 2008. If the GOP had stood behind them, they might have won their seats. One wonders if they've had this talk with Newt and Pawlenty as they glom onto the global warming hoax. Somehow I think not.
Haley and Reince, I have a very simple response to your call to so-called "unity". PPHHPFFTH! Clear? Haven't you learned yet that if you don't have principles for which you will stand and grow spines, you have no basis for unity nor victory? Must you keep on earning the moniker "Stupid Party"?
The Tea Party ain't buying it! We're not listening to your hollow calls for hollow unity. Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and others have our support because they stand for real principles. They aren't afraid to rattle cages - including yours!