CHQ - Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Don't Need a Litmus Test for RINOs

Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Don't Need a Litmus Test for RINOs

Writing on his blog at, Richard Viguerie says that the Republican "litmus test" being proposed by a group of national conservatives--designed to force a certain "conservative ideological purity" on to candidates and elected officials in the Republican Party so that Republicans don't end up supporting socialist-statist policies--would be ineffective at solving the GOP's problems:

While well intentioned, the litmus test proposal would do little to solve the two  fundamental problems within the Republican Party:  bad leadership and conservative acquiescence to bad leadership.

RINOs such as Dede Scozzafava and Florida Governor Charlie Crist aren't the real issue. Scozzafava, Crist, and others who rightly deserve the "RINO" tag are merely an annoyance. Besides irritating their fellow Republicans with their all too frequent wrong votes, RINOs haven't really had a great deal of impact on the direction of Republican party policies over the past decade.

The current Republican leadership has consistently supported our national slide to socialism. I'm talking about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and the leading architect of Republican endorsed socialist-statism, former Bush White House political advisor Karl Rove. These "leaders" have consistently abandoned constitutional principles of limited government in favor of socialist-statist programs, all in the name of "winning."

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