( - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
A great victory for party unity was took place at September 13th Massachusetts Republican State Committee meeting.
At the June meeting, a resolution was approved with widespread support to have the committee consider adopting the RNC National Platform at the September meeting. The logic behind the resolution is that quite simple:
1) The values expressed by the RNC platform should be expressed in the MA-GOP platform.
2) Since Massachusetts is Mitt Romney's home state, it would not make too much sense for Massachusetts to reject any planks, in what would ostensibly be the platform the Romney/Ryan ticket was running on.
Well things changed since June. Missouri Senate Candidate, Todd Akin made his now infamous statement about "legitimate rape". The DNC adopted the most radical anti-woman, anti-life, anti- family platform possible. Putting on a parade of disgruntled Uber-leftist radical feminists, they went out of their way to change the subject from the economy. In an effort to drum up their snoozing base, they perpetuated the myth that Republicans were waging a war on women. And the liberal media of course acquiesced without asking any questions.
Given the change in circumstances, the very same social conservatives that proposed the resolution in June, moved to delay a vote until after both the RNC platform could be studied and more importantly so that new language responding to the extreme anti-life, anti-family, anti-woman, anti-Israel and ANTI-GOD DNC convention and platform, could be crafted.
Patricia Doherty, State Committee Woman from the Second Middlesex, proposed the delay and made a stirring presentation, which was received with rousing applause by virtually every State Committee member. After her presentation, Chairman Bob Maginn, also spoke in support adopting the new language in November. Shortly thereafter the motion to delay a vote carried with all but 2 votes.