Across my desk recently came the news that the Republicans have chosen the members of their Party’s Platform Committee.
The Party Platform being an aspirational document that represents the hopes and dreams of a Party; we should be able to look to the framers of that Platform for an idea of who the Republicans think are the hopers, the dreamers...the aspire-ers, if you will, of a Bright and Shiny Republican future.
So who are these leaders that RNC Chairman “Mike” Duncan says
“will be integral to ensuring that our Party creates a forward-looking platform that is rooted in our core values and principles”?
Follow along and we’ll find out.
In what might best be described as an effort to provide some sort of ongoing subsidy to comedians, the Party is proud to announce that the “Expanding Opportunity to Promote Prosperity” Subcommittee, responsible for “...economic policy, including technology and innovation, taxes, trade, economic development, labor, and related issues...” (in the words of the RNC press release) will be headed by Haley Barbour, the former RNC Chairman and current Governor of Mississippi.