GOP: No platform this year. We are just supporting Trump

Trump Bible St. Johns

Here is a “Resolution Regarding the Republican Party Platform” with commentary in bold.

WHEREAS, The Republican National Committee (RNC) has significantly scaled back the size and scope of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte due to strict restrictions on gatherings and meetings, and out of concern for the safety of convention attendees and our hosts;

WHEREAS, The RNC has unanimously voted to forego the Convention Committee on Platform, in appreciation of the fact that it did not want a small contingent of delegates formulating a new platform without the breadth of perspectives within the ever-growing Republican movement;

“Breadth of perspectives?” The fact that the GOP is just going to support Trump’s “agenda” (see below) suggests that the only legitimate “perspectives” in the party are those who conform to the ever-changing winds of the Trump administration. And since when is the Republican Party a “movement?” And if this is a “movement,” I don’t think it is “ever-growing.” 

WHEREAS, All platforms are snapshots of the historical contexts in which they are born, and parties abide by their policy priorities, rather than their political rhetoric;

I have no idea what this means.

WHEREAS, The RNC, had the Platform Committee been able to convene in 2020, would have undoubtedly unanimously agreed to reassert the Party’s strong support for President Donald Trump and his Administration;

Wait, what happened to the “breadth of perspectives?” This statement suggests that if the Platform Committee convened they would UNANIMOUSLY agree to support Trump.

WHEREAS, The media has outrageously misrepresented the implications of the RNC not adopting a new platform in 2020 and continues to engage in misleading advocacy for the failed policies of the Obama-Biden Administration, rather than providing the public with unbiased reporting of facts; and

Who wrote this? This document announces that the GOP will not have a platform this year. So how could the media have already “outrageously misrepresented” the GOP’s decision to not have a platform? What does any of this have to do with the Obama-Biden Administration?

WHEREAS, The RNC enthusiastically supports President Trump and continues to reject the policy positions of the Obama-Biden Administration, as well as those espoused by the Democratic National Committee today; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda;

What is this agenda? It seems like the “agenda” is whatever happens to come out of Trump’s mouth on any given day. GOP Agenda=What Trump wants.

RESOVLVED [sic], That the 2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform until the 2024 Republican National Convention;

RESOVLVED? I understand spelling mistakes and typos, but this makes me wonder how many people actually read this statement before is was released.

RESOLVED, That the 2020 Republican National Convention calls on the media to engage in accurate and unbiased reporting, especially as it relates to the strong support of the RNC for President Trump and his Administration; and

RESOLVED, That any motion to amend the 2016 Platform or to adopt a new platform, including any motion to suspend the procedures that will allow doing so, will be ruled out of order.

Read the Democratic Party platform here.