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Virginia GOP Goes Insane – Primary Voters Must Sign Loyalty Oath

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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I don’t care what excuse they give.  I realize they are probably trying to keep mischievous Democrats from voting for Ron Paul in the Republican primary, but that’s the kind of thing you have to worry about when you change your rules late into the process, and make it difficult for candidates to get their names on the ballot.  In response to this mess, rather than amending its qualification rules for candidates, the Virginia GOP has lost its mind and will now mandate those wishing to vote in the Republican primary sign a loyalty oath.  (H/T BigGovernment).  This may sound like a completely ridiculous proposition, but this is what the GOP has been reduced to in Virginia: Requiring loyalty oaths because they have so thoroughly botched this primary with their rule-tinkering.  This is a mess, and the Republican party is now scrambling.

Let me see if I can explain what’s really happening:  The choices for Republicans on the Virginia primary ballot have been reduced to just two, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul, by virtue of Virginia’s ballot qualification rules that were modified in November.  Now party officials in the state are clearly worried that a large number of Democrats will switch and vote in the Republican primary and vote for Ron Paul, since the Democrats have no presidential primary about which to concern themselves.  This would be an opportunity for Ron Paul to score a public relations victory against Romney, so what the Virginia GOP is trying to do is require voters to sign this loyalty oath.

Yes, they made this bed, but now that they’ve soiled it, they don’t seem to wish to lay there.  The worst part is, such an oath would be non-binding, at least as far as I can tell, but the mere idea of this is more like something out of the Soviet Union.

This is what happens when you let a pack of RINOs run the party into the ground.