Under the post I did about Gordon Howie’s endorsement of Zach Lautenschlager’s bad manners, the comment thread quickly went astray and is now on the topic of Rambo Jesus, courtesy of Bob Ellis, who says the party platform is absolute, and we’re going to get it from Rambo Jesus:
Some of you have made mocking references to a ?Rambo Jesus? when I pointed out that Jesus Christ is no wimp who doesn?t mean what he says, not a weak-willed ?moderate? who doesn?t expect us to follow his standard.
While you meant ?Rambo Jesus? in mockery, you were actually closer to the way Jesus will someday behave than you realize.
My argument is that the party platform is fluid, and can change every two years, courtesy of the whim of delegates, and that it should be treated as a guideline based upon the views of the party as a whole, as opposed to Bob’s view that it is absolute.
Over 24 years, I’ve seen a lot come and a lot go in the platform, as well as a lot of candidates who have no idea what’s in it, so if its a litmus test, it’s not the best.
So, IS there a litmus test for being a Republican?
And will Sylvester Stallone come down to earth to judge us all with automatic weapons fire?