Just a reminder on the “professional, moral, and respectful manner” part of the GOP platform.

There’s been a lot of chatter with regards to scorecards about how well some Republicans are following the Republican platform, and how “good” a Republican certain officeholders are.  And given how these people are citing certain portions of the SDGOP platform, I was reminded of a portion that was added at the last convention in Aberdeen:

5.14 Candidates – We encourage South Dakota Republican candidates to familiarize themselves with, and pledge to support, the platform of the South Dakota Republican Party.  We ask candidates to conduct themselves in a professional, moral, and respectful manner.  We encourage counties to use the platform as a means to educate and inform candidates and the public.

Read that here.

We ask candidates to conduct themselves in a professional, moral, and respectful manner.”

Do some candidates need reminders to conduct themselves as such? It is in the platform, after all.

4 Replies to “Just a reminder on the “professional, moral, and respectful manner” part of the GOP platform.”

  1. Kelly Liieberg

    If one chooses to position themselves contrary to the platform, they deserve and should expect pushback. Why should I be expected to happily accept my pay on the head ?

  2. Anonymous

    If one does not treat their fellow Republican with civility, that sounds like they’re in violation of the platform.

  3. Troy Jones

    People can disagree and express disagreement without being disagreeable.

    I have never been convinced to change my mind by someone who punched me in the nose. I have by rational discussion of the issue, facts, risks, and probable outcomes.

    That is my interpretation of this section. I am sure there are other interpretations and because they have self appointed themselves of interpreting the platform, i will await them puncihing me in the nose.