For the last few days we have been noting the battle between the Religious Right and the gay conservative group GOProud set off by the latter’s effort to get the Republican Party to ignore the social issues that are at the heard of the former’s entire agenda.
This question is obviously going to be a significant one as the GOP prepares to take control of the House and sets out its agenda heading into 2012 … which makes this announcement rather interesting:
Conservative activist Grover Norquist will quiz candidates running for Republican National Committee chairman at a debate to be held just two weeks before elections, he told Hotline On Call Wednesday.
Norquist, who runs Americans for Tax Reform, will moderate the Jan. 3 debate at the National Press Club. It’s an effort, he says, to take the race for chairman beyond the 168 members of the national committee and to bolster transparency.
So I wonder how the Religious Right feels about the next RNC chair being vetted by someone like Norquist who clearly does not care about their social issues agenda and, presumably, has no interest in including such questions in the debate process.