Platforms: Fry it up in a Pan

Acrylic platform shoes.
Acrylic platform shoes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No,  not the shoes. The party platforms. 

United States criminal justice system flowchart.
United States criminal justice system flowchart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No, not the fun parties.

The Presidential Democratic and Republican Party Platforms.  These go beyond what the Presidential Candidates say in their stump speeches. The platforms go beyond any one candidate.  These are the statements re-written every four years that describes in detail the  official principles, policy stances, and priorities of the party. The Democratic Platform is 51 pages long.  The Republican Platform is 59 pages.  They both have table of contents.

I’m going to read them both.  Yes, I am.  Cuz, you know what?  I’m going to vote in November like I do every year.  And you know what else?  There are more than just Hilary and Donald duking it out.

I’ll report back next week.  Interested?  I hope so.

Just for a little sneak-peek, here’s a look at the tables of content:

Republican Platform:

1….Restoring the American Dream

9….A Rebirth of Constitutional Government

17..America’s Natural Resources: Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment

23..Government Reform

31..Great American Families, Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice

41..America Resurgent

Democrat Platform:


3….Raise Income and Restore Economic Security for the Middle Class

7….Create Good-Paying Jobs

10..Fight for Economic Fairness and Against Inequality

14..Bring Americans Together and Remove Barriers to Opportunities

24..Protect Voting Rights, Fix Our Campaign Finance system, and Restore Our Democracy

27..Combat Climate Change, Build a Clean Energy Economy, and Secure Environmental Justice

30..Provide Quality and Affordable Education

34..Ensure the Health and Safety of All Americans

39..Principled Leadership

40..Support Our Troops and Keep Faith with Our Veterans

42..Conftron Global Threats

45..Protect Our Values

49..Leader in the World

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing insults and accusations.  I’m a woman who believes in a vision.  I think we should have objectives and solid goals.  I’m all about milestones along the way.  Where are we going?  And how are we going to get there.

It sounds daunting, but, hey, it’s just a little over 100 pages altogether.  I can do it this weekend and frost 75 cupcakes, ice wedding anniversary cake, and make a birthday cake that looks like a giant Oreo Cookie.

Yes, I can.  

[tweetthis]I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and never, never, let you forget… You get the picture.[/tweetthis]

Wish me luck.

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