The tea partying fringe has new standards for their candidates. They are very specific about how a Republican candidate must think in order to be acceptable to their new GOP. A Republican candidate will have to meet 8 out of 10 requirements on economic and social issues in order to be considered a true Republican. Heretics need not apply. It is no less than the kind of “purity” test a GOP candidate might expect if they were applying for a leadership position in the “Sons of the Confederacy.” The last time we saw a political party demand ideological purity was Berlin 1933. It did not end well.