"GOP Platform Draft Turns Left"

NewsMax has an overview of the kinder, gentler, more "compassionate" GOP platform:

Calls for expensive federal social programs, backtracking on big government, pandering on "women's health," backing off on illegal aliens β€” is this the Democratic or the Republican platform? Except for a stand against abortion, the GOP draft platform released Thursday blurs the distinction between the two major parties.

This year's preliminary platform shows a turn to the left from the conservative 1996 platform on many issues... [list deleted]

Let a thousand points of compassion shine!

UPDATE: Man, this is embarassing. Apparently this article is from 2000, not 2004. Can you blame me for not noticing?