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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:56 AM
The GOP social agenda is killing the party. A significant majority of Americans are fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. They want the government to defend them but not play world policeman, out of their personal lives, out of their pocketbooks, out of their wombs and out of their bedrooms. If the GOP won't go there, then it's time to find a party that will.
johnm h Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:42 AM
Try to understand what absinthe48 said, because he is right about the issue. it's about the constitution and division of power.
Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.

Now, what had seemed an orderly retreat has taken on the aspect of a rout, with Beltway Republicans calling for abandonment of fixed positions all along the line.

After Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri bollixed the question of abortion in cases of rape, Republicans are being counseled to downgrade or dump the social issues. As young people seem to support same-sex marriage, why not be good libertarians and get on board?...