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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:02 AM
Well put! Libertarianism is a philosophy of individual liberty across the board. I don't want to use marijuana, but as a libertarian it's not my right to make that decision for everyone else. I don't want to marry another man, but as a libertarian it's not my right to make that decision for everyone else. I don't want my wife to have an abortion, but as a libertarian it's not my right to make that decision for everyone else. Why can't people understand that individual liberty demands that you can't be hypocritical.
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?...