Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...
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That's merely putting a band-aid on a cancer and ignores the real problem, The issue isn't whether the states or the Federal government should handle these matters; it's why these matters are issues AT ALL! Can you imagine the Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, et all ever envisioned a country where the deciding issue as to whether or not one was elected was where they stood on the issues of abortion or homosexuality. We'd better face up to the fact that the Republic is dying. These are the kinds of issues a culture wrestles with in its death throes. Elections will not cure this.
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