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Is it Time to Throw in the Towel?

David578 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:29 PM
Continue to take these moral stances, sure. But as planks in the platform they spell doom, not because they are unpoular, but becasue they do not align with the cohesive small government message that is really important. The future of the republican party is not "conservative:, it is "libertarian". Once we shrink the government, other institutions, like churches, will regain importance. Then you can fight the cultural battles where they the hearts and souls of reasoning individuals.
wmou Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 6:28 PM
Many who call themselves conservative want social policy dictated by congress and then are appalled when things go against their desires. Marriage is a prime example. DOMA was the opposite of conservative. It is the central governemnt dictating.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:19 PM
Why do such planks in the platform spell doom, David? Romney was just about as pro-"gay" as Obama, even going so far as to call for the sodomization of the Boy Scouts. He's the "Father of 'gay marriage'" in the US, after all.

The fact is that Romney lost BECAUSE he did NOT represent the real conservative platform. Such a candidate who DID espouse real conservatism likely would have won.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:36 PM
If Romney had represented the "real" conservative party he would have lost by an even bigger margin. He tried mighty hard to be as conservative as possible, and every time he tried to up the ante his approval went down.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Conservatives largely stayed home on Election Day because Romney, one of the worst possible candidate in the Republican field, was the nominee.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 5:15 PM
That's right, but if he had gone even farther to the extreme, he would have lost as many votes in the middle, probably more. The middle would acutally have voted agaisnt him, instead of just staying home.
Dave M Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 5:44 PM
Why in the world would I take advice or analysis from a liberal like you whose objective is my defeat?
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:20 PM
The "middle" wanted Obama out - they are, above all other voting blocs, the least discriminating.

Republicans had nothing to lose by nominating a real conservative, but much to lose by nominating a "moderate."

Republican leaders have capitulated, pro-family pundits have caved, and gay activists have announced that their struggle for equality is just about over. Is it time for biblical conservatives to throw in the towel?

What a ridiculous thought. Why in the world would we do that?

I’m fully aware that:

· Newt Gingrich recently announced his belief that same-sex unions are “inevitable” and that Republicans must accept this if they want to win future elections.

· Pro-marriage leader David Blankenhorn has recanted his opposition to same-sex “marriage,” saying “the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and...