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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I dispute that all this "advice" out there is really about helping the GOP win. While there are lots of establishment Republicans who would like "social" issues to just go away, most of the voices urging the Republicans to abandon "social" issues are not trying to help the GOP win, but to put them off their game, & to just marginalize the "social conservatives" & keep their proposals off the table. The Republicans could take their advice all day long, as in 2004-2008, but the people spouting this stuff will still vote for the Dems on Election Day(s).
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