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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

dtalley Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:49 PM
The problem is that too many Republicans have taken policy positions base on political maneuvers and not principle. If the GOP backs traditional American values that have proven their worth since our founding, the average American will back them. The America community is splintered but there is not a real majority who believe that the false ideology of the Democratic party will preserve their families. For more see
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?...