In response to:

A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:47 PM
Re: "They were sent to fight and they can defend us or be dishonored and cashiered!" They've had their chance and blew it - time to show the GOP the door.
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?...