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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There's a scene in NINOTCHKA where Greta Garbo as a Soviet emissary (in 1939), is asked how things are going in Moscow. She replies: The latest mass trials were a great success. There are going to be greater but fewer Russians". Mr. Hawkins will, no doubt, be delighted to have a stronger but tinier party.
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