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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Kibitzer Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 5:18 PM
"It is no small irony that those urging a remake of the GOP to bring it in line with changing demographics could unwittingly alienate Hispanics and other minority recruits who might be receptive to social conservatism." If the GOP does not take a serious look at the demographics at play, and make such adjustments as may be required to appeal to a majority of the electorate, they risk becoming irrelevant. Unfortunately the people often act to the detriment of their long term interest for short term gains. The Democrats exploit this human trait. Know your electorate. Serve it or perish. But also try to educate your electorate on reality.
One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can.

There has been increasing hostility toward Christian involvement in politics, and the animus hasn't been solely from the left. To be sure, Democrats have taken the lead, demonizing conservative Christians as science-challenged scolds who don't care about women's "reproductive rights," but there is plenty of antipathy from certain elements within the Republican Party, as well.

Many establishment and some libertarian Republicans have long looked upon Christian conservatives with mild, condescending...