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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:33 PM
Totally agree with your argument, gringo. But republicans need to stop blaming all of our current immigration problems on the despised youngest Kennedy brother. That law was passed in 1965. Under 8 years of Reagan and, especially, under the first 6 years of GWB (where he had house majorities), nothing was done to change things. The republicans have no one to blame but themselves.
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?...