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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:04 PM
What, exactly, is Buchanan's contribution to our current mess, xfranman? Pat has been railing against what has been going on in this country most of his adult life - but those in power do not listen. Pat has not been part of the gov't since Reagan was president. He has been a sworn enemy of both Bushes (ran against GHWB for the repub nomination in '92). He has been against ALL of our wars dating back to the '91 Gulf War. Again, how has Pat contributed to our current mess??? BTW, I agree completely with your second sentence on W.
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?...