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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Mainstream_American Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:14 AM
AmyDB Wrote: "I think that you may have misconstrued my comments." Amy, you wrote, "If you want a theocracy then move to where one already exists." I don't want a theocracy, I never said I want a theocracy. I said you misconstrued my comment because you implied I want a theocracy. How did I misconstrue your comment?
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:22 AM
Then why the part about "If Christians had their act together, we wouldn't be talking about Obama's second term and we wouldn't have had Romney as a nominee."
Sorry but that sounds to me as though this would be a "Christian Nation" if you had you druthers much like Iran is a "Islamic nation". That is the reason I brought up theocracy.
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:22 AM
If that is not what you meant then I apologize for that misconstruction on my part.
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...