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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

mlund Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 6:54 PM
Of course, the assertion that the Social Issues on the conservative platform are places Republicans are intruding on Liberty is demonstrably false - but people shy from debate. Abortion: Government arbitrarily created a non-human class of human to die like chattel. INTRUSION. Women's "Health": Forcing taxpayers to finance contraceptives and abortion pills and forcing insurers to provide such is an obvious INTRUSION. Gay "Marriage": Expanding the Common and Natural Law definition of marriage for pandering to a special-interest. Extending privilege without a Public Interest. INTRUSION.
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...