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Autopsy for the Republican Party

MoreFreedom Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 6:43 PM
As Schlafly writes that "we can't expect the authors to take blame for their disastrous election loss", we shouldn't expect Schlafly to either. The "tragic mistakes" were by Murdock and Akin speaking on the social conservative's favorite issue: abortion, and rape. Social conservatives like Schlafly, share something in common with liberals. Both want to use government to enforce their virtues on others - it's just a different set of virtues from the social conservatives and from the liberals. Virtues like not gambling, no hateful speech, no flag burning, schools will educate your children about sex and homosexuality in the first grade, no big sugary drinks, etc. Issues where what you do harms no one except possibly yourself.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 6:46 PM
Republicans would do better to promote freedom, rather than government enforcement of virtue. Certainly many women are put off by government restricting their ability to have an abortion. And Republicans could pick up a lot of votes from Democrats who believed Obama's promise that he wouldn't go after medical marijuana. And how about those poker players who can't play online anymore?

Republicans should stick to freedom and limited government. Any other use of government, means less freedom and prosperity for all of us.
A claque of liberals and media bigwigs are calling RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's 97-page political opus an "autopsy," which the dictionary defines as the dissection of a body after death. Some people are hoping the Republican Party is dead, but the grassroots are raring to rise up and fight.

Support for the Republican Party is down, but the number of people who call themselves conservative is holding steady. They face the same old choice-not-an-echo battle: grassroots conservative Republicans versus the liberal, globalist establishment RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).

The Priebus manifesto was written by party insiders who are very Establishment (i.e., associates of...