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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

None1257 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:58 PM
How many people believe that "if" they prevent us from going over the fiscal cliff, that they have solved the problem?
Pistol Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:53 PM
Quite right, None1257. The fiscal cliff is a barely noticeable first step into dealing with the unfunded entitlements.
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?...