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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

OneForFreedom Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 11:43 AM
Personally, if I were one of the 10% who pay for 70% or so of the taxes, I'd take 2013 as a vacation year. In fact, if the Republican Congress capitulates, I'd hope all rich conservatives and libertarians take next year off. Hopefully "manage" their portfolios into the ground, claiming huge losses for year 2013. Maybe then the O - and Congress - will get the hint as to where they get their money. Who knows, they might even try to balance the budget in 2014...
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?...