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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

para_dimz Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:03 AM
"The Republican Party can choose to ostracize social conservatives and their issues, or try to purge them altogether from the party and its platform. But they better be careful what they wish for, because if they do, it will be the end of the party as we know it.' You mean the twice losing to Obama party? Is that the one you refer us to? You mean the same party that preaches free trade that is bankrolled by the largest recipients of government handouts to corporate welfare? That party? Oh, we're in great shape.
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...