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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

para_dimz Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:11 AM
Unfortunately, the same can be said for all the other wings of the Republican party. The margin of victory is too close a thing for the time being. Which presents the problem, who are we going to diss in our project to the next election in order to turn the margin of victory in our favor? I happen to think the social conservatives that stand in our behalf in front of the public speak poorly in behalf of those values. Moreso, though, I think the Rockefellar wing and its crony capitalism is the real rotten apple in the bushel. IOW, I think we could gain more votes by dissing the bankroller part of the party than those we'd lose by dissing the social cons. Except, then we'd be broke. Conundrum city.
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...