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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

pastorial Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:22 AM
grin zone. good morning! hagd.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 AM
The GOP can live without "social conservatives".

But can "social conservatives" live without the GOP?
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:27 AM
It seems we've been doing it now for at least 20 years.
Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:48 AM
I think the "social conservatives", of which I include myself, should abandon the Democrat lite party that includes McCain, Graham, and anyone else of their ilk. The "conservative" Republican party of Goldwater and Reagan died with the nomination of the "Rockefeller", "country club" Republicans like G. H.W. Bush, Dole, G.W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. It is time for us to grow up and form a third party or cast our votes for third party candidates and get the hell away from a family who doesn't want any part of us. You moderates can go to hell with the Democrats.
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...