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A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

PrayerPoseMom Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 10:03 AM
I agree. Why isn't every single elected Republican letting the American public know that raising taxes on the wealthiest 2% will only pay for 8 DAYS of government!?! 8 days is a small enough number that the average American can actually understand...
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?...