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The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

riw Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 7:09 AM
"....particularly given how little religion has to do with the policy priorities of the day." I can't see how anyone gets to this point --believing that religion has nothing to do with public policy. I think it might be because Goldberg thinks you can detach religious belief from what he might call "religion," like going to church and having invocations. But it simply won't work in the long run --getting rid of "religion" in the public space essentially says, "religious belief has no impact on moral values," because it's clearly not true.
Caveat emptor Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:47 AM
Thanks for expressing this basic conservative view. What Goldberg doesn't get is that conservatives can't reconcile eachothers world views. It is this basic inability to keep religion and politics separate that has been at the heart of all religious conflict.

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

President Obama did spectacularly well with Asian Americans, garnering nearly three-quarters of their vote. This runs counter to a lot of conventional wisdom on both the left and the right. On average, Asian American family income is higher and poverty is lower than it is for non-Latino whites....