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4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

Stoic Patriot Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 6:45 AM
Hear, hear, Mr. Hawkins! Point #1 is even more poigniant in light of Romney's loss. If you support a fiscally conservative, socially moderate/liberal guy, there was no better year for you than this year. You had Romney ( who disavowed Chick-fil-A supporters and told the Des Moines Register he would do nothing about abortion) running with the economic winds at his back. And he lost.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:17 AM
WE need to stop depending on any Presidential candidate from our side to do something about Abortion. They can't according to the Constitution, all they can do is sign the bills that come from Congress unlike the Usurper who ignores Congress at will. I think if we had leadership that had the backbone to stand up to these power grabs we wouldn't be in this position..WHiNEY Speechless Spineless Speaker BONEHEAD wails about only having one third of one third of the government yet he has the LIONS share of the government in that he controls the PURSE, which he has epically failed to do since we gave him the Gavel. He has sandbagged the 2010 election and we are paying for his selfish refusal to stand up to the Usurper's demands.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:27 AM
Romney isn't fiscally conservative and he abandoned his previous socially moderate positions to try to win over social conservatives.
Stoic Patriot Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:44 AM
That stuff about Chick-fil-A voters and the Des Moines Register was from this campaign. He also had his own sister going around telling voters he'd do nothing about abortion. That hardly sounds like an abandonment of the "moderate" position of child-murder.

And as for fiscal conservatism, he was constantly talking about cutting taxes, reducing regulations, balancing the budget, removing uncertainty for businesses, etc. So let's be honest about what Romney was.
Mountain Rose Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:57 AM
Wouldn't you rather have a moderate than a radical leftist?

People who think like you are allowing the ruin of our great country to take place.

Perfectionism is the enemy of the good
Mountain Rose Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:58 AM
So you would rather have someone who actively promotes abortion and infanticide instead of someone who would maintain the status quo?
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:10 AM
It's naive to believe any Presidential candidate can or will do anything about abortion.
Everyone hammered Todd Akin including the so called GOP with it's pro life plank for saying ' illegitimate rape' he was right in one respect...Roe v Wade was predicated on a LIE, Norma McCovey claim was that she needed an abortion due to rape. When she became a Christian, she admitted she was never pregnant nor raped..so the stupid Torture and death by dismemberment law is as ILLEGITIMATE as the so called POTUS who entered the W H as an admitted fraud..remember what he said to Allan Keyes in the SEnate race? However the gutless wonders who rule the GOP cut and ran and attacked the messengers, Akin and Mourdoch..and it was as much an attack as any
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:12 AM
Demon Rat Baby Torturer. The GOP suits pay lip service to the RIght to Life just as they pay lip service to all the other social issues. AS it is now, it could climb aboard the Express to Whigville and wouldn't be missed. They despised Reagan and they despise those of us in the base that elect them because of our stand on social issues.

Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...