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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Marie, AKIN was correct, and the left has proven it since Jan 22, 1973. The ruling was predicated on Norma McCovey's claim she was raped..turned out after the damage was done that she was NEVER pregnant nor raped..so wouldn't that come under the heading of Illegitimate rape. And how many young men who foolishly had consensual, unprotected sex with some girl who not only claimed she was pregnant but that he raped her. Illegitimate again. The Republican ROVE suits didn't want to see that issue or go near it did they? so they attacked the messenger.
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...