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Social Conservatives: GOP Can't Live Without Them

Think Freely Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 8:02 AM
Yes, the GOP should come to the strong fervent defense of a man who was smeared by bigots when he replied to a question in exactly the same way that our president did. BIGOTRY is horrible.
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...