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4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

Thomas274 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:04 PM
There's really only one reason social issues should be the primary emphasis. A self-governing people must first be able to govern their own actions. The less people govern their own behavior, the more external government is needed.
Carl469 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 4:46 PM
You've just explained in a nutshell why blacks want and need more government. Posessed of extremely low impulse control and explosive criminal behavior, they make the State an unfortunate necesssity.
nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 6:29 AM
nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 1:32 PM
This argument makes no sense as the external government could provide no assistance since it too is composed of people who can't govern their own actions. The idea that government is composed of ubermensch who are not as flawed as those they govern needs to die a quick death.

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...