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...
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It is probably a sign of our overall decline that people who still have sense enough to want a doctor or a plumber or a mechanic who is competent, honest, and not too expensive want politicians who are clueless and crooked, who never met a chance to squander our money that they did not want to vote for, but who gush and gush how much they "care." Am I one of the few left who reacts negatively when someone whom I do not know personally tries to sell me the line that he cares for me?
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