Stephen288 Wrote:
Nov 24, 2012 12:13 PM
This column is absurd because the basic premise is wrong. No one is saying that social conservatives aren't also fiscal conservatives, nor that they should be "purged from the party." The point is that if social conservatives want to see their values preserved in a culture whose majority is now very far from those values, they need to mute their strident message and join moderate Republicans - yes, even the dreaded, demonized "RINOs," in pushing a positive image of what conservatism can do. It's not just that Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Paul Broun (who was running unopposed and therefore kept his seat), and before them Sharron Angle make fools of themselves and turn off the voters who would have helped elect a more moderate Republican,