Yes, it would be a lot easier if socons went away. You see, it is hard to defend the GOP when social conservatives want:
A) Christian creation myths taught as scientific fact
B) Abortions laws that would exclude a safe harbor for abortions due to rape and incest
C) Their religious mores ensconsed as law
If you want to defend the socons and the GOP on these things, be my guest. I've quit the party.