Skip to comments.How Beating Up Social Cons Will Grow the GOP
Posted on 03/19/2013 12:33:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
According to the media and popular culture, the only thing that matters in the whole world these days is redefining marriage as quickly as possible.
As should be expected, GOP elites are falling into line. We had U.S. Senator Rob Portman explain that his principles in defense of traditional marriage were overturned by having a child who disagreed.
Yesterday, George Will said opposition to same-sex marriage is "quite literally" dying off.
And our beloved libertarian Charles Murray spoke at CPAC and endorsed redefining marriage, flirted with legalized abortion, and favorably quoted Karl Hess's line about abortion being homicide, sure, but justifiable homicide. He said that none of his children would even think of voting for a Republican:
Unless the G.O.P. drops what he called its litmus tests for candidates on these divisive social issues, Murray warned that conservatives were likely to alienate a large swath of the voting public, including his children, who might otherwise be attracted to the Party. He admitted, though, that, Im not known as an astute electoral analyst.
I'm not an astute electoral analyst either. In fact, I'm pretty bad at it. Heck, I'm not even a Republican. But you all seem pretty savvy with this stuff. So let's discuss what everybody knows.
Obviously the GOP doesn't have a litmus test on either abortion or same-sex marriage, so the question is really about whether to pressure Republicans in general to be more supportive of killing unborn children and redefining marriage.
Now hardly seems like the right time to get cool with killing babies, even if it were to be decided less on principle than on politics. The pro-life cause is at least as much a winning one as a losing one. But as for redefining marriage to include same-sex couples and other groupings?(continued)
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Party suicide and national suicide happening at the same time
It will all come down to a Beauty Contest, with who can BOO God the loudest.
Chas. Murray and George Will???? OMG!! WHO will stand in the BREACH???? Only JESUS can save us from ourselves.
Let’s face it, the Republican Party is toast. They have let this all happen to themselves and without listening to the people who helped elect them. There has been soooooooooo damn much damage to our country by the libturds, we will NEVER be able to swing it back to it’s once great self. ANY PARTY that comes along will have the longest, hardest, most trying difficulty in resurecting something we used to recognize as the U.S.
All I can say is I am getting closer to the under side of the green grass than the top.. I pray for my children, grandchildren and soon to be greatgrand child.
There, I said it.
It's up to us folks. Viva la Tea Party!
I have never even heard of this Charles Murray until this thread.
Kinda funny that you say that, you know the Tea Party started largely as a libertarian movement against big government and taxes.
Neal Boortz beat up on social conservatism on Herman Cain’s radio show, yesterday.
Charles Murray wrote several books that cast him in the constellation of the conservative cognoscenti.
His big one was Losing Ground in the 1980s. This book was useful because Murray used hard data to show what a counter-productive utter failure the “war on Poverty” is.
“The Bell Curve” was a more recent book that was extremely controversial for its focus on test performance issues in relation to race.
Yes, but its body is conservatives.
Getting libertarians (which in my experience is synonymous with libertines) to do anything is like herding cats.
I thought the liberals wanted the government out of people’s private sex lives! Turns out, they want to promote anal sex with government power! What liars. : )