Skip to comments.Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections
Posted on 09/08/2010 11:03:34 AM PDT by julieee
Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections
Washington, DC -- Haley Barbour is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to suggest that social issues like abortion should be taken off the table while making the economy the main focus. Despite the fact that polls show Americans strongly oppose the pro-abortion health care law, Barbour says fiscal issues should take priority.
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Well, yeah—but only if they want to win their elections.
The economy is inevitably the main focus and pro-life conservatives are campaigning on the basis of that already.
Why am I NOT surprised...
Since conservatism is a social conservative movement and made up of social conservative voters, then what is left over is mostly Democrats.
The anti-social conservative vote is the left.
Can’t decide who’s a bigger clown- Huckabee or Barbor.
Elections are won by building coalitions of voters to support you. You do not build a winning electoral coalition by telling the most passionated involved half of your voter base "get off the bus, we don't want you here".
The Pro deathers are not going to vote for a Republican, ever. Quit sucking up to your political enemies at the cost of your political allies.
The GOP really is the Party of Stupid.
Uh oh, looks like Haley Barbour can join Mitch Daniels on the list of “no way, Jose” contenders in 2012.
Lets see, ignore the more important issues, and only pay attention to lesser issues..
Get a grip on reality.
Seriously - you don’t win by telling your base to piss off.
Even the most stupid among us ought to be able to figure that out.
Why is it, however, that FisCons - who supposedly are all businessy and good at math and smart and all that stuff - are too stupid to figure out how to build and keep a winning coalition?
Barbour has done fairly well, now he's joining the Daniels/Christie/GOP beltway coalition to raise the white flag on everything but financial issues?
The deal is, dear Haley, it is non-negotiable. Most of us would have less problem killing you than giving up the issue.
Just one of those things you must learn to live with.
So figure this out ~ getting the economy going without killing babies.
If you're smart I am sure you can come up with something eh.
Sorry but that’s not what he said. He said, “Any issue that takes peoples eye off of unemployment, job creation, economic growth, taxes, spending, deficits, debts is taking your eye off the ball,
The question was not about abortion but about Mitch Daniels suggestion that a truce be called on social issues. The article even points out correctly that:
“Barbour is strongly pro-life and has signed pro-life legislation.”
Is wanting to EXTRACT illegal aliens a social issue? Because right after taxation thats the biggie for me.
This is just Haley Barbour mouthing off. He doesn’t run the party anymore but I can’t figure out where he got the idea that babies are a great national problem that must be dealt with by killing them.
Doing the same thing, over and over and over again. Alan Simpson was right.
When Reagan was first elected (1980), his aides (and Senator Howard Baker) said that the “social agenda” should be left for later, first the economy had to be cleaned up.
Well, it’s “later”.
The truth is those who don’t care about the social agenda
want to push it aside.
Abortion has been pushed aside until we have 50,000,000 infanticides.
Let’s not push these issues aside any longer.
Reagan had a much better understanding of the GOP tent than that. The social conservative base is necessary but not sufficient to win.
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