Skip to comments.Republicans Should Avoid Social Issues
Posted on 03/19/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT by Fred
Rick Santorum could be the worst thing to happen to the GOP ever. Worse even than George W. Bush. And thats saying a lot. Bush did so much damage to the GOP brand, he almost destroyed the party forever. It was George Bush who brought us Barack Obama. Few Americans voted for Obama, they just voted for ABB (Anyone But Bush).
Now the GOP has a golden opportunity. Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy from sea to shining sea. He has turned off voters by the millions. By historical standards, based on the current disastrous economic and unemployment numbers, Obama is virtually unelectable. Obama is a magician. He has made voters forget Bush in only three years. That's a pretty darn amazing trick.
The proof is in the recent polls. This has been perhaps the worst month for the GOP in modern political history. The message is no longer jobs, rising gas prices, chronic long-term unemployment, or crumbling real estate.
The message is about womens health, the right to use contraception, Planned Parenthood funding, Rush Limbaughs use of a crude term to describe a young female law student, and whether Republicans like sex, or hate women. It just doesnt get any worse than this. And in recent polls, Mitt Romney is leading President Obama.
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Unfortunately Palin isn’t in. Romney can’t even sell a majority of Republicans, much less the whole nation.
BHO was running against GW Bush?
Better to stop being the war party world policeman. Nation build here.
Wayne Allyn Root is a flaming degenerate homosexual. He wants people to think that a Santorum victory would destroy Republicans forever because of social issues. The GOP took back congress in 2010 after 4 years when Snake-head Carville predicted that the Rats would hold congress for another 40 years.
It’s not that we should “avoid” social issues. Reagan certainly didn’t avoid social issues, in fact he deliberately appealed to the Moral Majority.
It’s the WAY Santorum is doing it. Kennedy made him want to “throw up” for example.
He shoots from the hip, which CAN be a good thing, but please. He is not nearly as media-savvy as Reagan.
Just goes to show you how stupid the middle 20% are.. Bush wasn't on the ballot in 2008.
The anti-Santorum sentiment increases by the day.
Soon we'll see stories in the MSM and alternative press talking about "Santorum must be stopped".
He brought it on himself.
OK, I do think it is “The Economy Stupid” and that Santorum should try to talk about the economy, most of the time.
However? Santorum IS talking about the economy more than anything else, 2nd being foreign affairs.
The MSM wants it to be about “Social Issues” but that is a measure of the stupidity and arrogance of the MSM!
THE SOCIAL ISSUES BENEFIT CONSERVATIVES IN NEARLY EVERY ELECTION WHERE EXIT POLLS HAVE ASKED ABOUT MOTIVATION TO VOTE!
Single Issue prolifers outnumber Single Issue prochoicers by at least 5 percentage points, everywhere in the country.
Gay Marriage, generally goes down to defeat every time it is on the ballot.
Santorum can EASILY get a strong majority vote, and the women's vote, but focusing his pornography arguments on kiddie porn, as he seems to be doing the last few days.
You might have a personal unease about the “social issues” but? There is NO good, mathematical reason for Republicans to be the least bit affraid of the “social issues”.
If your view (and Newsmax’) is that our lives are made up of simple economic “policies”, then you are out of touch with the conservative movement. The fabric of America IS social, spiritual, economic, and moral. All of these impact the so-called political views we wish to see implemented. We will be voting for more than our wallets.
I guess we are not going to talk about tax policy which is the biggest social issue there is? Government confisicating people’s income, something they earned and work for at 35% is one of biggest moral issues in this country.. It is sad, as people don’t think tax policy as a moral/social issue and republicans/conservatives/Liberterians never define taxes as such.
Interesting, I thought he was a Paulbot. Oh, I guess he could be both.
There is no real division between fiscal and social conservatism. That’s just one more leftist creation to infect the right. Find me a fiscal conservative who considers themselves moderate on social issues, and I’ll show you a liberal.
Seems to me that some folks just don’t realize they’re on the wrong side.
“The GOP took back congress in 2010 after 4 years when Snake-head Carville predicted that the Rats would hold congress for another 40 years.”
Wasn’t that largely due to economic issues?
The two issues are one. Free market economics can't thrive as a system without honor and integrity.
I may be in the minority, I don’t know. But I liked Bush.
Unfortunately, we are demonized by the leftist media when it comes to social issues. Just like all this nonsense about wanting to ban contraception. But enough people buy into it.
We need to keep the economy & the $15 trillion dollar debt front & center of the debate. Simply dismiss their attempts to bring up other issues as what it is, an attempt to deflect the argument from Obama’s failed policies. Later, when we’re in power, we can make a strong case for changing welfare & other programs based on the harm they cause. It’s all timing.
Not to mention dragging in more Muslims legally, after 911, than the previous two decades.
I do not hear Rick Santorum making this about the “social issues” what I do see is the MEDIA wanting to make it LOOK LIKE Rick Santorum is making this about “social issues”.
We must not let the MSM define Rick Santorum. Period.
“But I liked Bush.”
Then you weren’t paying attention. He was and is a pitiful disgrace.
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