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Republicans MIA on Social Issues, Conservatives Must Lead
Conservative HQ ^ | 7 Sep 12 | Richard Viguerie

Posted on 09/08/2012 5:58:03 PM PDT by xzins

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To: Elendur

The campaigns in which social issues had more than just a brief mention were Reagan 1, Reagan 2, GHW Bush 1, GWBush 1, GWBush2, and SarahPalin. (Actually, Jimmy Carter belongs in here since he ran as an evangelical Christian, but I’ll leave him out.)

Sarah almost pulled it out for John McCain until his white knight stunt with the financial meltdown. Then they spent their time sniping at her and trying to quiet her down.

Ford, GHW Bush2, Dole, and McCain were all fiscal with little mention of social.

When Republicans run on both fiscal and social they win.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Bill Kristol wrote the same thing today! Kristol says Romney better speak up soon. So far, he draws no contrast that moves the needle to his favor. He says Romney is back to his pre Ryan pattern.

Translation: “boring” everyone senseless, while the country dies.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: xzins
Didn't anybody watch Allen West's video the day after the "God" fiasco?

Now, there's a response which should resonate with all conservatives!

23 posted on 09/08/2012 8:44:27 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: John D

Phony divide between fiscal, social issues
Phyllis Schlafly

...the social issue of marriage and its importance to our society has become a tremendous fiscal issue. The problem of marriage absence is now costing the taxpayers even more than national defense.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855150/posts


24 posted on 09/08/2012 9:01:51 PM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: 353FMG

The reason the GOP convention avoided issues is because we are running a candidate who’s words and actions are contrary to the platform. What issues could they mention, abortion [I will always protect a woman’s right to choose.], gay marriage oh not that, same sex adoptions no again. Lets see we could try religious freedom but people might remember his trying to force Catholic hospitals to do abortions. ObamaCare oh no that darn RomneyCare. Respect for the military,[ My sons are serving this Country by campaigning for me.] Etc. etc. etc. Romney has to run a boring campaign, there are too many issues that can’t mention.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 9:55:05 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

I call it the Seinfeld campaign: A show about nothing.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 9:59:05 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day Christians stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Great analogy, but I wish the situation wasn’t so serious.


27 posted on 09/08/2012 10:10:42 PM PDT by brightright
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

“LOL - the 2006 and 2008 elections were NOT lost because social issues Republicans didn’t go to the polls. The 2012 election will not be won entirely on social issues, either.”

Social issues were tangential to 2010 as well.

His point is well taken, though, the moderates run content-free bloodless campaign that drain enthusiasm. It’s not #1 issue, but you make it part of the appeal. Millions of prolife catholics will vote Romney/Ryan if they are catered to. They may do something idiotic if, you know, we dont campaign or only talk about business formation which, gosh, not everybody has as their #1 issue.


28 posted on 09/08/2012 10:14:00 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: greene66

“I didn’t hear anyone mention Romney, nor the economy. All that energy to be tapped, but it’s going to waste. The GOP is too embarrassed by social conservatism and traditional values, it seems. Quite a change from 20-25 years ago.”

2004 Bush wasnt afraid to sue it - he ran on SCOTUS, on marriage, on life....

“The assumption is apparently that the anti-Obama sentiment is automatically going to transfer into an avid pro-Romney groundswell, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. From what I see, it’s just creating a more angry, more alienated anti-politician attitude, and folks who increasingly believe they have no voice.”

Sounds like a Tea party rally.

huh.


29 posted on 09/08/2012 10:16:46 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: jch10

I am frustrated more with “pure” conservatives who are looking for perfect candidates. I got news for them...there is no such candidates who can win elections.

My evidence: Joe Miller in AK, Doug Hoffman in NY-23,
Sharron Angle in NV, Christine O’Donell in DE, Ken Buck in CO, JD Hayworth in AZ were all good conservatives, but could’nt get elected. Todd Akin will be next to join them.

I see constant griping against Romney/Ryan ticket from self anointed conservatives on this site. So let them have a few SCOTUS appointees by Obama and stew in that cesspool for 30 years.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 10:45:52 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: loveliberty2
Didn't anybody watch Allen West's video the day after the "God" fiasco?

Please post the link.

Col. West was first out with a GOP ad capitalizing on Antonio Villaraigosa (just following orders on the teleprompter), God, and the Democrat Party.

31 posted on 09/08/2012 11:11:51 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: entropy12

Have you checked out Romney’s judical appointment record?


32 posted on 09/09/2012 12:30:11 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

No need to. Nobody can be worse than Kagan, Sotomayor & Ginsburg.


33 posted on 09/09/2012 12:43:17 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: gorush
I promise I’ll vote for every conservative on my ballot.

Me too - and in the other 93% of my votes I'll go for the one that's the least commie...

34 posted on 09/09/2012 3:38:24 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: entropy12

No, there isn’t a perfect conservative candidate. But an R after the elected’s name adds up to hold the majority....that carries more power in the House and the Senate. Even a RINO is of some value. We have to continue to apply pressure to get what we want done.

As far as SCOTUS goes, the USA won’t last 30 years with the Dems in power.


35 posted on 09/09/2012 6:04:45 AM PDT by jch10 (America needs some R and R!)
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To: brightright

So the choice is between Barack and Barack Lite.

It appears that the GOP is basically supporting Barack — they’re definitely NOT conservative.


36 posted on 09/09/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38
The 2012 election will not be won entirely on social issues, either.

No, but it can certainly be lost there. The Republican Party must find a way to get its social base to the polls. "He's not Obama" might but it for some, but certainly not for everyone.

We can and must multitask. Social conservatism is the basis for conservatism since it teaches us the difference between right and wrong.

37 posted on 09/09/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: muawiyah
If TEA is an acronym for Taxed Enough Already, doesn't that pretty well establish the primary focus?

I'd hate to think it's nothing more than a marketing gimmick, like the way the GOP call themselves Republicans, but don't really seem to give a rat's ass about the republic.

38 posted on 09/09/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 353FMG

Before you pontificate your uninformed views, go see the movie 2016 and learn a few “FACTS”. Then we can have an intelligent debate.


39 posted on 09/09/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: jch10

I am a senior and a self made man. I already have enough sense to know the difference between the radical socialist from Chicago and the businessman who made more money on his own than all the posters on FR combined.


40 posted on 09/09/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT by entropy12
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