Show me a fiscal conservative/social liberal, and I’ll show you someone without the moral fiber to stand up for fiscal conservatism.
If by now conservatives do not understand the republican party is useless, then forget about it! The problem with the republican party is the "party honchos."
Conservatives need to form their own party, not afraid to confront liberals and their idiocy!
Almost everyone who embraces moral libertarianism ends up rejecting his total responsibility for the costs of his moral libertarianism. “I want what I want when I want it,” but when the reasonably predictable results ensue, I want the government to force others to bail me out.
Here is a news flash for the GOP. We are not going away. We are not going to compromise our principles for you. You run candidates we can support or you continue to lose elections.
The problem with the Republican party is not social conservatives in the trenches, it is democrats in the leadership. The entire leadership of the GOP (The GOP elite) is not republican.
Once you surrender social conservatism (upon which this country was founded), you surrender all moral ground upon which to make any stand.
As an example: If abortion is OK then there is no right to life as our founding documents claim. If our founding documents are false then who really cares what the president or congress does because it’s all allowed.
We either have the right to life or we have nothing.
What the gop elite will find is that more and more of us social conservatives do not support the GOP. I support ONLY socially conservative candidates with my time and my money (and I tell the RNC etc fundraisers this every time they call). Eventually they will realize that WE are the republican party. they are just usurpers.
Let me get this straight:
The same people who want to through the pro-life, pro-family wing of the party aside, so they can “focus on fiscal conservatism”,
... are about to cave on TAX INCREASES WITHOUT ANY SPENDING CUTS?!?!
...oh...and they will also fling the door wide open on amnesty!
When you’re dealing with the Devil, “compromise” will not save you!
A voice of sanity. How refreshing.
If the socon base leaves, the Republican Party is DEAD.
There are a lot of people, including many on this site, who are whistling past the graveyard on this issue.
Akin was proof of Niven’s Law (and I paraphrase): “There is no cause so righteous that you won’t find an idiot following it.” Otherwise he signified nothing. The RINOs and the press successfully pinned his foolishness to good SOCONS everywhere. But let there be no mistake: the Republicans cannot win national elections without the SOCONS. Without us they would be penny-pinching Lite Democrats, nothing but a less-filling, ungenerous substitute for the genuine article. They aren’t gong to peel any voters off of the Dems with that weak soup, and the Pubbie base will just stay home.
Absolutely, the GOP cannot live without social conservatives.