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Neal Boortz: Social Conservatives Will Keep Republicans from Taking Senate
Big Government ^ | December 27, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 12/27/2013 7:52:20 AM PST by Rufus2007

On Thursday, semi-retired radio talker Neal Boortz predicted the Republican Party will not win control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, despite all the pitfalls the Democrats and President Barack Obama are facing, particularly with regards to Obamacare. The reason, Boortz said, would be the GOP’s tendency to run on issues related to social conservatism. Boortz explained the importance to the republic for a GOP win next year while guest hosting Sean Hannity’s Thursday radio show:

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Downplay social conservatives at your own peril, Neal
1 posted on 12/27/2013 7:52:20 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Neal can suck it. Retired has-been blowhard that should give it up and stop trying to feather his retirement nest egg. Never met a situation he could not try to make a buck off of. He should just STFU and go away.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 7:54:23 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Rufus2007
"Boortz explained the importance to the republic for a GOP win next year while guest hosting Sean Hannity’s Thursday radio show"

Wrong. The importance to the republic is for a conservative win of the Senate next year. The "GOPe" held the Senate (and the House for that matter) for 6 years and accomplished nothing. They were progressive lite, that's all.

3 posted on 12/27/2013 7:55:11 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Rufus2007

Cowardly establishment Republicans will keep republicans from taking the senate. (fixed)


4 posted on 12/27/2013 7:56:12 AM PST by Bayard
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To: Rufus2007

Play golf and shut up, Boortz. You made your millions and want us to vote so you can keep it from the tax man, just like all the Chamber of Commerce millionaires. But those of us with morals and no millions live by a different code.
Live with it.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 7:56:30 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Rufus2007

Funny how the GOPe is always blameless.


6 posted on 12/27/2013 7:57:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rufus2007

Last I checked RR was a social conservative. He carried 49 states.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 7:57:52 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Rufus2007
They’ll keep the House, but they’re not going to get the Senate and I’ll tell you why – because they simply cannot resist the urge, the impulse to get into this social conservatism.

Urge? The Dems and the MSM make social conservative issues the centerpiece of their campaigns against Reps. They ensure it overshadows everything else. The War on Women is a Dem invention.

8 posted on 12/27/2013 7:58:33 AM PST by kabar
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To: cripplecreek

Boortz guest hosting for Hannity is like Jon Kitna playing backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 7:58:41 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Rufus2007
How much attention did Mitt Romney pay to social conservatives? How about Juan McCain? Bob Dole?

I rest my case.

10 posted on 12/27/2013 7:58:41 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Rufus2007

Neal normally makes sense but he’s almost certifiable when it comes to certain social issues. Its why I didn’t listen to him very often.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 7:58:52 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rufus2007; All

he is just annoyed that people saw through his fairscam tax scheme.

there is no social vs fiscal. conservative is conservative.

he should just go away.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 7:59:23 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gaffer

Neil Boortz is wrong so often I have lost count.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 7:59:27 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rufus2007

Yeah, because no one should EVER take a moral stand, right?


14 posted on 12/27/2013 7:59:41 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Rufus2007

As long as Mitch ends up in the Ditch, I’ll be happy.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 8:02:25 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Rufus2007

Sorry, Neal, you blowhard, but we elected ‘conservatives’ on ‘fiscal issues’ back in the Bush years. They turned out not to be conservatives at all, in either economic nor social outlook.


16 posted on 12/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Rufus2007

If you are so concerned about ‘taking the Senate’ then why don’t YOU join the social conservatives?


17 posted on 12/27/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: cripplecreek
Funny how the GOPe is always blameless.

Amazing, isn't it? They run crappy candidates who are Democrat-lite, love big government (just not as big), then wonder why conservatives don't fall in love with their choices. Of course, it's all our fault!

18 posted on 12/27/2013 8:04:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Rufus2007

Boortz is wrong. The GOP probably won’t take the Senate because they are playing bystander to history right now thinking 2014 is in the bag. The Dems will battle every week through 2014 while the GOP takes a powder. That is not a recipe for victory since the Dems & MSM set the narrative.


19 posted on 12/27/2013 8:05:47 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Rufus2007

Neal would not allow anyone, except himself, to discuss the murder of the unborn child on his show.

He would often take shots at social conservatives, usually Christian, while proclaiming to be a Christian himself. I don’t know where his heart really is on his salvation, but not defending the life of the unborn to me is a marker.

Being pro-life doesn’t mean you are Christian, but you are more likely to be a Christian if you are pro-life.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 8:06:27 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Rufus2007

It is a safe bet that after the election, no matter which party prospers, we will still have an unconstitutional Big Government driving the country into ruin, spending money we don’t have, supporting foreigners who hate us, protecting homos and sexual freaks, illegal aliens and terrorists, while pandering to minorities.

They will also continue to persecute citizens, taxpayers, Christians and law-abiding patriots while shaking us down for more tax money to finance their socialist wealth redistribution.

So why should we work hard to make sure we are being screwed by republicans instead of democrats?


21 posted on 12/27/2013 8:07:30 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Viennacon

fiscal conservative is just code for satus quo politicial who want big government, crony capitalism, and taxpayer spending “for the children” BS.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:14 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rufus2007
On Thursday, semi-retired radio talker Neal Boortz predicted the Republican Party will not win control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, despite all the pitfalls the Democrats and President Barack Obama are facing, particularly with regards to Obamacare. The reason, Boortz said, would be the GOP’s tendency to run on issues related to social conservatism. Boortz explained the importance to the republic for a GOP win next year while guest hosting Sean Hannity’s Thursday radio show:

Neal can permanently retire whenever he's ready.

23 posted on 12/27/2013 8:08:26 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Rufus2007

He’s almost right, at least in one sense. RINOs are quite good at pandering on social issues. See Lindsey Graham. We have a large number of almost single issue voters. If a RINO properly does the pro-life dance, it’s often good enough to get elected. See Lindsey Graham. The GOPe knows to turn to social issues and the military to fake out the base. Look for Lindsey Graham to start talking a lot about abortion and the need to bomb somebody. Oops, he’s already started.

Just simply being pro-life is NOT good enough. That’s a starting point, not the finish line for a candidate. Again, see Lindsey Graham.


24 posted on 12/27/2013 8:11:01 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Please state the specific issues that RR campaigned on and governed by that demonstrate his social conservatism.


25 posted on 12/27/2013 8:12:32 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Night Hides Not

There is a very specific reason as to why Neal Boortz has never substituted for Rush Limbaugh...think about that when considering Boortz’s credentials.


26 posted on 12/27/2013 8:14:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Rufus2007

So failure to woo social conservatives is the fault of social conservatives? Is the failure of Yugo to sell cars to Americans also the fault of the American consumer or is it that we just don’t buy cheap fascist imitations?


27 posted on 12/27/2013 8:15:22 AM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Rufus2007

I think Boortz’s middle initial is A. He goes into a snit about anyone who opposes abortion. One big flaw of his.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 8:16:19 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Rufus2007

No, Rockefeller Republicans will keep the Senate from becoming more conservative.


29 posted on 12/27/2013 8:19:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rufus2007

I sort of agree with Neal in that the left/media is able to poison the well for alot of young people and women with issues like sex and abortion. What we should do is is find a way to show people that these are our beliefs and we will set the example in our own lives. Also, that we believe that free people should be moral people, but that it is not the Government’s role to dictate these behaviors one way or the other. This will set us up to do a lot of good just stopping the government from dictating and funding “the other” while not violating the trust of the people with all sorts of new prohibitions. Maybe others have better ideas, but we must be ready to address these concerns in a positive constructive way without embracing the other sides positions and morals.


30 posted on 12/27/2013 8:21:23 AM PST by BRK
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To: Rufus2007

if Americans choose lying liberal democrats to rule, over honest social conservatives, then so be it

no more chasing the stupid and the squish voters with liberal-lite RINOs

it just means America has even further to fall before liberalism and the democrat party are exposed for the socially ruinous forces they have become


31 posted on 12/27/2013 8:21:51 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Rufus2007

Well, mr boortz, how would it look different if GOP takes the senate and McCain and McConnell et al are in charge?


32 posted on 12/27/2013 8:22:56 AM PST by stanne
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To: bigdaddy45

He campaigned on being pro-life, pro-prayer in school, family values, just say no to drugs, anti-ERA.


33 posted on 12/27/2013 8:23:17 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Pro-America also.


34 posted on 12/27/2013 8:27:31 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Rufus2007
Boortz is right about one thing: if radical liberals maintain power than there will be no advancement of a conservative agenda. It is better for Conservatives to share power with moderates than to remain a minority and live under the thumb of communists.
35 posted on 12/27/2013 8:29:41 AM PST by thejokker
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To: BRK

Righto. I happen to be quite socially conservative, but am nevertheless able to recognize that the media has succeeded in demonizing them to a great many, quite possibly a majority, of Americans.

Whether one agrees with a position or not should not impact a logical analysis of electoral politics. For instance, I would like to see an amendment overturning Roe and returning abortion legislation to the states.

But I am able to recognize that such a position would result in most of those running on it losing.

Because you and I and Fred down the road agree with a certain position does not mean that most Americans do. Most Americans can be and often are wrong. But most Americans determine who will win elections, regardless of whether they are right or wrong.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 8:32:14 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Georgia Girl 2

wow. bortz drank the kool-aid. i would have never thought he would have.


37 posted on 12/27/2013 8:35:34 AM PST by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Rufus2007

I was hoping to tune into Sean yesterday. Then I got Neal Boortz who was subbing in. I almost vomited listening to this man. He really detests social conservatives. That came through loud and clear. Libertarians like him need to study their history. When moral values are put on the back burner, look what happened to ancient Rome, Sodom and Gomorrah, ancient Greece. A more recent example: Godless Europe which has all but drifted into a state of bankruptcy and irrelevancy. A continent where there are more grandparents than grandchildren in most families.


38 posted on 12/27/2013 8:37:55 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Rufus2007

How do you logically separate the social issues from the fiscal issues?

Can you really ignore the huge fiscal burden of Obamacare? Illegal aliens? Unfettered homosex? Government funding of abortions? Minimum wage? Union intimidation? Crimes related to drug abuse?

The social/fiscal divide seems to be an artificial political construct designed to ignore individual and state rights, overrun the will of the electorate and negate conservative values.

The Gop-e wants to somehow make us believe that they can shrink government spending without addressing the underlying social principles. Nonsense.


39 posted on 12/27/2013 8:38:02 AM PST by Ironfocus
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To: Rufus2007

I heard a few minutes of his dribble yesterday. I had to turn the station.

Libertarians rarely get more than 5-10% of the vote. There is a reason for this.


40 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:34 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Better a court case overturns Roe. An amendment is not the correct way to deal with the invalid reasoning of a bad decision, regardless of content.


41 posted on 12/27/2013 8:39:40 AM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Rufus2007
So, Mr. Boortz, how have the McCains of the Republican Party done over the most recent decades?

Half-hearted "conservatism" which avoids lessons in the essential principles of the Declaration of Independence will fail when an all-out attack on those principles is under way. Convincing youth requires providing lessons-- not avoiding them. Youth are smart. They see what is happening around them.

Liberty is more endangered now than ever, and its very foundation is the Creator-endowed right to life and liberty!

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." - Thomas Jefferson

Where are so-called "conservatives" who will, for today's generations, articulate and defend the real foundations of America's Constitutionally-protected liberty? That is the key.

"A Memorial and Remonstrance. . . . - James Madison (Excerpt)

"Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the Manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” "The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right. It is unalienable; because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds, cannot follow the dictates of other men: It is unalienable also; because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association, must always do it with a reservation of his duty to the general authority; much more must every man who becomes a member of any particular Civil Society, do it with a saving of his allegiance to the Universal Sovereign. We maintain therefore that in matters of Religion, no man’s right is abridged by the institution of Civil Society, and that Religion is wholly exempt from its cognizance."


42 posted on 12/27/2013 8:40:16 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Gaffer

I’m not that familiar with Neal’s show, so maybe this has been his opinion for some time?

I don’t see how gay ‘issues’ are going to swing the election one way or the other.


43 posted on 12/27/2013 8:41:16 AM PST by Vanbasten
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They will lose if they don’t run an across the board conservative campaign.

Just because the establishment refuses to defend pro-life, pro-natural family, 2d amendment, etc., doesn’t mean there isn’t a rock solid defense of it.

Ronald Reagan ran a fiscal/social/defense conservative campaign, defended it completely, and won by a landslide.

If your defense is “crickets” on abortion, then of course you’re going to lose.


44 posted on 12/27/2013 8:42:07 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Rufus2007
The bigger problem the GOP faces is that the party establishment has no credibility on ANY issues ("social" or economic).

If you have any doubts about that, just go back to the period in the early 2000s when the Republican Party controlled the White House and both Houses of Congress ... and take a look at how much the Federal government grew during that time.

45 posted on 12/27/2013 8:42:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: cableguymn

Libertarians are for abortion, pot legalization, gay marriage and an end to US military power. Plus they are disruptive and destructive to the Republican party.

I’ve long suspected they were Democrats. They sure act like them.


46 posted on 12/27/2013 8:42:10 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Fido969

in some ways I agree with them. I am of the “Leave me alone!” mind set when it comes to the government. But they always go far past my limits..
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47 posted on 12/27/2013 8:44:26 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Vanbasten

It is just his way of trying to stay relevant and present in today’s mix of publically disseminated opinions. He’s a blowhard opportunist out to make a buck wherever he can.

Even from the very comfortable confines of his featherbedded retirement. Always on the lookout for more feathers.


48 posted on 12/27/2013 8:47:15 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Rufus2007

SOCIAL LIBERALISM IS WHAT DRIVES FISCAL COLLAPSE NEAL,

Don’t you GET it????


49 posted on 12/27/2013 8:48:49 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Rufus2007

Keep in mind that Boortz advised us to “let algore have the election” during the recount. Never mind the facts.

He has friends who are homosexuals, therefore, laws should accommodate their lifestyle.

Baby killers have rights.

He claims his own wife never listens to his show. IMO that’s a good thing, because he’s very disrespectful to her in the way he talks about other women.

In order to justify it, he says all men are pigs.


50 posted on 12/27/2013 8:48:58 AM PST by Heart of Georgia
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