Skip to comments.Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues
Posted on 03/11/2014 9:26:57 AM PDT by C19fan
It was difficult to miss Ian Jacobson at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Known as Rooster, he was 33, with an ample beard, earrings and a towering orange-and-aqua spiked Mohawk haircut. But he also sported a pinstriped suit, French cuffs and a natty contrast collar.
Mr. Jacobsons sartorial contradictions matched those of his politics: He is among the young Republicans who are pro-free market on fiscal issues and libertarian on social ones. While his views represent a potential growth wing for a party that is losing among other demographic groups, they also show an emerging tension with the older social conservatives at the core of the partys base.
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There are many of us out here (I’m 34) who champion social conservatism in the vein of our Founders. Not all of us want social moderation, and there’s a growing cadre of us who espouse Christian conservatism in the same way our Founders saw it as necessary and critical to our foundational elements.
Cute. You know. They bring change and yet have not faced the real change that real life is going to do on them.
The arrogance is unbelievable.
My bet is these people have zero humility, consideration or character to defend the shed blood of the past, let alone their political beliefs (not withstanding oxymoronics). Like liberals of the past praising divorce all of a sudden attacking anyome mocking a homosexual marriage.
The elite must be laughing hard at these morons made to feel happy dressed like clowns living lives of clown, simply because the Fed Reserve gave them false money.
The problem is the “all or nothing” form of today’s politics.
The idea of not voting for someone because of one stance on one issue is a little short sited.
So the libertarian Republican voted for Obama because of Mitt’s social views?
What good is it to have a made up family when the D’s have trashed the economy so bad that you can’t feed them?
Guess that is America’s future. Go to hell and truly become the next Sodom And Gomorrah. What a future. Hope you all have a great time. Drink, eat and be merry. Anyone can whatever he or she wants. Play with your ‘ipod’ and people no longer matter.
Pond Pirates who are not seeing the Tsunami waves about to engulf them and their wicked pond lives.
The Devil tests the souls but God’s test is more salient.
This young one seems not to realize one of the roots of the Republican besides Free Soil was forbidding Utah to become a state as long as polygamy was legal. Both slavery and polygamy were called " "twin relics of barbarism."
Indeed... if there was one issue of rally it would be gun control.
It seems even there the single issue voters have their heads up their heinies.
No, what this is is propaganda and embrace of it. Purges will follow once their firmly stupidly adopted language will be discarded for other uses.
Indeed, before God acts, there will be many changes in languages... and those whose body is stuck with it will be truly obsolete and discarded. These people are robot and only repeat the feel good crap they were fed.
I personally have no desire to live in a Sodom and Gomorrah which just happens to have a free market economic system.
This republic will be dead long before that. I’ve said time and time again, the party would stand to gain more votes by droping fiscal issues than social ones. Just embrace welfare and outbid Democrats. What’s the difference. These potheads want a second DemoRat party.
Return to our roots? So back when Sodomy was a criminal offense, or does this tool not know what our roots are
I once heard someone on the radio say that Libertarians are nothing more than confused Liberals. I don’t remember who. I know it wasn’t Rush.
Isn't this the proof of the total breakdown of America that we discuss, and now we see that the left is totally successful.
This idiot likes conservative economics, but he has been so dumbed down, that he doesn't understand that social liberalism makes them impossible. He doesn't know what gave us big government and welfare, and socialism in the first place.
Libertariansm/social liberalism, creates more voters for the left, not more Evangelical voters, it has been working for the left, for 60 years.
Social conservatism is important. America has lost its way because it lost its morals. Social conservatism helps (or should-have-helped, anyways) defend those morals.
Any young moron who is not a homosexual but would discount voting for a conservative because of queer marriage is not someone I want in the party anyway. Useless idiots.
There is a whole range of libertarians but there are some who are just lying liberals that have figured out that the GOP is so desperate to pander to them that they’ll do or say anything for the false belief that they’ll get their votes.
Its social anarchy that breeds poverty! And that in turn gives us the welfare state. This rooster degenerate needs to cut his hair and go back to the Daily Paul
A while back on “How the states got their shapes” on the history channel they quizzed a college republican (Male) and a college liberal (female).
When asked about gay marriage the liberal was obviously for it the “young Republican” said he wants same sex marriage someday because he hopes to get married himself.
Obviously a major part of the problem is the state run indoctrination centers.
Baraka Obama Um Um Um is the one who's made gay-marriage the #1 issue of the day.
Vent your outrage regarding the economy at The Man.
SoCons stayed home.
In the case of Romney he was simply a piece of crap candidate nobody was excited about.
Sheesh...when is the GOP going to draw a line, and fight back -- and by fighting back, I mean teaching Generation.commers why conservatism is right, and Leftist, pro-homo crap is the downfall of our society? Holy cow...what a bunch of surrender monkeys.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
The law is a teacher. Now that sodomy is a right there is a lot more of it if you believe the press. Maybe make sodomy a misdemeanor like traffic tickets and just give warnings and community sevice in aids wards and the neurologists who treat anal rectal problems caused by nerve damage.
Will wait for objections sure to come
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
You mean like the Massachusetts GOP has been doing for decades? If a social conservative declares, the state GOP will actually recruit a social liberal to run against him in the primary. It's working really great electorally -- the GOP holds 10% to 12% of the state legislature, zero statewide offices, and zero representation in the congressional delegation!
They all look like hipsters except they are poli-sci geeks instead of vinyl nerds.
Yep, libertarianism is a liberal voter creation machine.
I held my nose and voted for Mitt...it didn't do a damn thing to help. I'm not playing this game anymore.
Mitt actually turned me off during his first run, when he made that soul-less comment regarding his sons' not volunteering for military service. Remember that? "I think my sons are serving their country by helping me get elected President". That one comment opened a brief look into the soul of Mitt Romney, i.e. nothing...zero, zip, nada. It's only about him.
If that's the best the Republicans can do, then I'm looking elsewhere.
I’ll worry about this when it’s reported by some honest media. . . NYT is much like CBS and not to be trusted.
That guy is an idiot.
He looks like what would happen if Rutherford B. Hayes f**ked a parrot.