I almost fell out last night when I heard Hannity say that, and then Eric Bolling came along right behind him and said we need to dump social issues.
Then you have Ann Coulter saying “purists” (conservatives) need to be purged from the party, and Krauthammer stating that Republicans must embrace amnesty.
To keep Obama out, I voted for Romney, something I said I would never do. But I will not sell my soul. If winning elections means I have to become a Democrat, I’m out.
But Obama won the election partly by turning out his base and backing them strongly on social issues. The lesson if anything is that Republicans need to do the same with their base. We just tried liberal lite yet again and it didn't work.
Where we need to be pragmatic if anywhere is to pick a really likable, charismatic candidate. If our guy has those qualities, he can sell any issue we want him to, just like Obama can. We just got done picking a relatively uncharismatic candidate who was moderate on the issues. Time to do the opposite and find a very conservative, charismatic candidate for next time.