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  • New Record Highs in Moral Acceptability

    05/30/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/30/14
    The American public has become more tolerant on a number of moral issues, including premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia. On a list of 19 major moral issues of the day, Americans express levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past on 12 of them, a group that also encompasses social mores such as polygamy, having a child out of wedlock, and divorce.
  • Is the GOP Suicidal?

    03/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Leave it to the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. While nearly every poll definitively affirms that Democrats are in deep doo-doo come November, and as leftist talking heads like Chris Matthews have already conceded a likelihood that Republicans will take the Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections, many of the GOP’s highest profile personalities obtusely refuse to take yes for an answer. They’re evidently hell-bent on disenfranchising the party’s pejoratively tagged “social issues” majority. Stupid, stupid and stupid. From mealy mouthed moderate establishment-types like Chris Christie, to dovish libertine libertarians like Rand Paul, it seems...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans must agree to disagree on social issues in order to grow the party

    03/14/2014 1:15:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via WaPo, compare and contrast. Here’s Mitch Daniels four years ago: Beyond the debt and the deficit, in Daniels’s telling, all other issues fade to comparative insignificance. He’s an agnostic on the science of global warming but says his views don’t matter. “I don’t know if the CO2 zealots are right,” he said. “But I don’t care, because we can’t afford to do what they want to do. Unless you want to go broke, in which case the world isn’t going to be any greener. Poor nations are never green.”And then, he says, the next president, whoever he is, “would...
  • No, the Tea Party Should NOT Avoid Social Issues

    03/08/2014 11:20:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The theme of Michael Tanner at the National Review is that the Tea Party has become unpopular because it’s against gay marriage and illegal alien amnesty. Yet it’s also true that the Tea Party’s clout is waning. According to the most recent Gallup poll, just 30 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the movement, the lowest level in its history. While this may technically be the lowest level, the Tea Party spent most of its time with a favorable rating in the 30s.In 2011, the Tea Party had a favorability rating of 33 percent. So the notion that...
  • The GOP and Social Issues: Confronting the Gay Marriage Question

    02/06/2014 7:20:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/06/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Here at Ordered Liberty, I weighed in a few days back on the discussion Roger Simon and Bryan Preston were having about whether the Republican Party should de-emphasize social issues. Some other points are worth making.The first is that not all “social issues” are created equal.I don’t think either Roger or Bryan suggested otherwise. To recap how we got here, while Roger’s headline referred generally to “social conservatives” (“How Social Conservatives Are Saving Liberalism”), his post homed in on gay marriage. In rebuttal, Bryan did not delve deeply into the substance of gay marriage; instead, he broadened the debate...
  • Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid [GOP should abandon social issues]

    01/13/2014 3:57:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party." Dobbs' new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman. Though you may need to skip a few chapters. The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues. He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up...
  • Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid: The GOP will destroy itself by abandoning social issues

    01/13/2014 7:47:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party."  Dobbs's new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman.  Though you may need to skip a few chapters. The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues.  He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up even...
  • Sexual hooking up favors male students on college campuses

    08/25/2013 2:46:17 PM PDT · by usalady · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 25, 2013 | Martha
    Have you ever heard the expression, “Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?” It appears that some women on college campuses have become “cows” as women sell themselves short, allowing casual sexual “hooking up” to dominate their relationships with male students.
  • White identity different than black or brown designations for racism panderers?

    Is there a backlash coming in rejection of the race monger diatribes by charlatans such as Al Sharton, Jesse Jackson, and the NCAAP?
  • George Will: Detroit doesn’t have a fiscal problem, but a 'cultural collapse' (Video)

    07/28/2013 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will took on proponents of federal assistance for Detroit, which declared bankruptcy earlier this month. According to Will, the city isn’t undergoing a fiscal crisis, but is facing a much more serious cultural one, which is the source of its woes. “Can’t solve the problems because the problems are cultural,” Will said. “You have a city, 139 square miles. You can graze cattle in vast portions of it. Dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. You have 3 percent of fourth graders reading at the national...
  • WILD… Unhinged Lesbian Mob Beats Street Preacher at Seattle Gay Pride

    07/04/2013 6:00:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 4th, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    PINK MAFIA BEATDOWN– An unhinged mob of raging lesbians and beer-muscled gays beat a street preacher (video) at the Seattle Gay Pride festivities this week.
  • A Libertarian Turn on Marijuana Legalization, Same-Sex Marriage and Gun Rights

    06/17/2013 3:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues -- marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage and gun rights. Start with pot. Last November voters in the states of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, by a 55 to 45 percent margin in Colorado (more than Barack Obama's margin in the state) and by 56 to 44 percent in Washington. In contrast, California voters rejected legalization 53 to 47 percent in 2010. These results and poll data suggest a general movement toward legal marijuana. State legislatures...
  • DR. BEN CARSON WAS RIGHT AND THE LEFT CAN’T HANDLE IT

    04/04/2013 8:15:37 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | April 4, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    There are ugly stains in our past such as the Democrat Party formed KKK and the Democrat supported murderous Planned Parenthood founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger. As a black woman, I loathe both of these organizations and wish that neither one ever existed. After all, they both aimed to target and destroy people with my skin color...
  • Drive-Bys Shocked to Learn Pope Francis is Catholic

    03/14/2013 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New pope. I am not Catholic. But I have endeavored, I have dug deep, I have attempted to find out from sources that I trust as much as I can, that I can understand, that I could then relay to you about this new pope. He's the first pope from the Americas. I realize some of you from Rio Linda say, "What a minute. Argentina? That's South America." He's the first one. And he didn't want to be pope. But there's some incredible things about this man. He is a classic Catholic theologian. There appears not to...
  • A Catholic Pope, Revisited

    03/14/2013 5:48:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    By the time you read this, the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday’s indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don’t be surprised if the cardinals have chosen… a Catholic pope. After the election of Benedict XVI in 2005, I wrote that the cardinals had correctly ignored the desires of some people to install a wimpish equivocator willing bend with the winds of compromise. I believe the cardinals will show the same wisdom in 2013. In other words, the cardinals will choose someone who can...
  • Sandra Fluke promotes gay marriage to 'sleepy' college audience

    03/13/2013 6:49:03 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/13/2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    Sandra Fluke, whom feminists had touted as the voice of a new generation, got the silent treatment from a bored and lackadaisical audience of college students during a 45-minute speech at Northwestern University on Monday night. Fluke reportedly fumbled awkwardly as the young adults ignored her verbal cues for their participation. “I have to tell you that here in Illinois, the number one point on the agenda is – ” she said, expecting a rousing reply. In time, she whispered her own answer, “Gay marriage.” “I can tell you’re passionate by your response,” she joked after deafening silence. Fluke told...
  • Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

    12/10/2012 5:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is part two of a column on the state of Republicanism and how they should move forward.In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled. Without...
  • 4 Reasons The GOP Would Be Foolish To Dump Social Issues

    11/24/2012 4:19:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. Furthermore, in 2008 and 2012, the GOP lost despite running moderate candidates who were soft on social issues and who barely brought them up at all. If anything, you'd think that seeing two non-social conservatives...
  • Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    10/08/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver? Of course, I am thinking about our president. Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap between...
  • Campaign 2012 in a Nutshell: Wrong Ideas Vs. No Ideas

    09/07/2012 9:38:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Charlotte, N.C. -- Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed, or at least one of the parties is taking an enormous gamble. Since the Nixon years, the GOP has enjoyed a marked advantage over the Democrats at the presidential level. Cultural issues -- race, religion, abortion, patriotism -- have worked to the Republicans' advantage. Until Barack Obama's election in 2008, no Democrat has won the presidency without aggressively...
  • Young in G.O.P. Erase the Lines on Social Issues

    08/10/2012 2:18:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Susan Saulny
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Hoagland, the county leader of a group of young North Carolina Republicans, is busy trying to ramp up enthusiasm for Mitt Romney at the grass-roots level. So there are a few things he avoids mentioning to prospective young voters he wants to woo, including the hot-button topics like abortion and same-sex marriage, which have dominated campaigns past. “Social issues are far down the priorities list, and I think that’s the trend,” Mr. Hoagland, 27, said. “That’s where it needs to go if the Republican Party is going to be successful.” ... Some young conservatives ... continue...
  • As Catholics Go, So Goes the Nation

    06/04/2012 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Salena Zito
    Worry about eroding religious freedom could sway Catholic voters further away from President Barack Obama, and the Catholic voting bloc typically predicts the winner in presidential elections. Yet, as conservatives continue to pound Obama in ads geared toward the faithful, some Catholics who care about the president's slip in polls plan to campaign for him on social media sites. Both sides, campaign strategists say, are trying to secure the important vote. "Catholic voters are a critical and crucial part of winning the election," said Burns Strider, a Washington-based strategist the Democrats brought on to hold Catholic and evangelical voters after...
  • Phony divide between fiscal, social issues

    03/05/2012 11:51:43 PM PST · by donna · 16 replies
    WND ^ | March 6, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Contrary to politicians who want to call a truce about social issues, there is absolutely no way to separate social and fiscal issues; they are locked in a tight political embrace. Politicians who say we can ignore social issues or avoid talking about them, are really saying that they have no plan to cut federal spending and the growing national debt. That’s because 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.
  • The Santorum Predicament: A Sign of the Times (Everything you've said can be used against you)

    02/27/2012 1:00:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2012 | By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan had it just right - someone had better read Rick Santorum his Miranda rights. In the big leagues of national politics, she warns, "Everything you've said can and will be used against you." Keep in mind that Rick Santorum has said a great deal, and is still talking. In a world accustomed to bland politicians, Santorum breaks the mold. He admires conviction politicians, and he aims to be one. He speaks his mind, and then keeps on talking. On crucial issues of a moral nature, Santorum not only states his position, he explains it in...
  • Survey Says: Santorum’s Social Views Killing Him in Michigan

    02/27/2012 10:44:53 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 155 replies · 3+ views
    COMMENTARY ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Alana Goodman
    There’s a chance Rick Santorum may still scrape out a win in Michigan tomorrow. This morning’s Public Policy Polling survey has Mitt Romney leading him by just a few points, 39 percent to 37 percent. But the internal numbers look worse for Santorum, and his ongoing slide in the state seems to be due to his focus on social issues: One place Santorum may have hurt himself in the last week is an overemphasis on social issues. 69 percent of voters say they’re generally more concerned with economic issues this year to only 17 percent who pick social issues. And...
  • McDonnell walks fine line with conservative [VA] General Assembly

    02/26/2012 3:16:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anita Kumar,
    RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell met with Republican members of the General Assembly more than 60 times in the past month — from formal meetings to glitzy social gatherings at the Executive Mansion — and he often cautioned them to exercise restraint. McDonnell warned his fellow Republicans to limit their socially conservative legislation and focus on job creation and the state budget, according to legislators. Otherwise, he said, they risked miring the session in needless disputes that would not benefit the GOP. He even signaled which bills he would support, a departure from previous practice. .....But apparently not...
  • Am I To Understand That Value Voters Are Being Rejected By the Republican Party?

    02/21/2012 3:58:39 PM PST · by jenk · 22 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 2/21/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Thanks to Professor Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection and Dan Riehl of Riehl World View for their timely and informative posts. First of all, I'll share a conversation I had with a Democrat in Michigan yesterday. She asked me why she had only heard of Rick Santorum within the past week. I answered that because of party politics and money-on-hand of the candidates other than Romney, the rest of the candidates are having a difficult time getting their name across. "Well, I don't like that Romney, he's buying the election," she said, "and I'd vote for Santorum but everything about him...
  • Ron Paul: Social issues are a loser in the election (watch Video)

    02/20/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday on CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley asked Ron Paul about the new focus in national politics on social issues and whether a national debate focusing on them would help Republicans in November. Paul called it a "losing position" but neglects to mention that he has campaigned on his opposition to abortion at least since the Ames straw poll, an omission caught by CNS News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Do you–are you uncomfortable–certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been...
  • Conservatives Can Win on Social Issues

    02/20/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Santorum showed up yesterday on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. And, folks, it was like Bob Schieffer, who's, what, 90? Ninety-two? Bob Schieffer talking to Rick Santorum actually appeared as though Schieffer thought Santorum was from Mars. It was a space alien. What he thought, the things he had said, Schieffer could not believe that there was a human being alive on this planet who could think that way, who believed these things. He was shocked. He was stunned. And it goes to show the Republican establishment, clearly the Democrat Party establishment, do not have the...
  • And Baby Makes Seven Billion

    10/28/2011 8:08:35 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 10/26/11 | Noman
    And Baby Makes Seven Billion William McGurn has flagged a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) news item, "The State of World Population 2011." His comment: "Nothing brings out the inner Malthus like a newborn baby." [quote] At Columbia University's Earth Institute, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs tells CNN "the consequences for humanity could be grim." Earlier this year, a New York Times columnist declared "the earth is full," suggesting that a growing population means "we are eating into our future." And in West Virginia, the Charleston Gazette editorializes about a "human swarm" that is "overbreeding" in a way that "prosperous, well-educated families"...
  • The Left's Nervous Breakdown

    10/14/2011 12:57:02 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 5 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 10/13/11 | Noman
    Noman loves James Taranto's Best of the Web Today, and today proves no exception to the rule. Commencing with the defeat of President's Obama's American Jobs Act legislation in the Democratically-controlled Senate, he offers his analysis of hand-wringing on the Left. "Portnoy observes: "What I believe is happening is that the left is reading the handwriting on the wall and resigning itself to the harsh reality [that] the man they trusted to 'fundamentally transform America' is on the verge of being unelected." We'd go a step further. Not only does Obama's re-election look to be in serious jeopardy, but his...
  • Every Issue is a Moral Issue

    06/30/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | Michael Youseff
    CNN's Jack Cafferty has advice for the GOP: Park your morality at the door. On June 14, Mr. Cafferty expressed surprise that, in the previous night's presidential debate, "social issues—like abortion, gay marriage, 'don't ask, don't tell'—still manage to work their way into the conversation. And that may prove to be a problem for Republicans. . . . These are not the issues that middle America is worried about. They would like to be able to find a job." I submit that these so-called "social issues" mean more to "middle America" than Cafferty realizes. We call them "moral issues." To...
  • Breaking: Mitch Daniels to sign bill defunding Indiana Planned Parenthood

    04/30/2011 6:14:17 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 179 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/29/2011 | Allahpundit
    The politics of this were easy, the policy a bit more complicated. It wasn’t a simple choice of “cut ‘em off or don’t cut ‘em off.” Federal law provides that a state can’t be selective in allocating Medicaid funds to medical providers who serve Medicaid patients. By signing the bill, Daniels would be taking a risk that the feds will withdraw the state’s Medicaid funding entirely as a penalty. By not signing the bill, he’d be signaling to social conservatives who are already suspicious of him over the infamous “truce” comments that he won’t go to bat for them if...
  • Mitch Daniels Faces Defining Decision On Abortion Bill (Now you can't have a 'social issues' truce)

    04/28/2011 12:58:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/28/2011 | Tim Alberta
    The Indiana House of Representatives voted 66-32 on Wednesday to approve a controversial bill tightening the state's abortion restrictions and cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, which now awaits the signature of Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a potential presidential candidate who has yet to comment publicly on the politically sensitive legislation. Daniels has seven days to take action on the bill, and has three options once it arrives on his desk: 1) Sign the bill into law; 2) Veto the bill; 3) Do nothing, and allow the bill to become law after seven days without taking a stance. Daniels' decision...
  • Thune: No Truce on Abortion, Social Issues for Republicans

    02/17/2011 8:52:48 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Thune: No Truce on Abortion, Social Issues for Republicans Washington, DC -- In a new interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Wednesday, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, says there should be no truce on social issues like abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/17/thune-no-truce-on-abortion-social-issues-for-republicans/
  • Mitch Daniels reiterates call for 'truce' on social issues (not a good start to POTUS campaign)

    02/03/2011 7:28:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2011 | Rick Moran
    Governor Mitch Daniels is a great wonk, a good governor, but it appears that he isn't much of a politician. Earth to Mitch: You don't start out a presidential campaign by alienating 1/3 of your base: The other day on Laura Ingraham's radio show, Daniels re-iterated his call for a "truce" on social issues while America gets its economic house in order. He now says he'd like to "mute" those issues for a little while.Listen here. (You have to go 4 minutes into the clip to hear this) The transcription is below: "If you don't accept that we face a...
  • As Social Conservatism Demises, So Does all Conservatism

    01/10/2011 10:19:35 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 21 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 01/10/11 | Daniel
    Despite the triumphant ascendancy of conservatism in our times, many Republicans are impetuously 'punting on first down' in the battle for social conservatism.  Some prominent GOPers feel that not only is social conservatism not a priority, it is something that should be unconditionally and unilaterally surrendered to the left.  There are elected Republicans supporting the repeal of DADT, radical homosexual organizations sponsoring CPAC, and party leaders supporting a pro-abortion woman for chairman of the party.  Today, I came across a story of a local Republican leader advocating for gay civil unions in my home state of Maryland. The Republicans are...
  • An uneasy truce in the culture wars

    12/30/2010 3:23:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Back in June, Indiana Gov. Mitch Dan iels, whom many think would be an attractive 2012 presidential candidate, was quoted by Andrew Ferguson in The Weekly Standard as saying the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues." That quickly attracted some harsh criticism from opponents of abortion and same-sex marriage. But Daniels has declined to back down, telling the Indianapolis Star the other day that such issues are secondary to the economy and foreign policy. I think both Daniels and his critics have missed the point. The fact is that there is an ongoing...
  • Brady's Loss To Quinn: Note To Fiscal Conservatives: Fiscal & Social Issues Are Related

    11/15/2010 9:39:43 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 9 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | Nov. 15, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Bill Brady's Loss To Pat Quinn: Note To Fiscal Conservatives: Fiscal & Social Issues Are Related And Do Matter After State Sen. Bill Brady lost the Illinois gubernatorial race to Pat Quinn, it was no surprise to me. If the election was close enough, the Daley Democratic Machine would find some way to make sure Quinn had the votes to hand him the election. I am 56 years old and I lived in Chicago for the first 50 years of my life. I remember how the presidential election was stolen from Richard Nixon in 1960. As usual, late returns from...
  • Are there any social conservatives running in the Massachusetts races?

    11/01/2010 6:45:50 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 26 replies
    Does anyone know if there are any social conservatives running in Massachusetts? All the talk this year is about financial issues, there is little discussion on the moral issues. The leadership of the Massachusetts Republican party has gone over to the dark side but I would like to know if there are any candidates who are socially conservative.
  • White America Has Lost Its Mind

    10/03/2010 7:13:49 AM PDT · by NoNAIS · 60 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | September 29, 2010 | Steven Thrasher
    "It had been a pretty good run up to that point. The brains of white folks had been humming along cogently for near on 400 years on this continent, with little sign that any serious trouble was brewing. White people, after all, had managed to invent a spiffy new form of self-government so that all white men (and, eventually, women) could have a say in how white people were taxed and governed. White minds had also nearly universally occupied just about every branch of that government and, for more than two centuries, had kept sole possession of the leadership of...
  • It's the Federalism, Stupid

    09/24/2010 3:00:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2010 | Carl Paulus
    With Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint leading the charge, Tea Party candidates have been defeating established Republicans across America, from Nevada to Florida and Delaware to Alaska. The most recent victory of Christine O'Donnell over Mike Castle for the Republican nomination for Senate has left many moderates asking themselves where they fit in a new GOP dominated by Tea Partiers. Some political pundits have called Tea Partiers names, attacked newly nominated Republicans, and even made claims about the nonsense of ideological purity. Politico reported that Scott Brown and other moderate Republicans were concerned that there "would be no room" for...
  • Congressman Paul Ryan Latest to Call For Truce on Pro-Life, Social Issues

    09/20/2010 8:59:59 AM PDT · by julieee · 125 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Paul Ryan Latest to Call For Truce on Pro-Life, Social Issues Washington, DC -- Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin became the latest potential presidential candidate and Republican with a national profile to call for a "truce" on social issues. He joins Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Mississippi Gov. Hailey Barbour, who called for Republicans to back down on pro-life issues. http://LifeNews.com/nat6697.html
  • It's not about the Tea: Catholic Christine O'Donnell Rejects Political Heresy

    09/17/2010 4:55:05 AM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/17/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Delaware race is about more than Delaware.As a Catholic Christian, I try to inform my political participation in accordance with the truth revealed to all men and women through the exercise of reason. It is difficult in an age captive to what Pope Benedict XVI calls a "Dictatorship of Relativism". However, I MUST stay involved in politics. I have no choice. To not do so would be sinful for me. Why? Because I am convinced that it is a part of my call to live in what the Church calls "moral coherence" and change the culture. Not just to...
  • Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections

    09/08/2010 11:03:34 AM PDT · by julieee · 178 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections Washington, DC -- Haley Barbour is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to suggest that social issues like abortion should be taken off the table while making the economy the main focus. Despite the fact that polls show Americans strongly oppose the pro-abortion health care law, Barbour says fiscal issues should take priority. http://LifeNews.com/nat6683.html
  • Haley Barbour Tells Pro-Life Republicans to Ditch Social Issues in 2010 Elections

    09/08/2010 8:44:09 PM PDT · by Tabi Katz · 23 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 09/08/2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Haley Barbour is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to suggest that social issues like abortion should be taken off the table while making the economy the main focus. Despite the fact that polls show Americans strongly oppose the pro-abortion health care law, Barbour says fiscal issues should take priority. At a breakfast with reporters this morning sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, the Mississippi governor said those who focus on social issues like abortion are taking the GOP off message this election cycle. “Any issue that takes people’s eye off of unemployment, job creation, economic...
  • Mitch Daniels Reveals an Inconvenient Truth about the Right

    06/15/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2010 | John Guardiano
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has disappointed many social and cultural conservatives with his call for a "truce on the so-called [sic] social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved, Daniels told the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson. But as the American Spectator's Joseph Lawler has observed, it's doubtful that Daniels' truce would change anything. After all, Lawler rightly asks: "What typical Republican policies would he [Daniels] have to suspend and they [social and cultural conservatives] have to sacrifice? It's not clear to me that it would be...
  • Are our [Catholic] bishops all Republicans?!

    11/12/2009 11:00:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies · 1,516+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | November 12, 2009 | Phil Lawler
    Are our bishops all Republicans?! By Phil Lawler | November 12, 2009 1:14 PM On the Commentary blog, Eduardo Peńlaver reports that he is uncomfortable with Bishop Tobin's public denunciation of Patrick Kennedy.Bishop Tobin’s attitude towards being Catholic — accept teachings X, Y, and Z, or go to another institution that does not affirm them — strikes me as nothing if not supremely un-Catholic in its ethos.Peńlaver's argument is profoundly confused, I think. But it is not an unusual one; you'll find roughly the same reasoning put forward by many other liberal Catholics. And Peńlaver is not an unintelligent observer...
  • Sarah Palin: A Fear Worse than Words

    06/14/2009 5:04:34 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 34 replies · 2,227+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 6-14-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    As recently reported by the Associated Press, liberal blogger Geoffrey Dunn accused the Alaskan Governor of stealing the words from a 2005 Newt Gingrich speech in a recent introduction the Governor made in Alaska for talk show host Michael Reagan. Like a typical liberal, Dunn found a friendly venue at the Huffington Post to spew his slanderous statements, and then later edited his post to soften his accusation of Palin as a plagiarist to someone who failed to give complete and proper attribution. In retrospect, Dunn grudgingly reported later that Palin had given verbal accreditation to Newt Gingrich in her...
  • Thinking out loud.

    06/11/2009 2:14:13 PM PDT · by rebellious49 · 1 replies · 209+ views
    hubpages.com ^ | continuous | thinking out loud
    280 plus blogs on the state of the world, the US, and we as a people. Stop by and read, you might be interested. thanks