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Old 11-29-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Will we ever be able to elect a president with strong pro-life views again? Will we ever be able to vote in someone who rejects gay marriage across the nation? Can the Republicans win an election as long as it doesn't abandon socially conservative views?

It seems like this election should have been in Romney's hands, but some outrageous GOP comments alienated lots in this country. Republicans need to reevaluate their views, and in doing so, I think they'll abandon many socially conservative views.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: the ass of nowhere (the midwest)
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"No, social conservatism is dead and this election shows it! All social conservatives are dumb, inbred racist rednecks!!" -- typical response of a 20-something liberal white hipster douche on CD.

I thought I'd preemptively post this here for them. Enjoy the rest of their comments!
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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"No, social conservatism is dead and this election shows it! All social conservatives are dumb, inbred racist rednecks!!" -- typical response of a 20-something liberal white hipster douche on CD.

I thought I'd preemptively post this here for them. Enjoy the rest of their comments!
So how do you like Rick Santorum's chances in 2016? Is he your dream candidate or do you think the GOTP should nominate someone less extreme?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Will we ever be able to elect a president with strong pro-life views again? Will we ever be able to vote in someone who rejects gay marriage across the nation? Can the Republicans win an election as long as it doesn't abandon socially conservative views?

It seems like this election should have been in Romney's hands, but some outrageous GOP comments alienated lots in this country. Republicans need to reevaluate their views, and in doing so, I think they'll abandon many socially conservative views.
One can only hope it's dying. It's not conducive to a 1st world country and never will be. It belongs in the 3rd world and tribal cultures.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Will we ever be able to elect a president with strong pro-life views again? Will we ever be able to vote in someone who rejects gay marriage across the nation? Can the Republicans win an election as long as it doesn't abandon socially conservative views?

It seems like this election should have been in Romney's hands, but some outrageous GOP comments alienated lots in this country. Republicans need to reevaluate their views, and in doing so, I think they'll abandon many socially conservative views.
Conservatism is not about having "strong pro-life views." That is the religious viewpoint, and it has absolutely nothing to do with conservatism. Conservatives are for small government, low taxation, and less government interference. Conservatives want to return to the founding principles of the nation, the acknowledgment that everyone has an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Conservatives believe in the "rule of law," whereas progressives do not.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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So how do you like Rick Santorum's chances in 2016? Is he your dream candidate or do you think the GOTP should nominate someone less extreme?
I didn't like Santorum, he is not a genuine fiscal conservative. I supported John Hunstman and then Ron Paul in 2012. 2016 is a long ways off, we'll see what happens.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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FYI -- I supported John Hunstman and then Ron Paul in 2012.
But my question was about 2016.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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But my question was about 2016.
Strangely, I'm actually more curious to see who the Democratic nominee will be in 2016.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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I don't think social conservatism has a future because it is inconsistent with the message of limited government and personal freedom. Despite growing up in a socially conservative household and still maintaining fiscally conservative views, I see most of the current group of Republicans as no better than the Democrats because they both equally have their sacred cows of wasteful spending. If I had to choose, I would much rather money be spent on things that actually might benefit our citizens as opposed to regulating what people choose to put in their bodies, what consensual adults choose to do in their bedrooms, and wasting time trying to outlaw or find loopholes around something that has been declared legal by the supreme court for years. Just because something is legal doesn't mean you have to agree with it morally.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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So how do you like Rick Santorum's chances in 2016? Is he your dream candidate or do you think the GOTP should nominate someone less extreme?
Santorum is no longer extreme, that is the GOP's problem.
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