Skip to comments.Young in G.O.P. Erase the Lines on Social Issues
Posted on 08/10/2012 2:18:06 PM PDT by EveningStar
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 thats the trend, Mr. Hoagland, 27, said. Thats where it needs to go if the Republican Party is going to be successful. ...
Some young conservatives ... continue to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage but say they are playing down their personal views because they have made the calculation that such issues will not be a factor in this years races...
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Joe Bite-me got it partially right...
“this election will be about 3 words, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”
The GOP has zero intent to win the white house.
I must say I am stunned to see the majority of people under age 30 being so totally ambivalent on the issue of gay marriage.
Who taught these punks such nonsense? Have they never heard of Ronald Reagan?
The economy, no doubt, is paramount in this election.
Shying away from the truth that abortion is murder and holding a steadfast position that sodomy isn’t marriage is not a good idea.
Stand for what is right.
The young people in churches also demand no traditional music and certainly lots of programs that they are interested in but refuse to donate to anything, telling the rest of us they "can't afford to right now" or they "will just as soon as they get out of debt (the twelfth of never)."
These folk need to wander over to the dims for that is the group that panders to every group and demands the rest of the working country pay their bills!
What's more insulting is that these are the same folk demanding college loans be forgiven and think because they've been taught by 60's & 70's hippy socialist professors, that life should be the way they demand simply because they demand it!
If the GOP further abdondons their weak opposition to abortion and gay marriage, it will be time for a third party.
fiscal conservatism + no moral or social conscious = libertarian
Reagan really wasn’t much of a social warrior. He was about strong defense, defeat of Communism, lower taxes and smaller government. He was pro-life, but it wasn’t one of the core tenants of his Presidency by any means.
“I must say I am stunned to see the majority of people under age 30 being so totally ambivalent on the issue of gay marriage.”
They have been poisoned by incessant years of shows like “Glee” where homosexuality is made to look OK...as is premarital sex. Hollywood has trully corrupted our youth.
The suicidal GOP (and conservatives) that continue to include such social issues only lend credence to the false leftist belief they are the dominion of government.
Only when such issues are abandoned in the political arena and the individual is once again championed, conservatives and republicans.
The left thrives because it enshrines such issues into government control.
The right fails to explain such issues should not fall under anyone except the individual’s control.
Hence the hijacking of the term “pro choice”
Fiscal conservatives who claim to be social moderates always stab their inner fiscal conservative in the back.
“The GOP has zero intent to win the white house.”
That is correct and, for the life of me, I can NOT figure out why, and I have racked my brain.
“fiscal conservatism + no moral or social conscious = libertarian”
Boy you got that right. That is why Ron Paul was so popular with the young. In truth, these young ones aren’t really “fiscally conservative” either. They are the epitome of the “I’m entitled” culture. They are only “fiscally conservative” when it is someone else getting cut off the government feed.
Yeah, same. Quite frankly . . it is an issue I believe we have lost.
“Only when such issues are abandoned in the political arena and the individual is once again championed, conservatives and republicans.”
My friend, that is just anarchy. That is the major flaw with libertarian thought...which is really libertine thinking.
If you are ok with a liquor store and a whore house opening up across the street from a high school and a church then you are a liberation. If you want to tax the church then you are a democrat.
If you wonder what might happen to a GOP presidential candidate who abandons social conservatives, you won’t have to wait too long to find out. In less than 100 days, Romney will be preparing to move into his new beach home.
Let’s hope that the elites in the GOP learn something this time.