[QUOTE=Cam;553257]Tiny…to be clear…I am NOT blaming mainstream social cons for the loss. I am saying that the dominance of social cons in the party and their elimination of any candidates who don’t toe the social con line…is NO LONGER a winning possibility nationally…while it certainly is in states like NC and others…more and more states will not elect a social con to a state wide or national ballot. The Republican Party needs to remove some of the social con stuff from the Platform and NON-social con candidates should be welcome under the tent in places where THEY reflect the majority opinions in their states.
Cam: I don’t agree with what you are saying. You basically, and correct me if I’m wrong, are saying that in order to win elections, social conservatives must compromise their beliefs. I’m a Catholic and if there’s anything I learned from being a Catholic–a TRUE Catholic–is that one can never, EVER compromise their convictions–that is, those things for which they believe are intrinsicly evil. Many saints in the past have been martyred because they refused to compromise their beliefs. I know this is going to sound real corny and over the top, but I would literally give my life to defend my beliefs and convictions that all human life is precious and must be defended, that marriage is a holy union between one man and one woman, that homosexual acts are deviant and evil, that every American has the right to bear arms, that religion must be protected from government intrusion, and that every human being has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and most importantly, that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I’ve never been in the military, but I would die before I would ever deny these truths, let alone compromise them in order to win elections. We seem to have forgotten that our fore fathers gave their lives before compromising what they believed to be right and just. So have so many who came after them. There are many who do exactly that every day in foreign countries–including the 4 Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi which so many Americans rendered a long, bored, yawn at the polls yesterday. Only when their precious liberties are practically gone will they ask themselves what happened. But, by then, it will be too late. Our poor children…what have we done to their future? BTW, who was it who said, “Death before dishonor”?
(I don’t know why this didn’t copy the quote correctly. I am always having problems with the “reply with quote” feature.)