Winning the Future: The Fiscal-Conservative Fantasy

With the loss of the 2012 election, there is much talk of how the Republican Party must do some soul-searching.  How will the GOP wage successful campaigns when demographic and cultural changes favor the opposition?  Increasingly, the answer is that the party's party is over, that it must move into the future or be relegated to the past.  "Dispense with the social issues!" we're counseled.  "Don't trouble over abortion or faux marriage and instead just focus on fiscal matters." Yet this appeal is the result of critics expressing what makes them uncomfortable, as opposed to actually observing the facts on the ground.  How do I know?  It's simple: the minority voters everyone is so desperate to woo are more socially conservative than are whites.  Where are they more liberal? Fiscal matters! Hispanics are well-known to be pro-life; in fact, one poll showed that only 25 percent of them support legal abortion.  And remember the 2008 Proposition 8...(Read Full Article)

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