Conservatives out of touch with people?

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    Gov. Daniels called for truce on social issues until we can get the economy straightened out. Sounds good to me, focus on what is really important to most Americans. But Conservatives are saying hold on, we cannot go forward without social issues having the same status as the economy. Personally I think that we ought to be focused on the economy.

    Santorum hits Daniels on the 'truce' - Alex Isenstadt - POLITICO.com
     
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    What would happen if some gays snuck out and got married while we were working on the economy?
     
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    Unfortunately, social issues have a huge impact on the economy.

    Though I haven't seen any evidence that the right is failing to focus on the economy.

    Perhaps the left just feels bad about the bullshit crap they push and is projecting that onto the right. For example, the putrid insistence that we continue to increase funding of spectacular social programs....like obamacare....that causes the right to address social issues.
     
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    Wrong. Avarice, bigotry and callousness are the cause for the Right addressing social issues.
     
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    REALLY? Where's that jobs bill the GOP promised? Or does that not fit into your definition of "working on the economy"?
     
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    Well that' pretty much what President Obama suggested in the State of the Union speech. Let's call a truce on what has already been done and go forward civilly hand in hand with spending frozen at present levels. Meaning, of course, at the levels that have already done the damage and without correcting any of the problems that have generated a runaway deficit and debt.

    To any conservative this is not acceptable.

    I submit that the vast majority of Americans with a clue are more conservative than not--that would include most of mainstream Americans. So it's pretty hard to acknowledge that and say that conservatives are out of touch with the people since most of the people are at least somewhat conservative.

    Then there is the political class who looks to the federal government to solve all of societies ills and who blame conservatives for all the ills of society.

    Which is out of touch? Hmmmm.
     
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    Some social issues are tied to the economy, like welfare, obamacare, grants, loans and other programs that get money.

    To say just look at the economy only and completely ignore social issues that affect the economy seems off.

    but crap like gay marriage is a states issue, so it's irrelevant. working abortion, again, is a waste of time. things like that.
     
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    Before I post a reply, do we mean conservatives or republicans?
     
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    Social issues are the great distractor for the corporate republicans. It's all they can do, their policies are only for the wealthy and the corporations and if focused on too strongly would only show them for the tools they are. Long live the unimportant, it keeps the electorate in check and often happy.

    "'Practical' politics, it is held, calls for policies that appeal to the fortunate. The poor do not vote; the alert politician bids for the comfortable and the rich. This would be politically foolish for the Democratic Party; those whose primary concern is to protect their income, their capital and their business interest will always vote for the party that most strongly affirms its service to their pecuniary well-being. This is and has always been the republicans. The Democrats have no future as a low grade substitute.." John Kenneth Galbraith 'The Good Society'
     
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    Doesn't it embarrass you to post something like you just wrote here?
     
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