Social conservative leaders to RNC: We want you to pass a resolution reaffirming the current party platform

posted at 6:01 pm on April 10, 2013 by Allahpundit

I.e. reaffirming the party’s opposition to gay marriage. There’s been a whole lotta flippin’ lately, and not exclusively on the Democratic side. A dilemma for the RNC, then: Politely decline the request, lest it screw up their “rebranding” initiative, or hop to it to reassure social conservatives that the party still shares their concerns about “values”?

Result: Hop to it.

“We respectfully warn GOP Leadership that an abandonment of its principles will necessarily result in the abandonment of our constituents to their support,” concludes the letter, which was obtained by and independently verified by NBC News in advance of the meeting this week.

The letter further asks GOP committeemen to pass a resolution at their meeting this week re-affirming the party’s 2012 national platform, which includes language calling for bans on abortion and same-sex marriage.

“Chairman Priebus agrees that we must stand up for our conservative principles while we work together to grow our party and win elections and has been traveling the country with that message,” said Kirsten Kukowski, an RNC spokeswoman. Furthermore, she said that a resolution re-affirming the platform was currently being drafted, and would likely win approval from the full RNC this Friday

Much of the conservatives’ letter to Priebus stresses the issue of gay rights, and challenges the logic of the Growth and Opportunity Project’s advice to broaden the party’s appeal. Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Follow the link for a list of signatories. Oddly, Huckabee’s not among them even though he agrees with the sentiment.

I don’t know why the authors insisted on repeating the old CW that opposing gay marriage is a path to winning more black votes. If that were true, Republicans should have been seeing their share of the black electorate increase over the past 10 years as the battle over gay marriage raged. Hasn’t happened, for the obvious reason that very few people are single-issue voters — but then good luck explaining that to congressional Republicans vis-a-vis winning over Latinos with a new amnesty. Lay all that aside, though: According to various polls taken over the last year, it’s no longer even true that most blacks oppose gay marriage. That’s treated as a political fact of life because of the theory that blacks helped pass Proposition 8 in California, but ever since Obama announced he supported SSM, the numbers have changed. A WaPo poll taken last May, shortly after Obama’s flip, showed 59 percent support for gay marriage among blacks; an election exit poll taken six months later showed black support at 51/41, compared to just 47/49 for whites. This makes twice recently that a prominent social con has made an electoral case for supporting a socially conservative agenda that wasn’t backed up by the data. Huckabee, you’ll remember, claimed that some significant number of evangelicals stayed home last year because Romney was too moderate on “values.” (Never mind that Romney opposed abortion and gay marriage.) Not true.

I’m curious now to see what that the RNC’s resolution looks like, whether it’ll be a plain reaffirmation of the platform or whether it’ll carry some sort of caveat aimed at finessing the issue so that it squares with the Growth and Opportunity Project. Here’s what the latter said: “On messaging, we must change our tone — especially on certain social issues that are turning off young voters. In every session with young voters, social issues were at the forefront of the discussion; many see them as the civil rights issues of our time. We must be a party that is welcoming and inclusive for all voters.” And here’s what the platform said: “We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage. We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.” Will they rubber-stamp that already mild language or rewrite it somehow to make it milder?


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Social conservative leaders to RNC: We want you to pass a resolution reaffirming the current party platform
Apr 10, 2013 6:01 PM by Allahpundit
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CycloneCDB on April 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

I think this is a big waste of time by socons and I am one of them. Establisment Repubs are selling out the whole base and the whole movement on gun rights, fiscal principles, and immigration. Socons should just feel like one of the movement. Even if they affirm it; they will still sell you out; get used to it..

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Who in their right mind would ever think black voters would consider the GOP because of the gay marriage issue when Dems are feeding them affirmative action and food stamps while catering to every silly racial grievance they can come up with?

Mark1971 on April 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The gop is dead under the current leadership!!!!!

And no resurrection in sight.

God help us.

PappyD61 on April 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Social issues aren’t the only planks that have been jettisoned. Support for the Second Amendment, opposition to tax hikes, a firm stand against amnesty, never voting to fund Obamacare, etc.

steebo77 on April 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM

DEAD

DEAD

DEAD

DEAD

PappyD61 on April 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I think this is a big waste of time by socons and I am one of them. Establisment Repubs are selling out the whole base and the whole movement on gun rights, fiscal principles, and immigration. Socons should just feel like one of the movement. Even if they affirm it; they will still sell you out; get used to it..

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:07 PM

+1

gwelf on April 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

If the GOP loses just 10% of it’s social conservative backers, they will never win another national election. Can you imagine if the Dems were to evolve their
position on climate change or abortion to enlarge their tent? They’re not that
stupid.

rich8450 on April 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Social issues aren’t the only planks that have been jettisoned. Support for the Second Amendment, opposition to tax hikes, a firm stand against amnesty, never voting to fund Obamacare, etc.

steebo77 on April 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Exactly! The whole party platform has been sold out to the highest bidder. Why wouldn’t they turn on socons if they think it will bring them votes. Funny, will be interesting to see the southern strong holds turn that are largely social conservatives.

I mean if I am going to choose between Dem and Demlite might as well go with the party that gives out free stuff..

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I’m probably as socially conservative as it gets and I question why we do this. The dems don’t exactly run on partial birth abortions, insane spending and open borders but we know thats what they are for. We are not going to outlaw abortions but we can certainly get federal dollars out of it and require paternity tests and police reports for rapes and incest for the 0.01% outliers.

Go fiscal responsibility, go constitutional and get serious. The rest is fluff.

DanMan on April 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Social issues aren’t the only planks that have been jettisoned. Support for the Second Amendment, opposition to tax hikes, a firm stand against amnesty, never voting to fund Obamacare, etc.

The GOP Establishment supports all the inroads to one big centralized federal government. The only platform the elites support is supreme power for them and complete obedience and compliance from the base.

hawkeye54 on April 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I mean if I am going to choose between Dem and Demlite might as well go with the party that gives out free stuff.

As long as the free stuff lasts. When that party is over, and it will eventually be over, there’s gonna be a whole lotta turmoil.

hawkeye54 on April 10, 2013 at 6:19 PM

If the GOP loses just 10% of it’s social conservative backers, they will never win another national election. Can you imagine if the Dems were to evolve their
position on climate change or abortion to enlarge their tent? They’re not that
stupid.

rich8450 on April 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

The difference though is that if Dems did this, they wouldn’t lose any votes. No pro-abortion leftist will EVER vote Republican. After all, Obama was supposedly against gay marriage but that had nil effect. Leftists are interested in power, which is why they win elections and lie like rugs.

COnservatives are interested in principles which is why they lose elections.

theblackcommenter on April 10, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I’m probably as socially conservative as it gets and I question why we do this. The dems don’t exactly run on partial birth abortions, insane spending and open borders but we know thats what they are for. We are not going to outlaw abortions but we can certainly get federal dollars out of it and require paternity tests and police reports for rapes and incest for the 0.01% outliers.

Go fiscal responsibility, go constitutional and get serious. The rest is fluff.

DanMan on April 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Why we do what? Like I have said a million times, most socons are socons in reaction to the liberal left. It is no accident that the moral majority rose to power some time after the Roe v. Wade decision. It is the left’s unwilling to respect the 10th amendment on issues and use the federal governement and the judiciary as their own private mafia that makes socons socns. If Massachusetts and California want to become Stalingrad; I could care less, but I don’t want Tennessee to be taken down with it. As long as Dems continue to push THEIR SOCIAL AGENDA through the court and the federal government on me; I will continue to fight by using my social values as a counter-balance.

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM

DanMan on April 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

You cannot possibly be as socially conservative as it gets.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Also on the table for discussion:

RNC To Discuss and Vote On Common Core Resolution

MM’s commentary on this: Rotten to the Core: Conservatives spearhead drive at RNC meeting to stop Common Core

Some stalwart conservatives inside the RNC get it. They’re bucking the mooooooderate Republican line on Common Core and have put forth a resolution being considered this afternoon at the RNC spring meeting. I heard from one of the co-sponsors of the resolution today, who believes it will pass. I’ll update with developments.

Her twitter for updates:

https://twitter.com/michellemalkin/stop-common-core

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There’s a moderate v. conservative war on Common Core as well: Jeb Bush has been enabling Erne Duncan on Common Core.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

the social cons are the deadweight of the party and they’ve allowed the democratic party the power it now enjoys

the social cons should just shut the hell up and vote for the republicans instead of trying to hold them hostage

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

the social cons are the deadweight of the party and they’ve allowed the democratic party the power it now enjoys

the social cons should just shut the hell up and vote for the republicans instead of trying to hold them hostage

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Awww look the troll is trying so hard…

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM

the social cons should just shut the hell up and vote for the republicans instead of trying to hold them hostage

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Example # 1 for 3rd Party.

portlandon on April 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Screw the GOP. Let that party die as quickly as possible. It is worthless (since we already have America-hating dems who represent everything the GOP slime are for). We need a conservative party that holds the Constitution in high regard. The GOP must go … and go quickly.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Example # 1 for 3rd Party.

portlandon on April 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM

3rd party just means Democratic rule from here on out

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Screw the GOP. Let that party die as quickly as possible. It is worthless (since we already have America-hating dems who represent everything the GOP slime are for). We need a conservative party that holds the Constitution in high regard. The GOP must go … and go quickly.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

so you’re willing to cede control to democrats forever?

social conservatives cannot win without the other parts that make up the republican party

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

the obvious reason that very few people are single-issue voters

I have to disagree with you here, AP. A tremendous amount of women are single-issue on abortion/reproductive rights. A tremendous amount of blacks voted for Obama because of his skin color. A tremendous amount of gays are only interested in SSM.

John the Libertarian on April 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM

There’s far more to the platform than the section AP quoted.

Defending Marriage Against An Activist Judiciary

A serious threat to our country’s constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government. A blatant example has been the court-ordered redefinition of marriage in several States. This is more than a matter of warring legal concepts and ideals. It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values.

A Sacred Contract: Defense of Marriage

That is why Congressional Republicans took the lead in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of States and the federal government not to recognize same-sex relationships licensed in other jurisdictions. The current Administration’s open defiance of this constitutional principle—in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts—makes a mockery of the President’s inaugural oath. We commend the United States House of Representatives and State Attorneys General who have defended these laws when they have been attacked in the courts. We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We applaud the citizens of the majority of States which have enshrined in their constitutions the traditional concept of marriage, and we support the campaigns underway in several other States to do so.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM

3rd party just means Democratic rule from here on out

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM
so you’re willing to cede control to democrats forever?

social conservatives cannot win without the other parts that make up the republican party

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Yeppers troll is trying overly hard..

Quick Allah put out a bad picture of Obama or some butt porn so it will get distracted….

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

so you’re willing to cede control to democrats forever?

I want a national divorce. The dems have already destroyed America and rendered what’s left the American Socialist Superstate. The damage they and their Indonesian have wrought is irreparable.

I have nothing in common with any of these leftist slime, nor with the GOPers who collude with them and want them to be in a separate nation. They can fashion whatever third-world hell-hole they want but I won’t live in it.

social conservatives cannot win without the other parts that make up the republican party

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I’m not a social conservative, Einstein.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I have to disagree with you here, AP. A tremendous amount of women are single-issue on abortion/reproductive rights. A tremendous amount of blacks voted for Obama because of his skin color. A tremendous amount of gays are only interested in SSM.

John the Libertarian on April 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Well and then there is the LIV who vote for no other discernable reasons other than the fact that someone told them that Repubs were racists etc. etc..

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

The section on the First Amendment and religious freedom is also relevant.

The First Amendment: The Foresight of Our Founders to Protect Religious Freedom

The first provision of the First Amendment concerns freedom of religion. That guarantee reflected Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which declared that no one should “suffer on account of his religious opinion or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion….” That assurance has never been more needed than it is today, as liberal elites try to drive religious beliefs—and religious believers—out of the public square. The Founders of the American Republic universally agree that democracy presupposes a moral people and that, in the words of George Washington’s Farewell Address, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

The most offensive instance of this war on religion has been the current Administration’s attempt to compel faith-related institutions, as well as believing individuals, to contravene their deeply held religious, moral, or ethical beliefs regarding health services, traditional marriage, or abortion.

We pledge to respect the religious beliefs and rights of conscience of all Americans and to safeguard the independence of their institutions from government….We assert every citizen’s right to apply religious values to public policy….We oppose government discrimination against businesses due to religious views. We support the First Amendment right of freedom of association of the Boy Scouts of America and other service organizations whose values are under assault and condemn the State blacklisting of religious groups which decline to arrange adoptions by same-sex couples. We condemn the hate campaigns, threats of violence, and vandalism by proponents of same-sex marriage against advocates of traditional marriage and call for a federal investigation into attempts to deny religious believers their civil rights.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I think a lot of folks are missing the real issue. Conservatives are nearing a decision point on whether to stay with the Republican Party. Either the GOP takes action to reassure them that the party still shares principles… or all of the speculation about a new party (or two) takes on more credibility.

As for the yahoos who immediately clamor that that would just guarantee the Democrats continued power, my question is – exactly how do you think that would be any different than where things are now and seemingly would remain anyway, under GOP leadership?

fabrexe on April 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

nonpartisan, who s/b nobrain, is liberal4life, claiming to be ‘objective’.

You are the biggest dummy on the board.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

The GOP has had some pretty crappy chairs: Giliespie, Mehlman, Duncan and Steele; but Priebus will probably go down as the worst ever.

We mock Debbie Downer, but even she isn’t dumb enough to alienate her own base.

bw222 on April 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

3rd party just means Democratic rule from here on out

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Then you better be nicer to the socons.

Telling them to shut up and vote Republican isn’t an option anymore.

portlandon on April 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

DanMan on April 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM
You cannot possibly be as socially conservative as it gets.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Actually DanMan has a point that needs to be considered, as a libertarian conservative I also struggle with where the line should be with government involvement in social issues. For the record I’m an Episcopalian by choice, just as other Christians are Baptist, Mothodist, or Catholic by choice. I don’t want “Baptist” legislation anymore than they want “Episcopal” legislation.
,therefore I always consider the fewer laws there are the better.

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I think a lot of folks are missing the real issue. Conservatives are nearing a decision point on whether to stay with the Republican Party. Either the GOP takes action to reassure them that the party still shares principles… or all of the speculation about a new party (or two) takes on more credibility.

As for the yahoos who immediately clamor that that would just guarantee the Democrats continued power, my question is – exactly how do you think that would be any different than where things are now and seemingly would remain anyway, under GOP leadership?

fabrexe on April 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

No, I think we are all aware of that that is the real issue. I just think that at this point that having the GOP ‘reaffirm” the party platform means nothing. Look, they haven’t just sold out the socons, they have sold out about everyone lately. It doesn’t matter what the platform says- the GOP establishment who are in power don’t care. They only care about swinging so that they can retain power and if that means stepping on grassroots, tea party, socons and any new conservatives to retain power – who cares what the platform says. I don’t think they get how shaky the party actually is, but I think come 2014 and 2016; they will- Of course, socons will get blamed, but it won’t only be us not voting for them.

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM

,therefore I always consider the fewer laws there are the better.

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Then you should be against SSM, because it will only increase government overreach.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Life and marriage are not mere peripheral issues that can be set aside and retain anything approaching conservatism.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Then you should be against SSM, because it will only increase government overreach.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

You’re right, I’m against the federal government taking any sort of stand on SSM; either to declare it as a “right” or the effort to pass a Constitutional amendment against.

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I want a national divorce. The dems have already destroyed America and rendered what’s left the American Socialist Superstate.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

The Dems never could have accomplished the destruction of the country without RINO help – from Specter and the Maine b!tches voting for the stimulus to Snowe and Collins voting bills out of committee to McCain and his sock puppet Miss Lucy supporting gun control and amnesty.

bw222 on April 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

3rd party just means Democratic rule from here on out

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Kudos for at least pretending that this is a bug to you and not a feature. *golf clap*

Kataklysmic on April 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Good lord, the Republican Party is skilled at only one thing . . . walking on their privates with with golf shoes.

rplat on April 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I don’t think that’s been the direction of the language. The aim has always been to affirm marriage.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM
I don’t think that’s been the direction of the language. The aim has always been to affirm marriage.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM

It already is affirmed via the current tax code, which is almost the only place marriage is dealt with on a federal level. I’m for the status quo; no change of the definition, nor constitutional amendment to affirm.

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Tater Salad on April 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

The aim of the language in various resolutions has been to affirm the status quo, if you were, in the face of those who want to redefine it. It’s not enough to sit back and say I’m for the status quo.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

They sold me and my fiscal brethren out during Bush’s first term and haven’t tossed me a bone since. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of room in the back of the bus for all of us. :)

alchemist19 on April 10, 2013 at 7:34 PM

The aim of the language in various resolutions has been to affirm the status quo, if you were, in the face of those who want to redefine it. It’s not enough to sit back and say I’m for the status quo.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

What if “those who want to redefine it” are the voters, as in Washington, Maine and Maryland this past November?

cam2 on April 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM

There was a rep I forget his name on Greta who was asked why the don’t sopeana the survivors of Benghazi and he said “Ask leadership”. you can bet your bottom dollar that Obama told Boehner to lay off on Benghazi or else and he caved.

Conan on April 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

They sold me and my fiscal brethren out during Bush’s first term and haven’t tossed me a bone since. Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of room in the back of the bus for all of us. :)

alchemist19 on April 10, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Don’t worry.. I’ll sit by ya honey.. :)

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Tell these Big Government Social Cons to take a hike.
We all know they’d love Obama if he were anti-abortion and hated gays. They’d be fine with the socialism.

DRayRaven on April 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Tell these Big Government Social Cons to take a hike.
We all know they’d love Obama if he were anti-abortion and hated gays. They’d be fine with the socialism.

DRayRaven on April 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

You need to get together with nonpartisan; you are as ridiculous as that troll.

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Holding the line against same-sex marriage, the letter argues, would allow Republicans to make better inroads, for instance, into more traditionally-minded corners of the African American community.

Yep, and this is also going to be the key to gaining the votes of all those traditionally minded Catholic Hispanics.

Mr. Arkadin on April 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I don’t know why the authors insisted on repeating the old CW that opposing gay marriage is a path to winning more black votes. If that were true, Republicans should have been seeing their share of the black electorate increase over the past 10 years as the battle over gay marriage raged. Hasn’t happened

And the number of times that Republicans have gone into black neighborhoods with their message on social issues is…?

The problem with Republican outreach to minorities is that it often takes this form.

Stoic Patriot on April 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Didn’t they just reaffirm them at the Republican National Convention last August? They kept all the social issues in the party platform.

http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/

The problem is the moderate squishes who want to cave in and “compromise” with the DemocRATS, and the establishment types who encourage them in their squishiness.

This social con is very close to leaving the R Party altogether, and becoming an “independent” voter.

JannyMae on April 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Tell these Big Government Social Cons to take a hike.
We all know they’d love Obama if he were anti-abortion and hated gays. They’d be fine with the socialism.

DRayRaven on April 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Yes, because if you support traditional marriage then you HATE GAYS, and you don’t care one iota about fiscal issues.

When we all take a hike because of dishonest a-holes like you, good luck winning another national election.

JannyMae on April 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The GOP has had some pretty crappy chairs: Giliespie, Mehlman, Duncan and Steele; but Priebus will probably go down as the worst ever.

We mock Debbie Downer, but even she isn’t dumb enough to alienate her own base.

bw222 on April 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Amen!

JannyMae on April 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Yes, because if you support traditional marriage then you HATE GAYS, and you don’t care one iota about fiscal issues.

When we all take a hike because of dishonest a-holes like you, good luck winning another national election.

JannyMae on April 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I have just given up talking to people like him. I could tout my wonderful gay cousin whom I love immensely, but then it looks like I am using the “some of my best friends are gay” line. It ultimately doesn’t matter because people like DR have us all pegged in his little mind and no amount of arguing with him is going to change his mind. He has said much worse on AceofSpades about socons, so this is him being nice.

melle1228 on April 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

JannyMae on April 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Yes, they did. After observing the waffling of the last month or so, this letter is holding their feet to the fire.

Schlafly wrote a letter to Priebus on March 1st. She signed this one, and I’d bet she was a prime mover in writing it. She’s never been one to sit back while the moderates waffle and weave.

INC on April 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

so you’re willing to cede control to democrats forever?

social conservatives cannot win without the other parts that make up the republican party

nonpartisan on April 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

The beauty of anonymous posting is that you can post such ignorant drivel with a clear conscience. Someone of a more intellectual bent would curb their typing as they considered the demise of the Whig party as the Republican party seized the Presidency from the Democrats by the 2nd election… less than 8 years… and forever smashed one of the planks of the Democrat party… SLAVERY.

And even though the Democrats fought against the Republican Civil Rights through segregation and the KKK, they completely lost that ideological battle until they had nothing left but to try and rewrite history to hide their shame of defeat.

So I would be careful about cheering the demise of the GOP…

Unless you’re one of those idiots that refuse to learn from history…

dominigan on April 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM