When did it change?

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When did it change?
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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 2:19pm
Seems to me that the GOP focus was on the economy/debt at the beginning & now it seems to have changed to social issues like fighting same-sex marriage, going on about the "war in Christianity", trying to deny women the right to make their own reproductive choices, etc.

Why the change?

IMHO, it's because they realized that their plans wouldn't work the way they promised they would.

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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 12:07pm
@libraone -- Excellent!

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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 2:55pm

Actually the GOP embraces the welfare state.

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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:27am
I don't see much change. Democrats love big, centralized government and the welfare state. Republicans remain more skeptical of the above, particularly conservative Republicans.
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 8:49am
Gut-wrenching social issues return to forefront of Campaign 2012

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/42851

This was supposed to be an election where America’s struggling economy takes center stage.

Then social issues got in the way.

Republican strategists know they can’t win on the economy.

“We’re weak on economic issues,” a GOP strategist admitted to Capitol Hill Blue this week. “The modest rebounds we’re seeing right now will most likely increase in the coming months and those improvements will help Obama, not Republicans.”

But the Obama administration handed the GOP a gift: A return to the gut-wrenching social issues of abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

 


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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 5:11pm

Santorum is a favorite of those who think that his brand of bigotry will restore the nation. It won't and he's a schmuck. Some Christian *****snorts****.

There's a lot of hypocrisy in politics. Both sides. But it seems to me like Republicans took to hyper hypocrisy during BushCo and have not since relinquished their dominance in the contest. Possibly that's why the "Tea Party" was formed (though its inception was NOT grass roots).

I think the Catholic church and the GOP leadership are disingenuous to invoke violation of the First Amendment. There was nothing which required women to take contraception, the Catholic church employs non-Catholics, and they're both hoping that enough smoke and mirrors can be generated to conceal a total lack of coercion within the legislation.

Women who consider themselves the equals of men would do well to pay attention to the matter. If we cannot control our reproduction, then we cannot have careers, aspire to higher education, chart our family plans, or live autonomous and fulfilling lives unless we trust to our sexual partners for contraceptive measures; or assume nunlike habits of abstinence.

Dogma and ideology have no place whatsoever in a woman's reproductive choices.

Jabberwocka

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 1:21pm
And they can't take credit for it either. Santorium is in WA state today - timed it to our Governor signing the same-sex marriage legislation. I guess it's all the hypocracy that amazes me...

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 1:15pm

The GOP has not changed it is just those issues are at the forefront.

dragowoman

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 10:28am

Economy seems to be getting better. The GOP has to hedge its bets.

Culture wars are an ever popular campaign strategy for them. I do not understand though, how Catholic women can possibly go along with the church's hierarchy when there's such a disconnect between what is preached and what is practiced on contraception.

IF they can bamboozle enough people into believing that the First Amendment is truly under attack, Republicans can also count on those often-ill-informed but nonetheless very opinonated "tea partiers".

Lastly, I fail to see how the Catholic church can claim a shred of moral authority given its refusal to deal with the sexual scandals of so many of its priests.

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