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August 15, 2012

Republicans De-emphasize Social Issues? WTF?

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 9:47 am
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to talk only about issues of substance. Most other Republicans standing for federal offices are backpedaling on social issues, too. This is a big, big change for a party wedded to “wedge issues” as much as the Republicans are.

But here they are: they want to talk about the budget, about the economy, about “substantive” issues and they don’t want to talk about “social” issues, like the fate of Planned Parenthood, or insurance company paid for contraception, or the “life begins at conception” issue, contraception, birth control, abortion; they want to talk about none of these.

But I have to ask: who brought these things up in the first place?

The Republicans won a major victory in 2010 by running on “Where are the jobs?” and “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” and then, when they took control of the House of Representatives, what did we receive? Jobs bills?

Nope, we got bills on abortion and forced ultrasounds, then more bills on abortion, even a “life begins at conception” bill!

So, I ask again, who brought these things up in the first place?

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