Republicans Officially Sticking To Their Backwards Views On Social Issues

The conservative movement is an authoritarian movement which is out of step with the times and with American values. Republicans are trying to play down social issues this year, which politically makes sense during a bad economy(assuming you can ignore the fact that it it was Republican policies which led to the economic mess). Republicans and Tea Party leaders have often called upon voters to ignore social issues and vote for them to fix the economy–neither of which makes any sense.

The socially conservative views of the Tea Party movement have been quite clear as noted previously. The Republican Party is sticking to far right views on social issues in their soon to be unveiled agenda.

An election year agenda being unveiled by House Republicans Thursday will include language affirming the party’s support of “traditional marriage” and its opposition to abortion rights, House GOP sources tell POLITICO.

Many Republicans, including those in the Tea Party movement, oppose abortion even in case of rape or incest.

Update: Draft of the full text of the pledge has been released.

O’Donnell Avoiding News Media As It Won’t Help Her Win

Christine O’Donnell, the Republican candidate for those who find Sarah Palin too intellectual, is following Palin’s lead in avoiding tough questions from the press. She vows to stay away from that pesky news medial. The Hill reports:

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell said Tuesday night that she would not make any more national media appearances between now and Election Day.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” show, O’Donnell, who canceled spots on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” last weekend, said that going on national-media outlets would not help her win the election.

I wasn’t aware that the role of the national media is to help candidates win elections.

A recent Fox poll found that O’Donnell was trailing Democrat Chris Coons by fifteen points in the Delaware Senate race. It looks like there will not be a happy ending for Christine O’Donnell (which might be said win or lose).