The repugican cabal has found it's ability to win larger elections is failing, and they want to change the party to attract more voters. But...
From The Daily Kos
In 2012, 72 percent of Mitt Romney's support came from opponents of
marriage equality, 59 percent came from people who think abortion should
illegal, and 43 percent came from evangelical whites. To put it another
way, the repugican cabal ain't changing:
"Look, the repugican cabal
isn't going to change," former Sen. Rick Santorum said in an interview.
"If we do change, we'll be the whig cabal."
Santorum continued: "We're not the libertarian cabal, we're the repugican cabal."
pretty hard to argue with that: As the numbers make clear, repugicans
can't win without the christian religo-nuts. The problem is, they're still
having trouble winning. So repugicans should spend more time talking
about economic policy and less time on social policy, right?
"If we gave our voters an accurate portrayal of our ideas, that we want
to cut the rate of growth on Social Security, give tax cuts to
billionaires and then the values issues, the values issues would be more
popular than the economic agenda of the current repugican cabal," said
[social wingnut leader Gary] Bauer, citing particularly those
Mass-attending Roman catholics who have fled the Democrats.
Bauer added, "I would caution the donor wing of the repugican cabal
that is driving a lot of this: If they think social wingnuts are
the only thing preventing repugicans from winning, they'll learn that
their economic agenda will go down the tubes along with the repugican cabal's prospects."