Entries Tagged as 'Social Conservatism'

The Moral Majority is Getting Smaller

David Frum October 11th, 2011 at 8:22 am 75 Comments

A dozen years ago, another Texas governor launched a campaign for president in which religion was also a major theme. George W. Bush stressed his own Christian commitment and spoke in terms borrowed from the evangelical lexicon.

At the same time, Bush took care to avoid offense to non-evangelicals. Excluding Catholics from a state-wide day of prayer? Precipitating a debate over whether Mormons are Christians? Speaking at a Values Voters Summit scheduled on Yom Kippur–and then slyly insulting those voters who happen not to be present?

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Santorum’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Stance Makes No Sense

October 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm 65 Comments

President Obama, justifiably, has scored a few political points by criticizing Republican candidates for not standing up for a gay solider who asked a question at a debate or even thanking him for his service. In a sense, though, the entire situation is being blown out of proportion: the response to the question was a few scatted boos; not widespread revulsion from the audience.

What really deserves the most criticism isn’t the booing or even the lack of praise for the solidier but, rather, the answer incredibly dumb answer/statement that Rick Santorum made in response to the solider’s question. Here it is:

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