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  •  Interesting in that I took Medved's statement (2+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, DrTerwilliker

    as the opposite POV as this diary.  Medved indicates they need to work more on economic issues and not on social issues (or perhaps in the longer quote of things he might be saying that the social issues are winners for them so they don't need to work as hard on them).  I'd think Republicans would realize they're losing issues, but this is the 2014 midterms coming up and I've been wrong before on what motivates voters.  

    •  or maybe Medved thinks young people agree with (1+ / 0-)
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      them on the social issues  (in Bizarroworld) and they need to highlight economic issues more. Im not sure either, which I guess says something about MM's highly honed communication skills.

    •  I think it is the same POV (1+ / 0-)
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      What Bob West is saying is that the religious right won't vote Republican for Republican economic policies (i.e. a libertarian-esque austerity nightmare), but they will vote for theocracy whether or not it comes with Republican economics.

      Medved is saying that young people won't vote for Republican economics because young people are the ones getting hammered by them.  But Medved is also saying (I think) that young people don't give a dame about social policy.

      If you combine what West and Medved are saying, I think they are calling for a theocratic economic populist party.  The theocracy will keep the church people voting, the young people will be attracted by the populist economic policy, and neither the church people nor the young people will be turned off.  The only people who won't like it are the wall street types

      Frankly, the thought of a Christianist theocratic but economically populist party worries me.  I think it would be an electoral winner by creating a strong majority (as long as it did not go too far with the religious stuff).

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