Looks like the GOP has two choices:
1) Ease back on social conservatism, and seek a more moderate position on these issues that do not obstruct liberty for "others".
This will involve an internal dialogue that will result in the painful shedding
of certain aspects of the GOP community
2) Allow for the same factions that arose from the edge of the fringe to dominate the party, and thus spell the quick and unpleasant end to the
Republican Party once and for all
The reality of the situation is that option (2) will result in a sure death, and option (1) will result in temporary party destabilization and
possible party death. Option (1) has to be done efficient expediency. It will not be a case of sweeping these elements under the rug, it will be a
case of ousting the fringe from the party. If the GOP can accomplish this properly, and move towards the center in a social aspect...then it is
possible that the party can be salvaged. However, with talks from Tea Party "patriots", I'm hearing that Romeny and the Republican establishment
lost because they were not "Pure" enough. Something about Rhinos and that nonsense. Looks like option (1.5) is going to happen: A half hearted,
attempted ousting resulting in a major power struggle within the party while faced with a Democratic president looking to get things accomplished.
This will result in a slow death to the party, and it will be painful...it may negatively affect the US (why can't the GOP implode rather than
explode? Oh, I ask this because I know the GOP isn't going to oust the fringe in a meaningful manner.)
Haha, good luck. That's a ship about to sink. The demographic, heart, and mind of the United States is moving towards equality. A lot of you were
alive when Blacks were lynched in public, when Gays were brutally beaten, when Women weren't allowed to participate in certain institutions, when
Hispanics were seen as a mongrel race, , when being Atheist was akin to being the devil himself, when critical thought was discouraged, and when the
only people that maintained "equality" were the White male. As difficult as it is to admit it this happened, in your God Damned life times (shame),
it is essential that it is understood. America is changing for the better, socially. There are many social liberals willing to be fiscally
conservative, but you're going to have to be nice to them and treat them like "People".
But...let's ignore all that and pretend that the problem lies elsewhere. I don't mind seeing the GOP explode, I'll have an umbrella and a
raincoat...I'll also have a box of chocolate for the new Libertarian Party on the block.
It's your choice GOP friends, either evolve with the rest of us, or become an embarrassing footnote. Your choice.