This is Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and he does not get it. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he had said this about the "republican brand":
When asked by Chris Wallace what "conservative solutions" the GOP would bring to their current minority-party status, Pence said social issues like "the sanctity of marriage" will remain the backbone of the Republican platform." You build those conservative solutions, Chris, on the same time-honored principles of limited government, a belief in free markets, in the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage," Pence said.
Since when does asking the Government to climb in a lady's vagina or say who can and can't get married equal "limited government?" Answer: It doesn't.
Yo, Pence...that is exactly what is wrong with your "brand." It no longer has any true ideological core. You guys sold your souls to get elected by pandering to the religious right with the very same "social issues" you think are your "backbone."
What's really sad, is you guys know it is all bullshit. One need look no further than your VP pick, Palin. Your "party" selected her strictly to pander to the people who care about that "backbone." Then when they lost, the same folks that counseled McCain to select her, have been ridiculing the shit out of her, saying what an ignorant hillbilly she is.
The truth is, you guys are scared to leave the "social issues" out of your party, because you don't think your ideology can work by itself. Besides, its so much easier to play the religion card...it cuts out all that thinking stuff.
Pence also pushed the same fiction most Republican politicians have been pushing since getting their asses handed to them Tuesday: the country is still really with them. "We're going to invite the American people to join us in stopping any slide to the left by the Obama administration or Pelosi Democrats," Pence said. Afterall, "Republicans still have power granted by normal people."
I guess the majority of Americans are abnormal then, Mr. Pence. What a ignoramus.