Two rulings by the nation’s highest court are slaps in the face to Conservative Republicans….
Across the cultural landscape, the national consensus is evolving rapidly, epitomized by this year’s convulsions of celebrity, social issues and politics — including the acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner’s gender identity, Pope Francis’s climate-change decree and the widespread shunning of the Confederate flag.
Then came Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. As rainbow colors bathed the White House and other landmarks in celebration, the entire field of Republican presidential candidates condemned the ruling.
This uneven terrain is now a key battlefield in the 2016 campaign, unnerving red America and fueling intense debate within the Republican Party about how to navigate such changes — or whether to adapt to the mainstream at all.
“Most Republicans look at what’s happening and think we’re watching a new stage of left-wing nuttiness,” said former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). “It’s just surreal.”
But as much as people want to crow for the progressive movememnt in some social issues …..
Things are NOT as clear as the media would paint it….
While the Supreme’s handed down their version of things…
The oppostion out there among the right remains….
Gay’s can STILL be discrimanated aginst based on rlgious grounds….
The Republicans who have a majority in Congress have indicated that they will STILL seek to overturn Obamacare, and if they where to hold their majorities in next years election and grab the Presidency?…I fear America COULD be wrenged back to the 1950’s…..
For now though, we can look to see Republicans focus on other policy…..
Economics and Foreign Affairs….
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nomination front runner, has been campaigning in the Economic front already and has Foreign Affair experience…
The critical question is whether the Republican Party will embrace such a message in order to seize what many party officials see as an opening to turn the election toward economic and national security issues.
It will not happen easily: Every major Republican presidential candidate criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday affirming same-sex marriage as the law of the land.
Of course, many of the Republicans running for president are keen to move on from the culture wars, but others, like Mike Huckabee and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, are already seizing on matters like same-sex marriage and what they call judicial overreach to distinguish themselves in a crowded primary field. And the conservative activists and interest groups that play an important role in the primary will not let any of the candidates simply move on….
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