Why the Republicans continue to lose

reasons that social issues prevent republicans from winning

The reason the republicans lose races is simply because of social issues. They need to realize that the legislation of morality is unwanted in this day and time. The polls pointed to Romney being the best one to fix the economy and the best candidate to grow jobs. Those being the two biggest issues in the election , how could he lose? 

Well I'll tell you. Republicans want to tell people how to live, who to love and what you can and can't do with your body. Let me tell you first and foremost that I am a Christian and I know that , at its core, the republican party is trying to do the right thing. I agree that abortion is wrong, homosexuality is not right in the eyes of the lord and drugs are bad and lead to many other problems, but it isn't governments job to tell you not to do these things. I am an average guy with no real theocratic training, but I am going to tell you what I believe.

God loves everyone. He sent his son to die for us for all of our sins ,so that we can go to heaven and live with him because He loves all of us. God wants us to love Him. He gave us free will so that we can love Him because we want to love Him. God could easily have just as easily made us mindless zombie drones that do no wrong and finish life on earth and automatically go to heaven, but he didn't . He gives us the CHOICE to accept His son, Jesus Christ, into our hearts thus showing our love for Him , so that we may spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

No amount of man made laws, taxes or fines are going to make someone love the lord. Only conviction by the Holy Spirit is going to do that. The republican party needs to stop trying to legislate morality , just as many Christians need to let go of their hatred for Democrats. We need to do what God had commanded. Love Thy neighbor. God loves Democrats and Republicans. We should as well. The only way to win the political battle is the same way we win the battle between Light and Darkness. Stop expressing hatred and malcontent, instead win them over with love and mercy. My savior, Jesus Christ has been doing just that for over 2000 years. It works. We need to learn to compromise and reach across the aisle. Just remember to never compromise on Faith. If we as Christians and as conservatives can do these things we can't lose.

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Stacy Jones November 08, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I actually understand your position. The problem with it is, Romney never campaigned on the overruling of Roe vs. Wade. He never said it was his goal to try to stop legalized abortions. He DID have a problem with our tax money covering them. The liberals love to define conservatives as wanting to legislate their morality, and your article allows them that argument. Don't fall for it. They want us to leave their morality alone, BUT have it paid for by taxes. THAT is the burden falling on THEM to not have government involved in their morality issues. I will continue to fight the government financial support of these issues. This country isn't going to see affluent times again with the burden of supporting sin. As goes the morality of the nation, so goes the nation. (In other words, I refuse to accept your theory that it is the outcry from conservatives STANDING for moral issues that is RUINING this nation, it is the PRACTICE of immorality by the liberals)
Evelyn Smith November 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I understand your post Stacey, so do you agree with our tax dollars paying for executions? Killing people is a sin. I didn't vote for Romney because of my social issues, I believe the republican party nominee did not give me any reason to cast my vote for him! I do believe as a professional woman Romney do not support a lot of women issues. He did not appeal to me or many of my female friends. For as my social issues I am a Christian, pro choice, I don't believe in government entitlements that are not earn, i don't believe in homosexuality but I believe they have rights, I vote within both parties, I am a registered democrat. Romney lost for many reasons, I don't think social issues is the only reason Romney lost!
Stacy Jones November 08, 2012 at 01:42 PM
It's a shame that fiscal issues couldn't have taken front-and-center attention in this election, of which, Romney was the most qualified (of our choices). It is a shame that a smart, business woman such as yourself was persauded not to vote (based on social issues) for the fiscal conservative businessman when our country is on a fiscal cliff. (Romney wasn't going to pursue the overturning of the pro-abortion agenda and it is the individual states that are pursuing homosexual rights to marriage, not the federal goverment) And the so called war-on-women is a successful liberal slur that has no merit. As for executions, I believe that murder is sin. (The UNLAWFUL killing of someone) Execution is lawful, as found in the scripture. (Duet.19:11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:19:12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die). However, it is my hope I haven't misrepresented God's law on this matter, and I will continually consider if I am wrong on that issue.(as any!) Lastly, If you don't believe in government entitlements that are not earned......buckle up.
Karsten Torch November 08, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Yes, I believe that a lot of the issues that folks had with Romney and the Republican party have to do with their inability to stay out of people's business. The real core of this is the difference between being Conservative and being Republican. Two years ago, we swept. At the core of the wins were TeaParty candidates and true Conservatives. Or so we thought. Boehner did us no favors, and the Republican party didn't take long to fall back into it's old ways. People want less government. Well, most do. The people that are living off the government's teat want to keep doing so, for the most part. And as such, people will vote for somebody that seems to represent what they are really wanting. But when we have Romney, who, despite his obvious successes in the past, campaigns against something that he essentially helped create (Obamacare based pretty closely off Romneycare) and his only difference between them is that he doesn't believe the Federal government should be the one providing it, well, that doesn't look really good for him. He was pretty obviously a big-government politician, and we didn't really need that. The only thing that he would have brought to the party better than who we got stuck with is the Supreme Court appointments we're going to get to deal with this term. THAT's where we're going to get royally screwed....
Evelyn Smith November 08, 2012 at 05:07 PM
God was not speaking to execute any man, he is talking about a person spirit going to HELL! I did not vote for Romney base on support for women, and most importantly he wants to put more control to the state, i dont trust that Nathan Deal could anymore power, he has not done nothing for this state. If Romney is better qualified for the job, why didn't he win his home state that knows him as governor? He lost in every area except white older males. For as entitlements the "majority race" receives those benefits at a higher percentage.
Stacy Jones November 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
It seems so odd to me, Evelyn, that you can find fault with Romney and Deal (as I could also) but you do not hold Obama responsible for anything, or doubt his abilities despite so much evidence to the contrary. I wish liberals could just define one word for me: SUSTAINABLE. You can have every good idea in the world of unlimited entitlements but if the economy cannot sustain it, it's an inevitable failure. And THAT is now our perceivable future
Evelyn Smith November 09, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Of course President Obama has many flaws, as well as most leaders, no one is qualified for the job of president of U.S. I believe NO one is meet all the qualifications for president! Stacey bottom line the election is over, we must pray for our leaders and pray for everyone involved in decisions making for our country! God bless America and the human race!
Tammy Osier November 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Stacy, you hit the nail on the head. To be honest, I'm almost glad things turned out the way they did. I was bracing myself for the mob mentality that was inevitable if Romney got it. If you think liberals are vicious before they win, wait until they lose. I've seen it. And I believe, as you do, that it has to do with not being able to take criticism and seeing things froma a realistic viewpoint. We've seen evidence right here. Republicans lost and what do they do? They take an honest assessment and regroup and try to make it better. I hope that the next four years bring a lot of growth in both parties. But we can't expect only one to change- it has to be both. When the inevitable happens, it's my hope that liberals, for once, will look to their own party and rightly criticize it instead of making excuses. Republicans can look at their message, which was a good one, and find better ways to convey it where every man can understand it.
Tammy Osier November 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM
To add to my last sentence, I wanted to say that one problem republicans have is not that they necessarily talk down to anyone, but they do talk over their heads. They need to change that.
Evelyn Smith November 10, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Tammy you sound like a soar loser, and you didn't answer the post question. The election is over, the people have decided. Please answer the post question.
Sportsfan November 10, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Tammy, I don't know about the loser part but I commend you on soaring. I too want to soar when I read your posts. You are the wind beneath my wings. Did you ever know that you're my hero? And everything I'd like to be? I can soar higher than an eagle. Cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
Tammy Osier November 10, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Evelyn, you prove my point. You call names (sore, not soar btw...) and I was very positive, made a point as to why they didn't win, commended them on their attitude and commented on something someone else said about noting (rightly) that liberals seems to have rose colored glasses when dealing with obama while criticizing others. It's a fact and answers exactly what the original post asked. You answer with name calling - like I said, proved my point. We had a great message, but no one was listening to it. Democrats set out to win and campaigned better. I'd rather have a good message-it will be sustainable when people realize what it can do and buy into it. Conservatives speak of real economic realities, but forget that the average guy doesn't understand it. What's going to happen isn't sustainable for long (great post on that btw Stacy- spot on- and the question is, when the collapse comes, will obama's policies be to blame or will liberals still fail to see it and blame everybody but themselves? The next four years will be telling. If obama moves to the middle as Clinton did 9which was very smart), he will find his last four year doing well. Time will tell.
Sportsfan November 10, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Hear hear. Tammy, do you think these people will EVER realize how bad Obama is for this nation? I understand that we will always have some boneheaded morons amongst us, but 50% of the nation? WOW!
Tammy Osier November 10, 2012 at 03:32 AM
HWAG- may I comment on this quote from you? We need to learn to compromise and reach across the aisle. Just remember to never compromise on Faith. If we as Christians and as conservatives can do these things we can't lose. That's where I get confused. I agree we shouldn't try to leglislate morality, but I do believe that conservatives get persecuted for trying to do what you said: Never compromise on faith. When they stand up for moral principles (like innocent children being aborted etc...) they get shot down. Maybe instead of tryng to down them, maybe realize that that's what they're doing. You say Republicans need to stop hating democrats, but I heard a lot of ugly words come out of democrats mouths (things that can't even be printed here), because someone simply said I'm voting for the republican candidate. Nasty, nasty stuff. That wasboth sides. maybe you just left that out accidentally.
Tammy Osier November 10, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Sportsfan, I heard someone saying today that we simply live in a different world than we did a generation or two ago. We've spent 20 odd years indoctrinating a generation into an entitlement viewpoint, and are surprised when they vote accordingly. Doesn't make it right, just the world they've come to know. I don't know how old you are, but MY generation understood communism and socialism as our country was fighting it at the time. Funny to me, that immigrants come HERE to get AWAY from it, and we are slowly becoming what they run from! And this generation votes according to all they've ever known. Republicans can do better as far as tryng to educate this generation into true economic realities. In High School, it's simple a chapter you have to pass in order to get a grade. Like i said, they talk over the head of the average American who has no idea what the devil they're talking about. This genreation hasn't lived the reality of it. Too bad. Those of us who know, shudder.
Sportsfan November 10, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Yes, you are right.
Sportsfan November 10, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I see a lot of comments from both sides that seem to accuse the other side of being in complete agreement with their own. I don't feel that all Democrats are living on the dole nor am I a racist because I don't agree with Obama. Obama is the first president in my life to encourage such division between class and race. Never have I felt alienated from friends or co-workers who vote differently than I. There is no way in hell this is unintentional. Obama has stated himself that he wants to make the global community a level playing field. That's BS and that isn't the way I raised my children to succeed.


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