Who really holds the ‘social issues’ edge?
Posted by Professor Mockumental
If it’s true Democrats now hold an edge on “social issues,” it’s because what Francis Schaeffer said decades ago remains true today: many people are looking for only two things, personal peace and affluence.
Regarding personal peace, it would seem many people don’t want to have their heads hurt on issues like illegal immigration, homosexual marriage, marijuana legalization, and over-the-counter abortifacients for 13-year-olds.
On the other hand, you have Democrats and maximum overreach on issues like gun control, Big Gulps, a death-by-drone policy, and the pre-loaded Obamacare fails. Still, these issues can be reconciled with Schaffer’s hypothesis: after all, these things can disturb one’s personal peace. Who wants the government to grab their guns, tell them what they can and can’t eat or drink, be killed at the stroke of a presidential pen (and a Hellfire soon thereafter), or be forced into a health care plan that provides no free-lunch?
But if people are looking for affluence—or maybe just simple sustenance—it won’t be coming with this Administration or the party thereof.