The most common gripe I hear from liberals/Democrats regarding conservatives/Republicans is disagreement with our stance on social issues. The problem is that most of what they have been led to believe by the media and their Party elites is false. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the liberal main-stream media would like everyone to believe that conservatives are against gay marriage, abortion and generally side with the Evangelical wing of the Republican Party. All of that is false.
Take the election of Donald Trump. Between his many ex-wives and being a billionaire New Yorker, he’s clearly no middle-America evangelical. Yet in the primary he took down Ted Cruz, the son of a pastor.
Liberal elites would like everyone to believe that conservatives are against gay marriage. As recently as 2010 Obama was against gay marriage. Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act confirming marriage to be between a man and a woman. Vice President Dick Cheney has an openly gay daughter. Despite these facts, all this anti-gay marriage rhetoric is always pinned on the backs of Republicans. I would argue the two parties are for gay marriage with the only caveat that Republicans don’t think it’s right for a cake maker to be forced to make a cake for a gay wedding if he’s religiously opposed to gay marriage.
On the subject of abortion, Republicans are not interested in passing legislation that would overturn Roe v Wade otherwise they would attempt to do so now. After all, if this were our signature issue, there will likely be no better opportunity than right now. Where we differ from liberals is on the subject of late-term abortions and how late is too late. The recent story now-jailed abortion Doctor who was severing the spines of aborted “babies” to make sure they were dead, barely made it on any of the main-stream media networks. This is a healthy debate to have.
The fact of the matter is that it’s far more helpful for liberals to paint Republicans as crazed religious fanatics, which is why they like to bring up gay marriage and abortion whenever possible. As a flesh and blood Republican and conservative, let me assure you that I don’t care two shits about gay marriage and abortion. My signature concern is economic matters. Specifically, I want poor people to climb the income ladder and become productive members of society. Liberals seem perfectly happy having the taxpayers provide for them, as once firmly attached to the teat of the state they become loyal liberal voters.