When you look at all the pro-freedom ballot measures that won yesterday — gay marriage in four states, legal recreational cannabis in two — it’s obvious that whatever else happened, this v*ting season is a repudiation of theocratic Republicanism like this guy’s
Increasingly, no matter how we personally feel about people’s drug use or their sexual habits, we realize it’s not our business.
Jennifer Rubin says it very well. It’s a generational thing.
The Republican party of losers McCain and Romney is a party of older, white, rural people. And while I’ve got nothing against older, white, and rural (ahem), that’s the old guard. The kids coming up, conservative or liberal, just take a lot of things for granted.
Now the R-party, reeling in defeat and division, has the opportunity to re-create itself as the party of freedom — the party that offers more by governing less, taxing less, intervening less, and respecting individual rights more (without all that moralistic baggage that doesn’t belong in the administration of a nation). And a new generation would be open to their message.
The pity is … there’s not a chance in the world they’ll seize the opportunity.