November 12, 2012
On whether Republicans need to change their core political convictions after President Obama’s reelection…
When Democrats lose elections, do they ever say, "You know what? We may have to give up this gay marriage position of ours and sort of abandon that. We may need to stand up for traditional marriage." Do the Democrats ever say that when they lose elections? No. After the Democrats lose elections, do they ever say, "You know, I think we've got to abandon this effort to shut down Second Amendment. We're gonna have to understand it. We're really out of touch. We're alienating our voters who love guns. We're gonna have to become big advocates of the Second Amendment"? Do Democrats ever say that when they lose elections? Do the Democrats, after they lose elections, all run to the media and start agonizing over where they're going wrong? Do Democrats, when they are losing elections, ever blame their media? Do they ever say that their media is alienating people? Do they ever say their media is too mean-spirited? Do they ever say their media is too dishonest? Do they ever blame their media when they lose elections? They don't do that, do they? When Democrats lose elections, do they tell themselves, "You know, we better tone down our rhetoric a little bit. We better dial it back. We are offending people that go to church and we're offending people who have a traditional, historical view of America. We'd better tone it down. We're gonna be in real trouble here"? Do they ever say that when they lose? When the Democrats lose elections, are their comedians blamed as being too harsh and too cruel and filled with hate speech? No, it doesn't happen. But we do all of that. The Republicans are in the process of doing all of that. Do the Democrats ever, when they lose elections, openly discuss abandoning their core principles?