Abandoning core principles is not a win for conservatives
Congressman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania), a champion of issues of concern to social conservatives and chair of the House Values Action Team, says Republican congressional campaign chief Pete Sessions is staking out an election strategy that is doomed to fail.
Rep. Sessions of Texas recently was the keynote speaker at the Dallas Chapter of the Log Cabin’s 12th annual fundraising dinner, where he argued that the GOP will continue to lose elections if it does not broaden its focus beyond issues such as “guns, God, gays [and] taxes.”
“I don’t think this is a time to abandon our principles — things like the pro-life sanctity of life ethic, the stand on marriage, some of the basic principles that are the core of our beliefs and our base,” said Rep. Pitts. “I think it’s a mistake to try to move the party in the other direction, because then all you do is undermine your base and your base has nowhere else to go.”
Pitts says the Republican Party needs to start “rebuilding from the ground up” in many areas.
The entire OneNewsNow article can be read here.
Seeing Red AZ recently ran a post containing a powerful article by Townhall’s John Hawkins on the same subject titled, Five hard truths for RINOS. If you missed it the first time around, this column is definitely worth reading.