Bigot Matt Barber highlights perfectly the Scylla and Caribdis through which the Republican party must navigate as they try to appease their base while not scaring the living shit out of everyone else. He says if they don’t continue to be as anti-gay as they are, Christians will form their own third party.
Barber contends that if the Republican Party abandons its base, conservatives and people of faith, “then we will see Democrat rule in perpetuity at least for the next several decades.”
“This notion that the Republican Party every year can continue to pay lip service to what they pejoratively call the social issues, and then stick them back up in the attic after the elections are over, the conservative base, the Christian base is wise to this now,” says Barber.
Barber says he believes in the Ronald Reagan approach to take over the Republican Party and reform from within. But if the Republican Party continues on its current trajectory then “we’ll have no choice as Christians but to break away and form a third party.”
That split will mean Democrats will reign supreme for the long haul.
And the very same thing will happen if they continue to push the anti-gay stuff like they’ve been doing. They’ll continue to lose women and young people at a huge rate and they can’t win national elections that way. They have to build a new coalition, but that’s easier said than done.