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Thanks E.J. Dionne, For Explaining It All To Me

Jennifer Roback Morse

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Thanks EJ Dionne, for explaining to me that I've been used again. The entire week surrounding the vote on the Marriage Amendment, social conservatives were treated to liberal commentary like yours claiming that Republicans were cynically distracting the country from more important issues, like Social Security and repealing the estate tax. According to you and your liberal colleagues, I shouldn't care about social conservative issues, like gay marriage or abortion. I should really care about George Bush selling me out for issues like "privatizing Social Security and cutting taxes on rich people."

I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but we social conservatives know perfectly well what our interests are. We are capable of thinking beyond the next election cycle and of doing elementary arithmetic. We've known for some time that Social Security needs reform, and that Democrats have blocked every meaningful attempt at reform.

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Let's get something straight. We actually care about the issues you think are just "wedge issues." I hear from ordinary Americans all the time, through e-mail, talk radio and the in-person talks I give. These working and middle class families are tired of the social experiments of the Life Style Left.

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Posted: 14-Jun-06



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