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Fox News contributor Margaret -- always good to have you on the program thanks nightmare you know we have a lot to talk about you heard James is a report in this hearing that's going on in Washington right now first of all your thoughts on you know I actually didn't have -- whereas I didn't care and that I -- -- actually missed went inside.
What -- he was talking about as the hearing that's going on Capitol Hill right now that that.
Texas on the the recent points -- -- it and what some have called the culture war the birth control and the president's recent bill.
-- absolutely and he hears -- and maintain I think we needed to benign first of all.
I -- almost couldn't have been more timely than President Obama picks -- now.
To try to still a fight in a culture -- like right in the middle of the Republican primary when people are going to think now.
Aren't aren't this defense and Republican primary.
And things now seem to be shifting towards the more socially conservative candidate it's almost like they started getting worried that Mitt Romney was when he was gonna be too easy of course.
-- president senator Santorum would be -- much easier person for them to be in the general election so it's almost like there.
They're -- of the forces that the airplane with -- Republican primary in a way that frankly could benefit the president in the long term.
So the -- and I hear you talking about this and if you have anybody really define for me the culture war so that that is one thing let's start there how do you see it so.
Culture wars go back to the ninety's and I just written a book I talk a lot about -- -- my book the millennial generation about the millennial generation.
Because the culture wars that affects the kids -- plantation the ferry -- ones who actually helped elect Barack Obama.
The call to -- issues such as abortion Roe vs.
Or if -- -- issues as gay rights which really weren't even part of the culture wars really -- starting in 1970s.
When the -- evangelical Protestants.
Moving from the Democratic Party to visit to the -- revelation to the conservative movement.
Based on issues like.
Home schooling and parents schools and frankly Roe vs.
Wade was one of things that really -- to -- -- V did energy of the religious right towards the Republican Party.
The so with regard -- that -- we saw something else happen and it will let me go back to a previous question.
So what I hear you kind of saying previously is that you see that the GOP can win this war.
Actually -- -- -- I don't think it's quite that simple when it comes to -- the problem Americans actually are has divided on this issue as you think.
Know when it comes to abortion for example the majority of Americans believe it is morally wrong.
That -- but they do not believe in overturning Roe vs.
Wade and you see a distinct difference and that's between the youth vote.
And the -- sixty held her out and and the youth vote overwhelmingly.
Believe that it is morally wrong but they don't believe in overturning Roe vs.
Wade gay rights and new culture war -- something that is -- clearly come to the forefront in the last decade.
Is something that the youth vote don't want to hear us talk about.
They have a very hard time -- -- Mitt Romney saying he did everything he could in Massachusetts to keep it from becoming the Las Vegas and gay marriage because it just frankly doesn't resonate with them at all.
Interesting -- proposition eight overturned in California recently your thoughts on out well and I think ban on gay mayor -- and it.
I think to my point that this isn't as polarizing as issues you think you know the person to lead lawyer who -- that was George W Bush's solicitor general Ted Olson the founder of the Federalist society some people say.
-- could not be more of a constitutional conservatives he's the one who argued.
Think gays have a fundamental right.
To be able to get -- the same as freedom of speech freedom of assembly for -- in the past.
So this is not a left vs right this year necessarily and that's that's I think there -- a lot of folks are not at not picking up -- -- you know Richard -- those little live chat America's at war with itself.
Exclamation point I just not a political.
I want these people who believes that guy is special and -- gay rights issue this is something that is moving changing.
It is these social issues changing fastest doesn't have a place in a presidential.
I utterly gracious toward election.
I'm not blaming Americans should talk about what what we believe is right -- we believe a lot of land should be it of course it has a place.
I -- think that Republicans by focusing on these kind of issues won this election Harris is gonna come down to twelve states.
200 class counties and in those 200 -- -- and eight point three million independents who need to change -- that really ticks people off this.
I mean it is true but it makes people very angry because I -- you know they want to think that they can tip anything with their one vote.
But what what you can't think that there won both at the end of the day the people whose votes are gonna tech are the independent who don't wanna hear Republicans talking about -- -- -- okay bill Allison writes and I didn't hear Margaret say this bill I'm gonna read your question.
Explain your position that Rick Santorum would be defeated by Barack Obama.
I taking it very clear at call eight bit editions on -- pulls.
Just like I said bill.
This election is gonna come down to twelve to fifteen battleground states.
200 or so -- 200 -- -- counties where independent voters who voted for Barack Obama last night are gonna have to change their vote and not vote for in this kind.
And all -- independent voters if you look at all of them they.
Actually -- analytically and socialist is and they are going to think that Rick Santorum is way too far outside the mainstream on his views on social issues.
Then that it greatly most Catholics even as -- kindred is frankly it's the right have -- moderate mainstream majority Catholics in this country.
That's that's where -- out and luck I hope this is about the economy I hope this is about foreign policy.
But if the economy's doing better and we make this about a culture war issue I I think we have a lot -- a weaker chance of being able to win back --
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