There will always be a balance between the ideologies, i.e. conservatism and progressivism, it's just that the thumb is pushing down on the progressive side right now, and for good reason.
My point is, bruh3, that you can't carry out the progressivism on every political point to the nth degree and expect actual results.
Now, don't get me wrong: this is an absolutely reprehensible statement from Specter. He went to the Democratic lunch today; you'd think he at least show solidarity. Specter has a long way to go.
And that's my point, bruh, if we argued purely from a partisan progressive perspective, we'd in effect be short-circuiting the political process because the major players are the political parties, not necessarily their associated ideologies.
Insofar as Specter, though, we all had buyer's remorse as soon as last week!
I don't have to be homophobic (which I'm not) to be anti-gay marriage.
I live among Latinos in California.
The family unit is so cohesive among them that these surveys you cite about young people:
1) Probably don't even take the children of illegals into account.
2) Probably don't take into account that Latinos are more likely than other immigrant groups to maintain the cultural identity of their forebears.
And it's sir. And if you're coming on to me, that's okay! I like you, too.
Their is a narrow, silent majority in this country who oppose gay marriage.
And if want to talk demographics, a la Millenials and such, do you think that when the 15+ million illegals eventually are allowed to vote that they'll support a pro-gay marriage position? I don't think so.
I'd like to remind you that the Field Poll in CA showed Prop. 8 losing a week before the election!