This article pins down one of the major problems facing the GOP. There’s supposedly some soul-searching going on in Republican circles these days, or so we’re led to believe, specifically in regards to abortion rights and marriage equality. Since the GOP's agenda reminds me more of a tired soap opera than a relevant social platform, I'm skeptical anything positive will come of it.
From Gay Marriage Hate Handicaps GOP's Tech Growth
We already know that the Republican Party's dogged commitment to fighting abortion rights and marriage equality are hurting them with the American voters. But, as the New York Times reports this weekend, the GOP's politics are also hindering their already slow technological growth. Turns out a bunch of techies are repulsed by their politics, too. [Full Article Here]
Several G.O.P. digital specialists told me that ... they found it difficult to recruit talent because of the values espoused by the party. "I know a lot of people who do technology for a living," [Republican digital guru Michael] Turk said. "And almost universally, there's a libertarian streak that runs through them — information should be free, do your own thing and leave me alone, that sort of mind-set. That's very much what the Internet is. And almost to a person that I've talked to, they say, 'Yeah, I would probably vote for Republicans, but I can't get past the gay-marriage ban, the abortion stance, all of these social causes.'