Conventional wisdom has long been that Republicans have to avoid social issues if they want to win elections. It is widely believed that Americans have been gradually shifting to the left on social issues like abortion, same sex marriage, LGBT rights, etc., and the GOP is just behind the times, stuck in their old ways and outmoded Judeo-Christian values.
Many on the left would argue that the recent tightening of the generic poll in the aftermath of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is proof that America is firmly on the left on social issues. And perhaps they’ve had a point. The last time a Republican won the popular vote in a presidential election was 2004.
But Democrats have grossly overestimated just how radical our nation is on social issues, and leftist talk show host Bill Maher believes that Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot with all the wokeness they’ve been pushing, like radical leftist gender theory.