Originally Posted by patteeu
I think you mean they haven't gone far enough to the left for you. Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, and anti-pot legalization, for example, are traditional views not new extreme right wing ideas. It's not social conservatives who have changed, it's the center of gravity of the entire population that has moved to the left over time.
They may have been there, but I don't recall the R's being anywhere near this combative about abortion in the past. Aside from that, your assessment is probably fair. However, it's also true that the unwillingness of the party to change with the times is costing them a ton of votes from my generation. I just don't see how it's sustainable at this point.