How is it that social conservatives allow themselves to be used as pawns time and time again? The Republicans simply use them for fundraising and electoral energy.
But when it comes to what the Republicans will fight to the death for:
It's not to defund Parenthood. No.
It's to prevent tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.
It's not to defend traditional marriage.
It's to cut spending on items that benefit the poor.
It's not to reduce and eliminate abortions in a real way.
It's to advance their own political standing.
In the latest budget deal, social conservatives got "an up or down vote" in the Senate on some issues. Mind you. That's not 50+1 that's 60 votes. Which means the vote is all meaningless.