Three years ago I posted this thread arguing that, for purely strategic reasons, the Dems should downplay cultural liberalism and embrace economic populism. And the Obama campaign seems to be doing that with some success. Nevertheless – when it comes to economic policy and tax policy and trade policy and regulation of industry, I can at least admit that, while supply-side and the Laffer Curve etc. are bullshit in most respects, RWs do sometimes at least have arguments worth listening to. I do not account Keynesian economics discredited, but certainly Establishment Liberalism must have been doing something wrong to produce the stagflation of the 1970s.
However. WRT the issues relevant to the “Culture War,” however, I am untroubled by any uncertainty. On social-moral-cultural-religious matters, the RW, insofar as it distinguishes itself from and opposes itself to the LW and the center, is never, ever right. On gay marriage, gay rights in general – they’re wrong. Abortion – they’re wrong. Creationism – they’re wrong. Feminism and gender roles – they’re wrong. Can anyone offer a single example where they’re right and the LW or mainstream are wrong?