On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol explained that the Planned Parenthood/Susan G. Komen funding controversy is proof that despite the prominence of the fiscal-focused tea party, social issues continue to remain important to many conservatives.
“The cultural wars are alive and well,” Kristol said. “And everyone wants to say, ‘Oh, they don’t matter anymore. It’s just the economy.’ ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ — that wildly overused statement from the Clinton ’92 campaign. And it turns out, you know, it turns out people care about a lot of issues and people don’t think they have to restrict themselves because we’re having tough economic times to voting on or weighing in on, or using social media to affect decisions on economic matters. They care about a lot of things. This, I think, was a very good wake-up call that the cultural issues remain pretty important to an awful a lot of Americans.”