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September 20th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Social conservatives embrace Tea Partiers

(CNN) – With just over six weeks until the midterm elections, the rise of the Tea Party is raising the prospects of a powerful alliance, the religious right. This was on display this weekend in Washington at the Values Voter Summit. Our Jim Acosta takes a closer look at the convergence of social conservatives and the Tea Party.

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  1. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    Social Conservatism has no other purpose other than to insert non-revelent polarizing rhetoric into national issues of importance. That is those issues that are vital in the promotion and enhancement economic growth and prosperity of a nation. Should the 'social conservatives' gain sufficient representation in Congress, there will be an endless 'filibustering' in the legislative process, for this is one thing the 'Social Conservatives' have proven themselves to be experts in. They know how to hi-jack conversations without positive imput for those trying to find solutions to very complex problems. If a candidate attaches "conservative" to his or her name beware of their motives and agenda. Most likely it is NOT in the best interests of the country.

    September 20, 2010 at 9:49 am |