A couple of prominent Republicans recently became lost souls after talking to their adult children.
In both cases, the result stunned conservative Republicans. One was Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio. He is the first Republican Senator to endorse gay marriage. He learned one of his sons was planning a gay wedding. It is easy to see Senator Portman should never have learned his son was gay or about the wedding. Talking with the son caused him to fall Republican grace.
Another version of the same problem happened with a man named Charles Murray. Murray is a political scientist and libertarian. He works for a conservative think tank.
He was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the one that disinvited New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie because he suggested something practical. Murray is popular at CPAC because he has had an intellectual insight at important times in the past.
Murray said he had written a speech for the conference but while driving in had an inspiration to say something different. He told the group it is time to endorse gay marriage and forget about hammering constantly about abortion.
Besides good experiences with gay couples over the years, his eyes were opened by his four adult children. None had voted Republican because being against gay marriage and abortion meant the Party is filled with religious nuts.
Adult children are leading Republicans astray. Best children be seen and not heard.