Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989. The sitcom reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. This was particularly expressed through the relationship between young Republican Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) and his ex-hippie parents, Elyse and Steven Keaton (Meredith Baxter-Birney and Michael Gross).
Young Republicans want substantive changes to reach beyond base
The newly elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason Weingartner of New York, and under-40 conservative activists urged Republicans to retool campaign strategy and tactics. Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party's white, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP leaders pressing elected officials to offer concrete policies to counter Democratic initiatives.
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"The Democrats have used this tactic regularly," an RNC spokesperson said.Young Republicans Outraged By RNC’s “Did You Abandon The GOP?” Fundraising Pitch “The Democrats have used this tactic regularly,” an RNC spokesperson said.
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Glenn Murphy Jr., former head of the Young Republicans and one of the (former) leading Republicans of Indiana, always advocated "straight" family values and straight forward sexual orientation views. He was caught (finally, the second time he did it) performing fellatio on another Young Republican while that man slept, without that man's consent. He was later jailed in 2008 and as of March of 2010, has been forced to register as a sex offender.
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