For the record, here’s the fuller quote of what Rachel actually said:
Social conservatives are always talking about wanting to make elections values elections. And what they mean is that they want the election to be about gay rights and abortion and stuff like that. It turns out it is Democrats this year who want this to be a values election, except the values they want to talk about are things like rich people shouldn`t get special treatment and bridges shouldn`t be left to rot and fall down. Also, gas pipeline explosion – bad.
It’s not as catchy as “guns, god and gays,” but it is something.
So the first challenge, which I’m comfortable saying the fine Tweeter above has met, is to come up with something catchier than “Gas pipeline explosion: Bad.” But can you do better than “Rights, resources, reason,” as a catchy summary of liberal political values?