Many long-time voters support the Democrat Party because of family ties, union affiliation, and the belief that their Party made America a better nation. The elderly have fond memories of how FDR supposedly saved the nation from the Great Depression, and Blacks contend that it was Democrats that gave them equal rights. (In reality it was the Republicans who supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a greater percentage over Democrats: 80% to 60%) Union members believe the Democrat party is America’s Party when in reality unions have nearly bankrupted companies and sent them packing. These same Democrat voters are also socially conservative. They are generally against abortion and homosexual marriage, and yet they still vote Democrat.
Ronald Reagan was able to get a lot of Democrats to vote for him in 1980 and 1984 because voters were beginning to see the light. Jimmy Carter had been a huge disappointment to the conservative element in the Democrat Party. A lot of Democrats saw that their once beloved party had been co-opted by radical elements, and they wanted out.
The radicalism is beginning to fester. Publicly, President Obama has stated that he is not in favor of homosexual marriage. That’s beginning to change. First, he is opposing a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Carolina. North Carolina bans homosexual marriage by statute but not constitutionally. Obama believes that he can appeal to the concentration of upper-income voters in the Raleigh-Durham research area called “The Triangle” and the high concentration of college and university personnel in the region that vote Democrat. The President believes he can get their votes by supporting a liberal social cause like homosexual marriage.
The second tip off that the President Obama is going after the homosexual vote is the number of visible, hand-holding homosexual couples who attended the State Dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron. Tim Graham of Newsbusters reports that “The gay magazine The Advocate was delighted to list fifteen prominent gays, including Obama bundlers and several journalists” Here’s the list for you to ponder if you are still a Democrat or you know someone who is:
Andrew Sullivan, columnist/blogger for Daily Beast/Newsweek (attended with Aaron Tone)
Sally Susman, Executive Vice President of Policy, External Affairs, and Communications at Pfizer Inc. (attended with Robin Carter). Susman is a major fundraiser, or “bundler,” for the Obama campaign.
Chad Griffin, incoming president of the Human Rights Campaign (attended with Jerome Fallon). Griffin is also a bundler for the Obama campaign.
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (attended with Louise Anne Rogers)
John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management (attended with Curtis Yee)
Bradley Kiley, director of the Office of Management and Administration (attended with James M Coley, Jr.)
Jonathan Capehart, columnist for the Washington Post (attended with Nicholas Schmit IV)
Wally Brewster, Chicago real estate executive and major fundraiser for the Obama campaign (attended with Robert Satawake)
Barry Karas, former HRC board member and an Obama campaign major fundraiser (attended with Bruce Green)
Tim Gill, founder of the Gill Foundation (attended with Scott Miller)
Hilary Rosen, partner in the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker (attended with John Kelly)
Dana Perlman, HRC board member and Obama campaign major fundraiser (attended with Hugh Kinsellagh)
Joseph Falk, major fundraiser for the Obama campaign (attended with Mark Scott)
David Bohnett, philanthropist and founder of GeoCities (attended with Deborah Borda)
Fred Eychaner, media entrepreneur and major Democratic donor.
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