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Democrats get religion

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by hillclimber1, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2471918,00.html

    At first glance Warren (Rick) and Obama appear the unlikeliest of allies — the conservative white preacher and the liberal black Democrat — yet aides to both confirmed last week that they have formed an intriguing friendship that may prove a key element in the next presidential campaign.

    Democrats have been energised by evidence that religious voters have deserted the Republican party in droves.
     
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    What is conservative about Warren?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  3. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

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    The big deal is that conservative Christians seem to have finally realized that they had no hope of getting respect in the GOP. Even when they contributed money, work, and votes, they were kept in the back of the bus.

    For the same reasons blacks are moving out from the democrats, conservative Christians are no longer accepting being taken for granted by the republicans.

    Never thought I'd see the day.
     
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    I thought the elections were over for now????:BangHead:
     
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    777 Well-Known Member

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    I guess he was talking about a re-alignment in the GOP.

    But I'd disagree that "religious voters deserted the GOP in droves" the last election, they just abstained from voting. True that it's bad party politics to take ANY big voting bloc for granted, but I'm not sure how fast a RINO learns.
     
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    Naw, they're just gearing up for 2008!!
     
  7. Scott J

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    Maybe... but the costs of getting on the Dem bus is leaving every value you care about on the sidewalk.

    That is probably very true. Most conservative Christians probably trudged out and voted... but they didn't make phone calls or do personal one-to-one campaigning like in the past.

    I don't know that there is alot of evidence that blacks are leaving the Dems though... and certainly not for the GOP.

    I am not sure what else the GOP would have to do to appeal to the 30-40% of black voters that already agree with them more on the issues. They have run high profile black candidates and placed more blacks in high positions of authority than our "first black president" ever did.

    Strategically, their resources would probably be better spent in the Hispanic community where it isn't consider sin or traitorous to your "people" to vote Republican.
     
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