Why Catholic Voters Matter in 2006 and Beyond

[Cross-posted to Daily Kos, Street Prophets, and my unread, poorly-updated blog]

From a recent ABC poll (WARNING: PDF which I have had some problem opening in my browser, but can "save as" and open as a separate file):


More of a swing group is white Catholics. Their preference for Democrats has shifted from an 18-point margin in August to a mere two-point margin in September and back to a 22-point margin now. Where they end up is essential; along with independents, white Catholics historically have been a decisive group in election outcomes.

There's more...

'First they came for Roe; then they came for Griswold'

The Times Magazine cover story today is a doozie.

Now that abortion provision in most places in the US has been squeezed or eliminated by the death by a thousand cuts technique of the pro-life fanatics, they're moving seamlessly on to expand their activities against contraception.

RU-486 is a transitional guy for them. And Bush himself has declined to support the right to contraception.

We even have Plan B getting Hillary on the right side (that's to say, the left side) of the argument for once!

There's more...

A Regional Party Limited to the South: The Democrats in the 1920s, Part 2

 

 

 

A Regional Party Limited to the South: The Democrats in the 1920s, Part 3

 

 

 

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