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    JGibson, Brit

    The real reason why so many Tories backed this in Britain is because of the fact that culturally and socially, the Cameron wing of the Conservative Party (or perhaps the Ed Heath wing or Harold MacMillan wing) is similar to the McGovern wing of the Democratic Party (except on economic issues).  Some of them even shop at the same stores.  

    McGovern Democrats are the ones who have ultimately pushed the Democratic Party in the pro LGBT rights direction.  It makes sense because many in both wings of their respective parties often have similar outlooks and philosophies on life and ideology generally.  Don't believe me?  Watch the historic convention speeches of Margaret Thatcher and Barbara Jordan and note the similarities in their speeches.  It's why Obama and Cameron have managed to get along so well together (even if they first did not like each other).  

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    by SoCalLiberal on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:17:06 PM PST

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