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  •  Many still are. (4+ / 0-)

    The bishops may be GOP only, but rank and file Catholic voting patterns are more complex--and more Democratic than not.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 07:09:19 PM PST

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    •  Reagan Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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      In the 1970's and 1980's a large number of Catholic Democrats voted Republican for many reasons, but one big reason was Roe v Wade. Some of those people were Reagan Democrats, others actually switched to the Republican party. This is all part of a larger problem that started in the 1970's with voters who, for economic reasons, should be Democrats, but wound up as Republicans for various reasons such as social issues, reigion and racism.

      I think it is the children of Reagan-era Catholics (like me) who are coming back to the Democratic party and voting for people like President Obama.

      "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." --Senator Ted Kennedy

      by Blue Silent Majority on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 04:00:29 PM PST

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