it came to be that if I agreed with my church I’m a catholic and I’m very catholic and I’ve been all my life ,that people were calling me a racist and a bigot for believing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me cause I’d been a democrat all my life and my mother the same way and I felt I wasn’t welcome.
DaTechGuy Feb 2010 on Why I was (at the time) A Republican
At the Hill they’ve discovered what I figured out last century. If you are a Roman Catholic who actually believes the doctrines of the church concerning the sanctity of life, the Democrat Part is simply not for you.
The raging debate among Democrats about whether to support candidates whose views on abortion differ from the national platform obscures a crucial fact: There simply aren’t that many “pro-life” Democrats left.
Only six members of the House Democratic Caucus voted for a 2013 proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. Of those six, only three – Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) – are still in Congress. Lipinski and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) are the only Democratic members of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.
and it’s not just a question of being pro-life,
In 2016, just one Democratic senator, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, scored less than a 100 percent rating with NARAL Pro-Choice America. Donnelly and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) are the only three Democratic senators with lifetime scores under 100 percent with Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Bottom line if you aren’t on board with the whole, baby killing, selling human parts agenda of Planned Parenthood, you can forget about any kind of future on the national level state or even local level.
And no matter how popular you are in the party, if you dare come out in favor of a Pro-life democrat, there will be hell to pay.
NARAL Pro-Choice America had condemned Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez for endorsing Mello and intending to campaign with him. NARAL’s president, Ilyse Hogue, called the campaign stop “politically stupid”; Daily Kos, the progressive site that had been crowdsourcing donations for a series of campaigns in red states, pulled its endorsement of Mello after admitting it was unaware of his views about abortion.
Now the Democrats have a perfect right to decide that Abortion should be a litmus test for them if they wish, and such a decision is very consistent with their party becoming pretty much a secular party.
The only problem is that this comes with consequences:
In fact, Blume’s research also shows quite vividly that secular, nonreligious people are being dramatically out-reproduced by religious people of any faith. Across a broad swath of demographic data relating to religiosity, the godly are gaining traction in offspring produced. For example, there’s a global-level positive correlation between frequency of parental worship attendance and number of offspring. Those who “never” attend religious services bear, on a worldwide average, 1.67 children per lifetime; “once per month,” and the average goes up to 2.01 children; “more than once a week,” 2.5 children. Those numbers add up—and quickly.
Or put simply, if you kill your children they can’t grow up to vote, not even in chicago. This is known as the Roe effect and while disputed at the time by some, 12 years later the results for Democrats are clear both in Nebraska:
They lost the mayoralty in 2013, one in a string of defeats that had seen the party wiped out in Nebraska’s major elected offices; in 2016, they lost the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District
and in the congress
“Back in the early ’90s, when we had 290 members of the House, we had 100-something pro-life Democrats. Today, we’ve got three or four pro-life Democrats,” said James Zogby, a long-time Democratic National Committee member and a national advisory board member of Democrats for Life of America.
Subtract those 100 members from the Democrat Caucus and what are you left with, a permanent minority.
Now if the Democrats want to remain the Party of Lena Dunham, Amanda Marcotte, Channel Dubofsky, Shulamith Firestone, Andrea Dworkin, Sidney Abbott, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Gloria Steinem, Jaclyn Friedman, Meghan Murphy and Jean Houston instead of the party of DaTechGuy and his Wife, they are welcome to do so, but let me point out one thing. As of Today my wife and I have produced more voting age children then all of those NARAL supporters combined.
A quick Layoff bleg update. Aug 10th was the scheduled end to my layoff bleg and I’m sorry to say we didn’t manage half of the goal I had set (UPDATE: Now we have) although we did manage to raise enough to get me a paycheck this week and next week. This will make August a very lean month.
So if you are inclined and at all able I would ask you to hit DaTipJar at this time even if we don’t make the goal another $315 will mean a full paycheck for August 25th. (made that goal!)
UPDATE: replacing the layoff bleg with a weekly paycheck goal details to follow.
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