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Tuesday, March 23, 2004


The synchronous wonder of blogs.
Comments in passing by Orrin Judd at BrothersJudd
[A]bortion signaled the end of the alliance between Catholics and Democrats. 'A Democratic Party adamant that all abortions remain legal' drove observant Catholics (and the more observant, the more driven) into the unlikely arms of both the Republican Party and Protestant evangelicals.
and James Kunstler at Clusterf*ck Nation (I don't name 'em, I just refer)
The wish to normalize male homosexuality is inevitably a way of discounting and marginalizing male heterosexuality. ... The subtext is the end-game of the womens' movement: the complete marginalization of men. As a heterosexual male (and a registered Democrat), I've had about enough of this point-of-view and I will fight to overturn the cultural consensus that supports it.
clicked together for me. Why does Kunstler feel a need to credential himself as a Democrat, except in recognition of his own marginalization in the party? Has anyone identified the cultural turning point, similar to Roe v Wade for Catholics, that began the (straight, white)* male exodus from the Democratic party?

*Straight, white could easily be replaced with non-minority (non-gay, non-black) - which captures both the self-identifying reasons for the exodus, and the party's apparent attempts to occupy the centers of power by championing the marginalized.

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