Skip to comments.Obama Is Alienating Catholic Voters
Posted on 10/18/2011 7:42:32 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
Catholics make up about a quarter of the American electorate and have backed the popular-vote winner in every presidential election since 1972. That track record continued through 2008: While weekly churchgoing Catholics slightly favored Sen. John McCain, Catholics as a whole backed President Barack Obama by a margin of 54 to 45 percent.
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They also make up about a quarter of his administration. Curious.
He alienated this church going Catholic a long time ago. Communism is not compatible with the Catholic Faith.
And many, many others.
Probably ones like Pelosi who ‘claim’ to be.
Word of mouth in the pews, is the key.
>Communism is not compatible with the Catholic Faith.<
And neither is socialism, but how many Catholics are aware of it?
Catholics, in general, are a socially liberal bunch. The bishops made it clear in 2008 that Catholics cannot vote for someone in favor of abortion — 52% did it anyway.
REAL Catholics didn't.
You mean his advocacy for partial-birth abortion didn’t already alienate them? Before he was elected, it was well known that he fought as a state senator to force doctors to allow babies born of a botched abortion to die, yet most Catholics still voted for Obama. I think the mistake is looking at the majority of Catholics as religious when in fact, the majority are “culturally Catholic” and nothing more. I’m not criticizing Catholics, rather those people who call themselves Catholic but show no signs of it. Nancy Pelosi, for instance.
I’m amazed anybody but those camel humping sand flea mooseSlimes would vote for him. Not with what he and his wookie wife have in store for us.
How shameful. An anti-life radical and community organizing black racist. He had a track record before they elected him. What were people thinking?
Then every election... guess who the catholics vote for? It never fails.
If abortion and pro homosexual agenda haven't turned off catholics in 30 years, why would they be turned off to the 'Rats now?
Catholics who regularly attend Mass seem to understand that pretty well. CINO's are another story entirely.
This exposes the silly idiocy of the GOP’s open-borders wing. They’re seized with the notion that because Mexicans are (nominally) Catholic, that they’ll vote conservatively based on social issues.
This has been proven to be incorrect, election after election.
The start of the slippery slope for the US was the huge wave of Catholic immigration over 100 years ago, which brought in a large bloc of voters who have been taught the Church’s “social justice” ideas from an early age. Guess which party’s rhetoric more closely hews to the Church’s doctrine on this issue?
Three guesses and the first two don’t count.
Take away the so-called "socially conservative" Hispanic Catholics and a majority of Catholics (Polish, Irish, Italian-Americans, etc.) did NOT vote for Obama and his pro-abortion agenda. It was the Hispanic Catholics heavy support for RATs that resulted in his slim majority of the "Catholic vote". Most Hispanic Catholics I've met in the Chicago area support abortion and the gay agenda (they turned out in droves for this year's "gay pride" parade in Chicago -- as much I as tried to avoid the facebook photos showcasing it). Yet the GOP leaders assure us they are "socially conservative" and "natural Republicans".
Maybe Republicans should stop pandering to ethnic groups and focus on appealing to the Catholics who actually ARE "socially conservative".
You seem to be confusing us with Jewish voters nationally. Catholics are a swing group that has voted against the Democrats on many occasions... a majority Catholics voted for Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush for President. (by comparison, Jews voted for Stevenson, Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Gore, and Kerry in those election cycles).
It has been proven that Catholics will vote against RATs in certain circumstances. The same can't be said of other religious groups that will blindly vote RAT no matter who they nominate.
Liberal Catholics knew about Obama’s abortion stance, and looked at it as just one issue among others. They think Republicans hate poor people, and they are the type of Catholics who tend toward the ‘preferential option for the poor’, so they won’t support Republicans, no matter what.
Ping for later
I just wish he would alienate faster...;-)