>>It’s not a turning point for Democrats..they were just overjoyed that God was railroaded back in..thats all it took to please the Christian Democrats..didn’t matter what kind of mind set took God out in the first place; they are all happy Democrats once more.<<
I disagree. It might well be a significant turning point.
I could see atheists becoming very frustrated at the way they were treated at the convention during this vote, especially since their “No” vote was clearly sufficient to defeat the motion. The question is how do they register that frustration? I suspect one avenue many will take will be to simply not vote for the party that did this to them. Since they’re unlikely to vote for the GOP, they’ll probably stay home on election day.
Similarly, a thinking Christian Democrat, of which there are many, has to wonder what he is doing allying with a party that attracts most of the atheist voters and a large proportion of the nonreligious vote as well. Ads targeted at that group, utilizing yesterday’s “No” vote, and asking why they support the party that attracts so many atheists could swing many Christian Democrats toward the GOP at best, or toward staying home at least. For some, it might be the final straw that drives them to the GOP, if they are already gunowners, hunters, and fiscally-conservative union members who’ve always habitually voted Democrat because of their union ties.
It’s the unscripted moments like this that often have the greatest impact, because they’re so revealing of what is being consciously concealed.
Excellent comment and very thought-provoking. I pray the outcome of this vote is the significant turning point, which will fatally weaken the Democrats.