Dems Court the Religious Vote
Democrats, who lost the last presidential election by putting forth a pathetic candidate in John Kerry, have taken the wrong lesson from that debacle and are now seeking to court "values" voters. The group that they have thrown to the lions to win elections is, of course, gay people. Howard Dean recently misrepresented the party platform in a fawning performance for the 700 Club, led by Pat Robertson.
"The Democratic Party platform from 2004 says marriage is between a man and a woman," Dean said May 10 during a "700 Club" program hosted by conservative Christian leader Pat Robertson on his Christian Broadcasting Network.Being a finance person, I can attest to the fact that if the Dems abandoned raising income taxes as their primary economic plan they would get just as many swing voters as they do by talking religion.
That statement contradicts the Democratic National Committee's official stance, adopted in 2004. The '04 party platform indicates that marriage is an issue that should be left to the states to resolve, taking no position on whether or not states should marry same-sex couples.