Yet as the parade veers left, the Democrats must always race out to be in front of it. This week’s Gallup poll says that a record high 47% of Democratic voters identify as both socially liberal and economically liberal or moderate. That’s up 8 points since the 2008 election of President Obama and 17 points since 2001.
Just as yesterday’s luxuries become today’s necessities, Democrats are continuously redefining what it means to be Democrats.
They celebrate their many gay-marriage victories, with a final, 50-state resolution due soon, perhaps any day now. But that won’t be the end of the issue. As recently as early 2012, even Obama opposed gay marriage. Within 15 minutes after he publicly reversed course, liberals were routinely comparing gay-marriage opponents to racists, and 30 seconds after that liberal judges started forcing evangelical bakeries out of business for declining to participate in gay weddings.
*giggles* I can’t help but chuckle every time Barry O riles someone up into unleashing an angry torrent directed at those awful people that oppose gay marriage… You know, that thing that he opposed 30 months ago until he didn’t. (Note: I fully support gay marriage but I understand why social conservatives are distressed by it).
Anyway, back on topic, I’ve been saying the same thing on this blog for years but it’s nice to see another outlet making the same statement. Progressives need to recognize that if their ideas are so damn good, they should be able to stand on their own instead of accusing anyone that’s moderate of being a radical, right-wing conservative.