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  •  Dems concerned about Catholics - elected W Bush (6+ / 0-)

    the journalist and former chief of staff for Clinton wrote an article in 2005 claiming that the catholics were instrumental in the defeat of Kerry and giving W Bush a second term.

    THURSDAY, APR 21, 2005 04:21 PM EDT
    Holy warriors
    Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision?

    BY SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL

    Here is the link
    http://www.salon.com/...

    Cardinal Ratzinger is the current pope.

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    Some strange comments on this diary which seem to fit the patterns of trolls

    One of these is claim CT, conspiracy theory.

    There are others who go all out to discredit a diary and the author of the diary.

    When hyper Obama supporters come out of the woodwork, I wonder if they are paid staff members. It could well be that they are supporters of Obama no matter what he does.

    But for this issue, the conservative Catholic Church is a major supporter of Republicans. And they have been instrumental in the 40 year wedge issue of birth control.

    Thus the troll like behavior in this diary is kinda of strange.

    Do they work for the church? Are they supporting the church no matter what? Are they more supportive of the church than Democrats? Are they more supportive of the church than they are of the USA?

    •  Wut? (4+ / 0-)
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      Thus the troll like behavior in this diary is kinda of strange.
      Umm, some well-known and respected Kossacks are asking questions.  The diarist seems fine with that and is representing her POV.  

      Where the heck do you get "trolling".  

      Do they work for the church? Are they supporting the church no matter what? Are they more supportive of the church than Democrats? Are they more supportive of the church than they are of the USA?
      Your assessment is "kinda strange" imho.

      Somebody said Party! I got excited. I love Parties! Especially Parties with exclamation marks! Now I'm sad because there's not a Party! h/t AnnetteK ;-)

      by EdMass on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 10:22:43 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the link to Blumenthal's article (3+ / 0-)
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      SeaTurtle, happymisanthropy, TomP

      Yes, Ratzinger directly intervened in election year 2004 politics. And his arrival in the U.S. in 2008, the beginning of that year's presidential campaign, was no coincidence.

    •  You sound like (0+ / 0-)

      a lot of people who worried about electing JFK in 1960. Allegiance to a foreign power, etc.

      Not Catholic any more, but my guess is that such Catholics were never mainstream and that those who think that way would be very unlikely posters to this website.

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