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    Democratic. The move to the right really bothers and confuses me. What caused the shift? Even my parents were moving away from the traditional Republican stances when they were alive, and now?

    I knew a number of Republican gays growing up; they were good friends of my parents. It seemed an economic class/culture tendency. Last year, the friend I mentioned above had a discussion with me about being attacked for his religious beliefs. He is Catholic. I told him I understood why he held on to them; he was raised Catholic (as was I) and it can feel like a betrayal on a deep level. Of course, then I told him he could not use that excuse for his political beliefs and laughed, laughed laughed. Oh well, from your mouth to the collective unconsciousness.

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H.L. Mencken, 1925

    by cv lurking gf on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 10:27:04 AM PDT

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