One I Got Right (Dems & Gay Marriage)

Well, it turns out Elizabeth Dole was right after all, back in 2008 when she ran an ad warning that Kay Hagan was in the pocket of godless Massachusetts atheists. Today, Senator Hagan came out in favor of same-sex marriage, which is exactly the kind of thing her godless Massachusetts masters want.

Apparently the power of the Bay State atheists is rapidly expanding, because Hagan is just the latest of a steady stream of Democrats leaping onto the gay marriage bandwagon — there are now just nine Democratic US Senators left who have not publicly taken the position.

Which might actually have less to do with secret influence of Cambridge elites, and more to do with what I wrote about in the Phoenix immediately after Barack Obama expressed approval of same-sex marriage last May:

People will surely debate for years to come whether President Barack Obama's self-described "evolution" on universal, legal, same-sex marriage caused, or simply reflected, a turning point on the issue in the United States.

But there is little doubt that Obama's new position, expressed in a thoughtful interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, is a marker along a road that — more than ever before — seems to be leading eventually to full, nationwide marriage equality....

....The political outcome of President Barack Obama's announcement that can be made most confidently is the effect on the Democratic Party. It is now nearly certain that in the near future, gay marriage will be a party litmus-test issue on a par with reproductive choice — if not even more sacrosanct.

That's what has happened in Massachusetts, where positions on marriage were far from a consensus among Democrats in 2003. Today, no Democrat could hope to win a primary for significant office without supporting it.... The same will undoubtedly now happen in the Democratic Party nationally.

But if you'd prefer to think it's the godless Massachusetts atheists, here's that Dole ad from 2008.

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