If 2008 was the year Democrats finally got religion, will 2010 be the year the party loses it again?
This is the worry among some religious progressives, who worked to transform the image of Democrats from wary -- or even hostile -- toward religion to a party that hired faith consultants, advertised regularly on Christian radio and featured candidates, including Barack Obama, who spoke openly about their relationship with God.
These days, the Democratic National Committee's faith staff of more than a half-dozen has dwindled to one part-time slot. Its faith issues Web site led this week with greetings for Passover (which was in March) and Rosh Hashanah (which was in September).
Faith consultants who once had dozens of clients did not play a role in high-profile Democratic losses in the Virginia gubernatorial race in November and in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy in Massachusetts in January. And there was little visible new faith outreach in last week's Democratic Senate primaries, according to some party officials
Monday, May 24, 2010
Democrats pullling back on reaching out to people of faith?
It was always a sham to fool people into thinking that today Dems care about religion. Most of their leaders and media friends are hostile to any religion that doesn't bow down to their demands for conformity and keeping true deep held beliefs in private.