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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
We likely joined the party as we were concerned about the environment, the needs of the poor, and social equality.
We weren't really looking to join a party that can hold a fund raiser using scantily clad bimbos and dimwits in the nation's business hub, while pretending the rest of the country won't notice.
Anne Coulter, the controversial conservative columnist, routinely accuses the Democrats of being the party of sodomy and abortion.
Those of us who are Conservative Democrats, which most of us outside the East Coast were, would like to dispute that. We'd maintain that out here most of us who still register as Democrats aren't Republicans, but are likely social conservatives opposed to abortion and gay marriage, for example. But the party doesn't give us any help in doing it…
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An outstanding piece in The Guardian by Nick Cohen, drummed out of the Left for straying on the Islamist threat, makes a significant observation:
The least attractive characteristic of the middle-class left - one shared with the Thatcherites - is its refusal to accept that its opponents are sincere. The legacy of Marx and Freud allows it to dismiss criticisms as masks which hide corruption, class interests, racism, sexism - any motive can be implied except fundamental differences of principle.