Notes that Dolan would happily have prayed at their convention, but that the Dems regard him with utter contempt, as they regard the Church utter contempt. Here’s the thing: the Dems make clearer and clearer with each passing year that they can’t even be bothered to *pretend* not to feel deep and abiding hostility and even hatred toward Christians in general and Catholics in particular. As long as they could swallow hard and make a few social justice noises every election year, they could gull a lot of Catholics into believing they were not just the other side of the Caesaroligarch duopoly. And they could, till Obama declared war on the Church with the HHS mandate, sell themselves as just a bit more progressive. But these days, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the leadership and manufacturers of Dem opinion really do regard the Church as the enemy. So they want to do what all Caesars do: create a “patriotic Church” loyal to their regime and propose it as an alternative to the real Church. It remains to be seen whether this trick will work. But for those who take their Catholic faith more seriously than their party (as Winters appears to do and as I pray a lot of Catholics on the left will do) this is an excellent way to lose the Catholic vote.
Obama’s going to lose.