In no particular order of importance,  here are some gleanings from the recent campaign season and election:


–According to exit polls, a slim majority of voters who identified themselves as Catholics went for President Obama — despite thinly-veiled entreaties by their church hierarchy to vote Republican.


One bishop even implied that voting for Democrats would put one’s “soul in jeopardy.”


–This was the sixth presidential election since right-wing radio blabber Rush Limbaugh became a national figure — and in five of those six elections, the Democratic candidate has carried the popular vote.


Similarly, the Democratic candidate has won the popular vote in ...

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In no particular order of importance,  here are some gleanings from the recent campaign season and election:

–According to exit polls, a slim majority of voters who identified themselves as Catholics went for President Obama — despite thinly-veiled entreaties by their church hierarchy to vote Republican.

One bishop even implied that voting for Democrats would put one’s “soul in jeopardy.”

–This was the sixth presidential election since right-wing radio blabber Rush Limbaugh became a national figure — and in five of those six elections, the Democratic candidate has carried the popular vote.

Similarly, the Democratic candidate has won the popular vote in ...

Read more