The Corner

Are Democrats More Principles Than Democrats?

“To understand the conservatives’ dilemma, consider the situation turned on its head. If Democrats suddenly had a presidential candidate who led President Bush in every poll, they’d be bursting with enthusiasm. If that candidate turned out to be pro-life, pro-gun, and anti-gay rights, they’d be hard pressed not to abandon him or her in an instant.”

So writes Mark Sandalow in the San Francisco Chronicle. Is he right? Would Democrats reject a “Schwarzenegger Democrat?” who was a shoo-in? And if so, doesn’t that show Republicans to be less principled as a party?

I am a “big tent” guy most of the time, but shouldn’t there be a line somewhere that is not crossable inside a political movement? After all, there’s a name for Republicans like pro-abortion, pro-gun-control, pro-homosexual adoption Arnold Schwarzenegger:

They’re called Democrats.

Michael Graham — Michael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...

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