Thursday, November 04, 2010

Catholic Vote a Big Factor in GOP Win. Catholic Dems Went for Kirk in Illinois

Notably in defeating nominally pro-life Blue Dogs who voted for ObamaCare, and in more than one Senate race. TAS:

In the Illinois Senate race for Obama's former seat, according to CNN, Catholics voted an amazing 56 percent for the GOP candidate and 39 percent for the Democrat. White Catholics voted at a 70 percent level, which means blue collar Catholics deserted the Democratic Party. That's in a state whose parishes have been deeply influenced by the Archdiocese of Chicago, where Cardinal Bernardin, author of the "seamless garment," was bishop for fourteen years.

In another heavily Catholic state, Wisconsin, Catholics voted 53 percent to 47 percent for the Republican Senate candidate, Ron Johnson, to defeat incumbent Russ Feingold. In Pennsylvania, pro-life Catholic Pat Toomey defeated a Catholic who voted for Obamacare, Rep. Joe Sestak. PA Catholic voters favored Toomey 51 percent to 49 percent. Along with Toomey, the election of Catholic Marco Rubio to a Florida Senate seat means that body will have two dynamic pro-life voices to replace Sen. Sam Brownback, who was elected Governor of Kansas in a landslide victory.

More women and gays also voted Republican.

A look at this again:

More. Fox via Breitbart: Father Jonathan Morris analysis.

Related posts: Obama Administration Threatens Independence of Catholic Colleges, More ObamaCare Fallout: Catholic Bishops, Big Employers, A Dance for Allah. On the Altar of the Basilica in Florence, ObamaCare Scandal in Scranton: Closing Catholic Hospitals for Elderly

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