In Voting Moral Values, I talked about pundits' insistence that what people called "moral values" that guided their vote was just code for opposing gay marriage and how wrong that sort of statement is. It occurred to me this morning that a large portion of those "moral values" votes came from Catholics who have been traditionally Democrats but were won over to Bush because of abortion, stem cells, cloning, and perhaps also gay marriage (though if they were informed, they'd know that both candidates took the same stance on gay marriage and civil unions and just differed on whether it required amending the Constitution). It makes sense that those who normally don't vote or vote for other reasons might describe their motivation as "moral values". Democratic Catholics are a big part of this, and much of it has nothing to do with gay marriage. much less gay-hating. Just in case you don't believe me, check the numbers.
Well, Kos apparently realizes that but still wants to say Democrats should keep saying this sort of thing anyway. See Instapundit for more. It's not amazing that blogs like Kos have any readers (Little Geneva does, for instance), but somehow this jerk is right at the top. What does that reveal?
Meanwhile, President Bush said yesterday that he doesn't believe a president should try to impose religion on society. I believe that he really means that and doesn't see anything he's doing as doing that. I don't think anything he's done does that either.