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-Melinda Henneberger, author of If They Only Listened To Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear
The Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world, but it has changed its character and approach sharply three times--in 1896, in the 1930s and in the late 1960s. Mark Stricherz in Why the Democrats Are Blue tells the story of how this third change came about--and how a small group of secular activists and insiders shaped the character of one of our great political parties in ways that persist to this day."
-Michael Barone Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report Co-author, The Almanac of American Politics
In my travels across the country since the days of Jack Kennedy, I have seen the political transformation of Reagan Democrat areas such as Macomb County, Scranton, and South Boston. I knew that these Catholics and blue-collar workers did not leave the Democratic Party; the Democratic Party abandoned them. In fact, as Mark Stricherz shows, wealthy, liberal activists hijacked the national party, leaving millions of Catholics and working-class voters with no home in either party. An important and original book, Why the Democrats are Blue tells the story of a political revolution that the media never told us about.
-Ray Flynn, former President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Ambassador to the Vatican
It's incredible that this "book" is still around, all these years later.
I think its original title was "Wishful Thinking: PLEASE MAKE MY FOX "NEWS" VIEWS TRUE! Read more
In Democracy in America, at one point in his observations of 1830's, almost-exclusively rural America, de Tocqueville turns to nascent industrialization and remarks that if America... Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by Michael J. Trevelline
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in political history and who wants to know how the Democratic Party became secular and liberal when at one time it was the... Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by H. Grossmann
How did the Democratic Party turn from being the natural home of socially conservative working class Catholic ethnics to a party largely dominated by the cultural revolution of the... Read morePublished on June 20, 2008 by R. C. Baker
This is an interesting thesis: that the Democrats are now the party of the secularists, having identified themselves with issues that run directly against traditional religious... Read morePublished on May 10, 2008 by Jeri
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We're all too familiar with the cartoon character known as "Limousine Liberal", the latte-sipping elite whose ultimate goal is to subvert the Judeo-Christian... Read morePublished on January 22, 2008 by Joseph Winter