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Democratic Party shooting itself in the foot as election season unfolds

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Foot No. 1: Democrats plan to make it official on “gay marriage.” Reaction has been strong following the announcement that the Democratic Party plans to adopt support for gay marriage at its nominating convention in early September. During a weekend meeting in Minneapolis, the party’s platform drafting committee voted to include language backing homosexual marriage – that according to an official within the Democratic Party.

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., plan to formally approve the platform at the same gathering where President Barack Obama will be nominated to run for re-election. In early May, the president publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. Talk about opening a can of worms. Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi are determined to redefine marriage. Rank and file Democrats fear that the Democratic Party has been captured by extremists.

Foot No. 2: President Obama’s statement to small business owners that “You didn’t build it.” Campaign mistake No. 2. This and his stand on homosexual marriage all in the same month may well be his political epitaph, losing the support of hundreds of thousands of the Democratic party faithful, notwithstanding his earlier statement in 2008, referring to small-town working class voters across the Midwest. “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion...” This created a media firestorm.

President Obama and the DNC may well run out of feet to shoot by Nov. 6. These and past Socialist revelations may well sink President Obama’s quest for four more years.

Chuck Fuller

Park Rapids

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