As with yesterday’s post on this subject, I’m not seeking to make a political point. Rather, I’m noticing what has happened politically and pointing out what it says about our morality as a society.
[President Obama’s] pollster Joel Benenson credits him not just with identifying new demographic groups but also with figuring out how to appeal to them. “He won [the 2012 presidential election],” Benenson wrote in the New York Times, “because he articulated a set of values that define an America that the majority of us wish to live in.” For this election he is right.
– Christopher Caldwell, quoting Joel Benenson
This is what is so disheartening to anyone who cares about the moral direction of the country. What the majority of the nation voted for on Tuesday was a set of values that include as a prominent feature “reproductive rights” which is a euphemism for sex without moral constraints.
Source of the quote above: The Weekly Standard: Values Voters Prevail Again: But they were Obama’s values and his voters