If there can be gay Republicans, why can’t there be pro-life Democrats?
Amy Sullivan understands that political parties are about building alliances, they are not meant to be social clubs. It is precisely this aspect of the Democratic Party that Republicans have been so successful in using against them.
In a recent Prospect article, Geoffrey Nunberg put it this way:
The essential difference between the sides isn’t in the distinct moral universes they inhabit but in the kinds of moral values they take as defining political community.