Obama Alienating Catholic Voters Who Chose Winner In 9 Of Last 10 Elections

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | February 7, 2012 | 1:49pm EST

Catholic bishops are calling the faithful to oppose an Obamacare mandate requiring them to violate their faith. This bodes poorly for Obama in November, given that the Catholic vote has chosen the president in nine of the last ten elections.

Obamacare’s critics argue that the law is unconstitutional because the federal government cannot force an individual to purchase healthcare, or anything else, for that matter.

Now, with the birth-control coverage mandate soon to be implemented, the Catholic Church is ramping up its efforts to fight the regulation which they believe violates their First Amendment rights.  The newly-energized opposition does not bode well for Team Obama’s reelection.

In the past ten presidential elections the Catholic vote has favored the eventual winner nine times.

Only in the year 2000 did Catholic voters support the losing presidential candidate: Al Gore.  In 2008, 54% of Catholics voted for Barack Obama, who went on to win the presidency.  Then, in 2010, 54% of Catholics supported Republicans, who gained majority control of the House of Representatives.

This isn’t the only major constituency Obama has alienated, either.

Obama’s decision to delay the building of the Keystone XL pipeline has already left a core constituency of blue collar voters and union members, historically Democrat, disillusioned and questioning their support for a second term of "Hope and Change."

If the administration fails to take the concerns of the Catholic Church seriously, President Obama may find himself on the other side of the Catholic vote come November; most likely boosting the Church’s presidential-picking record to 10 of 11.

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