Mostly for sex and swearing, it turns out.
The only unexpected thing that happened while the Democrats were getting down in Charlotte last week was that God, who was originally not invited to the party, was let back in, prompting an unexpected chorus of boos and protests from the delegates. The prevailing opinion is that the boos were generated by Democratic atheists, who felt disrespected.
The Democrats are the party of atheists, probably because the Republicans don't want them; every one of the GOP's leaders feel compelled to smear on a thick protective layer of conservative Christian piety before leaving the house in the morning, like swimmers gobbing on a coating of grease before attempting the English Channel. The Democrats, besides being the party of atheists, are the party of everyone else, too, from what I could tell, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and even Christians who do not necessarily believe that just because we are allegedly made in God's image, He must be a gun and property-owning American Christian white male who lives in a suburban or rural part of a southern or western state.
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