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Anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-stem cell, anti-Obama Democrats unite!

In a bizarre case of if-you-can’t-beat-’em-join-’em, Howard Ahmanson has jumped GOP ship in favor of joining the Democratic Party. You may remember Ahmanson from when he was the conservative Evangelical mogul who proved instrumental in funding California’s Proposition 8. But that was as long ago as last year!

Ahmanson, who “characterizes himself as a social conservative and a fiscal moderate,” says he left mostly because he disagreed with the Republicans’ mantra of “No new taxes whatsoever no matter what.” He does, however:

– oppose abortion and stem-cell research

– still believe that homosexuals are sinners in need of Christian healing

– will support Obama if he does anything that would traditionally be supported by the Republicans.

So why did Ahmanson join the Democrats? Some nonsense about how Independents are “cowards” who are “stereotyped as social liberals and fiscal conservatives,” unlike Ahmanson, who is socially conservative and fiscally slightly less conservative.

Plus, it’s hilarious! Now that Ahmanson has established himself as a Democrat, he gets to describe himself as “now a blue-dog Democrat for Bobby Jindal for 2012.”

Nevermind, I love this dude.