The Democratic Party is the party of "free stuff". Limbaugh kept repeating that on his program this week and, IMO, he is absolutely right. The Sandra Fluke kerfuffle was all about free birth control. Blacks vote overwhelmingly for Democrats because of the free stuff (welfare, food stamps, Medicare) even though it was Southern Democrats who opposed civil rights for decades. Hispanic immigrants (from Central and South America) look at government as the grantor of stuff. Gays might be lured to the Democratic Party because they believe that Democrats will grant them legal marriage laws. The problem, of course, as Margaret Thatcher is reported to have said, "the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money".