The reality that Pope Francis sounds more like President Obama than Ronald Reagan has put bit of a scare into the Republican party and Conservatives. Conversely, the Pope has become a darling to the Democratic party.
Pope Francis’s proclivity for social programs and his distrust of capitalism has been in lockstep with President Obama’s agenda of income inequality and his overreaching social welfare programs. Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill from Missouri is ecstatic, saying that her children feel welcome to go back to church again. “They were raised in the Catholic Church. They had basically kind of walked away, because a lot of the really very conservative hierarchy in this country — they didn’t feel as welcome. Now, I think they feel more welcome.” McCaskill exclaims, “I love this pope.”