Anders made a good point in that each party has a different goal with regard to how they are eliminationist.
How we've established that neither the democratic party nor the general tone of leftists writers is "eliminationist" regarding people?
If you don't think that the rhetoric of the left here in America attempts to exclude you for being a white male or being religious, then you are just blind. There is a reason Catholics, white males, and married women (often married to those white males) are all groups that the Democrats cannot manage to win. It is because their language does not seek policy solutions or compromise there. It instead informs that these people are the enemy. This is why Kerry, for example is a Catholic but couldn't even win Catholics. Religion and people who practice it are the enemy.
You're wrong, of course. But despite thousands of conversations to the contrary, I believe someday we can penetrate such reactionary outlooks to understand just what leftists write about that many conservatives misperceive as threatening to the white male identity. (Since a great number of liberals and leftists are also white males, a *significant* disconnect must be at play here, despite sometimes excellent articulation of ideas from many brilliant writers [no, not al franken]).
Now when you look at Catholics, do they really seem to be part of what many would call the religious right? I would say no. Many Catholics are non-whites. Additionally there are aspects of the church that are progressive with regard to advocating for government help and societal change on matters of class. But none of this matters since leftist eliminationist rhetoric makes them the enemy.
Well, I have first-hand experience in this area. I'm a guest editor for the newsletter published by the very progressive National Association of Women in Catholic Higher Education. Those women, often criticizing *certain* Catholic church teachings, papal mandates and otherwise, identify themselves as both Catholic and educators in a Catholic institution. Do you think they write about how the church's leftist stance on some social problems "doesn't matter?" The answer, of course, is no, since Catholicism is a central part of their liberal identities.