Tuesday, August 02, 2011

It Gets Better

No, really;

Americans’ political ideology at the midyear point of 2011 looks similar to 2009 and 2010, with 41% self-identifying as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
If this pattern continues, 2011 will be the third straight year that conservatives significantly outnumber moderates—the next largest ideological bloc. Liberalism has been holding steady for the past six years, averaging either 21% or 22%, although notably higher than the 17% average seen in Gallup polling during the early to middle ‘90s.

It's a rhetorical exercise really. Republicans wrap themselves up in the flag and "morality", so it's not difficult to see why people call themselves Conservatives. The word "Liberal" has taken a beating, which is why it was abandoned in favor of "progressive".

When you actually poll on the issues, the vast majority of Americans are Liberals. That's just the truth.

Problem is, though, that most people aren't political junkies and have no idea what's really going on in politics. They vote based on ignorance and prejudice. This is why, of course, a Republican like Michelle Bachmann even stands a chance of getting the party nomination.

The only reason why Obama beat McCain in the last election is because "Bush is evil" was hammered over and over again into the psyche of the American public. The next time around, I can see Obama losing.. seriously. Obama thinks that Americans will be so terrified of a complete Loon running the country that he'll win by default. I don't think so. Even though his approval ratings are still better than many other presidents who have won re-election, I think this time he's doomed.

Which, of course, is a good thing. We just need to get as many liberals as possible to switch sides like I am. If we don't punish bad politicians like Obama for being complete hypocrites and liars, we'll get nothing but a steady stream of them.

At the very least, if you don't switch sides, just don't vote.


Taibbi on the Worst Party Ever.

It's quite true.. Obama and the Democrats do not represent us. That anyone calls the US a "democracy" is a complete farce.

It strains the imagination to think that the country's smartest businessmen keep paying top dollar for such lousy performance. Is it possible that by "surrendering" at the 11th hour and signing off on a deal that presages deep cuts in spending for the middle class, but avoids tax increases for the rich, Obama is doing exactly what was expected of him?


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