Great news: 59% pretty psyched for one-party Democratic rule

posted at 5:55 pm on November 11, 2008 by Allahpundit

Utopia cometh.

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday, 59 percent of those questioned said Democratic control of both the executive and legislative branches will be good for the country, compared with 38 percent saying such one-party control will be bad.

“That much good will from the public opens a window of opportunity for the Democrats,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “But the public expects results, and may not listen to excuses for very long if a Democratic Congress and a Democratic White House can’t get their act together in time.”

The poll also indicates that the public has a positive view of the Democratic Party, with 62 percent saying they have a favorable opinion and 31 percent an unfavorable opinion of the party. For the Republicans, a majority, 54 percent, said they have an unfavorable view of the GOP while 38 percent hold a positive view…

But that doesn’t mean the public wants to see the GOP shut out of government. Seven out of eight want the Democrats to include Republican views in any legislation they pass.

Some of it’s attributable to a honeymoon period that’ll wear off next year, but eyeball this graph at the Standard to see how many subgroups skewed at least 10 points more heavily Democratic this time than in 2004. It’s the demographic equivalent of that county map I posted last week. Jay Cost thinks it probably isn’t a realignment due to the lack of any grand catalyzing issue a la, say, 1860 or 1932, but needless to say, much depends on how sturdy the blue trend is among younger voters. I remember seeing a graph in the Times, I think, around two years ago showing that people’s party identification at age 20 proves remarkably resilient over time: Essentially, if the GOP’s in favor when you reach that age, the odds of you becoming — and staying — a Republican are much greater than if the Dems are in power and vice versa. (I can’t find the graph after 20 minutes of googling, sad to say.) Which I guess means that if The One and the Dems manage to avoid doing anything nutty too soon to spoil the goodwill, they should have a dependable blue youth base to carry forward for years to come.


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I guess this is where I say I’m proud to be the exception, heh.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

They’ll get what’s coming to them. You get what you wish for. I just wish the other 41% didn’t have to suffer too.

malan89 on November 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Absolutely… look one one-part rule did for Germany in the 1930s-40s. For Russia between 1917-1989. And for the Galactic Republic (sic Galactic Republic) in Star Wars.

“I have a bad feeling about this…”

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Absolutely… look what one one-party rule did for Germany in the 1930s-40s. For Russia between 1917-1989. And for the Galactic Republic (sic Galactic Republic) in Star Wars.

“I have a bad feeling about this…”

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Essentially, if the GOP’s in favor when you reach that age, the odds of you becoming — and staying — a Republican

Well, I’ve been there since about junior high (thanks small business parents), so I’m good. Can’t imagine ever going liberal now. What’s the saying? “if you’re conservative at 20 you’re heartless; if you’re liberal at 40 you’re brainless.” Well if I had to choose…

Meric1837 on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM

What’s the saying? “if you’re conservative at 20 you’re heartless; if you’re liberal at 40 you’re brainless.” Well if I had to choose…

Meric1837 on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Yep, Winston Churchill. In one of the other forums I visit, my signature states “Proudly Heartless” with a link to that quote.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 11, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Scary. They’ll probably screw it up enough to cause a repeat of ’94. I just hope the damage they cause will not be irreversable.

Tony737 on November 11, 2008 at 6:02 PM

One Party to rule them all, One Party to find them, One Party to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!

Princeps on November 11, 2008 at 6:02 PM

“So this is how liberty dies….With 59% approval.”

Hawkins1701 on November 11, 2008 at 6:03 PM

….And in other news, 100% of those 59% are completely stupid and should not breed.

HornetSting on November 11, 2008 at 6:03 PM

The Dems though haven’t done very well on their own. Let’s say 1977-81 or 1993-94.

ddrintn on November 11, 2008 at 6:04 PM

One Party to rule them all, One Party to find them, One Party to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!

Princeps on November 11, 2008 at 6:02 PM

All the more scary with the comparisons of Jarrett to the Mouth of Sauron…

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 11, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Ha ha – let’s check back in two years (of course, such polls will be illegal by then).

On the other hand, the reason why Reagan got the youth vote in 1980 is that young people had had four years of Carter, standing in gas lines, no jobs, national humiliation abroad, etc. Nothing like a few years of quasi-socialism to sour young people on quasi-socialism: last hired, first fired, etc.

Realist on November 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM

For the Republicans, a majority, 54 percent, said they have an unfavorable view of the GOP while 38 percent hold a positive view…

Which, of course, is conclusive proof that those 54% want the GOP to be even more like the Democrats.

*Yawn*

Misha I on November 11, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Those maps are breathtaking.

Orange County, FL — my home county — is +19 Dem this year vs. 2004.

Wow.

Purple Fury on November 11, 2008 at 6:06 PM

The poll also indicates that the public has a positive view of the Democratic Party,……….

Democratic Liberal Teacher’s Union + Democratic Liberal Professors + Democratic Liberal Main Stream Media + Democratic Liberal Hollywood + Democratic Liberal Print Media + Democratic Liberal Politicians Not Being Held Accountable (see: The Cause of the 2008 Financial Crisis) + Poll More Democrats than Republicans = The public has a positive view of the Democratic Party…………………..

Hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……….. now how can that be?

Get ready for at least two years of this drivel, day in and day out, non-stop, in movies, TV sitcoms, Newsweek and Time articles, on every magazine you see in the check out line, in schools, T-shirts,……… think of it as the propoganda war against the War on Terrorism in reverse………. this time it will be propoganda the likes the world has never seen………. all for…….. “the One”!

Seven Percent Solution on November 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM

I don’t think the average American knows who is doing what in Washington and what party is responsible for a given policy. I would be most don’t even realize that the Dems have had a majority in Congress since 2006. We’re doomed by ignorance and apathy.

The Dems know how to play to a dumb populace. The fact that they were able to lay the Fannie/Freddie debacle at the feet of McCain and Bush is testament to that. Meanwhile Republican politicians fail to make the case and do not communicate their ideas or records worth a damn.

echosyst on November 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM

Still 1% below the filibuster threshold! Whewww!

WashJeff on November 11, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I don’t want the Republicans to have complete control. One party rule is flat out scary.

BadgerHawk on November 11, 2008 at 6:09 PM

What went wrong with the NSDAP? – 1933
What can go wrong with the Obama Democrats? – 2009

prkw on November 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Now come on guys…Calm down…now…just calm down.

tomas on November 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

If they had shown that picture of Sen. Reid would the percentage been the same?

Cindy Munford on November 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

What’t that old saying “if you’re not a Liberal when you’re young you have no heart and if you’re not a conservative when you’re older you have no brain”. When the young fininsh school, move into the real world and are stunned by how much hope and change costs they will realign right.

I don’t think anyone should vote that can’t demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of economics. Idealism is fine but it ain’t the real world.

DerKrieger on November 11, 2008 at 6:10 PM

echosyst on November 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM

The Dems have done all they can to guarantee an ignorant populace by their control of the education establishment.

DerKrieger on November 11, 2008 at 6:11 PM

So the next 2 years will be an exercise in “be careful what you wish for”

lorien1973 on November 11, 2008 at 6:12 PM

I predict, within a year or maybe two, a good share of those same people will be bedwetting, sucking their thumbs, and begging for President Bush to come back.

capitalist piglet on November 11, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Why not be psyched? The more Dems, the more bipartisan congress will be!

paul1149 on November 11, 2008 at 6:14 PM

….And in other news, 100% of those 59% are completely stupid and should not breed.

HornetSting on November 11, 2008 at 6:03 PM

You crack me up!!!

thomasaur on November 11, 2008 at 6:15 PM

I’m sure that 59% of kids would love to live with their non-custodial parent that takes them to Disneyland every other weekend, thinking that they will continue to never be told to take out the trash and do their homework.

rw on November 11, 2008 at 6:15 PM

Bahahahaha. The same people who give Congress a 9% approval rating thinks Washington will get better with more Democrats. Lets see how they look in 6 months.

Guys look at these charts on recent borrowing by the Fed. It will scare you into a cold sweat:

Yikes

The Democrats are now sitting on this like Slim Pickens at the end of Dr Strangelove.

Chuck Schick on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

59% of Americans are nucking futs.

ThePrez on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Well we see what one party rule did to the rep brand in 6 years time. I wonder how long one party rule will last for the dems. Rep were not corrupt to begin with it took about 8 years for the GOP to get really corrupt. The dems are starting at being corrupt. So by 2012 the public will be seething at things like the house bank scandel, the $700b bailout slush funds of Obama to pay off his policitcal pals or possibly the big nuclear cloud over a major us city while the dems cut 25% of the military budget.

The poll does show how bad the GOP have fallen under Bush.

unseen on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Why not be psyched? The more Dems, the more bipartisan congress will be!

paul1149 on November 11, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Lifetime appointments to Federal Courts and Supreme Court

thomasaur on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Good. That will mean more people that are ripe for convincing that one-party Democratic rule is not the way to go and who will thus be more receptive to a good, conservative message. Now our side just has to develop one.

thirteen28 on November 11, 2008 at 6:19 PM

I am soooo sick of polls. Stop stop stop
They mean nothing… stick your fricken finger in the air, …..

MNDavenotPC on November 11, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Lifetime appointments to Federal Courts and Supreme Court

thomasaur on November 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM

Right, even if they blow it and are bounced in two years, their legacy could be damaging for a generation.

ThePrez on November 11, 2008 at 6:20 PM

The intellectual laziness of supporting bipartisanship over good ideas really makes me concerned about the future of this country.

JohnJ on November 11, 2008 at 6:21 PM

One party rule and idiots like this running around…

http://www.redstate.com/diaries/rightmichigancom/2008/nov/10/michigan-liberals-attack-lansing-congregation/

What could possibly go wrong?

Oh, and a stupid, side question: Why have we heard nothing about this at all?

And what would you do if this happened at your church?

UnderstandingisPower on November 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM

One Ruler, One Party, One Bank!! All enforced by the the rulers national security force.

Ozark_sky on November 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM

This poll does not mesh with Congress’s approval rating.
There are a lot of stupid Americans.
40% of Americans did not know the DEMS controlled Congress.

Jamson64 on November 11, 2008 at 6:23 PM

another poll today said 72% of people are confident Obama will “fix” (direct quote) the economy.

Which leads to only one conclusion….Americans are morons.

angryed on November 11, 2008 at 6:23 PM

This poll does not mesh with Congress’s approval rating.
There are a lot of stupid Americans.

40% of Americans did not know the DEMS controlled Congress.

Jamson64 on November 11, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Well the good news just gets better and better every time I click on a thread.

tru2tx on November 11, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Why don’t these idiots support a bipartisan solution to abortion?

JohnJ on November 11, 2008 at 6:24 PM

One of two things are going to happen that will turn this opinion around pretty quick:

1) Democrats will be as splintered as they were with the bailout package, with conservative Democrats bucking Pelosi and leaving them just as feckless as they are now. This, combined with the Republican filibuster will create frustration.

2) The Democrats act in concert, implement the tax changes and send the economy spiraling while they cut defense as Carter did and govern from the left. Americans who voted believing Obama would be OK because he would govern from the middle, shake their heads and start researching Palin.

PastorJon on November 11, 2008 at 6:26 PM

Don’t worry. This financial crisis isn’t going away and Obama will make it worse. Foreign policy is going to be a disaster.

lodge on November 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Great news: 59% pretty psyched for one-party Democratic rule

In other news, 59% retarded.

RightWinged on November 11, 2008 at 6:28 PM

Left out One Church led by the high priest Rev Wright. This should raise a warning flag to all those who study Biblical end times.

Ozark_sky on November 11, 2008 at 6:28 PM

Hey, it worked great in Russia. Who can argue with 70 years of one-party rule?

Sign of the Dollar on November 11, 2008 at 6:28 PM

…And that same 59% believes that Barney Franks is heterosexual.

The election proved P.T. Barnum was right. There is a sucker born every minute.

kingsjester on November 11, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Give them the power and they will fly apart.

They have no core, so can only centrifugally shatter.

Be prepared to duck as their shreds soar past.

Reality is a harsh mistress for the Hope-y Change-y.

profitsbeard on November 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Don’t worry. This financial crisis isn’t going away and Obama will make it worse. Foreign policy is going to be a disaster.

lodge on November 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

You actually think that the press is going to let this kind of thing make The Obama™ look bad?

johnsteele on November 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Fear not! They will change their minds soon. They always do.

sheesh on November 11, 2008 at 6:32 PM

You frackin’ windsocks….these same pollsters would have you believe that America is ready to embrace the liberal agenda as far left as it wants to go.

Get a glass of water and relax.

Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 6:32 PM

I guess this is where I say I’m proud to be the exception, heh.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM

You and I both, Grue. I believe we may only be about a year apart if I’m not mistaken from some of your earlier posts. I wish people would acknowledge that not all people our age are whack jobs, and stop shifting blame towards us.

leetpriest on November 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Apparently, there’s a whole lot of people in this country that don’t have the common sense God gave a horse turd.

Ok, seeing how CNN’s can and does put just about any number favorable to their P.O.S poll question, and since they can’t put out any more that show you as RACIST,STUPID,MEAN, etc if you don’t vote for The One..we are now left with ‘If you don’t think the Democrats are going to do a good job you’re an idiot’????

CNN Poll…MAY09….’75% of those polled can’t believe that you aren’t enjoying the Giant $hit Sandwich we are all eating right now’

CNN Poll…OCT09…’91% of people that voted Democrat last year not really all that jazzed to admit it’

BigWyo on November 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

People are profoundly stupid.

marklmail on November 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

last hired, first fired, etc.

Realist on November 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I believe it’s called LIFO – Last in, First Out

dglenn on November 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Even the press can’t cover for Omarxa when we have bombs exploding in our cities and breadlines on the streets.

Buy a gun and have a plan.

Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 6:34 PM

It is going to be a disaster; the only question is whether the Republicans will be able to make hay out of it and offer an alternative, or whether we will spend the next two years sniping at each other and complaining about RINOs and why doesn’t John McCain stand up for Sarah Palin.

The two best periods of economic growth in the last 50 years came when there was divided government: the 1980s when Reagan was president and the Democrats controlled Congress, and the 1990s when Clinton was president and the Republicans controlled Congress.

rockmom on November 11, 2008 at 6:35 PM

I’d like to see the internals on this poll…

How many Dems/Reps/Indys were polled.

Romeo13 on November 11, 2008 at 6:35 PM

The Dems know how to play to a dumb populace.

echosyst on November 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM

Which is fitting, because only dumb and uninformed people can believe that liberalism works.

Sign of the Dollar on November 11, 2008 at 6:37 PM

You actually think that the press is going to let this kind of thing make The Obama™ look bad?

johnsteele on November 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Like mama used to say; “you just hide in the corner and watch”.

thomasaur on November 11, 2008 at 6:38 PM

The economist’s predictions are saying USA unemployment rate will hit Carter era numbers by 2010.

That will teach you to hire the same people who caused the mortgage meltdown problem to solve the problem.

One thing, the New Deal turned a recession into a decade long depression. How, by raising the marginal tax rate from 25% to 75%. The point being, with make work jobs like bridge building and dam building, once built, back into the unemployment line for the workers.

The only sustainable economy, is one where goods and services are sold to other workers who buy those goods and services which in turn sell their good and services in the free marketplace.

You watch — Obamunism doesn’t fail, it just runs out of other people’s money to give away.

tarpon on November 11, 2008 at 6:39 PM

You actually think that the press is going to let this kind of thing make The Obama™ look bad?

johnsteele on November 11, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Even the liberal media can’t make someone who has lost his job or his business feel good about his prospects just because a good-looking black guy is the President.

What’s going to happen when all those single women and college boys who voted for Obama find themselves out of work and they have to move back in with their parents who all voted for McCain? They’re going to get two or three years of “I told you so” in their ears. They’re going to finally learn how jobs get created and how they get destroyed.

rockmom on November 11, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Those 59% are in for a rude awakening.

SoulGlo on November 11, 2008 at 6:41 PM

I don’t want the Republicans to have complete control. One party rule is flat out scary.

BadgerHawk on November 11, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Normally, I’d agree with you…. But the Democrats have lost all sanity over the last few years. I’ve never been a registered Republican or Democrat, and I usually favor the Republicans, but in the past I’ve felt comfortable not voting or voting for a third party because neither major candidate is good enough. When it comes to social issues, I often side with the Democrats over the Republicans…. But the Democratic Party has gone unhinged and may as well be called the Socialist party these days. One-party rule for Republicans is better than mixed rule with this whacko manifestation of the Democrat party and Republicans.

Sign of the Dollar on November 11, 2008 at 6:43 PM

When Hope dies [in 3 months?] the overzealous Democrats will blame the problems they create on Bush, but how long will that last?

DannoJyd on November 11, 2008 at 6:44 PM

On the bright side, there aren’t enough repubs left in DC to hang any meaningful blame on. When the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Triumvirate’s Great Leap Leftward explodes in their faces, blaming in on GWB and 42 or so Senators will not sell very well with even a stupid electorate.

innominatus on November 11, 2008 at 6:47 PM

I have this recurring fantasy that the Donks are actually going to be held accountable for their actions now that they have the White House and the Congress.
Then I snap back to reality…

Bruno Strozek on November 11, 2008 at 6:48 PM

I actually think the last two years weren’t that bad in terms of legislation. The Democrats couldn’t do anything with their majority. I’ve often thought that the best thing for America is to have a Republican president and a Democratic Congress. Democrats are better at spending money, while Republicans are better at defending the country and setting limits on spending through the veto.

rockmom on November 11, 2008 at 6:51 PM

rockmom on November 11, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Naww…any sense of obligation to apply any kind of self criticism will be soothed with the creamy goodness of ‘Rationalization’.

We’re talking about a group of people that just pee all over themselves if their Xbox breaks down and believe that they are the Bee’s Knees in the world of thought because the got through PolySci 101 with a B-….

Too bad Obama is standing down on his ‘You little pot-lickers are going to do some hard time on the community service chain gang’ shtick.

Or is he?

BigWyo on November 11, 2008 at 6:52 PM

Essentially, if the GOP’s in favor when you reach that age, the odds of you becoming — and staying — a Republican are much greater than if the Dems are in power and vice versa. (I can’t find the graph after 20 minutes of googling, sad to say.) Which I guess means that if The One and the Dems manage to avoid doing anything nutty too soon to spoil the goodwill, they should have a dependable blue youth base to carry forward for years to come.

You might be right. There might be an increasingly loyalty to the Democrat Party with younger voters as they get older. However, I think the Gen Xer and Millenials (whatever you call them) are much less politically loyal. We will see I guess.

terryannonline on November 11, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Which, of course, is conclusive proof that those 54% want the GOP to be even more like the Democrats

Or more like Republicans. The party hasn’t been good at that in recent years.

exception on November 11, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Essentially, if the GOP’s in favor when you reach that age, the odds of you becoming — and staying — a Republican are much greater than if the Dems are in power and vice versa. (I can’t find the graph after 20 minutes of googling, sad to say.)

They probably got rid of it because they know it’s nonsense. If that theory is true, where were all the twenty something GOP voters this year? Were there no twenty year olds in the country when the GOP was riding high in 2004? The next time you feel like writing a doom and gloom post based on obviously false assumptions, take your meds or call your shrink. The last thing conservatives need is people who get off on misery and hand wringing.

clearbluesky on November 11, 2008 at 6:55 PM

We’ve outlasted most free countries, but it looks like our run is over as we’ve voted to give ourselves things we haven’t earned at the expense of those that have.

We’ve also voted away our freedom and hopes for prosperity.

I’m pretty damned glad I don’t have any children.

I’ll get the violin, it’s starting to burn.

Dorvillian on November 11, 2008 at 7:03 PM

well I’m pretty fired up. I’m thinking of quiting my job and going back to school. Making $40.00/hr community service sounds pretty good.

unseen on November 11, 2008 at 7:05 PM

I’m proud to be a member of the 41%.

Flash forward to April 2010,….73% of people polled wish they had never voted for President Obama.

portlandon on November 11, 2008 at 7:14 PM

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday, 59 percent of those questioned said Democratic control of both the executive and legislative branches will be good for the country

Um, were the 59% all Democrats? How is this possible? Obama got 52% and it was the lowest-rated Congress ever. Seriously, where am I?

CP on November 11, 2008 at 7:18 PM

What’s going to happen when all those single women and college boys who voted for Obama find themselves out of work and they have to move back in with their parents who all voted for McCain?

They’re going to blame Bush, that’s what will happen. The media spin will be that Bush messed things up so badly, it will take years and years to fix it by the MESSIAH. And the imbeciles of America will nod in agreement say BAAAHHHH and go on their merry way to the unemployment office.

angryed on November 11, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Honeymoon. Let’s see where things stand six months after Obama and his gang of Chicago thugs start reneging on all the promises.

highhopes on November 11, 2008 at 7:35 PM

The triumph of entitlement and greed over intelligence.

jjshaka on November 11, 2008 at 7:46 PM

It’s a CNN poll; what would one expect?

Jaibones on November 11, 2008 at 8:03 PM

I am sooooo looking forward to the demonrats hitting critical mass within two years! With the speed at which their “cores” go superconductive, there will be no time for them to scram the pile. Think Chernobyl in human form-sweet.

GlocknRoll on November 11, 2008 at 8:10 PM

AP – is this the NYT graph you’re talking about?:

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/10/14/weekinreview/15kirk_graphic.ready.html

tagryn on November 11, 2008 at 8:15 PM

I saw a poll on monday that said 55% would not mind people making over 250 K a year pay 75% in taxes as long as the money was given to the people making under 50K a year.These morons will fine out in less than a year what these far left loons have in store for everone.You can push the people that make this country work just so far and then all hell will break loose.The people will at some point fight back.Like i heard on Marks show tonight.Obama says he support the 2 Amend. for hunters. But is going to try with the apointments of his judges to get conseal carry laws in states done away with.

thmcbb on November 11, 2008 at 8:16 PM

A after thought to cnn and anyone else (NO ONE RULES IN THIS COUNTRY THE CONGRESS AND PRESDENT SERVE THE PEOPLE ENOUGHT WITH THIS RULE CRAP).

thmcbb on November 11, 2008 at 8:24 PM

People elect clowns, and then become surprised when a circus breaks out.

Sekhmet on November 11, 2008 at 8:26 PM

A little OT but Obama said he would pick a church after the election. Is Rev. Wright moving to Washington?

Sure seems all his radical friends want torun their mouths now.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on November 11, 2008 at 8:51 PM

VastRightWingConspirator on November 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Seems you’re so upset you’re beginning to repeat yourself!

oldleprechaun on November 11, 2008 at 9:01 PM

In fairness, the Democrat platform, as sold to the voters by the media is:

1) Lower taxes (they’ll only raise taxes on someone else)
2) A government bailout for your industry
3) Free health care
4) Help with your mortgage
5) The immediate end to the WoT with *no* drawbacks
6) Cheap, plentiful alternative energy

In some ways I’m surprised it is only 59%. Who doesn’t want a whole lot of something for nothing? I guess the way to look at this poll is that 41% of voters actually bother to ask where all this “free” stuff is going to come from, and 59% believe whatever the idiotbox tells them.

18-1 on November 11, 2008 at 9:09 PM

The Dems have done all they can to guarantee an ignorant populace by their control of the education establishment.

DerKrieger on November 11, 2008 at 6:11 PM

I don’t know, are the Democrats really smart enough to produce such a stupid system? I’d say it is more their natural incompetence coming back to help them then anything intentional.

18-1 on November 11, 2008 at 9:17 PM

“So this is how liberty dies….With 59% approval.”

Hawkins1701 on November 11, 2008 at 6:03 PM

No, but that definitely pushes it along.

Liberty dies because we have a “free” press that fails to do it’s job in an responsible, honest and fair way – essentially becoming the propagandists for the Democrats and the destroyers of Republicans.

It dies because too many Americans are mis-informed and too stupid to understand that they are being lied to. It dies because too many individuals and the press work to advance their own selfish agendas rather than to advance what’s best for the USA. It dies because our schools do not teach the history and principles of our nation any more. It dies because both parties have pushed their selfish agendas rather than do what’s best for the country.

I sure hope that by losing the Republicans find some of the county’s founding principles and grow candidates that will truly abide by them – otherwise all is lost.

Dr. Bob on November 11, 2008 at 9:38 PM

# 1: It’s a CNN poll….

# 2: The majority of the blissfully uninformed American public don’t really know Obama yet…. but they are about to. Especially when the portion of that 59% find out if they have a mortgage payment that they are will still have to pay it or lose their house.

Seriously, when I talk to co-workers about Obama’s positions, they are shocked when I clue them in on some of past votes and stances. Props to HA for preventing me from being part of the blissfully uninformed crowd.

Hog Wild on November 11, 2008 at 9:50 PM

Where does CNN find the stupes they poll?

jeanie on November 11, 2008 at 9:54 PM

Now come on Comrades the people have spoken, some of them dead, but they have spoken. Socialism shall rule for about a year before people really screwed the pooch and start screaming for “Change”.

Texas Dude on November 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Well they didn’t poll me…

RDE2010 on November 11, 2008 at 10:41 PM

well I’m pretty fired up. I’m thinking of quiting my job and going back to school. Making $40.00/hr community service sounds pretty good.

unseen on November 11, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Yea… I’m in college and that is the LAST thing I want to do. Payed or not, I don’t want to do jack for Mr. Obama.

RDE2010 on November 11, 2008 at 10:45 PM

59 percent of those questioned said Democratic control of both the executive and legislative branches will be good for the country

Familiarity tends to breed dissatisfaction and absolute familiarity tends to breeds absolute dissatisfaction.

MB4 on November 11, 2008 at 10:53 PM

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