Monday, August 17, 2009

Conservative Nation

Despite the ravings of some opposition posters I get on here from time to time, Gallup has proven once again that we are still an overwhelmingly conservative nation:

This is something the Republican party should look at as well. Stop trying to win popularity contests with left stream media elites and get back to what the people want - you just might get elected! From the report:

Despite the Democratic Party's political strength -- seen in its majority representation in Congress and in state houses across the country -- more Americans consider themselves conservative than liberal. While Gallup polling has found this to be true at the national level over many years, and spanning recent Republican as well as Democratic presidential administrations, the present analysis confirms that the pattern also largely holds at the state level. Conservatives outnumber liberals by statistically significant margins in 47 of the 50 states, with the two groups statistically tied in Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

The reality is that both parties are coalitions of disparate interests. The Democrats have the gays, the African-Americans, the pro-abortionists, the unions and their loon fringe, the America-haters. The Republicans have the country club types, the gun club types, the pro-life types and so on. Obama's hard core push to the left with Reid and Pelosi is starting to show that the fabric of the Democrat party can be just as easily shred as that of the Elephants. Say "no" to single-payer health care and out go the crazy left to get some kind of "reform" passed and the moderates go over the side. Governing is a balancing act, but it is one that in a Constitutional Republic, like ours, the majority should carry the overall tenor of the debate. Perhaps with the tea parties and town hall protests, we are seeing the makings of a new Reagan coalition as Democrat constituents peel off in recognition that their party is the one that is driving the country over the cliff in the left lane.

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