From Gallup, June 15:
Reported the Washington Times, today...
A new poll released Monday found that, even in the Age of Obama, there has been a "slight increase" in the number of Americans who call themselves conservatives, outnumbering self-described liberals by a 2-to-1 margin....
The 40% figure for conservatives is the highest in nearly two decades.
"While these figures have shown little change over the past decade, the nation appears to be slightly more polarized than it was in the early 1990s," Gallup officials said in an analysis accompanying the poll....
The new findings that self-described conservatives continue to represent "the largest ideological group" in the country were consistent with other surveys over the past five months.
"All the major organizations that ask a question like Gallup's, and most do, show substantial stability in the findings on ideological identification," said Karlyn Bowman, public opinion analyst for the American Enterprise Institute. "So there is a lot of evidence that we are still a center-right country."
But, she noted, 73% of Republicans call themselves conservative, while only 38% of Democrats call themselves liberals. About 40% of Democrats like to describe themselves as "moderate."
"While Democrats prefer the 'moderate' label, 'liberal' still isn't a very popular label," she said....
congratulations. Now what?
congratulations. Now what?
Posted by: Hal at June 16, 2009 11:54 AM
The Republicans will take back congress in 2010, and win the presidency in 2012. That's what.
We will do it with a CONSERVATIVE leader. Like Jim Demint or John Ensign.
Demint/Palin in 2012 sounds good to me.Posted by: Joanne at June 16, 2009 12:08 PM
Sounds interesting. We'll see.
I look forward to everyone demanding to see Demint's birth certificate.Posted by: Hal at June 16, 2009 12:10 PM
Do you know who I'm referring to? South Carolina Senator Jim Demint.
I'm sure he'd be happy to provide a birth certificate, not that it's likely to be necessary.
Demint is US born of that I am sure.
Fiscal conservative, strong military and strongly pro life as well as a man of great character and integrity.
It will be a repeat of Carter/Reagan in 1980.
Of course I have no idea if Demint is going to run, he just happens to be my favorite. But another like minded conservative will be fine.
No more RINOS running at the top of the ticket. We tried that and it doesn't work obviously.
Besides that, if someone wants liberal lite they will vote democrat anyway.
Demint/Palin would rock!Posted by: Joanne at June 16, 2009 12:32 PM
I have to laugh at the state run media, who ask RINOS like Colin Powel and Meagan McCain how the republican party can win again.
They always say the GOP moved too far right, totally ignoring the democrat party has moved to socialism and extreme left.
Nope the GOP moved to the center for the last presidential election and we all know how that worked out. In fact, I think if McCain had not had Palin as his running mate it could have been much worse.
The republicans will win office again running as true conservatives. That is a winning ticket.Posted by: Joanne at June 16, 2009 12:36 PM
sure, he SAYS he was born in the US. Personally, I need some proof. Not just some state-certification of live birth either. Real proof.Posted by: Hal at June 16, 2009 1:07 PM
What does RINOS stand for?Posted by: Vannah at June 16, 2009 1:23 PM
I'm sure he will be happy to provide the necessary documentation.Posted by: MaryRose at June 16, 2009 1:32 PM
"Republican in name only"Posted by: MaryRose at June 16, 2009 1:59 PM
sure, he SAYS he was born in the US. Personally, I need some proof. Not just some state-certification of live birth either. Real proof.
Posted by: Hal at June 16, 2009 1:07 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the exception of your great leader I don't think there has been another Presidential candidate who did not supply birth certificate records.Posted by: Joanne at June 16, 2009 7:16 PM
I don't think there has been another Presidential candidate who did not supply birth certificate records.
Or held 3 or possibly 4 citizenships. If native born, he held US-UK dual citizenship at birth, which changed to US-Kenyan citizenship. The question of Indonesian citizenship is still unanswered. Multiple citizenships legitimately raise the issue of divided loyalties and the native born vs natural born question.Posted by: Fed Up at June 16, 2009 7:53 PM
There's never been a president who was asked to do it. As far as I know, Obama has supplied more proof of citizenship than any other president in history.Posted by: Hal at June 16, 2009 9:38 PM
Well you could be right about that Hal. Anyway I thought the whole citizenship thing was a red herring. There were plenty of reasons to oppose Obama without that.Posted by: Joanne at June 16, 2009 10:12 PM
There's never been a president who was asked to do it.
Chester Arthur was.
As far as I know, Obama has supplied more proof of citizenship than any other president in history.
He provided an amended birth record which, according to the Hawaii Department of Health web site, may be issued to persons of foreign birth. Not saying I think he's foreign born, I'm saying this adds to speculation of birthers who think foreign birth is the reason PBHO won't release his original record.
FWIW, since McCain wasn't born at a military facility, I'm not sure he'd meet natural born requirements even though both of his parents held US citizenship.Posted by: Fed Up at June 17, 2009 1:40 AM
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned as per McCain. I remember something about the area being US occupied and him being considered therefore natural US born. But I could be mistaken.
Eh, it wasn't a big deal to me, really. I'm more bothered by Obama's policies than his natural birthplace.Posted by: MaryRose at June 17, 2009 1:04 PM
I'm more bothered by Obama's policies than his natural birthplace.
me too.Posted by: Fed Up at June 17, 2009 1:19 PM
Actually, the difference has to do with the number of years that McCain's parents had been adults. Obama's mother was not old enough for him to meet the citizenship requirement unless he was born on U.S. soil. McCain's parents were. If both of your parents are U.S. citizens and above the age of majority at your birth for the specified time frame (which I believe was 2 years at the time Obama was born) then it doesn't matter where you were born. Obama's mother was not old enough and his father was not a U.S. citizen, hence the difference.Posted by: Elisabeth at June 17, 2009 4:56 PM
Thanks :) I knew it was dealt with shortly after the Obama issue came up.
Again, I didn't vote for him because he was a natural born citizen. I voted for him because I liked his policy better than Obama's. Also, gotta love that Sarah Palin! ^_^Posted by: MaryRose at June 17, 2009 5:21 PM