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Yesterday Gallup released the results of a poll that found that while only 36 percent of Americans have a positive view of socialism, 53 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of self-described liberals view it favorably.
The poll simply presented respondents with terms without definitions and asked them whether their immediate reaction was positive or negative.
This is just another datapoint to suggest that right-wingers are well within their rights to condemn elements of the congressional Democrats’ agenda as socialism. After all, if Democratic senators are pursuing levels of government interference that would make even a self-proclaimed socialist balk, they are only doing something that over half their constituents approve of. Socialism is a term that liberals and Democrats want to avoid, but the fact is that socialism is a real form of government, one that is popular in countries across the world. If, as a congressman, some social democratic policy is what you want to enact, you should have the courage in your convictions to call it by its name and say that you like it. After all, your constituents are comfortable doing so for Gallup.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?