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A new Gallup poll finds that 49 percent of Americans see the Democratic Party as “too liberal,” compared to 38 percent who see it “about right” — that’s a 22-point swing from 2008, when 50 percent saw the Democratic Party as “about right” and just 39 percent perceived it as “too liberal.” What this tells us is that when they ran for office two years ago, Democrats presented themselves as relatively moderate — and it worked. But now that we’re into the second year of the Obama administration, with Democrats in full control of Washington, the party is showing its true colors by enacting liberal policies — and people have noticed. This is likely why we’ve seen an erosion in support for Obama among the independents who helped catapult him to the White House. Gallup also notes that this is nearly the highest number of Americans thinking the Democratic party is “too liberal”, just one point shy of the record of 50 percent recorded for Democrats just after Republicans took control of Congress in 1994.
The poll found that 40 percent of Americans think the Republican Party is “too conservative,” compared with 43 percent in 2008.
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?