According to a Gallup poll conducted November 18-19, more than half of Democrats (53%) approve of socialism, which isn’t surprising, but almost one-quarter of Republicans (23%) also do. What the poll reveals is that there is a significant difference between the reality of what voters approve and their reactions to terms that represent those realities. For example, Democrats favor the “federal government” over “capitalism” by 20 percentage points, yet they approve of “small business” almost unanimously, at a 94% level. When asked about big business, Democrats approval rate drops all the way to 44%.
I don´t believe the polls. They can make the outcome anything they want. Hey pollster.....How big do you think the 2nd wave of Tea Party supporters are going to be this time. Hint....much bigger than the first. Listen up Boehner and MCConnell.
I went to the Tea party in 2009 in DC (marvelous experience), but I am done. The younger generations are far too comfortable with socialism. Too many are soft and not even approaching moral in their beliefs.
I´m not spending my money and time trying to change the direction of the country. I ache for my own children and grandchildren who are not like that, but they will have to live in the world that we let slip away through being too busy or apathetic to stop.
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God of Irony, 12/2/2012 9:48:18 AM (No. 9044298)
How did the "I don´t believe the polls" tactic work out for you all a few weeks ago?
The bottom line is this why Republicans fail. As I have repeatedly said, we must educate and inform every single day. Conservatives must get into the schools, media, and local, state and national parties. They can not be afraid of the statists.
Any "republican" who voted for Obama or approves socialism are not Republicans. They are incredibly immature, shallow, superficial, willfully uninformed, unintelligent, ignorant, classist, racist (see everyone in terms of skin color,not content of character), sheep, followers, parasites, are not critical thinkers, anti-capitalistic, anti-constitution, anti-founders, and most likely anti-Christian. In other words, socialists.
Anyone who "approves" of socialism oridentifies as such should be forced to leave the GOP. Myself, I left the GOP during Bush when I realized the party officially was dem-lite and was no longer conservative, fiscally or otherwise.
But we shouldn´t have to leave- we (conservatives) should do what the progressives did to the Democratic Party- take it over. We need to rally again like we did in 2009-it DID make a difference. Now is not the time to resign & fall back!! I will be at any and all rallies in 2013-2014!
And we need to have an advertising campaign teaching Americans the basics of the constitution and how capitalism works and socialism doesn´t. Use cool kids (& adults) who get it and want to take our country back. Show people like Obama & Hilary& Kerry as old dinosaurs who only want socialism so the stay in power. Let the rallying cry be: For the Founders! (Or for the campaign: I am a founder!). Someone take my idea and run with it- please!
I don´t believe polls but I do believe in the disastrous outcome of our educational system. They don´t teach ´government´ anymore and if they do, it is with a liberal bent. They romanticize socialism and marxism. They don´t teach about the Soviets and China and what they do to you if you dare to ´think or do´ differently. Perhaps a few stripping of rights will set some people straight added taxes at 70%.
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