...an Obama effect?
Just eight months after the election of Barack Obama, the latest poll from Gallup shows that Americans claim - by two to one - that they are getting more conservative. Which really has to make you wonder, "where were these people on Election Day?"
From the poll:
PRINCETON, NJ -- Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed. While independents and Democrats most often say their views haven't changed, more members of all three major partisan groups indicate that their views have shifted to the right rather than to the left.
And did you catch that last sentence at the top? "... more members of all three major partisan groups indicate that their views have shifted to the right rather than to the left".
Which makes one wonder about the major elements of Obama's agenda...and probably explains why he's moving so fast.
It probably explains why his plan for a government takeover of healthcare is losing momentum...and why an increasing number of Democrats in Congress are opposed to the idea.
It also might be related to some numbers we've seen in other recent polls. Such as the one showing Obama's favorable numbers are now below 50% in the swing state of Ohio for the first time. And over 60% of Americans say they are against a second stimulus, about which Obama and high ranking Democrats have been dropping hints for the last few weeks. read more »
Especially since 1932, the Left has been "boiling us like a frog, 1-degree-at-a-time" toward a Marxist/Communist/Socialist-totalitarian end, now resulting in Barack Hussein Obama, farther Left than self-proclaimed Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders ("Democrat", Vermont), getting the Presidency. read more »
Barack Obama has now been elected the forty-fourth President of the United States. He ran a very organized campaign and has made history as the first man of color to be elected to the nation's highest political office. Democrats have increased their margin of representation over Republicans in both houses of congress and hold a majority in the senate which should allow them to pass almost all legislation they desire. This election can be seen as either a repudiation or an opportunity for the Republicans Party. I see it as a little of both. read more »
Barack Obama's on the make for evangelicals - specifically the conservative, registered-to-vote variety. The same type of voters he previously referred to as being "bitter" and who "cling to guns or religion".
A few weeks ago he told such voters that, if elected, he would expand and overhaul President Bush's federal faith based initiatives, announcing his own "Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships". He has begun regular attempts to appeal to evangelicals, speaking to them on multiple occasions in recent weeks as part of what his campaign terms its "Joshua project".
Of course this is all well and good. Candidates who expect the votes of any Americans should make an attempt to address their concerns. The reality however is more blatantly political in that, on the fundamental cultural and moral concerns of evangelicals, he has very little in common with them at all.
The differences are greatest on two fundamental issues: abortion and gay marriage. read more »
Some more conservative reaction to Obama's big race speech the other day for you to check out...
From the "sun came up in the east" department...
Conservatives remain scarce in the news media landscape.
Only 6 percent of the national press corps describe themselves as "conservative" in a population that includes reporters, editors and producers from major television and radio networks, daily newspapers, news wires and online sources.