Friday, March 23, 2007

Shifts ...

[Welcome to all of Shakes' readers stopping by. ~ F.]

People are starting to get it*.

WASHINGTON -- Public allegiance to the Republican Party has plunged since the second year of George W. Bush's presidency, as attitudes have edged away from some of the conservative values that fueled GOP political dominance for more than a decade, a major new survey has found.

The survey, by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center for People and the Press, found a "dramatic shift" in political party identification since 2002, when Republicans and Democrats were at rough parity. Now, half of those surveyed identified with or leaned toward Democrats, while only 35% aligned with Republicans.

What's more, the survey found the public attitudes are drifting toward Democrats' values: Support for government aid to the disadvantaged has grown since the mid-1990s, skepticism about the use of military force has increased and support for traditional family values has edged down.

Those findings suggest that Republicans' political challenges reach beyond the unpopularity of the war in Iraq and Bush. [my ems]


Values are only values when they are put in practice. Rethug 'values' are nothing more than a 'do as I say, not what I do' load of bullshit and Americans are seeing that in a big way now.

By the way, as Spring arrives, do you catch a faint scent of Watergate on the breeze lately? Heh ...

*Great thanks to the inimitable Oliver Willis for the link.

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