An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 23, 2007

Ailing Republican Party?

Filed under: Political, Polls — olbroad @ 7:01

Fewer pledge allegiance to the GOP
A poll says 35% of those surveyed identify with Republicans. Public attitudes seem to be drifting toward Democrats’ values.

Public allegiance to the Republican Party has plunged during George W. Bush’s presidency, as attitudes have edged away from some of the conservative values that fueled GOP political victories, a major survey has found.

What has changed it? Bush? Maybe a little. But I’d say that the RINOs have pushed most away from the GOP.

What’s more, the survey found, 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 decreased.

Who were they polling? Socialists?

A key question is whether the trends signal a broad and lasting change in the balance of power between the national parties or a mood swing that will pass or moderate. It remains to be seen whether Democrats can capitalize on Republican weaknesses and achieve durable political dominance.

I can only hope they are wrong. Conservative values were a large part of why Bush was elected, twice, and why the Hill was controlled for six of those years. The recent fiasco, is in large part, due to the afore mentioned RINOs. People are frustrated. They want a victory….well, most of us do. We need less intrusion by those so out of touch with the real world. Perhaps many were thinking that the Dems would bring about a few changes. History has proved they would, but not for the better, as many were hoping.

But other Republicans fear the poll signals a clear end to an era of GOP successes that began with President Reagan’s election in 1980, saw the party take control of Capitol Hill in 1994 and helped elect Bush twice.

Those successes could continue quite well with a Reagan conservative. The present, declared, field of candidates just aren’t winding anyone’s watch.

The survey found that the proportion of those expressing a positive view of Democrats has declined since January 2001 — when Bush took office — by 6 percentage points, to 54%. But the public’s regard for Republicans has cratered during the Bush years, with the proportion holding a favorable view of the GOP dropping 15 points, to 41%.

Doesn’t this contradict what they originally stated? That more were leaning towards Dems? What it tells me is that people have seen what the Dems are like, and are disgusted with them as well.

On the other hand, support for Bush’s signature issue — a strong, proactive military posture — has waned since 2002, when 62% said that the best way to ensure peace was through military strength. In the recent poll, 49% said they believed that.

I guess a few have forgotten that lack of war is NOT peace. The only way to obtain peace is through the strength of our military. That doesn’t mean going around bombing other countries just because we can. To ensure our safety, we need a victory in Iraq….a real one. Just saying something doesn’t make it so.

On social issues, the survey found that support for some key conservative positions was on the decline. For instance, those who said they supported “old fashioned values about family and marriage” dipped from 84% in 1994 to 76% in the recent survey. Support for allowing school boards to have the right to fire homosexual teachers has dropped from 39% in 1994 to 28%.

I guess public indoctrination…er….education is taking it’s toll.

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7 Comments »

  1. How do you feel about school boards being able to fire teachers for simply being homosexual?

    Comment by Jayce — March 23, 2007 @ 7:49

  2. How do I feel, personally? I think if they are doing their job, teaching, and the kids are learning, their orientation shouldn’t matter. If they suck at it, then they should be canned, just like any other sucky teacher. 🙂 However….if they push their personal agenda? Then yeah, they shouldn’t be in the teaching profession. They aren’t teaching anymore, they are indoctrinating. Same goes for any other…the BDS, socialism, etc.

    Comment by olbroad — March 23, 2007 @ 7:55

  3. I agree.

    Comment by Jayce — March 23, 2007 @ 8:19

  4. Are you trying to give me a heart attack? LMAO

    Comment by olbroad — March 23, 2007 @ 9:03

  5. Mullah Cimoc say ameriki people republican party now waking and the fog remove of the brain.

    How bush destroy usa too much. destroy mental and emotional of amriki people.

    but usa media so control (google: mighty wurltizer +cia) never to asking how bush becoming president.

    this called the media coverup. bush family long time so corruption with intel community. am him bush jr. real republican? who these eviling people making him the president?

    This make the cure for republican freedom people making majority. love the god, and love the family and working so hard every day.

    but controlling hims of republican not this kind good person. him the wicked and loving the power and the torturing people, children of god, this too wicked. hims also loving the LBT (low back tattoo) and the killing the baby of abortion and ameriki woman becoming the slut for taking all the man.

    stop1984now@yahoo.com

    Comment by Mullah Cimoc — March 25, 2007 @ 8:31

  6. Ummmmm……..what?

    Comment by Calvin — March 25, 2007 @ 9:08

  7. If you figure it out (translate) Cal, please let me know. LOL

    Comment by olbroad — March 25, 2007 @ 9:11


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