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Democrat Popularity Dropping

I told you so.

Washington Times - A poll on the political mood in the United States conducted by the Democratic Party has alarmed the party at its own loss of popularity. Conducted by the party-affiliated Democracy Corps, the poll indicated 43 percent of voters favored the Republican Party, while 38 percent had positive feelings about Democrats. "Republicans weakened in this poll ... but it shows Democrats weakening more," said Stanley Greenberg, who served as President Clinton's pollster. Greenberg told the Christian Science Monitor he attributes the slippage to voters' perceptions that Democrats have "no core set of convictions or point of view."

Further down the article James "Ragin' Cajun" Carville points out that American's view of its leadership on both sides of the political aisle is down amidst frustration over all manner of issues. Put simply, Americans just aren't happy with their leadership right now.

As I've pointed out before, I think the reason for that unhappiness is simple: There is no strong opposition party right now. With each Nazi or Hitler comparison, with every screeching Howard Dean tirade, the Democrat party moves itself further to the left and further to the margin of politics. The Republicans, being the lesser of two evils and thus almost assured of victory after simply going through the motions in most campaigns, have stopped trying to please the American people and have started just doing pretty much whatever they want.

We have no strong leadership in this country because our minority political party has lost its ever-lovin' mind and the majority political party knows it.

Frankly, I look forward to the time when the Democrats can get it together again and offer us some good alternatives to voting for Republicans. Or, at the very least, keep the Republicans honest and working to keep their base happy.

Rob Port owns and operates Say Anything.


Comments (6)

Historically, whichever par... (Below threshold)

Historically, whichever party offered the most optimistic view of the future has prevailed in the United States. It's a little hard to present an optimistic view with relentless negatism, defeatism, and occasional (even inadvertent) maligning of the military.

President Bush's approval r... (Below threshold)

President Bush's approval rating is in the high 40s and the Dems consider that "abyssmal." According to their own poll, however, their own approval rating is even worse! (And that poll is bound to be skewed in their favor and against Republicans, too.)

Tend to your own house, Dems. Deal with the plank in your eye before you worry about the speck in President Bush's eye.

I think I'll send Howard De... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

I think I'll send Howard Dean and Dick Durbin both a nice note of encouragement and toss in a box of throat lozenges for Howard and some chocolates for Senator Durbin. Job well done, boys!

I wish Democrats were stron... (Below threshold)
ryan:

I wish Democrats were stronger on defense, not so hell bent on changing our social norms and traditions like marriage, and not just the peanut gallery tossing political grenades.

I find it amazing Democrats disagree with President Bush on EVERYTHING. Come on, maybe you can honestly make valid complaints on 30% of what has done or plans to do, but not 100%. And if you think 100% disagreement is an unfair characterization, please point me to public compliments of Bush from Democratic leaders.

The Dems don't need to be c... (Below threshold)

The Dems don't need to be closer to the middle to gain popularity, they just need to figure what the hell it is they stand for.

It's not enough to just be "against the republicans". The Dems need to start being proactive if they want to challenge the Republican majority.

Or, at the very least, k... (Below threshold)
Sean:

Or, at the very least, keep the Republicans honest and working to keep their base happy.

That would be very nice indeed.




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