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The Biggest Missing Story in Politics
The American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2008 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 08/26/2008 4:57:16 AM PDT by rhema

The Battleground Poll, the most respected and thorough of all public opinion polls, released its latest results on August 20th. Although many people read this poll for the data on voter preference in upcoming elections, for voter opinions about the two major political parties, for what things matter most to voters, I always zip past this data in the first fifteen pages of poll results and go straight to Question D3, which very quietly and totally ignored proclaims the biggest missing story in American politics and which is the only story, in the long run, that really matters.

I have been tracking Question D3 for a long time, since June 2002, in thirteen straight Battleground Poll results. Americans respond to this question more consistently than to any other question in those thirteen Battleground Poll surveys. People many change their opinions dramatically about Iraq or President Bush or drilling for oil, but not their answer to Question D3.

The Battleground Poll is different. It is bipartisan. A Republican polling organization, the Terrance Group, and a Democrat polling organization, Lake Research Partners, collaborate in picking the questions, selecting the sample population, conducting the surveys, and analyzing the results. The Battleground Poll website, along with the raw data, is "Republican Strategic Analysis" and "Democratic Strategic Analysis." There are few polls that are bipartisan. No other polling organization asks the same questions year after year, none that reveal the internals of their poll results so completely, and none ask anything like Question D3 in every survey. What is Question D3 and what were the results to Question D3 in the August 20, 2008 Battleground Poll? It is this:

"When thinking about politics and government, do you consider yourself to be...

Very conservative

Somewhat conservative

MODERATE

Somewhat liberal

Very liberal

UNSURE/REFUSED"

In August 2008, Americans answered that question this way: (1) 20% of Americans considered themselves to be very conservative; (2) 40% of Americans considered themselves to be somewhat conservative; (3) 2% of Americans considered themselves to be moderate; (4) 27% of Americans considered themselves to be somewhat liberal; (5) 9% of Americans considered themselves to be very liberal; and (6) 3% of Americans did not know or refused to answer.

Sixty percent of Americans considered themselves conservative. Does this mean that most Americans do not know what "conservative" means? No: The question specifically provides an out to people who are not sure about their ideology; it provides an out to people who want to be considered "moderate." Americans reject those choices. They overwhelmingly define themselves as "conservative." This is a huge political story - except that it is not "new" at all. Look at the thirteen Battleground Poll results over the last six years, and how do Americans answer that very question? Here are the percentages of Americans in those polls who call themselves "conservative" since June 2002: 59% (June 2002 poll), 59% (September 2003 poll), 61% (April 2004 poll), 59% (June 2004 poll), 60% (September 2004 poll), 61% (October 2005 poll), 59% (March 2006), 61% (October 2006), 59% (January 2007), 63% (July 2007), 58% (December 2007), 63% (May 2008), and now 60% (August 2008.)

The percentage of Americans who define themselves as "somewhat liberal" or "very liberal" has always been puny. In thirteen straight polls, this percentage has never been higher than 38% (June 2004) and it has usually been much lower. The gap between self-defined conservatives and self-defined liberals has been as high as thirty percentage points and as low as twenty-one percentage points. What does that translate into in electoral politics? If conservative presidential candidates simply got all the conservative votes - if virtually all moderate voters, uncommitted voters, and liberal voters went for the liberal candidate - then the conservative candidates would win a landslide bigger than Ronald Reagan in 1988. Have you ever wondered why liberals like Obama never call themselves liberals? Maybe their advisers have read the Battleground Poll internals.

Are these remarkable results skewed? This has always been the argument, but it is a hopelessly flawed argument. The poll results are incredibly consistent over time. These results are the same when President Bush has poll numbers at rock bottom and when Republicans were facing electoral disaster, like in October 2006 when 61% of Americans called themselves conservatives. The very consistency of these percentages is powerful evidence of their inherent validity.

If people did not know what conservative, liberal, and moderate meant, then the poll results to that question would bounce around over time and people would flock to define themselves as "moderate" or they would say "don't know." When given four different options to the conservative label, respondents overwhelmingly chose to define themselves, instead, as conservatives.

Do people feel pressured into calling themselves conservatives? Think: Hollywood regularly excoriates the image of conservatives; the mainstream media demonizes conservatives; schools teach that conservatives are narrow minded bigots; academia tries to hound independent conservative newspapers and organizations off campus. It requires much more courage to define yourself as a conservative than any other label, particularly when the banal "moderate" answer is so easily grasped. No: These answers to Question D3 are real, profound, and great.

Why, then, do other polls show Americans so different from conservatives? The short answer is that other polls are scrupulously constructed to hide the tsunami of conservative opinion in America. On abortion, for example, polls will report that Americans define themselves at least as much as "pro-choice" as they do "pro-life," but that is just not true. The "pro-choice" advocates nationally oppose bans on partial birth abortion, oppose parental notification, and oppose counseling on abortion. Led by men like Obama, the "pro-choice" position is, quite simply, that a woman always has a right to choose an abortion.

Polls do not show support for that at all. Polls over the last few months give the following levels of support to making abortion always legal: "always legal - 19%" (Quinnipiac Poll, July 2008); "legal in all cases - 19%" (Pew Poll, June 2008); "legal in all cases - 18%" (ABC / Washington Post Poll, June 2008). While it is true that the percentage of Americans who want abortion illegal in all situations is almost exactly the same as those who want abortion legal in all cases, the overwhelming percentage of Americans want just what pro-life advocates want: abortion generally available in cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening health problems for the mother; abortion for minors regulated just like abortion for any major medical procedure for minors is regulated; and abortion on account of personal inconvenience more strictly regulated. All of these polls showing Americans equally divided were crafted by people and by groups intent upon presenting a false impression of how Americans felt about abortion.

Polls on other issues are just as bad. The CNN poll of June 2008 on gun control is a good example. CNN asks people to interpret the Constitution, by reciting the text of the Second Amendment. Then asks whether this text in the Bill of Rights was intended to provide for "a well regulated militia" or to preserve "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." In other words, the question implies that the Second Amendment cannot preserve two rights, both of which are explicitly recited within the text of that amendment: A well regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is specifically guaranteed as well.

Like everything that the Left does, from entertainment to higher education, the structure, the format, and the revealed results of information is conformed to present an image in which conservatives and their values are as invisible as blacks in the Antebellum South. Even Leftists themselves believe this false picture. Consider, in 1988, how many liberal Democrats did not believe that Reagan had won an overwhelming landslide because they, personally, knew of no one who voted for him. Consider how blindsided the Left was by the overwhelming popularity of an unapologetic conservative like Rush Limbaugh. Consider that Republicans walk about in a blue funk wondering where the next Reagan is, utterly forgetting that not only Leftists, but "moderate" Republicans in 1980 were labeling Reagan as far, far too conservative. The Gipper, in fact, was comfortably in the middle of a huge American majority. The extremists are that 9% of Americans who call themselves "very liberal."

Conservatives are like those proverbial sailors becalmed off the coast of Brazil, dying of thirst, and wondering how they would survive until tomorrow. When another ship passed asked the listless sailing ship if its crew needed help, the urgent call was for fresh water, to which the passing ship replied "Lift down your buckets into the sea. You are in the mouth of the Amazon." Fresh water was everywhere around the dehydrated men; they just did not know it. Conservatives are not just a majority of Americans, but an utterly overwhelming majority of all Americans. As soon as they grasp this huge fact, government and politics in America will be transformed.

Bruce Walker is the author of Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie, and the recently published book, The Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: battlegroundpoll; conservative; prolife

1 posted on 08/26/2008 4:57:16 AM PDT by rhema
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To: Caleb1411; cpforlife.org; Salvation; narses; MHGinTN; wagglebee; LiteKeeper
Why, then, do other polls show Americans so different from conservatives? The short answer is that other polls are scrupulously constructed to hide the tsunami of conservative opinion in America. On abortion, for example, polls will report that Americans define themselves at least as much as "pro-choice" as they do "pro-life," but that is just not true. The "pro-choice" advocates nationally oppose bans on partial birth abortion, oppose parental notification, and oppose counseling on abortion. Led by men like Obama, the "pro-choice" position is, quite simply, that a woman always has a right to choose an abortion.

Polls do not show support for that at all. Polls over the last few months give the following levels of support to making abortion always legal: "always legal - 19%" (Quinnipiac Poll, July 2008); "legal in all cases - 19%" (Pew Poll, June 2008); "legal in all cases - 18%" (ABC / Washington Post Poll, June 2008). While it is true that the percentage of Americans who want abortion illegal in all situations is almost exactly the same as those who want abortion legal in all cases, the overwhelming percentage of Americans want just what pro-life advocates want: abortion generally available in cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening health problems for the mother; abortion for minors regulated just like abortion for any major medical procedure for minors is regulated; and abortion on account of personal inconvenience more strictly regulated. All of these polls showing Americans equally divided were crafted by people and by groups intent upon presenting a false impression of how Americans felt about abortion.

2 posted on 08/26/2008 4:59:27 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

The biggest missing story is how much more manly Americans see the Outlaw Hilery Clinton is vs. barRack Osama.


3 posted on 08/26/2008 5:01:49 AM PDT by kcm.org (DRILL LOS ANGLES--DRILL NOW!!!!)
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To: rhema

ping


4 posted on 08/26/2008 5:20:00 AM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: rhema

Excellent article. See what happens with the lies in the MSM about the country, about polls, about how we think.

Lets keep the conservative principles front and center. This country is great because of conservatives and those ideas need to keep moving forward.


5 posted on 08/26/2008 5:28:48 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: rhema

This guy is wrong. In 2004, 48% of voters went for Kerry. In 2006, the nation elected the most liberal congress of all time, while in the middle of a war.

It is hard to equate that with an overwhelming majority of the nation conservative or very conservative.


6 posted on 08/26/2008 5:35:31 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun
It is hard to equate that with an overwhelming majority of the nation conservative or very conservative.

Not when you consider vote fraud, something we have done NOTHING to fix in the last 8+ years.

7 posted on 08/26/2008 5:47:42 AM PDT by FrogMom
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To: A.Hun

When Republicans are running to the left, why should conservatives or very-conservatives bother to vote for them?


8 posted on 08/26/2008 5:50:21 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: FrogMom

Sure, vote fraud exists, but not to this extent. By the way, we have done quite a bit to fight voter fraud in the last eight years.

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/elect/taskfc/voteridreq.htm


9 posted on 08/26/2008 5:56:22 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rhema
This is easy. If you like the job W has done you are not conservative. If you do not like W then you are liberal. If you think it is all W's fault you are to stoopid to vote.
10 posted on 08/26/2008 6:00:51 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: mvpel
When Republicans are running to the left, why should conservatives or very-conservatives bother to vote for them?

What is the alternative? Not vote? I vote for the most conservative alternative that is nominated, whether they are conservative enough to suit me or not.

11 posted on 08/26/2008 6:01:18 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun

Not really. A very Conservative voter might stay home on election day. And also, you must consider the ACORN factor.

Voter fraud and buying votes.


12 posted on 08/26/2008 6:01:53 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Obama: The presumptuous democratic nominee)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I doubt any conservative in the US stayed home in 2004.

In 2006, a lot of conservatives didn’t bother to vote, and it gave us Pelosi and Reid (an utter disaster).

Turnout does matter, that is why 2004 was so telling. 2006 should have been the wake up call to anyone that considers themselves a conservative sitting out an election.


13 posted on 08/26/2008 6:08:22 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rhema

I am not convinced of the validity of the survey. When have you ever met a liberal who would admit to being one? Even in a survey?


14 posted on 08/26/2008 6:14:02 AM PDT by whipitgood (Illegal immigration: Let's roll!)
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To: A.Hun

Well, depending on the race the most conservative alternative might be the Democrat, the way the Republicans had been spending like drunken sailors in the years leading up to 2006.


15 posted on 08/26/2008 6:14:13 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel

Great catch! The media really missed a big point.

I’ve always wondered why the media doesn’t have more conservative jounalists. Yes, I know taht most colleges are liberal but that doesn’t really answer it for me. One thing most conservatives have in common in thinking for themselves.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 6:18:53 AM PDT by aragona
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To: rhema
60% of Americans are conservatives, 38% are liberals and 2% are the moderates. Numbers to live by.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 08/26/2008 6:19:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rhema; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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18 posted on 08/26/2008 6:26:25 AM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: A.Hun

I’ve often heard sentiments about like this:

“Yeah, I guess you could say I’m conservative. I go to work each day and don’t like people who are just being bums. I keep my yard clean, not like some people on this street. And I think that gay thing is just weird, you know? But I voted for the Democrats back in 2006, and will probably do so this time. First thing is that war over in Iraq. I don’t see the point. If those people want to kill each other we ain’t going to stop it. And then gas is so high, I can’t afford to go anywhere, and then I hear we got all these deficits. That can’t be good. I just don’t trust these Republicans anymore.”


19 posted on 08/26/2008 6:26:39 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: mvpel
the way the Republicans had been spending like drunken sailors in the years leading up to 2006.

Just wait until you see how a Dem controlled government will spend. The last 18 months is a good indication...they added billions of dollars to everything.

I've tried over the years to explain that the growth in the government in the last eight years has not been excessive when the demands of war, disaster,financial market meltdowns, and the nation's phenomenal growth are taken into account.

More important than that is what that money is spent on. Democrats will starve the military and increase spending on social programs across the board and increase taxes at will to fund it. Republicans are far more fiscally conservative, period.

20 posted on 08/26/2008 6:27:10 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Our man in washington

Exactly....even my moonbat liberal friends won’t call themselves a liberal.


21 posted on 08/26/2008 6:28:22 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun; Jet Jaguar
2006 should have been the wake up call to anyone that considers themselves a conservative sitting out an election.

No, it should have been a wake up call for the republican party to stop saddling us with lame duck liberal republicans. I, for one, will not vote for McCain who offers almost nothing for a conservative.

22 posted on 08/26/2008 7:03:41 AM PDT by SwankyC
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To: SwankyC
I, for one, will not vote for McCain who offers almost nothing for a conservative.

Anyone that would allow a flaming liberal creep like Obama to run our country for the next four years by inaction is no conservative. A true conservative could not be that foolish.

You need to man up and accept that you have a choice between McCain or Obama. Now pick the one that causes the least harm.

23 posted on 08/26/2008 7:12:42 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun
Anyone that would allow a flaming liberal creep like Obama to run our country

Can you demonstrate how I am allowing a flaming liberal to run the country? I'm sorry that you cant. You know, these "true conservative" and even better "a 3rd party vote is a vote for Osama" arguments are really just stupid Jedi mind tricks and have no sway over those with brains.

I'm goin to man up and vote for Paris Hilton, She wont cause any harm and the press conferences are likey to include boobs - small ones, but boobs nonetheless.

24 posted on 08/26/2008 7:25:07 AM PDT by SwankyC
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To: A.Hun
What is the alternative? Not vote?

My Senator in Oregon, Gordon Smith, is the last republican senator left on the left coast. The dems are targeting him big time. I do not intend to vote for him, because right after the surge last year or so, he came out against the war. Made a big press announcement about it, it was all over the press, the libs talked it up.

His campaign called me within months of that betrayal and I told them to pound sand. I told them this was the single most important issue of the day for R's to stick together and watch the surge work and Smith whimped out, to get elected. His stance against the war was all about re-election. I am not going to vote for that sleaze ball, he is going down!!!

25 posted on 08/26/2008 7:30:49 AM PDT by thirst4truth
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To: SwankyC
Can you demonstrate how I am allowing a flaming liberal to run the country? I'm sorry that you cant. You know, these "true conservative" and even better "a 3rd party vote is a vote for Osama" arguments are really just stupid Jedi mind tricks and have no sway over those with brains.

Political reality is that "conservatives" not voting or voting third party enables the Democrats to run this nation. No Jedi mind tricks at all....just cold, hard reality.

26 posted on 08/26/2008 8:15:40 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: thirst4truth
I am not going to vote for that sleaze ball, he is going down!!!

To be replaced by an even worse Dem sleaze ball? What the heck kind of "conservative" would stand a snowball's chance in hell in Oregon anyway?.

That's Oregon's fault, not a Republican's trying to get elected in Oregon.

27 posted on 08/26/2008 8:19:41 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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bttt


28 posted on 08/26/2008 9:43:47 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: A.Hun
A libertarian mindset is growing in America. The libertarians--led by the sickening Neal Boortz--advocated 'punishing the nation by not voting in 2006.

Boortz spent time on his daily nationally syndicated radio show pushing that action by inaction. Had the disgusting Boortz been sincere, not merely manipulating for his own ego, he would have continued his campaign to emphasize the punishment factor and what to do to change the inaction. Instead, Boortz focused entirely on the fair tax--which is a good idea but not nearly as crucial as the inaction resutls we now endure from 2006. Boortz doesn't give a hoot that his campaign has other effects outside of his pet issue of tax reform. He imagines that things can't get so bad that an election cycle can't fix it. To a real degree, he is indulging in magic thinking.

Libertarians are not the same type conservative as traditional conservatives. Libertarians motivated by selfishness noit Judeo-Christian values, and abortion is a 'rite' the selfish want as an option to maintain their lifestyles, libertarians included.

Some blame for the molasses-in-January slog we see in the nation on issues of LIFE is due to no small degree to Republican reliance on these life issues as wedge issues which the pubbies would lose if they fixed the wrongs.

Sadly, even supposed Mormon conservatives like Orrin Hatch support the exploitation of embryos for body parts (stem cells are the body parts of embryo-aged humans), because Hatch doesn't believe an embryo is a human until it is implanted in a uterus. That sort of absurdity is a hallmark of the republican vagueness we've endured for years now, in the face of growing disenfranchisement for the alive unborn even to the earliest age of embryo.

29 posted on 08/26/2008 9:49:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: SwankyC
Can you demonstrate how I am allowing a flaming liberal to run the country? I'm sorry that you cant. You know, these "true conservative" and even better "a 3rd party vote is a vote for Osama" arguments are really just stupid Jedi mind tricks and have no sway over those with brains.

As far as I'm concerned, those who say you must vote for McCain because he's marginally better than Obama can just piss off. I'm done voting for evil.

I'm goin to man up and vote for Paris Hilton, She wont cause any harm and the press conferences are likey to include boobs - small ones, but boobs nonetheless.

Not a bad idea. The press conferences would at least be interesting.

30 posted on 08/26/2008 10:40:04 AM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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To: A.Hun
Yea, cold hard reality sucks doesn't it. Chew on this cold hard reality - McCain is MARGINALLY better than osama and when McCain saddles us with ever more liberalism, you can be proud that YOU actually did cause it by voting for him - and then you'll immediately come see us in 4 years begging us for the same trash because it's "better than".

Well, no it's not and I will not lap at the boots of repblicans because they throw out a candidate that MARGINALLY maybe sometimes possibly if the wind blows the right way agrees with my positions. I will vote for what I believe in (boobies) not for what I dont believe in (liberalism).

31 posted on 08/26/2008 10:48:59 AM PDT by SwankyC
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To: SwankyC
McCain is MARGINALLY better than osama and when McCain saddles us with ever more liberalism, you can be proud that YOU actually did cause it by voting for him - and then you'll immediately come see us in 4 years begging us for the same trash because it's "better than".

That is utter nonsense. McCain is pro life and pro military. That instantly makes him a far better choice than Obama. The fact that Obama hasn't got any experience doing anything is a definite plus for McCain too.Obambi's ties to commies, pinkos, terrorists, america haters, white haters and the like make him unacceptable in my book, and hopefully in anyone's. The differences between McCain and Obama politics is stark

Like I said, you have a choice between McCain and Obama, not some pie in the sky conservative. That is the way our democratic republic works. If you don't vote for McCain, you are responsible for putting Obama in office.

Conservatives had an opportunity to nominate someone more conservative, and couldn't do it. Better luck next time.

32 posted on 08/26/2008 11:40:50 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun

Ahh, there is the rub. The poll he mentions doesn’t say voters, I believe it says Americans. The fact is only a small percent of Americans vote, this factor keeps the liberal element of voters high compared to conservatives. conservatives are typically people(unfortunately)who think things will go along just swell without their vote, or without becoming active in anything. Liberals and communist on the other hand typically swarm everywhere trying to change the government into a socialist he** hole. That is why 48 percent of the voters voted for Kerry, because the conservatives that should have been registered and should have voted weren’t and didn’t.


33 posted on 08/26/2008 12:05:02 PM PDT by calex59
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To: A.Hun

And you’ll still be responsible for implementing McCain’s liberal agenda. Come and see us in 4 years and tell me what that stain across your chin is.


34 posted on 08/26/2008 12:09:29 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: SwankyC

How very revealing of your juvenile persona. But then what would adults at FR expect from one who asserts that he’ll vote for boobies and makes insulting obscene references to chins. You are the face of Libertarians, Bob ‘ACLU’ Barr types who insist that you can and will punish the nation for rejecting your degenerate sexual proclivities and lack of moral values. Your depth of political analysis is stunningly immature ... AND You’re proud of that! Bwahahahaha ... please, continue the entertainment! You’re making such an impression!


35 posted on 08/26/2008 12:21:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: SwankyC

In four years I’ll tell you we were far better off without Obama, just as we are far better off without Al Gore or John Kerry, regardless of which way politics turn.

Part of being conservative means loving your nation and doing what is right for IT, not necessarily what’s right for you or your cause.

If you love this nation more than your “conservatism”, the choice is clear.


36 posted on 08/26/2008 12:25:14 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rhema

Pro-Life bump


37 posted on 08/26/2008 12:44:38 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: A.Hun

The only thing clear to me is that you’re a party hack.


38 posted on 08/26/2008 12:46:31 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: SwankyC

Wrong again....I can’t stand John McCain, and worse than that, I’ve got to vote for Lindsey Graham.

Maybe if more “conservatives” like you could have seen farther than the end of your nose, things might have been different. Three years of tearing the Republican Party apart over who is conservative enough has put the Dems in the driver’s seat and gave McCain the opening he needed.

Thanks a lot.


39 posted on 08/26/2008 12:55:52 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun
Maybe if more “conservatives” like you could have seen farther than the end of your nose,

You know, us short sighted idiots also support terrorists with our votes.

40 posted on 08/26/2008 4:30:29 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: SwankyC

Well, it sure helped them when the Dems took congress back.

Conservative voters didn’t think the WOT was important enough to get out and vote. Where the hell were they when the nation needed them the most?

This country is split right down the middle, and Obama,Pelosi, and Reid will be elected unless everyone who ever called themselves a conservative turns out and votes for Republicans.

If you won’t, you don’t really give a rip what happens to your country. If you can’t stand McCain, do your best to make sure we never nominate another candidate like him. You don’t hand the nation over to our true enemy....Democrats.


41 posted on 08/26/2008 4:52:09 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: rhema; DollyCali

This is a very good analysis of what I consider the most important poll, and poll question.

Thanks so much for posting this article.


42 posted on 08/26/2008 4:55:12 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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