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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:53 AM
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75. Here are some:
This one is from 2005!
The numbers would be even better today

In recent polls (2005!!!) by the Pew Research Group, the Opinion Research Corporation, the Wall Street Journal, and CBS News, the American majority has made clear how it feels. Look at how the majority feels about some of the issues that you'd think would be gospel to a real Democratic Party:

1. 65 percent (of ALL Americans, Democrats AND Republicans) say the government should guarantee health insurance for everyone -- even if it means raising taxes.

2. 86 percent favor raising the minimum wage (including 79 percent of selfdescribed "social conservatives").

3. 60 percent favor repealing either all of Bush's tax cuts or at least those cuts that went to the rich.

4. 66 percent would reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.

5. 77 percent believe the country should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment.

6. 87 percent think big oil corporations are gouging consumers, and 80 percent (including 76 percent of Republicans) would support a windfall profits tax on the oil giants if the revenues went for more research on alternative fuels.

7. 69 percent agree that corporate offshoring of jobs is bad for the U.S. economy (78 percent of "disaffected" voters think this), and only 22% believe offshoring is good because "it keeps costs down."

http://alternet.org/story/29788 /



Here is an easy WIN/WIN for the Democratic Party,
yet not a peep from our Party leadership.

92% of ALL Americans support TRANSPARENT, VERIFIABLE elections!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


And then there are some more recent polls.
This is just one of several:

Who will STAND and FIGHT for THIS American Majority?
"By their WORKS you will know them."





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  -Face it, "working the system" is not going to get us anywhere MadHound  May-16-11 10:17 AM   #0 
  - Getting pissed and taking action  rrneck   May-16-11 10:22 AM   #1 
  - Only to a certain extent,  MadHound   May-16-11 10:25 AM   #3 
     - The bulk of the labor battles  rrneck   May-16-11 10:47 AM   #9 
     - Actually a great many were riots,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:11 AM   #29 
        - The Second Amendment anticipates small wars. nt  rrneck   May-16-11 02:12 PM   #117 
           - Bullshit....  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 02:27 PM   #118 
              - ...  rrneck   May-16-11 04:36 PM   #121 
     - sort of. The anti war (Iraq) protests were cordoned off into "FREE SPEECH ZONES",  robinlynne   May-16-11 11:47 AM   #65 
  - You make valid points. A case could be made that working the  OHdem10   May-16-11 10:24 AM   #2 
  - A very strong case,  MadHound   May-16-11 10:25 AM   #4 
  - Exactly -- !! Riding the "lesser of evils" bus only gets you more evil -- !!  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:27 AM   #44 
  - Extra electoral remedies.........  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 10:30 AM   #5 
  - American workers are only a few steps from slavery -- and even those who were  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:30 AM   #48 
     - a story on consumerist says corps. are looking to use your off-job behaviour  StarsInHerHair   May-16-11 06:09 PM   #127 
        - I'm sure that could be happening ....  defendandprotect   May-16-11 08:15 PM   #137 
  - Yep, it's a system now meant to suppress people and ideas while professing to  RKP5637   May-16-11 10:34 AM   #6 
  - Protests  90-percent   May-16-11 10:39 AM   #7 
  - This statement IMO hit the nail on the head. "the remaining 75% know somethings wrong,  RKP5637   May-16-11 10:47 AM   #10 
  - so the question drags on for another decade: why has the "left" not created  StarsInHerHair   May-16-11 06:12 PM   #128 
     - I've had the same question in my mind for years and have never found a  RKP5637   May-16-11 07:06 PM   #130 
     - Agree -- but let's be clear that the rightwing owns the corporate-press ....  defendandprotect   May-16-11 08:21 PM   #139 
        - Thanks, that made it very clear and agree 1000%. n/t  RKP5637   May-16-11 08:32 PM   #141 
     - Recently ....  defendandprotect   May-16-11 08:17 PM   #138 
  - One of the main elite goals is to keep the public from understand this is a LIBERAL nation ---!!  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:32 AM   #49 
  - Well, first you would need millions of people who agree with you.  sufrommich   May-16-11 10:44 AM   #8 
  - IMO it's a very unstable country prone to move L or R depending on who  RKP5637   May-16-11 10:52 AM   #12 
  - Have you seen the unbiased polls of the public?  MadHound   May-16-11 10:53 AM   #13 
  - The American people, by and large, want no part of revolution  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:02 AM   #18 
  - The American people, by and large, are so disgusted with the system that they don't vote, period.  MadHound   May-16-11 11:09 AM   #24 
     - So what are you waiting for? Where are the millions of people  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:14 AM   #32 
        - Wow, you are out of touch with people, aren't you.  MadHound   May-16-11 11:19 AM   #34 
        - No...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:20 AM   #37 
        - Ooo, the almighty has spoken,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:22 AM   #39 
           - No...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:26 AM   #42 
              - "You guys"  MadHound   May-16-11 11:37 AM   #53 
                 - I'm not on the side of those who...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:40 AM   #56 
                    - Ah, so that would mean that you would oppose those in the Civil Rights movement,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:42 AM   #57 
                       - I don't recall any of them...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:43 AM   #61 
                          - Wow, you do need to educate yourself,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:48 AM   #66 
                             - I suggest you provide proof of...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:50 AM   #68 
                             - I just did, do you have a problem with reading comprehension?  MadHound   May-16-11 11:53 AM   #76 
                                - Referring me to a single book doesn't...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:56 AM   #78 
                                   - Have you read that book?  MadHound   May-16-11 12:06 PM   #85 
                                      - Dude...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 12:14 PM   #94 
                                      - Funny, I only referred to four books,  MadHound   May-16-11 12:17 PM   #98 
                                      - Sorry...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 01:35 PM   #113 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   May-16-11 12:47 PM   #104 
        - Here's some real research on who doesn't vote. Hint: It's got  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:23 AM   #40 
        - Hahaha! I knew you would pick that one.  MadHound   May-16-11 11:36 AM   #52 
           - So 1 out of 4 non voters are disgusted with politics. Not angry,  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:50 AM   #69 
              - I suggest that you go back and reread that more carefully,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:54 AM   #77 
              - Really? Are these non voters considering revolution? How many  sufrommich   May-16-11 12:03 PM   #82 
                 - Quit trying to...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 12:05 PM   #83 
                 - Oh you know me, I don't shut up easily,  MadHound   May-16-11 12:09 PM   #87 
                 - Maybe, maybe not,  MadHound   May-16-11 12:08 PM   #86 
              - Actually according to those stats..........  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 01:55 PM   #116 
        - They come in all stripes  RZM   May-16-11 05:51 PM   #124 
        - These guys couldn't...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:19 AM   #35 
           - True. nt  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:20 AM   #36 
  - I don't buy it for a second. The American people are uneducated, anti-intellectual  cali   May-16-11 11:12 AM   #30 
  - Wow, so you think that revolutions are made up of the intellectual elite?  MadHound   May-16-11 11:24 AM   #41 
     - Cite some of these...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:27 AM   #45 
     - Go educate yourself,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:39 AM   #54 
     - "Go educate yourself"  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:42 AM   #58 
     - Duuuuude.  MadHound   May-16-11 11:47 AM   #64 
        - Dude...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:48 AM   #67 
           - Where was the Civil rights movement in 1950?  MadHound   May-16-11 11:51 AM   #70 
              - Well, then...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:52 AM   #73 
                 - LOL, how sad, how predictable  MadHound   May-16-11 11:57 AM   #79 
                    - How am I trying to...  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:59 AM   #81 
     - bwaahahahahahhahahhahah. pathetic. sorry, dear but it doesn't work that way  cali   May-16-11 11:58 AM   # 
        - It is all made up fantasy. Don't be fooled.  eilen   May-16-11 07:34 PM   #134 
     - Here are some:  bvar22   May-16-11 11:53 AM   #75 
     - Here's another  ProSense   May-16-11 12:13 PM   #90 
        - And I bet they are happy his grandbabies are dead too!  eilen   May-16-11 07:37 PM   #135 
     - Nothing to see here, Go back to sleep.  eilen   May-16-11 07:29 PM   #133 
     - did I say that? no of course not. your desperation is evident.  cali   May-16-11 11:52 AM   #72 
        - You're certainly implying it.  MadHound   May-16-11 12:20 PM   #101 
  - It's a LIBERAL nation ... !! 80% want an end to the wars -- 76%+ want MEDICARE FOR ALL!!  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:43 AM   #60 
     - and there's always a big contingent at DU telling us these astroturfer are representative of "the  Hannah Bell   May-16-11 12:37 PM   #103 
  - What? All 12 of them? Have you seen the HUNDREDS  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 10:58 AM   #16 
  - Do you think the protesters in Wisconsin want a revolution?  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:06 AM   #21 
  - So what's going to happen when the "legal" means  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 11:29 AM   #47 
     - I'm amused that you actually think there's going to be a  sufrommich   May-16-11 11:33 AM   #50 
        - That's NOT what I said..........  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 01:29 PM   #112 
  - K/R for your post --  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:44 AM   #63 
  - T-Party is a Koch Bros. creation -- !! Like the DLC ... it can be harmful but it's fake ...$$$  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:34 AM   #51 
  - People have to have the ability to walk away  The2ndWheel   May-16-11 10:52 AM   #11 
  - I don't think that you're understanding what the system is,  MadHound   May-16-11 10:58 AM   #15 
     - WE've done all the protesting and it hasn't worked  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 11:02 AM   #17 
     - Yep, that's what I'm saying,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:03 AM   #19 
     - I know. DEMAND it loudly and rudely............  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 11:05 AM   #20 
     - Well, certainly protests did work -- but rw always finds a way to reverse progress with $$$ ---  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:51 AM   #71 
     - "is not considered to be part of the system"  The2ndWheel   May-16-11 11:28 AM   #46 
  - Only when the people have demonstratable power are elections  blindpig   May-16-11 10:54 AM   #14 
  - First, we need to dump the Diebold voting computers into Boston Harbor -- !!  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:53 AM   #74 
     - What good is that if the same parties and politicans dominate?  blindpig   May-16-11 12:06 PM   #84 
        - You think Democrats have control of the voting computers?  defendandprotect   May-16-11 12:12 PM   #89 
        - Why should that matter?  blindpig   May-16-11 12:30 PM   #102 
           - Right on! This one's a keeper. nt  raccoon   May-16-11 12:47 PM   #105 
           - So you think Dems have been stealing elections as GOP has been?  defendandprotect   May-16-11 05:38 PM   #123 
              - What I'm saying is that the net results make the proposition moot  blindpig   May-17-11 07:02 AM   #145 
                 - You can argue with the entire set up -- as Pres. Carter does ... but even if you had  defendandprotect   May-17-11 09:24 PM   #147 
                    - But first you've got to have the power...  blindpig   May-18-11 08:18 AM   #149 
                       - Well, correct -- but that's another issue --  defendandprotect   May-18-11 01:24 PM   #150 
                          - I don't think "we" have anybody.  blindpig   May-18-11 02:08 PM   #151 
                             - Agree with you --  defendandprotect   May-18-11 04:02 PM   #152 
        - And we're OFF..........  socialist_n_TN   May-16-11 01:40 PM   #114 
           - "that act as a "shadow" government that's actually OF the people"  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 01:44 PM   #115 
           - True -- Don't see Dems giving up corporatist money -- and then there's Koch/DLC thing!!  defendandprotect   May-18-11 04:43 PM   #153 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-16-11 11:07 AM   #22 
  - Just as long as you folks stay the fuck out of my state  cali   May-16-11 11:14 AM   #31 
     - As Howard Zinn once said,  MadHound   May-16-11 11:20 AM   #38 
        - and that has what to do with my post?  cali   May-16-11 11:39 AM   #55 
        - Big difference between government working and good government  MadHound   May-16-11 11:43 AM   #59 
        - Well, you've got yours so I guess the rest of us can fuck off.  leeroysphitz   May-16-11 11:44 AM   #62 
        - Loved Howard Zinn -- still do!! Thank you -- never heard that quote before!! :)  defendandprotect   May-16-11 12:13 PM   #91 
  - Unrec. Can't stand defeatism nt  ecstatic   May-16-11 11:08 AM   #23 
  - Defeatism?  MadHound   May-16-11 11:10 AM   #27 
  - Recced to counter pro-status quo unrecc. nt  Lorien   May-17-11 07:12 AM   #146 
  - Still valid after all these years  fivepennies   May-16-11 11:09 AM   #25 
  - Wrong: the Bush* era was made possible by an assist from the left in 2000.  LoZoccolo   May-16-11 11:10 AM   #26 
  - + 1 n/t  SDuderstadt   May-16-11 11:11 AM   #28 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-16-11 11:14 AM   #33 
  - Wrong again.  bvar22   May-16-11 11:58 AM   #80 
     - +1  leftstreet   May-16-11 01:00 PM   #108 
     - Do you at least think Kerry would have been better?  LoZoccolo   May-16-11 02:53 PM   #119 
  - Only agitation from outside government -- movements will change things --  defendandprotect   May-16-11 11:26 AM   #43 
  - Two questions for you.  Bluenorthwest   May-16-11 12:11 PM   #88 
  - First of all, civil disobedience, by its very nature, is not working the system  MadHound   May-16-11 12:14 PM   #92 
  - Yep, Stonewall was the turning point for the Gay Rights movement, prior to  RKP5637   May-16-11 12:57 PM   #107 
  - No need to be snippy. I know the history. Trying to see your  Bluenorthwest   May-16-11 01:27 PM   #111 
  - Just an aside ....  defendandprotect   May-16-11 12:20 PM   #100 
  - Sad, but true.  Zorra   May-16-11 12:14 PM   #93 
  - "Working within the system" is like trying to bluff a rich guy holding a Royal Flush.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-16-11 12:14 PM   #95 
  - this might be a better argument if we had won in 2010  hfojvt   May-16-11 12:15 PM   #96 
  - "Otherwise, if we continue to politely work the system, we are simply playing into their hands"  ProSense   May-16-11 12:17 PM   #97 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   May-16-11 12:18 PM   #99 
  - k & r  girl gone mad   May-16-11 12:48 PM   #106 
  - Cool - at least some people see it  slay   May-16-11 01:22 PM   #109 
  - IMO there is clearly an undercurrent of discontentment growing and growing. What  RKP5637   May-16-11 01:25 PM   #110 
  - Strike Strike Strike!!!  mountainlion55   May-16-11 03:35 PM   #120 
  - What else is there?  Bucky   May-16-11 05:16 PM   #122 
  - I would say protesting is definitely 'working the system'  RZM   May-16-11 05:55 PM   #125 
  - Thank you!! I believe it's called the right of the people peaceably to assemble.  Bucky   May-16-11 06:01 PM   #126 
  - How about this protest?  Fumesucker   May-16-11 06:14 PM   #129 
  - Works for me! Too bad this didn't get lots of runs on MSM. I've seen this  RKP5637   May-16-11 07:11 PM   #132 
  - I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think any laws were broken n/t  RZM   May-16-11 10:14 PM   #143 
  - Well, these days they've pretty much made protesting illegal -- haven't they?  defendandprotect   May-16-11 08:51 PM   #142 
  - It will take a movement. We can't sit on our asses any more.  mmonk   May-16-11 07:08 PM   #131 
  - Getting republicans elected will get you down a rabbit hole. nt  bluestate10   May-16-11 07:40 PM   #136 
  - I think, honestly, that not enough American People are Pissed Off enough to make the changes  KoKo   May-16-11 08:31 PM   #140 
  - This system is too corrupt to change from within.  white_wolf   May-16-11 10:20 PM   #144 
     - You better hope that isn't true, because the fantasies posited throught this thread and DU are  BzaDem   May-17-11 09:32 PM   #148 
 

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