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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:41 AM
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New Polling Data from Gallup on Conservatives and Red State America
Gallup has released some new polling data which suggests that America is become more and more conservative. Political scientists and others have long discussed how the electorate is polarized and that voters are sorting out by party affiliation and ideology. The results of this are plain: the noxious tone of our political discourse; the naked appeals to eliminationism by the Right; and a sense that the other side isnt just wrong, no, instead they are evil.


http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/03/31/theyre-p...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:49 AM
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1. Recommend
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:51 AM
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2. Very insightful.
This is the formula for a reactionary politics that does not serve the collective good. Here, the tail wags the dog and the most frightened, least resourced, and most backward voices rise out of the polity. Elites who have long been disconnected from the masses manipulate this anxiety into a politics that serves to gut the social safety net and chase down the chosen bugaboos of the Rightthe evil unions, liberals, intellectuals, teachers, Muslims, immigrants, racial minorities, gays and lesbians, overpaid public employees, and/or anyone who is not a real American.

In the end game, the authoritarianism infused White reactionary Tea Party AstroTurf politics of the New Right are the road to inverted totalitarianisman order that rises out of a failure of democratic politics, a collapsed and exhausted economy, a triumphant corporatism, and the false promises of popular Conservatism.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 AM
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3. K&R Another great article this morning! Not that I'm happy to read Gallup's results.
But, I'm not surprised to read these results either. The right wing conservative red state enthusists believe their talking heads who tell them that government needs to be smaller to save money. It's easy to think that makes sense, after all, the conservatives know their wallets are shrinking so why shouldn't the government shrink too? It's the simple way.

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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:47 AM
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6. Gallup is a right-wing shill.
They're the ones that overpoll Republicans and justify it on the basis that more Republicans vote than Democrats. So their results will also be skewed.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:27 AM
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4. good article. n/t.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 AM
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5. Get them on the issues. Employment. The real right to work.
And expose the corruption, even when it comes from the Democratic side. Only by showing how the corruption takes place, and our resolve to stem it, will the Dems draw people back to their quarters.
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