<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: America is liberal!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

America is liberal!

Recently on the Hannity and Colmes show, John McCain said that America is a "right of center" nation.

No, it isn't.

According to Gallup, America is, in fact, significantly left of center:
--Americans are pro-choice (67 percent)
--Americans support the Geneva Conventions with regard to torture (57 percent)
--Americans don't want the government snooping in their bank and Internet records (67 percent)
--Americans want the USA Patriot Act changed or eliminated entirely (81 percent)
--Americans support protecting the environment at the expense of economic growth (55 percent)
--Americans believe that global warming is happening (86 percent)
--Americans believe that it's the government's responsibility to provide health care (69 percent)
--Americans support the decriminalization of marijuana (55 percent) and support the legalization of medical marijuana (78 percent)
--Americans think we've lost the war in Iraq (64 percent)
--Americans are opposed to attacking Iran (68 percent, according to a CNN Poll)
--Americans support labor unions (60 percent)
--Americans want government funding of embryonic stem cell research (56 percent)
--Americans believe that free trade hurts American workers (65 percent)
--Americans believe rich people and corporations aren't paying enough taxes (66 and 71 percent, respectively)
--And overall party affiliation? 54 percent of Americans are Democrats (with leaners) and 39 percent are Republicans (with leaners)

In short, America is a liberal nation.

Now if we could just get Congress to represent us...



Blogger crallspace said...

I quite honestly don't know what to make of our collective politic. I honestly think most Americans are self-centered, lazy and ignorant. That usually has right-leaning tendencies intertwined.

We live in a semi-green bubble. I can't imagine what it's even like in Middle America these days. Most people can't even tell you what the Iraq war is about.

If we are indeed a liberal nation, more of us need to step up to the plate before the right wing toilet army completely destroys us from the inside out.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Crall: Yes, just because America is predominantly liberal doesn't mean we vote or act that way. In fact, it may be because of "self-centered, lazy, ignorant" liberals that Bush is in office. If they had all gotten off their duffs and voted in 2000 and 2004, maybe Florida and Ohio wouldn't have mattered.

9:25 AM  

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