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by Doug Giles at Townhall.com
Let me see if I have this right: ACORN, in five locations coast-to-coast are on tape counseling tax fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and the coup de grace, how to set up a whorehouse for 12 to 15-year-old El Salvadoran sex slaves, and now ACORN and the Left are POed about it being exposed without ACORN’s consent?!
What else ticks the Left off about ACORN being uncovered assisting in some of the worst kind of scandalous scat known to mankind?
Well, if you Google around you’ll find the “progressives” are peeved not because ACORN had the spotlight bare down on their dirty deeds done on our dime but because of the fact that Hannah is part of the Young America’s Foundation and James, at one time, was a member of the Leadership Institute. That’s crazy! Run for your life, people! Hannah and James have been influenced by conservative principles and traditional values! Run away!
Yes, according to some the shame should fall on Hannah and James for hanging out with college students who love America and our founding documents. We can’t have that, now can we?
Also, I have to chuckle every time I hear Hannah referred to as a “political activist.” That’s some funny stuff. I have lived with Hannah ever since she came out of her mama’s belly, and I can tell you the extent of her “activism.” Are you ready? Brace yourself. You might want to sit down. Here it comes. She voted this past election for McCain, she went to two YAF.org conferences as a teenager in ‘07 and ‘08, and she interned for the National Journalism Center this past summer writing columns on economics. Oh, and I almost forgot: She went to a tea party last April 15th. I guess that “radical activist” resume puts her right up there with Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Van Jones and Che Guevara.
Fox News reported yesterday that a majority of Americans now identify themselves as pro-life on the abortion issue.
Fifty-one percent of Americans consider themselves “pro-life” and just 42 percent say they are “pro-choice,” the first time a majority of the country has stated a personal objection to abortion since Gallup polls began tracking the data 15 years ago.
This is the first time since Gallup began tracking this issue that pro-lifers have overtaken pro-choicers! In fact, just last year the numbers were 50% pro-choice, 44% pro-life.
If you’re thinking this is simply a statistical anomaly, think again. Gallup’s own article indicates it considered this possibility when it explains these results were corroborated by two other polls yielding almost identical numbers–one was another Gallup poll, but confirmation also came from a Pew Research Center which showed an 8-point drop in those who believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Republicans and right-leaning Independents are responsible for the dramatic position shift as Democrats’ and left-leaning Independents’ views remained virtually stagnant from last year. The following graph shows a 10% shift from pro-choice to pro-life among the former group in the study.
The poll also found a corresponding shift on the extent to which Americans believe abortion should be legal. Fifty-three percent of Americans now believe abortion should be legal under certain conditions, down slightly from last year. But it’s now a dead-heat between those who believe there should be no legal restrictions on abortion and those who believe the procedure should never be performed under any circumstances. With 22% holding the former position and 23% the latter. Until now, the left extreme heavily outnumbered the right on the legality question.
Gallup probed further with those who believe abortion should be legal in some cases, but not all. When asked whether they thought abortion should be legal in most cases or in only a few cases, the latter view won handily. The chart below shows those 37% of respondents favor legalization only in rare cases while those who prefer few legal restrictions make up only 15% of Americans.
Another interesting take on the graphic above is seen by combining the left extreme with those who believe abortion should be restricted, but only in few cases vs. the right extreme and those who believe the procedure should only be illegal in most situations. While only 37% of Americans stand on the left half of the spectrum, fully 60% place themselves on the right half .
Gallup also found both men and women who identify themselves as pro-life jumped 8% and 6%, respectively. This year, 49% of women and 54% of men identify themselves as pro-life vs. 43% of women and 46% of men in last year’s survey.
All three categories of religious preference used by Gallup showed gains in the percentage of pro-life Americans as well. Protestants identifying themselves as pro-life shot up 8%, Roman Catholics 7%, and those who categorized themselves not in either of these two groups (other/none) but consider themselves pro-life rose 4%.
This is great news for the pro-life movement in the US. But what will it mean on the political front?
Gallup says “With the first pro-choice president in eight years…Americans — and, in particular, Republicans — seem to be taking a step back from the pro-choice position. However, the retreat is evident among political moderates as well as conservatives.”
Personally, I believe this dramatic shift is a direct result of the radical changes President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are cramming down our throats. We saw the beginnings a conservative uprising immediately following the November election with groups like Rebuild the Party and Top Conservatives on Twitter springing up on the internet, and more recently the Tea Party, the 9/12 Project, and numerous other conservative activist organizations.
Sounds like great news for the Republican Party, right?
Not if it listens to the numerous calls that insist a move to the center is the GOP’s only hope for survival, like seen here, here, and here. There’s evidence the party may already have charted this course. Continuing to take this path will only make matters worse as the party continues to alienate true conservatives, and offers no alternative to the Democrats and their left-wing, Socialist agenda.
Rush Limbaugh‘s been saying it, Dick Cheney‘s been saying it, I and countless others have been saying it, the GOP needs to move back to its conservative roots if it hopes to recover from the thrashing it’s taken in the last two election cycles.
This Gallup poll should tell the GOP a move to the center will be committing suicide.
Joining left-wing hack Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowski, and the MSM in trashing the hundreds of thousands of us who participated in the Tea Parties, the Obamessiah implied Americans concerned over his tax and spend policies aren’t serious.
This arrogant, insolent Chicago shyster has his elitist nose so high in the air he just can’t believe anyone with a measurable IQ could disagree with him!
Well Mr. President, we are serious. We seriously believe you are burdening our children and grandchildren with a mountain of debt that will enslave them to supporting your bloated federal bureaucracy long after you’re gone. We seriously believe your apologizing to and embracing of ruthless dictators who consistently call for the destruction and demise of the US damages our national security and our world standing. We seriously believe the private sector can run corporations more efficiently than can the federal government.
We are serious Mr. President, but go ahead, continue to take us lightly.
Here’s a great cartoon illustrating the real problem with the Dems’ approach to the economy–human nature!
The arrogance of left-wing zealots has been exposed in the wake of the recent Tea Party movement across the nation.
Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky called us “shameful” and “disgusting” for practicing our 1st Amendment rights. White House advisor David Axelrod let his true beliefs show when he slipped and stated that our standing up to defend our political beliefs is “unhealthy.” In the same interview, James Carville thinks the movement is “harmful to Republicans.” Far left actress and activist Janeane Garofolo spews her vitriol with MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann grunting his agreement, insisting all the protesters are “racist rednecks” who are only protesting a black man in the White House.
They’re so conceited, they believe themselves so superior to everyone else, that they honestly believe no reasonable person can disagree with them! And they call us elitists?
The Heritage Foundation has a great article, with a great graphic that should convince anyone we have valid reason to be concerned and even challenge our government for the dangerous course it’s charting. There’s no doubt we can lay some of the blame for the increased red ink on Bush, but Obama seems hell-bent on making sure we drown in it!
Apparently, commenters on the Heritage article sought to convince readers these numbers were contrived as part of some anti-Obama conspiracy, but the post was updated to inform readers the source data for this chart comes from the Washington Post.
So here it is libs, the real reason we’re out there trying to stop this madness before it’s too late!
Hat Tip: The Sundries Shack