A new poll shows Democrats as out-of-touch extremists.


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A new poll shows Democrats as out-of-touch extremists. Hat tip to Doug Ross.

The public overwhelmingly believes the country is headed in the wrong direction, that current economic policies aren’t working, that President Obama is doing a bad job, that government should be smaller and that ObamaCare should be repealed. But not Democrats.

On issue after issue, in fact, Democrats are the outliers by wide margins, according to an analysis of the December IBD/TIPP survey. They are, by and large, Pollyanna-ish about the economy, they can see no evil when it comes to Obama or ObamaCare, and they are extremists when it comes to the size and role of the federal government.

This close-mindedness is increasingly disturbing. How can we fix our problems if one significant portion of the population refuses to consider that they might be wrong?

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  • Pzatchok

    We have to change the narrative, to use one of their new phrases, to,
    “Democrats are just plain out of touch with the rest of the world and especially our nation.
    They have no idea what middle America needs or wants. Outside of Washington DC and academia they are clueless. The democrats refuse to accept change even as Europe changes from the Democrats present model for the future to a more utilitarian one cutting back on extra benefits for its citizens.”

  • JWing

    I agree with you completely.

    How’s this as a narrative: “Democrats are far too in touch with their emotions having lost their sense of common sense while the rest of us live in the real world and are negatively impacted by their out-of-touch empathy.”

  • Cotour

    You have to refine that a bit. Democrats USE emotion as a psychological tool of manipulation which they utilize to shape the publics actions and voting patterns in order to create dependency.

    The goal is control through emotion its not them being in touch with their emotions. Its very effective but its also a very cynical and dark view of humanity and the American people.

  • JWing

    Again, I agree.

    Although their goal is to control, they do very much want others to be overly emotional and irrational (i.e. Oprah); all the while, they remain the ever cynical, calculating Machiavellians.

  • Cotour

    As an example to distinguish between substance and emotion I will cite this example.

    A great man died today, Nelson Mandela, he rose above hatred to become a voice of reason, progress and democracy. And he had plenty of reasons to be hateful. Mr. Obama will honor him with the proper praise and recognition but you will notice that he is already positioning himself to siphon off some of Mr. Mandela’s aura for his own. Only a small and shallow man would participate in such a thing.

    We will watch as South Africa is drawn more to the Marxist / communist type of government because of the passing of the great man that held it at bay. And this is the direction that Mr. Obama pushes our country.

    Two men in power positions, one a true great man, void of ego, emotion and self interest and the other a small man immersed in ego, emotion and self interest.

  • JWing

    Sorry, but this is where I disagree with you. Mandela was a communist and so is Obama.

  • Cotour

    You can not objectively recognize one mans accomplishments for what they are?

  • JWing

    Yes, I can objectively recognize one man’s impact without falling for the cult of personality that is presently occurring after the passing of Mandela.

    Remember that one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist. To many people in this country in the 1930’s, Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini were men to be emulated and champions of the best socialism had to offer the world.

    It will be interesting to watch how the media frenzy affects everyone’s comments and view of Mandela’s cult of personality. Is it now politically incorrect to objectively say a critical word about Mandela similar to how Obama has been handled? I don’t subscribe to being intimidated nor should you.

    While Mandela’s biography is portrayed as an historic figure fighting against racism, I refuse to be intimidated and made to repeat all the sappy, emotive clichés about this man’s “accomplishments.” Maybe you are caught up in exactly that irrational, subjective emotional love fest concerning Mandela without realizing it. Either way, why are you so quick to question an opinion that disagrees with the group think currently surrounding this supposedly “great man.”

  • Cotour

    My purpose was to contrast the small ball Marxist community organizer idealog Obama against someone who had real hard earned credibility like Mandela. Two different classes of persons one recently dead and one attempting to siphon off the others thunder for his small ball purposes. And Objectively you have to at some point recognize Obamas accomplishments, how ever distasteful that may be. No fawning just a timely example.

    One of the first images I saw after Mandela’s death was a Mandela story with Obamas picture in Mandela’s former prison cell. Obama is always self referencing everything, IMO to give the impression of credibility and substance.

    Objectively, Mandela IMO was a great man.

  • JWing

    “The United States is a threat to world peace.” Nelson Mandela, 2002 Newsweek interview

    “The life of Che [Guevara] is a great inspiration for every person who loves liberty….Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live Fidel Castro.” Nelson Mandela, July 1991

    “If there is a country in the world that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of American.” Nelson Mandela

    IMO: Nelson Mandela was not a great man, but maybe that’s just because I do love the United States of America, warts and all.

  • Cotour

    Its just a matter of perspective. G. Washington, terrorist or freedom fighter?

  • JWing

    I do hope you’re just being facetious, or do you sincerely believe Washington was a terrorist?

    In the case that you do objectively believe George Washington was a terrorist, I respectively see no further reason to continue this comment thread.

    Thank you all the same.

  • Cotour

    I said its a matter of perspective. What do you think the King of England considered Mr. Washington to be? From the Kings perspective I’m very sure he considered him a terrorist. He considered them all terrorists and a threat to his personal property. As a matter of fact he considered them all as individuals his own personal property, his subjects. Are you really unable to be objective?

    Objective: “not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased: an objective opinion. ”

    PS: George Washington IMO is at the apex and all others need to strive just to shine his boots. A true GREAT MAN, bar none.

    And I respectfully disagree, this conversation will continue whether you choose to participate or not. These conversations are not for the faint of heart or the narrow of mind. Respectfully.

  • Edward

    As a matter of perspective: How many busses full of school children did George Washington blow up? Or how many pizza parlors?

    (On the other hand, sometimes a terrorist is just a terrorist with no freedom fighting in mind.)

    Mandela was arrested and imprisoned for having explosives. He was considered a great man in part because he would not renounce terrorism in order to be released early from prison, but I don’t think that is such a great accomplishment.

    One good thing that I will say about him, though: He didn’t turn South Africa into a turd, as happened in so many other African countries.

    But it is happening in Obama’s America. No wonder Obama’s poll ratings are plummeting.

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