Friday, March 23, 2007

Republican Party is Sick and Fixin' to Die

We need surveys to tell us the obvious. The Republican Party sucks, and according to a recent survey, Americans know it.

Also, thanks to George W. Screwup, 69% of Americans support liberal values -- like the liberal value that expects government to help people when Hurricanes strike!

Republican Party loyalty in decline since 2002

WASHINGTON -- Public allegiance to the Republican Party has plunged since the second year of George W. Bush's presidency, as attitudes have edged away from some of the conservative values that fueled GOP political dominance for more than a decade, a major new survey has found.

The survey, by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center for People and the Press, found a "dramatic shift" in political party identification since 2002, when Republicans and Democrats were at rough parity. Now, half of those surveyed identified with or leaned toward Democrats, while only 35% aligned with Republicans.

"There are cycles in history where one party or one movement ascends for a while and then it sews the seeds of its own self-destruction," said Bruce Bartlett, a conservative analyst and author of a 2006 book "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted American and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."

"It's clear we have come to an end of a Republican conservative era," he said. [via]

And I saved the best for last: "Republican Party identification, meanwhile, has fallen precipitously, from 29% as recently as 2005 to just 25% in the first quarter of 2007."

Have you smelled the scent of Watergate in the breeze?