Friday, November 07, 2008

Let's put this one to rest

Railroad mural in Pinole, California

Pundits love to spout bullshit about the United States being a center-right nation. It is simply not true. So don't let them get away with it.

As Kula2316 reports this morning:
64% of Americans believe government should guarantee health insurance for all. 51% of Republicans think universal healthcare coverage should be a right of every American. 73% of Americans think large corporations pay too little in taxes. 67% of Americans favor more diplomacy with our enemies. A Quinnipiac poll in July found that 63% of Americans agree with the Roe v. Wade decision. A TIME Magazine poll in July found that 58% of Americans oppose an amendment to the US Constitution that would ban gay marriage. Does that look like a center-right nation to you?

The United States, if you ask the People instead of the beltway pundits, is a progressive nation. Even, brace yourselves, liberal!

Part of what this election is about is telling the reality-challenged folks we know better. Keep it up as there is a lot of ignorance being propagated.
--the BB

PS: I slept from 8 until the alarm this morning. An excellent beginning!

[Updated with link to Kula2316's post]

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