Is the United States of America a center-right nation?

Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 08:04 am
Increased public support for the social safety net, signs of growing public concern about income inequality, and a diminished appetite for assertive national security policies have improved the political landscape for the Democrats as the 2008 presidential campaign gets underway.

At the same time, many of the key trends that nurtured the Republican resurgence in the mid-1990s have moderated, according to Pew's longitudinal measures of the public's basic political, social and economic values. The proportion of Americans who support traditional social values has edged downward since 1994, while the proportion of Americans expressing strong personal religious commitment also has declined modestly

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Finn dAbuzz
Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 08:26 pm
please, reread your post because I think that you wrote “center-left” when actually meaning “center-right” in many of your last few statements.

Oops - you're right! Embarrassed

Not sure how but there must be a Freudian slip in there.

As for the balance of your post, I'm not sure what you are trying to assert.

If the nation is "center-left" (and I mean precisely that this time), then Obama's leftist agenda will be generally well received (Assuming the MSM doesn't turn on him and suddenly go conservative). You don't need to pave the way.

BTW - You (and Cyclo) need to reread the sacred text of the Prophet Dawkins. Assuming that something as theoretical as a "meme" exists, then it's pretty hard to accept that the notion that America is a "center-right" nation is anything more than a would-be meme.

You may be wise to attempt to crush it in its infancy but are overheated in railing against its established propagation.

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