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(Gallup)   A record number of Americans now identify as Independents, while Republican identification falls to a 25 year low   (gallup.com) divider line 20
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950 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Jan 2014 at 8:48 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-08 08:51:06 AM  
5 votes:
There's still lots of embarrassed Bush voters.
2014-01-08 08:29:02 AM  
5 votes:
The punch line comes when these Fark faux independents vote a straight R ticket the corporate media will tell us that "independent" voters are swinging towards the GOP.
2014-01-08 09:24:25 AM  
3 votes:

Danger Mouse: PanicMan: Even if you were dead set against the ACA (I don't see why but lets run with it), at some point you have to stop beating a dead horse.  Hey Republicans, here's a free tip: all people want is a job that lets them take care of their family, and a bit of spending money to have some fun.  Do this and you'll get voters back.

The latest polls show the majority of Americans are not in favor of Obamacare.  But I agree with you  that most liberals support the bread and circus mentality.


And those latest polls (which you haven't provided) are meaningless in comparison to an overwhelming majority of Americans support a great deal of individual parts of ACA.  It is the branding, rancor and vitriol from the right (mostly lies) that have the idea of Obamacare leaving a bad taste in their mouths.

Now, SHOW ME a poll of Americans who have a high understanding of ACA and what is / isn't, then show me their favorability.

Because anything else is pointless because of how poisoned the well is.
2014-01-08 09:25:24 AM  
2 votes:
Just remember to handicap any Gallup Poll 2-3 pts +GOP bias/ 2-3pts  -Dem bias , and you actually have to Dems up by as much as 10-15 pts.

And when you  calculate the American peoples'  enduring Nixon shenanigans,  with Reagan shenanigans , with Bush/Cheney shenanigans , and you pretty much have a Party that the American people are beginning to realize  LIES as a matter of Policy, while they do the Bidding, from soup to nuts, of the Uber Rich. All the caricatures  of the GOP turn out to be true. They are heartless,sycophantic,cravenly greedy and unabashedly CONcerned only with the Rich getting Richer.

They think that St Ronald single handedly defeated Communism, and THAT gave the rich and greedy a free hand to pick at the carcass of the once broad American middle class, and that there would be no longer a large mass of people who would eventually rise up out of genuine frustration and sharpen the Guillotine. They , the GOP CONtinues along that path at their clueless  peril.

And then yesterday they trot out the likes of Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio to address the poverty issue by basically tell the poor they just need to get more bootstrappy and work harder...what a bunch of Fuq'ing Putzes
2014-01-08 09:00:51 AM  
2 votes:
Just embarrassed Republicans who don't want to be snickered at.
2014-01-08 08:58:11 AM  
2 votes:
Now tell us how many of these people are looking for more moderate politics, and how many of them are looking for leaders who'll ban higher education, deport all the brown people, and outlaw condoms.
2014-01-08 08:57:37 AM  
2 votes:
# It's Gallup. Come on, seriously? Do we have to break out the Nate Silver accuracy chart?

# "Independent" is a fiction. Most independents still lean one way.
2014-01-08 04:36:21 AM  
2 votes:
They left me. So I had to leave them.
2014-01-08 10:43:33 AM  
1 votes:
I've been an Indy all my life. Never once voted republican.
I'm 57.

I'd sooner vote Nazi than republican.
Same diff.
2014-01-08 10:18:03 AM  
1 votes:
And by "Independent" they mean "I still vote a straight republican ticket but I'm too embarrassed to tell anybody that, and I'm not like the pot smoking neckbeard in IT so I can't say I'm Libertarian".
2014-01-08 10:06:07 AM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: HotWingConspiracy: There's still lots of embarrassed Bush voters.


if you can find anyone who will admit to voting for bush.


You might find 1 or 2.  The real challenge is finding someone who will admit voting for him twice.
2014-01-08 09:14:00 AM  
1 votes:
Even if you were dead set against the ACA (I don't see why but lets run with it), at some point you have to stop beating a dead horse.  Hey Republicans, here's a free tip: all people want is a job that lets them take care of their family, and a bit of spending money to have some fun.  Do this and you'll get voters back.
2014-01-08 09:12:01 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-01-08 09:06:47 AM  
1 votes:

yeegrek: A large chunk of those independents are teatards who don't think the Republican party is conservative enough (which is insane on the face of it.).  They'll vote straight ticket Republican when they're in the voting booth.



The other chunk are the people who are Republicans but embarrassed to admit it in public.
2014-01-08 09:06:04 AM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years

In other words, 56% are still drinking nothing but red or blue kool-aid but will insist nonetheless on their independent-mindedness.


Meh.  Are you going to vote for a party that's going to get you 10% of what you want and 10% of what you don't want, while keeping out 50% of what you really don't want? Or are you going to vote for a party that's going to get 0% of the votes in any level of government, regardless of how good their ideas are?

At the end of the day most of that 44% that identifies as "independent" is still going to vote for a major-party candidate.
2014-01-08 09:02:01 AM  
1 votes:
A large chunk of those independents are teatards who don't think the Republican party is conservative enough (which is insane on the face of it.).  They'll vote straight ticket Republican when they're in the voting booth.

This study really is useless.
2014-01-08 08:56:49 AM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: obviously, the solution is more tax cuts for the rich, make sure that poorer americans have less access to food, housing and jobs.  Oh and cut access to womens health services for rich and poor alike.  can't have them uppity broads thinking they're equal or anything!


Still cracks me up that the GOP thinks they only need to wrap their regressive, plutocratic nonsense in a pretty package and everyone will flock to the polls to vote for them...

Heh. Maybe they're right. I don't have much faith in my fellow Americans anymore.


Been an unenrolled voter since the 90s... Originally registered as a Democratic voter, and had a brief dalliance with the Green Party in college. I end up voting for Democrats mostly because of the insanity of the GOP.
2014-01-08 08:51:16 AM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years

In other words, 56% are still drinking nothing but red or blue kool-aid but will insist nonetheless on their independent-mindedness.


It's funny that you think the Democrats are blue.  They are purple at best.
2014-01-08 07:47:31 AM  
1 votes:
Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years

In other words, 56% are still drinking nothing but red or blue kool-aid but will insist nonetheless on their independent-mindedness.
2014-01-08 07:44:57 AM  
1 votes:
obviously, the solution is more tax cuts for the rich, make sure that poorer americans have less access to food, housing and jobs.  Oh and cut access to womens health services for rich and poor alike.  can't have them uppity broads thinking they're equal or anything!
 
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