I’m not a huge believer in polls. Polls are mainly taken at the heat of a political issue and most people aren’t thinking to clearly, if at all. Its like when a reporter talks to an athlete after a game they just lost and they say something “out of line” on national TV. It’s in the heat of the moment, when they aren’t thinking clearly.
So when I saw this new poll out : “Tea Party Tops GOP on Three-Way Generic Ballot“, I thought these people are really not thinking clearly at all.
I’ve been to a few of these “Tea Parties”. In fact, I was at the first one in DC back in February. I hate to tell the true believers in this “movement” but its a Republican/Conservative movement. Thats it. Its not this great grand coalition of Republicans/Democrats/Independents. Sure you’ve got some Libertarian folks there. I being for one, but its mainly people who don’t like President Obama and the Democrats. And when they say they want there country back, they only mean George Bush’s country.
As much as I do respect Eric Odom, I’ve got to disagree with him on this. It’s not some sort of “Liberty Movement”. I wish it was. But I’m sorry to say its not.
For the next poll, I bet this got some Statist/Establishment types a bit rilled up: “Isolationism among Americans is at its highest level in 40 years”.
Again, I don’t think people want “Isolationism” as this poll claims. I believe they want a more Non-Interventionist foreign policy. Meaning that we stay out of the worlds flare up’s and stop being the World’s Policemen. That’s not Isolationism, that’s being the country our Founding Fathers wanted us to be.
But the Globalists, NeoCons, and our Almighty (Praise be to it) Government have for 70 years demonized people who believe this way. When a poll like this comes out you always have some moron screaming “It’s the 1930’s America” again. People who scream that, have no concept of history.