March 16, 2005

46% of Republicans in favor of war with everyone

A new Gallup Poll released today shows that while Americans have very negative opinions of Syria, North Korea, and Iran, by very wide margins they do not want to go to war with them. Still, about 4 in 10 Republicans would support "military action" against each of the countries.

And some Dems say we need to get MORE pro-war or we're sunk? This poll would seem to prove my point that abandoning our sanity in order to support reckless and incredibly damaging wars is not only bad policy, it's stupid politics. Such an effort only sucks up to Republicans who will not be voting Dem anytime soon anyway and would lose the majority of people who, despite the overwhelming propaganda effort, now realize that the folly of the war.

And of course, no doubt all of the Republican armchair warriors will be anxious for their sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters to be deployed to these wars they support. Or do they just have a comic book mentality or think war is a reality show they'd like to see on their new widescreen TV?

2 Comments:

At 3/16/2005 7:27 PM, Anonymous Lieberman for President said...

There you go again.

If you check Zogby, Reuters, Wall St. Journal, ABC-Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek, CNN-Gallup polls, respetively, you will find that Democrats lost on November 4, 2004, to George Bush because there was an enormous national security gap. By that I mean, by a 2-to-1 margin voters expressed more confidence in Republicans than Democrats to handle national security and safety issues.

I know it is painful for you and your college pals to believe that Americans want to feel more, rather than less, secure but that is the real challenge for the Democratic Party and why I support Senator Joseph Lieberman for President.

 
At 3/16/2005 7:34 PM, Anonymous Eagle Eye said...

I don't know if I'm for Joe Lieberman or not, although he's a smart Democrat, but I do know I'm for a stronger national security.

But, like John Kerry so effectively said, that doesn't mean more war but smarter engagement.


So, Lieberman, I will be sticking with Kerry in 2008 because of that.

 

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