Mostly what I'm saying is that I think you can't go just by presidential electoral numbers to determine the ideology of the United States, but should also factor into it congressional electoral numbers. I think they would be interesting to compare.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
Partisan Trends - Rasmussen Reports
In February, the number of voters not affiliated with either major party increased by half a percentage point as both Republicans and Democrats lost further ground.
The number of Democrats declined slightly for the fourth straight month. At 35.1%, the number of Democrats is down slightly from a month ago, down six percentage points from a year ago, and is at the lowest level recorded in more than seven years of monthly tracking by Rasmussen Reports. See the History of Party Trends from January 2004 to the present.
Also in February, the number of Republicans declined for the second straight month. At 32.1% the number of Republicans is down a point-and-a-half from a year ago but is in the middle of the range the party has occupied for the past two years.
The number of adults not affiliated with either major party is now up to 32.9%. That matches the all-time high recorded twice during the summer of 2007.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Speaking of astroturfing...
Instapundit Blog Archive KINDA DIFFERENT FROM THE “TEA PARTY” COVERAGE: Soft-focus reporting on the “coffee party.” Plus, f…
So the New York Times article describes the Coffee Party’s origin thus:
“The snowballing response made her the de facto coordinator of Coffee Party USA, with goals far loftier than its oopsy-daisy origin: promote civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, engage the government not as an enemy but as the collective will of the people, push leaders to enact the progressive change for which 52.9 percent of the country voted in 2008.”
Except the woman mentioned as starting it-Annabel Park-is not some Jane Shmo who got thrust into it by accident, she’s a career activist. A fact that is not exactly hidden either. The first results for her name on google bring up her Linkedin: Profile Not Found .
Spoiler: the only private sector work listed is “Strategy Analyst: The New York Times”
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.