May 2nd, 2009

At work, Self portrait

America turns right

Public Takes Conservative Turn on Gun Control, Abortion (Pew Research)
The ever curious Pew Research has polled Americans and found that in two of the conservative's favorite topics, opinion has swung hard to the Right over the last year. Most notably, support for abortion is now under 50%, which it wasn't before.

This supports the theory that the election of Barack Obama as President was more an expression of rage toward the incompetent outgoing administration, coupled with racial issues, rather than a lurch toward the left in American values. This has profound implications for the future... if the Republican party can somehow refrain from political suicide for long enough.