It's Official: Democrats Have Woken Up

More Americans See Democratic Party as “Too Liberal”

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- A Gallup Poll finds a statistically significant increase since last year in the percentage of Americans who describe the Democratic Party's views as being "too liberal," from 39% to 46%. This is the largest percentage saying so since November 1994, after the party's losses in that year's midterm elections.


I have a quote on my fridge that reads, "Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it becomes agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear." It's from the movie Kung Fu Panda.

Democrats became more upset with George W. Bush than they ever have with any other president. The disrespect was palpable; the anger was deep; and the desire for change was inevitable. What kind of change wasn't relevant. Democrats were so upset -- their minds were so agitated -- that they just picked anything that smacked of something new. And new they got.

Now that the dust has settled a bit, Democrats can see a bit more clearly. "Oh, is this what you had in mind, Mr. Obama? When you talked about your plans during the election, I didn't hear you correctly. I was too busy being in awe of you. But now I'm not so sure about what you had in mind."

We tried to tell you. But you wouldn't listen.

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