Monday, July 5, 2010

Less Than 1 in 5 Leftists 'Extremely' Patriotic in Gallup Poll

I didn't really look around this year. Usually I find a few radical bloggers dissing 4th of July. I did have the run-in with the fringe college students at Saturday's tea party, so it's pretty much all around, in any case. In terms of raw data, Gallup shows a decline among both Democrats and "liberals" on the score of "extremely' patriotic." (See CNS News as well). Some folks may have noticed, but I don't use the term "liberal" to describe these dolts. They're leftists and socialists, frankly. The American usage of "liberal" may have had some relevance back in the Truman era, and possibly Kennedy/Johnson, but those on the left today favor socialism and they're the same types who reject patriotic love of country. This is not an insignificant number either. President Obama leads the America-bashing chorus whenever he feels it necessary to apologize for the United States. Most traditional flag-waving Americans have had enough of that. After decades of being told they're "racist" and after more than 45 years of consolidating a post-Jim Crow racial entitlement regime under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, right-standing Americans know that we have nothing to be ashamed of on the diversity front. And were it not for an American foreign policy of freedom, there'd be less liberty in the world today than there is now. So while no country is perfect, we have lots to be thankful for and plenty of reasons to be extremely proud of who we are and what we stand for.

Patriotism

Via Memeorandum.

See also, Scared Monkeys, "
Poll Shocker: Conservatives Are More Than Twice as Likely as Liberals to Be Strongly Patriotic," and Linkmaster Smith, "Does Not Caring About The Country Correlate With Thuggery?"

3 comments:

Opus #6 said...

These are people who should emigrate. They hate us. They want socialism or marxism. There are a number of countries that can provide them with this.

Tell them, PLEASE GO. And leave us Americans alone!

Dennis said...

If one studies World History and other societies and learns how they handled all that a country/society has to deal then one realizes how much we have to be proud. Thomas Sowell has an excellent book on this as well.
There are no surprises in this poll because one only needs to look around themselves to see the realities of the poll's results.

The Real Sporer said...

Just statistical validation of what everyone knows to be true.

Liberals love their country like wife beaters love their wives.

Think about the McChrystal/Steele incidents.