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0 comments | Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This guy is wrong. For example, polls consistently show the majority of the American people favoring universal health care. Michael Moore's book Dude Where's My Country was all about how Americans poll liberal on a whole host of issues, yet elect politicians that are more conservative than how the country polls. What the Republicans do is get people all heated up about gay rights, guns, abortion, terrorism and such, then things like health care, the environment, education, and related concerns get moved aside. So I don't see the author's point that public opinion is responsible for the predicament we're in right now.

If the Democrats don't make significant changes it's more because they're raising money from the same people as Republicans, then that they are doing what public opinion reflects.

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