May 19, 2009

A few items

As I am completely worn out from teaching intersession.

First, the news that the GOP is losing ground in every demographic except for church goers and those over 65.
Compared to 2001, when George W. Bush first took office as president, GOP self-identification has fallen by ten points among college graduates, nine points among those 18-29 years of age, nine points in the Midwest, six in the East, five in the West, and even four points in the South. Married people identifying as Republicans have decreased by five points, and the difference is eight points among the unmarried. The list goes on and on.

Though, I have to say that given some other stories, I am not surprised. Michael Steele pronounced today that the the era of apologizing for Republican mistakes is over. As every other blogger has suggested, I missed those apologies. You know, when Republicans apologized for torture or two wars...

And then this must read from GQ about Donald Rumsfeld and his penchant for using Crusade style Biblical quotes to adorn updates from the Iraq war. Why? Because President Bush liked that kind of stuff. He liked the Biblical quotes about the "full armor of God" while he authorized the torture of detainees. Read this story. It will make you regret the last Sec Def, and be amazed at the CINC who refused to fire him.


If this is the GOP, then they should be losing supporters.

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