For the first time, a majority of Americans now say the Republican Party is too extreme, according to a poll released Thursday by CNN/ORC.
Fifty-three percent of people, including 22 percent of Republicans, said the GOP's views and policies have pushed them beyond the mainstream. The number is up dramatically from previous years. In 2010, fewer than 40 percent thought the party was too extreme.
Democrats were considered to be a "generally mainstream" party by 57 percent in the new poll.
"That's due in part to the fact that the Republican brand is not doing all that well," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director.
Americans also say that they have far more confidence in President Barack Obama than in congressional Republicans, and that Republicans should compromise more in finding bipartisan solutions.
Originally posted by pierregustavetoutant
I don't care for the Republican establishment, but there is one party whose aims have been to undermine every aspect of the nation's founding values and the policies that made it successful. Myself,I would call those aims extreme and borderline treasonous. It's not the Republicans.
If supporting the Constitution, civil liberties, personal responsibility, privacy rights, self reliance, and the right of the people to protect themselves makes me "too extreme", call me very proud to be called "extreme".
Also, OP, you catch the recent story about the left wing whisteblower who came out saying that CNN does fake stories for money? Inc possibly from the Obama Whitehouse?
This wasn't coming from Breitbart or Rush Limbaugh but from lefties who actually have principals. Something the vast majority of libs seem to have easily cast off once they had a sniff of power.
Be careful with your sources. CNN is more laughable to anyone with a few braincells than FOX is to liberals.
Originally posted by buster2010
To complain about the "libtards" you run to a communist. Priceless.
Originally posted by bjax9er
Originally posted by muse7
Why do conservatives resort to name calling so fast?
maybe because conservatives are tired of being called,
right wing nut jobs
when we are none of these.
but hey, at least we are not baby killers...
what libtards don't like being called libtards?
woe is me...
Oh I sure hope that you haven't found yourself in the deep piney woods!
Originally posted by Hawking
Recently moved to east Texas and apparently I'm close enough to the South to hear nutjobs on the radio talking about the upcoming race wars and shooting federal agents. The most racist, sexist, insane things are on the airwaves here in the name of being "un-PC"
I have always been anti-government but I certainly can't side with these inbred jackasses either