Something else for you in your quest of growing up that this seemingly swing voter (and quasi-celeb) says:
What are some misconceptions that people have about Tea Parties (and their attendants) in general?
That they're all racists, they're all religious nuts, they're all uninformed, they're all stupid, they want no taxes at all and no regulations whatsoever. Those "arguments" are presented by the Dems in order to keep their base of uninformed voters on their side. In my opinion, as soon as you start name-calling, your opinion is immediately deemed invalid!
The childish name-calling is quite the example on display here.
Its a poll I refer to Ed. Read the post and follow the links to Gallup. Now, here's something:
Are you still involved in Tea Party activities? I do my own protesting via email and postcards. Anyone who thinks I'm crazy about Sarah Palin, Bush, etc. has made quite the presumption. I have voted Democrat all my life, until I started listening to what Obama was promising and started wondering how the hell will this utopian dream land be paid for? For those who actually believe that their taxes won't go up in order to pay for all this insanity: good luck!
Obama's oppinion on the mandate was ALWAYS nonsensical and i suspect he was only against it because Hillary was for it and he wanted to set himself apart.
Its much more simple, and cynical, that even that excuse. They polled (everything was polled for Obama) and found a majority against it, and decided to lie and decieve for their political advantage. One of many cynical moves.
It would be a new this cycle, if the projection based on polling in the House turns out to be predictive. However, there are so few of the individual polls that are not full of motive and investment, that I don't believe they are too reliable. To me, they seem more like a pack (Sabato, Cook, Silver, Stu) that goes out of their way to be the same.