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Because Democrats Are Liars, That’s Why

Posted on | July 31, 2011 | 14 Comments

Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg titles his New York Times thumbsucker “Why Voters Tune Out Democrats,” and writes:

Oddly, many voters prefer the policies of Democrats to the policies of Republicans. They just don’t trust the Democrats to carry out those promises.

You can read the whole thing, which I must caution you is written by a Democrat and — like a majority of Americans — I don’t trust Democrats.

(Via Memeorandum.)


14 Responses to “Because Democrats Are Liars, That’s Why”

  1. Anonymous
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Typical loony left solutions restrict free speech by limiting campaign and other political speech spending. Confiscate property by “redistributing” airtime and send ACORN/SEIU thugs to intimidate success while confiscating wealth for equal distribution.

    Make mud bricks, resistance is not futile.

  2. Guest
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    I’ll pass on reading the article.  Your headline is exactly why.

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    July 31st, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

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  4. Gastorgrab
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    “Oddly, many voters prefer the policies of Democrats to the policies of Republicans.”


    That’s because they prefer fantasy to reality.

  5. Matt Lewis
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    A lot of it comes down to:

    “When unemployment is high, and the rich are getting richer, you would think that voters of average means would flock to progressives, who are supposed to have their interests in mind — and who historically have delivered for them.”

    I’m not sure, exactly how progressives are supposed to have delivered for voters of average means, but I think that most of these average means voters understand that there’s a difference between wanting to improve things and actually making things better in the real world.  Maybe he’s including our national Ponzi schemes here, which make about as good a case study as any of how good intentions go awry.

  6. Lee
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    More diahrretoric from the NYT WYT’s.

  7. Joe
    July 31st, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    Off Topic, but I took the kids to Captain America and it was very good. I recommend it. Refreshingly unnuanced.

  8. M. Thompson
    July 31st, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    I don’t trust any party where there’s a segment that treats being successful as a Bad Thing, and has pushed for dulling swords and expanding frontiers at the same time.

  9. Anonymous
    July 31st, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Yeah, but they used the wrong theme song:

  10. Larry Anderson
    July 31st, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    the Republicans are just as big a liars as the Democrats. Does anybody REALLY believe they will keep the promise of “Budget cuts in the future”? Let’s see some cuts NOW! Cut 2012 budget by 10%. That’s a REAL start.

  11. Anonymous
    July 31st, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
    RSM is so correct about the lying…Heh.

  12. dad29
    July 31st, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    On Greenberg:  I have a pal who was Chair/Young Americans for Freedom, East-Coast-State leader for Reagan’s campaign, acquainted with Buckley, pro-life warrior (underline warrior), ….etc.  He knows Greenberg and tells me that G’berg is “an honest Lefty.”

    Well, Lefty he is, indeed; his characterization of the population at large as ‘center-left’ is ……umnnnhhh……… hopeful.  And his prescriptions are certainly (D)/Statist.

    But he got more than a few things right in his essay and Obozo has a problem.

  13. Wilbur Post
    August 1st, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    “They just don’t trust the Democrats to carry out those promises.”Actually, I DO trust the Democracks to carry out those promises – the stupid idiotic promises they try to carry out are the reason I don’t trust the effing Democraps (witness the mess they have made the last two and a half years.)

  14. Adjoran
    August 1st, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    That’s correct, he’s a True Believer and could never conceive that “the People” don’t support the same ideology he does.  Sorta like the lefty who wrote the book “What’s Wrong With Kansas?” because according to his calculations, the state would benefit from more federal money if their congressional delegation supported more liberal programs.

    A decent guy who just doesn’t get it.  Still, he’s a pretty good pollster, just watch the samples.