On Limbaugh's June 25th program, Limbaugh complained that America was being ruled by a liberal minority, but Craig pointed out something very interesting. Limbaugh stated that the number of people who identified themselves as conservative stood at 42% while moderates grabbed 35% of the population and liberals grabbed 20%, but, Limbaugh soon after stated that "moderates are liberals without the guts to say so." I don't know about Limbaugh's math skills, but according to his own numbers, liberals constitute 55% of the population leading conservatives by 13 points.
Well, another power grab took place this morning with this financial regulatory reform bill. Obama doesn't know what's in it, he doesn't care what's in it because all he knows is it gives him more power and more authority and the government gets bigger. Chris Dodd's out there saying, "Well, we really won't know what's in this 'til it starts taking place." Just like Pelosi, we gotta pass health care to find out what's in it, same thing with this, another 2,000 pages. Folks, we are being ruled by a minority, and it is stark, this reality. "The number of Americans identifying themselves as conservative or very conservative stands at 42 percent according to new Gallup numbers. That's compared to 35 percent who describes themselves as moderate and 20 percent who describe themselves as liberal. The results are based on eight Gallup surveys conducted over the past six months.See the stupidity that is Limbaugh?
"According to Gallup's Lydia Saad: 'The 42% identifying as conservative represents a continuation of the slight but statistically significant edge conservatives achieved over moderates in 2009. Should that figure hold for all of 2010, it would represent the highest annual percentage identifying as conservative in Gallup's history of measuring ideology with this wording, dating to 1992.' Gallup also found that self-identified independents are slightly more likely to label themselves moderate than conservative-- 41 percent to 36 percent. Just 19 percent of independents consider themselves liberal." Now, that's fine and dandy, but moderates are liberals without the guts to say so. Moderates are a bunch of liberals who think they're smarter than everybody else, more tolerant than everybody else and less judgmental than everybody else, and more open-minded than everybody else. Still, doesn't matter, we are being ruled by a minority. Twenty percent of this country is liberal and look what they're doing!
Should conservatives return to power, they would also be a minority group, but people like Limbaugh don't want to hear that. They would prefer their minority is in power so they can impose their beliefs on the population...
Here are the figures Limbaugh referenced on his program:
Now check out this other graph from the same poll:
It appears that moderates outnumber conservatives, and as Limbaugh pointed out, moderates are liberals. The poll also indicates that within certain age groups, liberals outnumber conservatives, but Limbaugh doesn't care about those numbers...