A new poll by Gallup reports
If this pattern continues, 2011 will be the third straight year that conservatives significantly outnumber moderates — the next largest ideological bloc. Liberalism has been holding steady for the past six years, averaging either 21% or 22%, although notably higher than the 17% average seen in Gallup polling during the early to middle ’90s.
Conservatives can be Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, etc. It isn’t a matter of what political party one joins so much as what core beliefs one espouses and puts into practice. It is time that conservatives in our area participate more openly and strongly in the political process here. Just because there are more Democrats here doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of people here approve of the uncontrolled spending of the progressives/liberals or of some of the other big-government, big-interventionist policies they try to force down our throats. So, no matter what party we belong to, let’s find, support and vote for candidates in the next election who will represent us and a more conservative political perspective!
Lynn Woolsey is retiring. She does not have to be replaced by a clone of herself. It is time for real CHANGE in 2012!