April 11, 2009

According to a new Pew Research poll, the partisan gap between Democrats and Republicans is 10 points larger than it was under George W. Bush. The poll shows a 61-point difference between Democrats and Republicans who think that the president is doing a good job. This is larger than any other president in recent history.

The gap for George W. Bush at a similar point during his presidency was 51 points. It was 38 for George H. W. Bush, 45 for Bill Clinton, and 46 for Ronald Reagan. The trend seems to be widening if you look back to the presidencies of Nixon and Carter, who both started out with a 29 and 25-point gap respectively.

So much for The One who was supposed to 'bring people together' and 'put aside the partisanship of the past'. Of course, those with any common sense who paid attention knew that was all empty rhetoric from Obama. As conservatives have been saying all along, Barack Obama is a great divider, not uniter. This huge partisan gap shouldn’t come as a shock, because his policies, voting record, and close allies all point to a radical socialist. Those types aren’t exactly known for uniting people.

You don’t bring people together by shredding the Constitution, bad mouthing America, weakening our defenses, raising taxes, talk about honesty and transparency in government then appoint tax-cheating cronies, signing the largest pork-laden spending bill in history, quadrupling the national debt, and bowing down in an unprecedented manner to the corrupt leaders of foreign governments.

We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.