Monday, May 11, 2009

Hate is a fatal response in American politics. It leads to irrational, sectarian, and self-defeating behavior.

The Hate Trap - by Craig Charney - September 24, 2006

Most Democrats Wanted Bush to Fail in 2006 Poll, Will Media Care?
By Noel Sheppard
March 9, 2009 - 01:00 ET

If it's unpatriotic and supposedly treasonous for conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to want Barack Obama's policies to fail in the middle of a serious recession, is it similarly so for Democrats who wished President Bush wouldn't succeed while the nation was at war?

In August 2006, a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll asked the following of 900 registered voters:

Regardless of how you voted in the presidential election, would you say you want President Bush to succeed or not?

Yes, that says 51 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Independents didn't want President Bush to succeed...even though our nation was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I'm sure media outlets will be reporting this revelation real soon, and expressing their apologies to Mr. Limbaugh.

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