Carol Platt Liebau: Marginalized Once Again

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Marginalized Once Again

The Democrats' hue and cry over the President's warrantless surveillance has paid them great political dividends . . . NOT.

Check out this Rasmussen poll (HT: Tom Bevan at the Real Clear Politics blog). If I were (so unfortunate as to be) a Democrat, I'd be pretty worried that my party's stepped in it again -- having revealed itself as weak on national security, while reaping no political benefits for supposedly defending civil liberties.

With 68% following the story closely, fully 64% of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. Only 23% disagree.

Keep it up, Dems. You're marginalizing yourself once again.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Given the phrasing of the Rasmussen question--"Should the National Security Agency be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States?"--doesn't 64% strike you as a rather low number?

Given that the question doesn't even ask about warrantless intercepts, I would have thought the agreement number should have been in the 90% (apple pie and motherhood) range.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

The Democrats have reduced themselves to a single issue party - oppose Bush at all costs.

This has caused the majority of Americans to view the Democratic Party as childish and un-serious.

It's a shame, too. I'm all for conservative policies. But good government requires SERIOUS policy debates. The Democrats haven't offered to participate in serious discussion since 2000 (or before).

6:16 AM  

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