The people who elected Obama are not as liberal as Congress

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    They did not vote him because he believed in big government, but because they wanted new blood in politics. And those who think that the election of Obama is some sort of sign that the country is swinging left need to think again.

    Barack Obama and congressional Democrats won big on Tuesday night, but they should not mistake their victory for a big-government mandate. The evidence tells a very different story.

    A poll commissioned by the Club for Growth in 12 swing congressional districts over the past weekend shows that the voters who made the difference in this election still prefer less government -- lower taxes, less spending and less regulation -- to Sen. Obama's economic liberalism. Turns out, Americans didn't vote for Mr. Obama and Democratic congressional candidates because they support their redistributionist agenda, but because they are fed up with the Republican politicians in office. This was a classic "throw the bums out" election, rather than an embrace of the policy views of those who will replace them.


    Swing Voters Don't Want Big Government - WSJ.com
     
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    Congress isn't as liberal as you think. Just like Obama isn't either.

    Many Democrats are blue dogs. Which means they have conservatives back home they have to please.

    You guys are the fanatics, not us.

    Our left wing doesn't run the Democratic party.

    But the right wing does/did run the GOP for 8 years.

    And McCain would have had to serve them.

    Thank GOD they are gone.
     
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    Tell that to Pelosi.
     
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    What is Pelosi's radical agenda. I bet you post a bunch of bullshit or nothing at all.

    Links please Allie!!
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Absolutely right. Practically no one wants big government. And everyone wants fiscal responsibility.

    There is more that unites us than divides us, and the congress better not be divisive.
     

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