Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How's That Outreach Going?

Sixty percent of Americans believe that the government should keep funding Planned Parenthood.  Probably because even those NASCAR voters have had a visit to PP at some point.  Maybe PP caught their sister's breast cancer at a screening.  Maybe they helped fill a birth control prescription.  Whatever the reason, it's pretty clear that people have a much more favorable opinion of the Planned Parenthood than the 35% who want to shut down the government over federal funding for the organization.

Meanwhile, human herpes sore Jason Chaffetz (R-Utahstan) is being a total douchecanoe to Cecile Richards.

2014 was obviously a big win for the GOP.  But it allowed them to forget what happened in 2012.  A president who took over at the beginning of a financial panic was re-elected quite comfortably for the first time since 1820.  The GOP is losing the following groups:

City dwellers
African Americans
Single Women
The college educated

That leaves rural, exurban and some suburban whites as their demographic.  And Cubans.  That can win you the House, and maybe give you control of the Senate from time to time.

But having claimed Boehner's scalp, the crazies - to quote Pete King (R-Ireland) have taken over and I would expect them to horrify those people who are still capable of being horrified.

Are there any of those people left?

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