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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peggy Noonan's Different Look at the Polls

In "The Adam Lambert Problem" Ms. Noonan gives us her take on why American's by a large majority believe our country is headed in the wrong direction - 55% to 33% in a recent WSJ/NBC news poll. She believes the reasons are not economic, but social - the Adam Lambert episode being the most recent example.

The heart of her theory:

"Mr. Lambert's act left viewers feeling not just offended but assaulted. Again, "we don't care what you do in New York," but don't include us in it, don't bring it into our homes. Our children are here.

I don't mean to make too much of it. In the great scheme of things a creepy musical act doesn't matter much. But increasingly people feel at the mercy of the Adam Lamberts, who of course view themselves, when criticized, as victims of prudery and closed-mindedness. America is not prudish or closed-minded, it is exhausted. It cannot be exaggerated, how much Americans feel besieged by the culture of their own country, and to what lengths they have to go to protect their children from it.

It's things like this, every bit as much as taxes and spending, that leave people feeling jarred and dismayed, and worried about the future of their country.

Truly, 2009 was a bad year for public behavior."

It is interesting that the percentage supportive of the direction of our country is approaching the same percentage of the "hard" left base - somewhere between 20% and 30%. Is there a correlation?

I believe this is what we in the center left, center and right - not only the "hard" right, also 20% to 30% - are fearful of. Why does the left push this cultural degeneration? What is the goal? Is personal freedom all that counts? It certainly appears to be the case. Or is it that "POWER" comes to the left elites if the culture is ripped apart?

Careful, or you may get what you wish for!!



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