The Post Gazette and its fine political reporter, James O'Toole, posted their interpretation of an electoral phenomenon: why Republicans are becoming Democrats.
The following: "Recent Republican losses in Pennsylvania have been spurred by defections from among the party's more affluent and better-educated voters.
One of the strongest recent currents in Pennsylvania politics has been a shift of registered voters from the Republican to the Democratic Party. A new survey suggests that this change has been led disproportionately by some of the GOP's more upscale members, estranged by the Bush administration and the unpopular war in Iraq."
Point one: despite measurable advances and progress, liberal rags like the P-G will tell us that the war in Iraq is unpopular. Of course it is...while people are worried about losing their jobs and/or homes, we are force-fed tripe that the war in Iraq isn't successful. When in fact, it is remarkably successful.
"Muhlenberg College's Institute of Public Opinion looked at a sample of the hundreds of thousands of former Republicans who have swelled the ranks of Democrats over the last two federal election cycles.Point two: REPUBLICANS WERE SICK OF RICK SANTORUM! That's what happens when you have a pompous jerk in an influential position. Santorum deserved to get the boot!
In May 2006, just months before an election in which the GOP lost four U.S. House seats along with Rick Santorum's Senate seat, Democrats held a registration lead of roughly 550,000. By last November, as President Barack Obama was carrying the state by the widest margin of any White House contender in decades, the Democratic advantage had grown to 1.2 million voters."
Point three: ACORN. Fraudulent organizations like this one led the way to voter changes. Nowhere in those paragraphs does it say anything about Republicans changing positions.
"But the Muhlenberg findings suggest that it also reflected a longer-term reaction against Republican policies."Point five: It's too early to tell if the voter-registration changes will stick. Let's see where we are in a year from now.
Point four: Hogwash. In fact, conservative Republicans did not have much of a choice in the last election. Conservative candidates like Mitt Romney were inexplicably cast aside early on as John "Mr. Moderate" McCain somehow gained control of the party's nomination. Conservatives were energized by the "real rock star" of the Presidential campaign, Sarah Palin. Alas, the "Messiah" tag was given to Barack Hussein Obama and scare tactics were thrown out to scare moderate Republicans and a new, vast parade of fawning Obama-ites.