Why are Democrats souring on big government?


According to a new Gallup poll, 72 percent of Americans say that big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than big business or big labor, a record high in the half century that Gallup has been asking the question. The previous high for big government was 65 percent in 1999 and 2000:

And this isn’t just Fox News-watching Republicans who think that Obama is a Communist Muslim born in Kenya who is plotting to seize all privately-owned guns and declare martial law.

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8 thoughts on “Why are Democrats souring on big government?

  1. The Libertarian message of governments threat to personal freedom is being heard.
    Obama has failed to lead.
    Big government failed to deliver on promises.
    Big business has great PR
    Truth is self-evident ( alternative media)

    • Looks like a lot of Democrats and Independents did not get the memo. My point exactly, Obama started using using the obstructionist chant after the 2010 election when “his” crusader steamroller ran out of gas.

  2. because Dems are finally realizing that Big gov is just as terrible as Big Biz. both have the same human flaws. we need to revisit our antitrust laws. capitalism only works on level playing field. and after we break up the largest banks, retailers and conglomerates, we go after the biggest entity in the country, the gov.

    oh and not to mention the President has used the Big Gov to continue wars and covert ops, spy anyone and everyone, and pass bills just to see what is in them.

  3. Profoundly encouraging that voters are waking up, and instructive on 2014 and 2016 campaigns! I will forward or summarize a recent IBD/TIPP poll with supporting detail.

    Good news: A repentant Barbara Walters confesses on TV that Obama’s 2008 promises persuaded her and others that he was “almost the Messiah”.

    Warning: Obama’s name will NOT be on 2014 or 2016 ballots. Democratic spin will include Hillary’s “Oh, I’m not 100% Obama” and congressional candidates claiming they opposed Obamacare.

    • Andrew Cuomo will enter the primary as a moderate saying he knows how to work with business to create jobs and make government responsible and effective. Hillary won’t be the nominee.

  4. We are in an era when the connections between big government and big business, inherent in the capitalist state but often masked, have become obvious. On top of that, we have observed several pointless wars, arbitrary execution and imprisonment without due process, and revelations of massive surveillance. In spite of numerous interventions, the government seems unable to manage the economy. It has not been a good time for fans of government.

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