Friday, February 05, 2010

I Guess It All Depends...

...on one's definition of conservative.

The Gallup Poll reported Thursday afternoon that a majority of Democrats, 53%, have a “positive” image of socialism, which includes independents who lean toward the blue party.

Only 17 percent of Republican and GOP-leaners hold socialism in a positive light. In total, more than one-third of Americans, 36%, have a positive image of socialism.

Also viewing socialism positively: 61% of liberals, 39% of moderates and 20% of conservatives.

Loss of individual freedom.

All-powerful, centralized government.

Universal welfare state.

What's not to love?