A majority of Americans (58%), when polled a month or so ago, were in favor of the requirement that private health coverage must cover all forms of birth control.
I daresay that when polls are completed about the Hobby Lobby case that a majority of Americans will disagree with it.
So why is this good news? Because anger makes people vote.
One of the reasons conservatives have won a bunch of elections lately is because the right knows this. They get their voters angry so that they get to the voting booths. They have an entire TV network dedicated to making its viewers angry.
And liberals and Democrats just aren’t angry enough.
As I’ve pointed out many times, the majority of Americans agree with Democrats on almost every important issue. A majority of Americans support Obamacare. (This is especially true if you call it “the Affordable Care Act.”) A majority thinks gay marriage, abortion and marijuana should be legal. A majority supports more gun control. A majority wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and do not believe that “corporations are people.” A majority want to raise the minimum wage and do something about campaign finance reform. And a majority support amending the Constitution to overturn the Citizen’s United case. These issues are not leftist dreams. They are mainstream. They are moderate.
So if a majority of Americans agree with Democrats and disagree with the Republicans why don’t we Democrats win more?
Because we aren’t angry enough. Because we don’t get out and vote.
However, that has been changing lately, and the polls are showing this. Latinos, who are generally more conservative (thanks to their religious background) are abandoning the Republicans in huge numbers because of their anti-immigration policies. Women are now massively supporting Democrats. And young people are rejecting Republicans by huge margins.
But — here’s the key — so far, they haven’t been angry enough to vote.
So the good news is that this will help.
Stay angry, my friends.