September 03, 2013

2000s anti-war movement was just anti-GOP

Look no further than this chart courtesy of Slate:

There's been a lot of talk about the absence of a strong and visible anti-war movement, the way there was during the George W. Bush Presidency. While there are protests against intervention in Syria, in general the movement seems to be a lot weaker under Obama. If you guessed that this had something to do with the fact that Obama is a Democrat, you'd be correct! In 2011, Professors Michael T. Heaney and Fabio Rojas published a study titled: The Partisan Dynamics of Contention: Demobilization Of The Antiwar Movement In The United States 2007-2009 which looked at nearly 6,000 surveys of anti-war demonstrators between January 2007 and December 2009. This [above] chart basically tells the whole story. The percentage of Democrats attending anti-war protests collapsed at the end of 2008, and in early 2009.

But any clear-thinking person knew this already, of course.

Posted by Hube at September 3, 2013 07:33 PM | TrackBack

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Indeed, it was an anti-GOP movement. There used to be anti-war protestors that would show up outside a local Barnes and Noble every Saturday to protest the Iraq War. Since Obama took office, they've all but vanished into thin air.

Posted by: Carl at September 5, 2013 02:39 PM

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