QUESTION: Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
Not Sure 16
But that’s not the crazy part. There’s more:
QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?
Not sure 33
Moving right along….
QUESTION: Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
Not sure 55
Yes, three-quarters of Republicans are open to the idea that a cash-strapped community group composed of a lot of poor and working class people created millions of illegal votes. But we’re still not at the crazy point. Really:
QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?
Not sure 31
That’s right: two-thirds of Republicans are open to the proposition that Obama hates white people–which, no doubt, is why his administration is full of
honkies them. OK, onto treason.
QUESTION: Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?
Not sure 19
Two out of five Republicans are considering the idea of secession. Because it worked out so well for everyone last time.
Can we finally realize that this is not really a problem of framing, of communication? Propaganda, yes. Framing, no. Roughly thirty percent of the U.S. is batshit lunatic insane. You don’t even waste your time negotiating with them. You can’t negotiate with people who are this unhinged from reality. Fortunately, they are a minority, who only have that power which is ceded to them.
Now, if the Democrats only understood that….
Aside: I didn’t think it even worth mentioning that 77% answered “yes” to the following question: “Should public school students be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world?” Or that TEH GAY is evil. And sex ed too. At this point, that’s just trite.