Teh Crazy Poll

From my Republican Dog Food post:

Citing the public’s “. . .deep seeded antipathy toward the president, the war, gas prices, the economy, foreclosures and, in some areas, the underlying cultural differences that continue to brand our party,” former Republican Party leader Rep. Tom Davis this week observed that “the Republican brand is in the trash can. . . if we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf.”

That was back in May ’08, before the Bush presidency succeeded in plunging the US into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Since then, the number of people who self-identify as Republicans has plummeted, leaving only a rump of its most brain-damaged supporters.

How else to explain the results of the new Research 2000 Poll among those who still identify themselves as Republicans? Among its findings are the following:

Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?
Yes 39
No 32
Not Sure 29

Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
Yes 63
No 21
Not Sure 16

Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?
Yes 42
No 36
Not Sure 22

Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?
Yes 24
No 43
Not Sure 33

Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
Yes 21
No 24
Not Sure 55

Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama?
Yes 53
No 14
Not Sure 33

Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?
Yes 31
No 36
Not Sure 33

Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?
Yes 23
No 58
Not Sure 19

Should sex education be taught in the public schools?
Yes 42
No 51
Not Sure 7

Should public school students be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world?
Yes 77
No 15
Not Sure 8

Should contraceptive use be outlawed?
Yes 31
No 56
Not Sure 13

Do you believe that the only way for an individual to go to heaven is though Jesus Christ, or can one make it to heaven through another faith?
Christ 67
Other 15
Not Sure 18

One has to wonder what the results would have been had the Teabaggers been included, many of whom believe that conventional Repugs are too moderate.

Commenting on the last question, Marcos over at Kos sez:

Two-thirds of Republicans assume anyone that is not a Christian is going to hell. It certainly makes it easier for them to dehumanize their enemies, either real or perceived.

Which helps explain the unrelenting demonization of Obama and “libruls” by the winger media. This one finding underscores the futility of pursuing bipartisanship with these people. One does not hold hands with someone who is jumping off a cliff.

As I observed in Dog Food:

So distressed at Barack Obama’s successful “Change” theme, the Repugs have tried to claim some of that turf as their own with their new campaign slogan—”Change You Deserve.” Unfortunately for them, that is the trademarked advertising slogan for the anti-depressant Effexor, used to treat generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults. (Who said that the Most Highs don’t have a sense of humor?)

No amount of Effexor or any other drug is going to cure these folks. And because the Rethuglican leadership is so desperate for their support, they have adopted their craziness as their own. One need only observe John McSame‘s flip flops on any number of issues, including DADT yesterday, because of a primary challenge from the Teabagger’s candidate of choice, crazy ex-Rep JD Hayworth.

Bruce Bartlett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush Administration, gets the last word. In his post yesterday titled Why I Am Not a Republican:

I can only conclude from this new poll of 2003 self-identified Republicans nationwide that between 20% and 50% of the party is either insane or mind-numbingly stupid.

[Image by Gamecock, found here.]


  1. Avatar mary b

    Fox the Newsless has helped the rethugs succeed where no one dare go,
    dumbing down the masses.
    How do they think this could possibly be a good thing?
    I’m afraid it will get much, much worse before it gets better, if ever.

    1. Fear not, Mary. (I love saying that; it’s so Biblical…)
      Ailes and his collection of retarded miscreants have, for the time being, entrenched themselves behind financial power. And indeed, it may get worse before it gets better; but. whatever it takes to rouse enough Americans out of their “freedom stupor” to realize allowing a corporate propaganda tool to destroy our government is um, a BAD THING… and to act to change things.

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