Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This is Scary

Update: The full poll is now available on Kos here. Still some weirdness to be  reveled in the results and it is now confirmed that my fellow Southerners are indeed crazier, on the whole, than the rest of the country.

A new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll, conducted among 2,000 self-identified Republican respondents nationwide, gives an interesting peek into the psyche of the minority party's base. The full report is not out but Kos has  leaked some on Twitter thanks to Eric Kleefeld over at TPM. I can do nothing but shake my head at this. Can these people really be serious or are they just making shit up? I really am beginning to think it is just a game of 'mindfuck' being played by the right to daze and confuse us. (my comments are bolded)

• 39% of Republicans want President Obama to be impeached. It would be interesting to see what they think he should be impeached for.
• 63% think Obama is a socialist. Do you think they even know what a socialist is?
• Only 42% believe Obama was born in the United States.
• 21% think ACORN stole the 2008 election -- that is, that Obama didn't actually win it, and isn't legitimately the president, with 55% saying they are "not sure."
• 53% think Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama to be president. This one scares me the most I think.
• 23% want to secede from the United States. Have they really thought this through and what they would have to give up if they left? I'll also bet they are the first to complain about not enough security from terrorism.
• 73% think gay people should not be allowed to teach in public schools.
• 31% want contraception to be outlawed. I guess they think its not crowded enough here.

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