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It's Bedlam out there

By Owen Paine on Friday February 5, 2010 03:19 PM

One of luxury fringe effects of SMBIVA-ism... we can talk sensibly about the GOP. Enter the recent much footballed Kospoll on Repub mind sets -- here's the lede take of some fireworks peddler calling itself Sam Stein over at Arianna's bath house:

A new poll of more than 2,000 self-identified Republican voters illustrates the incredible paranoia enveloping the party... The numbers speak for themselves -- a large portion of GOP voters think that President Obama is racist, socialist or a non-US citizen...
  • 39 percent of Republicans believe Obama should be impeached
  • 36 percent of Republicans believe Obama was not born in the United States
  • 31 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a "Racist who hates White people"
  • 63 percent of Republicans think Obama is a socialist
  • 24 percent of Republicans believe Obama wants "the terrorists to win"
  • 21 percent of Republicans believe ACORN stole the 2008 election
  • 23 percent of Republicans believe that their state should secede from the United States
It then quotes the fearless uberpimple of the kos-hive himself, summing it all up:
"This is why it's becoming impossible for elected Republicans to work with Democrats to improve our country...

They are a party beholden to conspiracy theorists... They think Obama is racist against white people and the second coming of Lenin. And if any of them stray and decide to do the right thing and try to work in a bipartisan fashion, they suffer primaries and attacks. Given what their base demands -- and this poll illustrates them perfectly -- it's no wonder the GOP is the party of no."

Would that the Dem pwog-base could be so chilling, eh?

Okay, okay, don't task me with the Orthrian symbiotics of all this: the loons are on the march... we all must rally round the Magic Negro or we'll have Squadristi in the streets of our cities. What outfit have you chosen?

Comments (5)

Do they acknowledge that the remaining Republicans joined the Democratic Party because they love war and capitalism but just found those other Republicans simply too declasse'?

But I kid the Kossacks. Thank You. I'll be here all week.

Hey, if you think the Teabaggers are off the goddamn' hook:


Oh, and besides... it's not like I don't know enough about the Donkeycrats to not give a shit if we have Donkeycrats or Rethuglicans in charge, but just in case you have any lingering doubts, check out this entry in Dirty Greenie Hippie, which quotes this entry at Extreme Liberal. We're talking 24-carat solid gold paranoia here, gang. Just replace "Republican" with "Democrat" here, and you'll see what I mean.


I agree with 'em about seceding from the Union. Times have changed since 1860. I would like New York state to secede from the union, and then New York City secede from the state. Bring on the Balkans!

My favorite slogan from the 60s was, "US Out Of North America!"

Back in our college years, Owen and I used to amuse ourselves drawing up various partitioned versions of the US. Our target was six or seven seven medium-sized countries instead of one big one. The maps varied, and what to do with "New England" so-called was always a sore spot, but one constant was a River Republic, long and skinny, stretching from New Orleans along the banks of the Mississippi to Minneapolis, with a possible tendril extending to Chicago.

Agree, big-time, MJS, though I'd hate to lose you as an advocate and comrade.

Callenbach's _Ecotopia_ seemed right 25 years ago.

And the larger point is -- let's give the Crackers back the South -- and, after a Second Reconstuction, make all their refugees swear a new oath. But i love the idea of daring these dicks, these pussies to walk their talk.


"Would that the Dem pwog-base could be so chilling, eh?"

I thought that this was interesting considering the quote above.

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