Republican Idiocy

Filed in National by on February 1, 2010

Wondering what the Republican base looks like…

Via TPM, Via Kos on Twitter:

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.

39% of Republicans want President Obama to be impeached.

63% think Obama is a socialist.

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.

23% want to secede from the United States.

73% think gay people should not be allowed to teach in public schools.

31% want contraception to be outlawed.

Simply amazing, and far be it for me to give Democrats advice, but… they might want to start pushing these points next time they’re on Meet The Press.  It is time to make Republicans own their crazy.

LOL, 63% think Obama is a socialist?  Wanna bet 62% of them can’t define the word.  And while I mock, it behooves (now there’s a word you don’t see every day) us to draw attention to this lunacy.  They may be crazy, but they’re organized.


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  1. anon says:

    These people will be nominating the next Republican candidate for President.

    I feel better already.

  2. Bob White says:

    I’d love to know where they found these people. They certainly do not reflect the views of Republicans like myself and those I know.

  3. a.price says:

    have ya WATCHED Glenn and Hannity? it’s a wonder more still dont think Obama is a secret Muslim.

  4. Jason330 says:

    We can talk to these people. We can win them over. They will come around, all we have to do is compromise a little bit.

  5. anon says:

    On the postive side, Obama may have broken the barrier for electing an actual Muslim.

  6. a.price says:

    no, electing a SECRET muslim. now secret muslims are able to do whatever they want.

  7. Bob White says:

    Jason, that sound’s like Obama’s policy for al-Qaeda and the Taliban, not to mention Iran , Hamas, and Hezbollah. Are you telling me that you and your president have a greater willingness to engage our nation’s enemies on friendly terms than you are your own fellow citizens?

  8. What percentage of them can properly define the word “socialist.”

    Wow, 42% don’t think Obama was born in the U.S.? How do you engage with people who live in a different reality?

  9. Bob White says:

    How to engage them? By doing what is best for America and releasing the original of Obama’s birth certificate in order to prove beyond all doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii, thus discrediting anyone who continues to raise the issue.

  10. It is disturbing. 100% should think that President Obama is a socialist.

  11. a.price says:

    if only he really was. as a true socialist, i can tell you david, Obama is no socialist.

  12. Bob White says:

    You must not read much (or read well, take your pick), UI. I didn’t say I didn’t believe he was born in Hawaii. I said that the best thing he could do was discredit those arguing otherwise by releasing the original that was issued when he was born in 1961, not a computer-generated form that was printed up years later.

  13. cassandra_m says:

    RWR — if you are going to persist in relitigating the same old bullshit that you have been called out on pretty definitively already you can get banned under this sockpuppet handle too.

  14. So Bob and David can’t wait to come here and show us that, yes, Republicans really are that stupid.

  15. Jason330 says:

    Bob White admits that the GOP is like the Taliban. Priceless.

  16. meatball says:

    I’m off to get my computer generated social security card since my original was lost at Baynard Stadium 21 years ago.

  17. anon says:

    Too bad… the old Social Security cards say right on them NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION. That instruction was removed during the Reagan administration. Now you have to produce your Social Security card and number for all sorts of non-governmental business.

  18. meatball says:

    I haven’t had to provide it for my last 4 employers, but my driver’s lic renewal states I MAY have to produce it.

  19. M. McKain says:

    This presents a unique problem for me as a social studies teacher because I find myself correcting factual errors that students come to me with from their parents. I try to do it “gently” and with relible sources/facts to back them up if questioned.

  20. Geezer says:

    “in order to prove beyond all doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii”

    It’s already been proven beyond all reasonable doubt. If that standard is good enough to send a person to Old Drowsy the Death Gurney, it ought to be good enough even for Texans.