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Just how stupid are many Republicans?

 
 
Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 05:55 pm
This stupid.

Poll: Majority of Republicans believe Obama is a 'socialist'

A new poll of self-identified Republicans released Tuesday shows a large slice of the GOP believes President Barack Obama is a “socialist” who was not born in this country, should be impeached, wants the terrorists to win and only won the 2008 election because ACORN “stole” it for him.

The survey of 2003 self-identified Republicans, who typically trend much more conservative than voters who “lean” Republican, was conducted by Research 2000 for the liberal blog Daily Kos.

According to the poll, 63 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist; 39 percent think Obama should be impeached; 24 percent said Obama wants “the terrorists to win”; and 31 percent agreed with the statement that Obama is “a racist who hates white people.”

Those numbers are just a portion of the results from the poll that paints the GOP as much more socially conservative " and in some cases conspiratorial " than most analysts would be willing to grant.

The rest of the story is here.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32384.html

 
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 05:59 pm
@kickycan,
Sounds like their "ACORN" platform has bounced back in their faces. I believe the news media are calling it ACORNGATE.

Theyll put up Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin to demonstrate their fierce support of anti-intellectualism
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2010 06:36 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Theyll put up Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin to demonstrate their fierce support of anti-intellectualism


Good 'un, fm. Love that phrase.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 07:33 am
That's just about as intelligent as believing that Bush was behind 9/11.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 07:58 am
@kickycan,
Oh, a Daily Kos poll. That's great.
kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 11:36 am
@Brandon9000,
Brandon9000 wrote:

That's just about as intelligent as believing that Bush was behind 9/11.


I'm glad to see that we finally agree on something.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 11:47 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

Oh, a Daily Kos poll. That's great.


They commissioned the poll, but the group who performed it (Research 2000) is a professional firm.

I would invite you to look at the questions and the cross-tabs if you have a complaint about the poll, rather then attempt to damn it because a Dem group commissioned it.

Cycloptichorn
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 12:26 pm
Quote:
Just how stupid are many Republicans?

Very.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 12:30 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Did I complain? Did I damn it? I'm sure it's worth the paper it's printed on.

Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 12:41 pm
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

Did I complain? Did I damn it? I'm sure it's worth the paper it's printed on.


Looked like a complaint/dismissal to me.

Cycloptichorn
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 02:19 pm
wouldn't a more realistic question be

just how many republicans are stupid?

i'd guess it's about the same percentage as every group of people

100%
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 03:11 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Theyll put up Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin to demonstrate their fierce support of anti-intellectualism


I understood that anti-intellectualism is popular in the US. I read Mr Hofstadter's book on the subject. And there are the evolution threads to consider. Leaving my self aside, as I do, anti-intellectualism is endemic on those threads. It is described in some detail in Mr Veblen's book The Higher Learning in America. And Mr Salinger's side-swipes at it.

Intellectuals are playful creatures. In a "get-up-and-go", upthrusting "noses-to-the-grindstone" economy intellectualism as a movement is no good.

Kids are intellectuals whether they are playing in a sand pit or stirring up the **** in the potty with Mom's wooden baking spoon. The one that's been handed down.

Education is designed to knock it out of them. It teaches them the common sense of "our heritage". As well it might. The US must do it best on evolutionary principles judged, at this time, as a success. Top Gun. Not the sort of evolutionary principles Mr Darwin understood, which are easy. He couldn't have imagined a billion dollars let alone flashing ten of them from New York to Tokyo with a submit button in 1/7th of a second.

Imagine, if you can, 301 million intellectuals in the US. The gas pumps would have to deliver to the Fair Sales Force guidelines correct to a milli-milli-milli gallon, (That sounds daft--A mixed imperial), and the ladies would all be in hiding seeing as they are all intellectuals.

And Mr Jindal is a Rhodes Scholar. And I hope you don't think that by asserting his anti-intellectualism you are laying claim to being an intellectual, your reverse invidious comparison trick, the RIC, because I'll back his intellectualism over your's any day of the week.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 03:20 pm
@spendius,
Quote:
because I'll back his intellectualism over your's any day of the week.


Spoken by someone who obviously hasn't put much study into the individual in question.

Cycloptichorn
georgeob1
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:07 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Spoken by someone who consistently confuses his prejudices with facts.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:17 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
I'll admit that Cyclo.

I was making a comparison from what I know of the statements and reported action of Mr Jindal and fm. I have already posted somewhere about Mr Jindal being a personification of the American Dream--rags to riches on hard work and nonce.

Elected Govenor of 4.5 million people and being touted as a future president and not yet 40 I gather. And a Rhodes scholar in case you need reminding already.

And you might read the evolution threads.

What has Mr Jindal said that suggests he's not an intellectual. You can only identify an intellectual when proof that they're not one is offered. As it often is.

There is another and not unimportant point raised by fm's original post on here. Original in the sense of first I mean. He obviously considers male and female intellectualism to be identical and, I'll bet my boots, also identical with himself and those who experience joy when reading his posts.

I stand by my earlier bet. I can see why certain areas might not wish to see Mr Jindal and Mrs Palin in the White House.

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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:30 pm
@georgeob1,
georgeob1 wrote:

Spoken by someone who consistently confuses his prejudices with facts.


Spoken like someone who wouldn't know a fact if it slapped him in the face. You never met an assertion you couldn't forward and then get retroactively huffy about being called on.

Cycloptichorn
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Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 05:02 pm
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

Quote:
Just how stupid are many Republicans?

Very.


I'd agree, but instead of 'stupid', I'd use the term 'uninformed'. Pew Research published a survey a couple of weeks ago showing the Reps to be slightly better informed than Democrats, but not by much (although they did trounce the Dems on a question about Harry Reid, the leader of their own party LOL). Even Independents knew more than the Dems, again not by much.

The test is remarkably easy. I'd be surprised if most here didn't score well above average; actually, I'd be surprised if most here didn't get a perfect score. There are only 12 questions.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 05:05 pm
@Irishk,
nice, not bad for a non american

http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/Political-Quiz-Charts_10.png
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 05:08 pm
@Irishk,
12/12. Pathetic that anyone would miss any of those questions - though the one about Iraq/Afghanistan really could have gone either way.

Cycloptichorn
Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 05:10 pm
@djjd62,
LOL, I heard from a few friends who missed the question on OIL!!!
 

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