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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Either "Propaganda Works" or "Republicans are Weak-Minded Fools." You Choose.

The "Big Lie" really does work:
The theory that President Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen (and thus ineligible to be President) has hardly been squelched. According to a new PPP poll, it's actually a predominant belief within the Republican party.

In the poll, 51% of all likely Republican primary voters erroneously believed that President Obama was born outside of the U.S. Only 28% of those Republican voters said they thought Obama was born in America, while 21% said they were unsure.
It's a pretty damning indictment of Republicans that 72% of them have fallen for a series of bald-faced racist lies.* It doesn't say very much for their ability to think for themselves. But hell, that's just what the oligarchs who control the GOP and the Tea party are trying to accomplish nationwide.

We are more and more losing our democracy to the rich and the corporations when an entire political party will believe whatever Murdoch and the Koch brothers want them to believe. The foundation of a viable democracy is an electorate that can think for themselves. Democracy is imperiled when a mass of the voters will willingly believe whatever bilgewash is put before them and labeled as the truth.

As of right now, there is a large mass of such gullible morons in the Republican party.
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* Do you really think that the same crap would have gotten off the ground if the President's father was named "Smythe-Wittington" from Buggery-on-the-Thames in Britain?

5 comments:

One Fly said...

And it's getting worse. Plus there is no changing anyone's mind.

Justin Buist said...

I wonder what such a poll would have looked like when Chester A. Arthur was president.

I really should grab a book or two about him and give it a read.

Nangleator said...

Learned an awesome new word today:

Agnotology: Culturally constructed ignorance, purposefully created by special interest groups working hard to create confusion and suppress the truth.

John Milton said...

I don't understand why any politician, especially the President, wouldn't waive his "privacy" and allow the state of Hawaii to provide unlimited certified copies of his birth certificate (providing the recipient pays for them). This just seems to be such an unnecessary distraction. This is so easy to solve.

PS. I am not a birther. Things like this don't help President Obama though: http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in-national/obama-birth-certificate-hawaii-gov-abercrombie-fuels-birther-fire

Comrade Misfit said...

Why are Republicans so willing to believe this lie, John?

I submit that the answer is obvious: They can't get over the fact that in a fair election, some uppity darkie beat Mr. "Did I ever Tell You That I Was a POW" and his eye-candy running mate.

So they had to invent some stupid-ass conspiracy and there are enough soft-headed viewers of Fox to buy this crap. At this point, I'm finding it hard to disagree with the notion that Republicans should be required to only use round-nosed scissors made out of plastic.

The GOP is turning into the Party of Short-Bus Riders.