Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (2/3/2010)

Those wacky Republicans! edition:

First, I just want to say that I'm really glad to live in a state and a city where the majority of people are reasonable about taxes, unlike Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Second, if you only watch one video today, make it Carly Fiorina's new campaign commercial. (She's seeking the Republican nomination for Senator from California.) This is not a parody, nor is it satire. It's a serious campaign ad by a serious candidate. Seriously. They actually put out a press release and made a website about it. And O. M. G. is it funny.

Third, Sen. Susan Collins is spouting the bogus claim -- the patently silly claim, really -- that the Constitution is intended to protect only American citizens.

Fourth, a while back, I wrote that two out of three Republicans are completely nuts. I guess I have to take that back. It's more like one in three is crazy, one in three is sane, and one in three is not sure. These are the results of a poll of self-identified Republicans:

Question
Yes
No
Not Sure
Should Barack Obama be impeached?
39
32
29
Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States?
42
36
22
Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
63
21
16
Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?
 24
 43
 33
Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
21
24
55
Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama?
53
14
33
Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates white people?
31
36
33
Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?
23
58
19
Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?
8
73
19
Should contraceptive use be outlawed?
31
56
13
Do you believe the birth control pill is abortion?
34
48
18

The poll was commissioned by Daily Kos, but it was carried out by Research 2000, a reputable independent polling firm.

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