Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Or Is It America's Cold Civil War?

Well I think I flipped my modifiers. It would have to be a Civil War that is a Cold War, so it would be a Cold Civil War. Otherwise it would be a cold war that is civil and we know from the news of today that the Daily Kos poll of over 2000 self declared Republicans that the current Civil War is not civil and just barely cold even.

Here are the results of the Daily Kos Poll:

Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?
Yes 39%
No 32%
Not Sure 29%

Do you think Obama is a Socialist?
Yes 63%
No 21%
Not Sure 16%

Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?
Yes 42%
No 36%
Not Sure 22%

Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorist to win?
Yes 24%
No 43%
Not Sure 33%

Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
Yes 21%
No 24%
Not Sure 55%

Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama?
Yes 53%
No 14%
Not Sure 33%

Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?
Yes 31%
No 35%
Not Sure 33%

Do you believe your State should secede from the United States?
Yes 23%
No 58%
Not Sure 19%

Should Congress make it easier for workers to form and join labor unions?
Yes 7%
No 68%
Not Sure 25%

Would you favor or oppose giving illegal immigrants now living in the United States the right to live here legally if they pay a fine and learn English?
Favor 26%
Opposed 59%
Not Sure 15%

Do you support the death penalty?
Yes 91%
No 4%
Not Sure 5%

Should openly gay men and women be allowed to serve in the military?
Yes 26%
No 55%
Not Sure 19%

Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?
Yes 7%
No 77%
Not Sure 16%

Should gay couples receive any state or federal benefits?
Yes 11%
No 68%
Not Sure 21%

Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?
Yes 8%
No 73%
Not Sure 19%

Should sex education be taught in schools?
Yes 42%
No 51%
Not Sure 7%

Should public schools students be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world?
Yes 77%
No 15%
Not Sure 8%

Hell that's enough. My fingers are tired. Read it at the Daily Kos.
One thing for sure, at least one in five self identified "republicans' are friggen out of their minds.
The pundits are having a field day with this even as we speak. Both sides say this validates their positions about the other.

What do you think?

By the way Bill O 'Riley called the poll a fraud. Check out the polling company Research 2000 and see for yourself if they are legit.


BB-Idaho said...

Tis interesting, and reminds of old
Father Coughlin ..
..in tough economic times we gotta blame somebody for wage stagnation while productivity has risen. And if we can't figure it out, (hint, trickledown economics) why heck
FoxNews will give it to us intravenously. Fr. Coughlin/FOX;
one of those 'nothing new under the sun' cycles. I'm getting too old for such nonsense...

drlobojo said...

Too old for this...me too.
What is Most disturbing about this poll is that these people are the rank and file self declared Republicans, not the fringe.

It really seems as though 1/3rd of them are certifiably NUTS, 1/3rd of them are wishy-washy Nuts, and 1/3rd of them are occasionally Nuts.

My son says the real problem is that they all learned their "Democracy" from some guy whoes first name was "Coach".

Deanna said...

I have a friend who calls them "Republitards". My husband and I were both raised in conservative Republican families and even served as chair and vice-chair of our county Republican party several years ago. We have gradually become disenchanted with the GOP (which some seem to think stands for God's Own Party). We were in New Orleans just prior to Katrina (one of the last flights out) and seeing what went on there caused us to rethink...well...everything. As you might expect, this hasn't gone over well with our families. It's nice to find another Okie with similar views. I'm adding your blog to my Google Reader. You should check out my blog, The Well-Groomed Hippie. Btw, I read Daily Kos regularly.

drlobojo said...

Deanna,I decided that I was forever a Yellow Dog Democrat in 1969 when as SIGINT analyst for the First Infantry Division, I watched Nixon lie about and then prolong the war in Vietnam. In the 70's I used to work with Oklahoma Republican legislators and staff towards common goals. I hear that our own State Capitol is so divided now that even here in Oklahoma that is now impossible to do.