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Record 81% of Americans Hate America

Tomorrow is Now!A shocking new Gallup poll proves that 81% of Americans — an all-time record — are against the American Government, while 82% are against Congress specifically. And 49% of Americans believe the U.S. Government is “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.” But to read POLITICO, you’d think we’re just in a polarized campaign environment or whatever, and that everything will “work out in the end.” Haha, it will, but not in a way that POLITICO staffers or other Washington factotums can appreciate. Also, you need to include “Wall Street/The Fed” and “The Pentagon/Military Contractors” in the U.S. Government, as those are both the primary interests and the primary beneficiaries of the U.S. Government. When’s the next straw poll or whatever?

Here’s the Gallup polling group’s summary, via Cryptogon:

So let’s see, 80% of Americans are struggling and the “comfortable middle class” now consists of the nervous lower half of the top 20%, as only those in the top 10% can easily cover housing and food and medical insurance and the cable TV/oxycontin bills to dull the pain. And 81% say they “are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.”

It’s almost as if the only people satisfied are the ones in control of all the wealth! (Oh yes, and also, Death to the Communists who threaten Our Freedoms!)

Republicans hate the government more — 92% compared to 65% of Democrats — even though the Republican party supposedly controls the House, which means it somehow also controls the Senate and the White House. But, we must not forget, the “center right” president is a black man, and the Original Tea Party U.S. Constitution said black people were slaves who could not vote — just like women and Indians and anybody who didn’t own property, which covered about 81% of people back when Michele Bachmann ratified the Constitution back in 1787. [Gallup/Cryptogon]

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A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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  • El Pinche

    god almighty…America needs an enema.

    • Nostrildamus

      And Rick Perry is that enema.

      • El Pinche

        Perry probably counts that as a compliment at this point…maybe even new political ad.

      • Fare la Volpe

        Gonna clean out all the santorum.

        • Callyson

          Giving a whole new meaning to "trickle down economics."

      • Lucidamente1

        I thought he was the douche nozzle.

        • MikeInMichigan

          They're interchangeable–but only after a thorough washing.

        • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

          I thought Joe Lieberman had the TM on that.

      • Rosie_Scenario

        Here comes some "Santorum" also. Too.

      • Swampgas_Man

        We have met the enema and he is us!

    • Radiotherapy┬«

      America always needs an enemy too. Because remember how poorly we did between the fall of Communism and the rise of global Terrorism?

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
      “I ask you to judge me by the enemas I have made.” Rick Santorum.

    • http://www.wonkette.com Pres.LibunaticBrox

      Where's the Joker (Nicholson, not Ledger) when you need him?

  • DaRooster

    81% of me hates this about us…

  • SorosBot

    And I'm sure that, according to the Politico, along with the Washington Post and the New York Times, this is all because our President isn't bipartisan enough and has only given the Republicans and Wall Street 90% of what they want instead of everything.

    • Terry

      Obama went the bipartisan route. Didn't work. I'd prefer that he'd try going medieval on their asses, just for fun.

    • Crank_Tango

      I think you left out a zero

  • Fare la Volpe

    Ken has a thing for dacryphilia, doesn't he?

    • northernbassist

      Must've learned it by watching Boner…er..Boehner.

    • V572 Moon!

      Wow, thanks for introducing us all a beatifully-named yet disgusting sexual kink. Wonkette: font of contempt and knowledge.

      • LionHeartSoyDog

        Mullins!

        • V572 Moon!

          Outed! Alert Lord Plushbottom!

    • PalinzADummy

      Judging from many of the comments here, we all take pleasure in the tears of the teatards.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Why yes, I do love a refreshing daiquiri!

    • BlueStateLibel

      He must really have a thing for John Boehner then. And now I am banned here for life.

  • DaRooster

    Mmm… Oxy…

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Every day is a foot tapping, Uncle Sam slurping, self loathing, in denial (crotchless wetsuit and dildos up the ass) kind of way in the crazy meth laced world of "GOPer" US America.

  • crybabyboehner

    But the government paid for my Hoveround ?!

  • Geminisunmars

    There was a time when I would have sworn that I'd never be pro-government.

    • PalinzADummy

      The irony of it does not escape me. We spent our youth protesting governments, and our old age supporting one.

      • NewtsUndies

        Which one are you supporting? The one doing Boner's bidding all the time? Not me, mate!

  • Lucidamente1

    I, for one, am glad to know my low self-esteem is patriotic.

    • PalinzADummy

      Ah, comrade, you are the very embodiment of poshlost, then!

      • Lucidamente1

        Vivian Darkbloom, is that you?

        • PalinzADummy

          How I wish! I just read something by him recently, and the power of his prose still shakes me inside out. Perhaps in my next life.

  • MittsHairHelmet

    In 1984, the top 5%, or the "Inner Party," control all the economic, military, and mass media power. The next 10%, the "Outer Party," do the administrative work for the Inner Party, conforming to the wishes of the elite knowing it's the only way they can guarantee a little bit of comfort for themselves.

    The other 85%, or the "Proles," are poor, filthy, and kept distracted by propaganda in order to ensure that they don't rise up against the party.

    We're almost there!

    • Geminisunmars

      Almost?

      • MittsHairHelmet

        just hafta consolidate the wealth a little bit more so the top 5% have all the money, the next 10% are the comfortable administrators leaving 85% to be the proles.

        • Geminisunmars

          I see. Just a little bit more tweeking.

    • FNMA

      What do you mean "almost"?

    • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      You wanna watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Jersey Shore with me?

      • DaRooster

        Uh… no!

    • El Pinche

      "Almost" as in we don't have slave names …YET.

      • PalinzADummy

        I guess you didn't SIGN your registration form, El Pinche, or you'd have yours TOO.

        • El Pinche

          I just did, and I got a r3tard3d name. Hi I'm Trig Track Bachmann. FUCK!

          • PalinzADummy

            Eh, so ungrateful. You could be Palin'sPristinePantalones, you know.

      • flamingpdog

        My name is not Toby, it is flamingpdog!

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Yes, I remember those days, but what was the novel, "1984" like?

    • emmelemm

      That's one of those "ha ha great snark oh wait THAT'S FUCKING TRUE OMG" and then you make the gaping gesture from Edvard Munch's "The Scream" painting (or, alternatively, the Macauley Culkin Home Alone move).

  • Allmighty_Manos

    "half of Americans believe the U.S. Government is “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”

    That same 50 percent's children will also be picking potatoes out of garbage heaps for a living, but the least we can do is to fight for their Constituional rights to be left alone by the federal government (that is unless they are gay, black, non-Christian or otherwise subersive). Freedom isn't Free!

    • DaRooster

      With gas masks… don't forget the kids will need gas masks.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Yeah, well, they're going to need food and medicine too. Doesn't mean they're going to get them.

        • DaRooster

          A gas mask should be good enough… if they can't survive with just a gas mask they should just die… YEAH!!

  • Nostrildamus

    Gummints: tasty spearmint, wintergreen and treason in a delicious candy coating.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Why do so many of those accusing us of hating America, hate America?

    • johnnymeatworth

      I know I hate America, but I hate myself for doing so.

    • Fare la Volpe

      They just hate "those people" in America.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "I love my country, it's my government that I don't trust."

    ….Especially when it's being run by corporations and their political lapdogs.

  • Schmannnity

    Up 81% ? Time to sell.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Of course Americans hate Govmint. It says right there on our worthless paper monies, “In God We Trust.” The god-less Democrats set up Govmint to escape god's rule.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Well I'm only against right-wing fringe elements and the Tea Party, in their math, as either the silent majority (or vocal assholes) that must equal 81% of Americans.

    But in reality, it's only Lou Sarah and her various alter-ego's.

  • MildMidwesterner

    Democracy — it's the worst form of government, except for everything else.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    I heard that Putin is going to primary Obama.

  • lefty74

    Who has the number of the ennema man?
    You must cleanse yo colon! Everybody poops!

    • Barb

      Rule #1: know your enema.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    It all because of homos and womens lib!

    NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION, as written by Jesus. You're all going to Satanland, for permanent vacation.

    P.S. Want good reason to hate Amurka and its lapdogs, our media? Here.

    Unsurprisingly, one searches in vain for the inclusion of these facts and remarks in American media accounts of their release and subsequent press conference.

    Instead, the abuses at home are routinely suppressed while those in the Hated Nations are endlessly touted. There have been thousands of people released after being held for years and years in U.S. detention despite having done nothing wrong. Many were tortured, and many were kept imprisoned despite U.S. government knowledge of their innocence.

    ~

    • V572 Moon!

      Enghnegh, not quite sure why an article about the release of the imprisoned hikers should be hijacked into a screed about Gitmo. Not that Gitmo, and our de facto abandonment of the Bill of Rights don't deserve attention. But an writer sent to write a factual article about the release, and who delivered an essay about the horror of Abu Ghraib, would not really have been doing what he's tasked to do. It'd be like a restaurant review that focused on starvation elsewhere in the world.

      • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

        It's because the hikers, themselves, mentioned it.

        And their mentioning of it was deleted by our self-censoring, so-called liberal media.
        ~

        • V572 Moon!

          Fair enough, although they were making a political point, when this was Assignment: Happy!

  • FakaktaSouth

    Trippiest of all to me are the alternative realities everyone bases their personal hate on…government interference vs habeas corpus vs public option vs Obamacare…on an on. It freaks me out, man.

  • CapnFatback

    This sounds like a job for Toby Keith!

    • chicken_thief

      Or Keith Stone.

      • Schmannnity

        Or Stone Phillips.

        • Fare la Volpe

          Or Phillip Morris.

          • PalinzADummy

            Or Morris the Cat.

          • flamingpdog

            Or Cat Ballou.

          • PalinzADummy

            You did that on purpose, din'tchu? You totally ended this thread, man.

            And harshed my mellow, too.

          • LionHeartSoyDog

            Or Balloon Juice…

          • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

            Or Juice Newton.

          • PalinzADummy

            Or Newt Gin … oh, who gives a fig.

          • Schmannnity

            Oh, for fuck sakes, Fig Newton.

          • PalinzADummy

            Nice save, LionHeart! I take it back, flamingpdog. My mellow is unharshed, now.

          • flamingpdog

            In a pinch, I coulda saved it with Ballou High School in southeast Wash D. C. (not named after Cat, btw).

  • MiniMencken

    The Declaration of Independence was a stone government-hating document. Hating a goverment is as American as genocide or slavery. Nothing to look at here, folks. Just move along.

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    49% believe the U.S. Government is “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.
    Now imagine living in the rest of the world…

    • DaRooster

      Can we send them there?

      • flamingpdog

        There doesn't want them, either.

    • Callyson

      The more I read the news, the more I imagine doing just that. Preferably in a warm climate, though I won't be so picky if the wingnuts get the White House next year as a result of the mess they themselves caused…

    • sati_demise

      I certainly believe that the US government- in concert with multi national corporations- is an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary people all over the world.

      Concentrated power is never good. We have our diplomats shilling Monsanto/Big Oil/Pharma/MIC all over the world and figuring out 'punishment' to those who 'resist'.

      I thought they did other stuff, like but thats just me, I suppose.

  • SayItWithWookies

    This seems a little pointless as a poll unless they ask what specifically Americans dislike about government. I mean, if the questions just ask whether people are happy with Congress and elected officials, shouldn't they ask which ones, or which issues are making them most unhappy? If you knew that 60% of people in your area are unhappy with the weather, does that mean there's a drought or a flood?

    • Blueb4sunrise

      Gotcha questions!!!!!!!!!

    • hagajim

      WTF man! Are you saying they ought to actually ask questions with real answers? Hell, I'd bet 90% of the 80% couldn't even name their fucking Congressman (or woman) if polled. So if 80% are angry about the gubmint, do they even know who to be angry at? Or do they just say that Kenyan asshole?

      • V572 Moon!

        Love it when MSM polls its audience about factual matters of which they could not possibly have any knowledge.

        "Do you think the jury will find Cayce Anthony guilty? (Y/N)"

    • JohnyEdge

      "If you knew that 60% of people in your area are unhappy with the weather, does that mean there's a drought or a flood? "

      Yes.

      • HogeyeGrex

        I think you meant to say, "Um, all of them, Katie."

  • DaRooster

    I hate about 81% of Congress…

  • PuckStopsHere

    Any 'bagger will tell you they love America but hate the American govt. And it makes perfect sense to them. They love the constitution but detest that which it was designed to create. I'm confused. Stupid does that to me.

  • MikeInMichigan

    The other 20% are Poli-Sci nerds from small, private eastern colleges, who think this era is a fascinating study in the dynamics of human interaction–or some such shit.

  • Radiotherapy┬«

    You know who else hated America?

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      Jesus's Dad?

      • PalinzADummy

        Him, fershure.

    • DaRooster

      bin Laden?

    • SexySmurf

      The Dixie Chicks?

    • SorosBot

      Canadians?

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      President General Antonio López de Santa Anna?

      • V572 Moon!

        He was against slavery in Texas. How wrong was that?

    • MikeInMichigan

      King George?

    • Fare la Volpe

      The original Americans?

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      Cat Stevens?

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      Running Bull?

    • BarackMyWorld

      The Red Skull?

    • PalinzADummy

      That's easy. G.W. Bush, of course. Look what he did to it.

    • Gleem_McShineys

      Grover Norquist's itchy stranglin' fingers?

    • HelmutNewton

      All of 'em, Katie!

    • flamingpdog

      Casper the Friendly Ghost?

      Oh, wait, I thought you said haunted not hated.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Like Krugman said, what America needs is to be invaded by Aliens…

    That always works out well for everyone!

  • http://thethingsrepublicanshate.com/ Chillwaver

    "Republicans hate the government more — 92% compared to 65% of Democrats"

    But they sure love getting that fat SS paycheck every month, don't they?

    • PalinzADummy

      Ask John McCain. He's on 100% disability, which he takes, even though there are LOTS of vets who need it much more, and with 100% disability, you're supposedly totally unable to work, AND despite the fact that his annual income is around $400K, and his wife's runs between $6 and $10 MILLION.

      • emmelemm

        Isn't that the classic-est example of so-called "double dipping"? He takes a disability veteran's pension* FROM THE GOVERNMENT, but he also has a job (Senator) where he works and draws a salary, FROM THE GOVERNMENT. Aren't assholes (Republicans) always bitching about gov't employees who retire, draw their benefits, then turn around and get another gov't job where they're drawing salary?

        *For the record, I'm fully in favor of high benefits being paid to veterans, especially wounded veterans, who genuinely need it.

        • PalinzADummy

          I want that money paid to wounded veterans who NEED it, just like you. Not to spoiled hotdoggers who disobey orders, sing like the proverbial canary, and lie, cheat, and double-dip. I lost a friend not too long ago who had to work until he couldn't anymore because the VA wouldn't give him full disability. Even though he left most of one leg, two fingers, and an eye somewhere out there, rescuing his comrades from certain death.

          • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

            I'm sorry for your loss and your friend's mistreatment.

          • PalinzADummy

            Thanks, pal. Someone musta pissed in my Wheaties this morning. I'm on a fucking tear.

  • Goonemeritus

    In the immortal words of Mickey Rourke in the movie Barfly “it’s not that I hate them I’m just more comfortable when they are not around”

  • prommie

    They just hate the Black Kenyan usurper's negro colored jiggaboo spearchucker government, all these gubmint haters. they have no problem with a Constitutional (White) gubmint.

  • BornInATrailer

    Remember America, it's down the state, not across the panhandle!

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    The USA is a dismal failure – time to let the Indians run things again.

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      Mmmm, they'd keep running the casinos.

      • Callyson

        Budget problems solved!

    • Native_of_SL_UT

      We just have to make sure that the new capitol is a "dry" city.
      No firewater for those guys while they're in charge.

  • Dr_Zoidberg

    I have a deep abiding hatred for pill bugs. Unnatural things, those are.

    • PalinzADummy

      Doodine, pill bugs are *so* much more necessary to the ecosystem than Republicans. Hell, we probably wouldn't get good compost without pillbug poop.

  • rahelio

    Republicans hate the government. Republicans vote for more conservative politicians who stop the government from functioning. Republicans hate the government even more. Rinse, Repeat.

    I understand that this the strategy of the men at the top, but to all the poor (literally) bastards out there who let it happen, if Republicans keep making your government worst, maybe you guys should, I don't know, stop voting for people who hate the government!

    • LionHeartSoyDog

      Apparently the racism is more powerful than common-sense survival, or decency.
      Mental illness rules the Murka Homeland.

  • plinkleton

    america suks

  • LiveToServeYa

    Oh. Statistics. That's mean.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    I like America just fine, it's the people that piss me off.

  • zappadoo76

    From the article: 43% trust the federal government to handle domestic problems, but 57% have "faith in Washington to handle international problems."

    I don't understand this. Domestically, the government is just letting people die (Katrina, medicaid, etc.). Internationally, the government is actively killing people (Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.).

    Normally, killing people is worse than just letting them die. How did this get turned upside down?

    Sorry. I missed my Two Minutes Hate today, so my mind isn't right.

    • PalinzADummy

      Some 90% of Americans probably refuse to believe that their government is one of the worst offenders when it comes to killing people at home or abroad. (And they're not just "letting people die," see the death penalty, use of.)

  • Eve8Apples

    Americans hate that a member of the U.S. Congress earns $174,000 annually, plus benefits the average American worker will never acheive in their lifetime. We all know a class of preschoolers or family of chimpanzees could run the country more effectively than Congress and they would happily work for a box of cookies and some bananas.

    • emmelemm

      Did you see Rise of the Planet of the Apes? We might be wrong about the cookies and bananas thing, I'm saying.

  • zappadoo76

    Dacryphilia. Gotta remember that next time a tearful bereaved family shows up at a sentencing or an interview on teevee. This shit works because of …dacryphilia.

  • grex1949

    C'mon, people. Where's the love? Everything seems to be working exactly as designed by the framers of our great Constitution. Aren't our political parties chock-full of highly-qualified candidates? Isn't the Republican Party, the current loyal opposition, standing ready to question current leadership and to offer common-sense solutions to policy issues? And, of course who is not confident that our educated electorate, the very foundation of our great democracy, will be ready to cast its vote in the next election, without prejudice, based on the candidates' positions on public policy issues, and not extraneous considerations? Oh, never mind…

    • V572 Moon!

      The best part is when our carefully selected representatives convene in the Capitol and debate about important issues, respectfully listening to each others' opinions, making cogent counter-arguments where necessary, or yielding to the superior arguments of the opposition when that course of action is best for the Nation as a whole, regardless of any potential impact on their personal political careers or financial interests.

    • PalinzADummy

      Murphy, is that you? Because I'm *really* depressed now, ya bastid.

  • Fawkdifiknow

    I'm waiting for the poll on the question, "Who here hates POLITICO"?

    • HistoriCat

      All of us Katie.

    • Fare la Volpe

      2% – Love it
      20% – Hate it
      78% – What's Politico?

  • orygoon

    I had feeling that this was so when I noticed that weeping for my country in now a full-time job.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to hate.

  • voodooeconomics

    Post is nothing but the fact..all facts

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    America! Fuck No!!

  • Rotundo_

    Since the media and the conservative set have been chanting about hating the government as a mantra for the last 40 years, and it has been beamed into every home almost continuously since the beginning, I would imagine people would start saying this. But they sure don't mind the fire department dropping by when the house is burning and FEMA loaning them a shitty trailer when the same house is washed away. Companies always seem to want to do business with that horrible government too, especially the weapons makers. So coming full circle-everyone hates government until it's their turn to be in deep shit, and suddenly they want to know where it has been hiding. Sounds like a typically stupid and crazy answer to a poll from an average group of American Imbeciles. People who read POLITICO factoring strongly as a presence in that category.

    • grex1949

      Correct. The self-made, independent entrepreneur who, without anyone's help, becomes fabulously wealthy is a total figment of his/her imagination. Every one of them would be up shit creek without police and fire protection, teachers, courts, highways, bridges, infrastructure of all types and varieties, as well as the rest of us drones who purchase their consumer crap. They'd be so much better off with anarchy, wouldn't they, now?

  • Limeylizzie

    OT but I would perform the sexual act of his choice, sight unseen, for this man.
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/rich-s

    • PalinzADummy

      Thank you for the link. Having just read the article, I would offer to do the same, but he'd be a fool to turn you down for me. :)

    • Fare la Volpe

      The Breitards immediately began labeling the guy a plant.

      Then I reminded them about Bush's "loyalty oaths" at his town halls.

    • flamingpdog

      DAMN, my secret identity has been uncovered on Wonkette, Lizzie!

    • SorosBot
    • snoopyfan2010

      Funny thing about taxes, in my hometown most people say they don't like taxes and support the Republican view. But when the local government saw that it had to cut its public infrastructure spending to meet its budget, several businessmen started a campaign to create a new tax in order to pay for some of the work. The tax was passed without resistance. The reason why is simple, the stuff that was funded by the new tax directly benefitted their businesses. Sorry no snark, but true.

  • chascates

    And yet 95% of incumbents will get reelected. Maybe the problem is not so much with Congress.

    • PalinzADummy

      Ya think? What is happening? People seem even less-educated and worse-informed than a mere 30 years ago.

  • owhatever

    Take the 82 percent and put it on a train leaving Chicago at 8:30 a.m., and the 49 percent on a train leaving Philadelphia at the same time, while the 15 percent fly out of LAX two hours later. There, God bless us all. Now a word from my sponsor, Goldline.

  • Tommmcattt

    For the record, 100% of Tommmcatts hate these stupid polls, as they contradict themselves every other day.

  • Streiffert

    "…rights and freedoms…"

    Freedom isn't like kingdom. It can't be pluralized. It's like serfdom. You don't say "serfdoms" right? Freedom is just like serfdom. Freedom is serfdom…

  • fuflans

    to be fair, i hate at least 1/2 of our legislature in ways and words that cannot be expressed.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    OT: Shootin' fish in a barrel and predictable gloom are all well and good, but I am enjoying MHP's duels with "defrauded liberals" much more today:
    http://www.thenation.com/article/163544/black-pre
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/163629/epistemology

  • rocktonsam

    which America?

  • AJWjr.

    I don't hate the gummint as much as the idiots that vote them in, as noted by chascates up there.

  • Negropolis

    Haha, it will, but not in a way that POLITICO staffers or other Washington factotums can appreciate.

    You mean that upcoming hanging of all Beltway journalists on the Mall, don't you?

  • rambone

    Record 81% of Americans Hate America

    Clearly these stats are BS as there's no way 81% of Americans could possess this basic level of self-awareness.

    USA! SUA! AUS!

  • Negropolis

    Shorter poll conclusion: But the president's black! Waaah!

    No snark, I've always been very reticent about shouting "racism!", but no matter how many times I now try to explain away this newfound "concern" for this nation, I can't. I'm not worried about the guys shouting "you lie!" at the president or dropping "tarbaby" as if it's some everyday term with no racial connotations. No, I'm worried about three years long smear campaign against the president that's turned the suburban voter into concern trolls, infecting them with the most subtle of racisms where they don't even know they are being racist or being appealed to racially/tribally by the tea party.

    It's just vile. You know, I'd always expected they'd question the intelligence of the first black president, I never expected they'd question his (or her) patriotism so overtly and with glee.

  • sati_demise

    with every new Wikileaks cable, I become more and more discouraged about all governments. the good guys have been losing for quite a while now. the multi national corporations have been winning for quite a while now.

    At least they haven't gone all Dr. Strangelove on us yet.

    • ttommyunger

      Just wait, they'll actually be fighting in the War Room before long.

  • ttommyunger

    On the other hand, 100% of Pollsters are complete assholes.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    start polling people who might own a cell phone and see what happens to the results …