OUR FLOURISHING ECONOMY  4:14 pm September 26, 2011

Record 81% of Americans Hate America

by Ken Layne

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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El Pinche September 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

god almighty…America needs an enema.

Nostrildamus September 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm

And Rick Perry is that enema.

El Pinche September 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

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

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Gonna clean out all the santorum.

Callyson September 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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

Lucidamente1 September 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I thought he was the douche nozzle.

MikeInMichigan September 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I thought Joe Lieberman had the TM on that.

Rosie_Scenario September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Here comes some "Santorum" also. Too.

Swampgas_Man September 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

We have met the enema and he is us!

Radiotherapy® September 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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

BTWBFDIMHO September 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

“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.

Pres.LibunaticBrox September 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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

DaRooster September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

81% of me hates this about us…

SorosBot September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I think you left out a zero

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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

northernbassist September 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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

V572 Moon! September 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

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

LionHeartSoyDog September 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Mullins!

V572 Moon! September 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Outed! Alert Lord Plushbottom!

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Why yes, I do love a refreshing daiquiri!

BlueStateLibel September 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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

DaRooster September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Mmm… Oxy…

ManchuCandidate September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm

But the government paid for my Hoveround ?!

Geminisunmars September 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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

NewtsUndies September 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

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

Lucidamente1 September 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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

Lucidamente1 September 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Vivian Darkbloom, is that you?

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Almost?

MittsHairHelmet September 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I see. Just a little bit more tweeking.

FNMA September 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

What do you mean "almost"?

ManchuCandidate September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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

DaRooster September 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Uh… no!

El Pinche September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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

El Pinche September 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

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

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

My name is not Toby, it is flamingpdog!

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

emmelemm September 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

"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 September 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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

HogeyeGrex September 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

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

DaRooster September 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

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

Nostrildamus September 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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

Mumbletypeg September 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

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

johnnymeatworth September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

They just hate "those people" in America.

BaldarTFlagass September 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

"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 September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Up 81% ? Time to sell.

WhatTheHeck September 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

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

Blueb4sunrise September 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I heard that Putin is going to primary Obama.

lefty74 September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

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

Barb September 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Rule #1: know your enema.

ifthethunderdontgetya September 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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! September 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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.

ifthethunderdontgetya September 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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! September 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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

FakaktaSouth September 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

This sounds like a job for Toby Keith!

chicken_thief September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Or Keith Stone.

Schmannnity September 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Or Stone Phillips.

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Or Phillip Morris.

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Or Morris the Cat.

MiniMencken September 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Can we send them there?

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

There doesn't want them, either.

Callyson September 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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 September 27, 2011 at 1:41 am

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Gotcha questions!!!!!!!!!

hagajim September 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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! September 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

"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 September 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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

DaRooster September 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I hate about 81% of Congress…

PuckStopsHere September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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® September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

You know who else hated America?

BTWBFDIMHO September 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Jesus's Dad?

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Him, fershure.

DaRooster September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

bin Laden?

SexySmurf September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

The Dixie Chicks?

SorosBot September 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Canadians?

BTWBFDIMHO September 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm

President General Antonio López de Santa Anna?

V572 Moon! September 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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

MikeInMichigan September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

King George?

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

The original Americans?

BTWBFDIMHO September 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Cat Stevens?

Native_of_SL_UT September 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Running Bull?

BarackMyWorld September 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

The Red Skull?

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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

Gleem_McShineys September 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Grover Norquist's itchy stranglin' fingers?

HelmutNewton September 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

All of 'em, Katie!

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Casper the Friendly Ghost?

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

johnnyzhivago September 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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

That always works out well for everyone!

Chillwaver September 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

"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 September 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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.

starfanglednut September 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

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

Goonemeritus September 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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

johnnyzhivago September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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

BTWBFDIMHO September 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Mmmm, they'd keep running the casinos.

Callyson September 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Budget problems solved!

Native_of_SL_UT September 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

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

plinkleton September 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

america suks

LiveToServeYa September 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Oh. Statistics. That's mean.

Monsieur_Grumpe September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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

zappadoo76 September 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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

zappadoo76 September 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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! September 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

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

Fawkdifiknow September 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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

HistoriCat September 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

All of us Katie.

Fare la Volpe September 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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

orygoon September 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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

OneYieldRegular September 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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

voodooeconomics September 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Post is nothing but the fact..all facts

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

America! Fuck No!!

Rotundo_ September 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

The Breitards immediately began labeling the guy a plant.

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

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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

SorosBot September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm
snoopyfan2010 September 27, 2011 at 7:15 am

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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

owhatever September 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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

Streiffert September 26, 2011 at 5:38 pm

"…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 September 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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 September 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

which America?

AJWjr. September 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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

Negropolis September 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

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 September 27, 2011 at 12:40 am

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 September 27, 2011 at 12:41 am

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 September 27, 2011 at 1:53 am

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 September 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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

ttommyunger September 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

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

BZ1 September 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Or Cat Ballou.

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

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

And harshed my mellow, too.

LionHeartSoyDog September 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Or Balloon Juice…

Chet Kincaid September 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Or Juice Newton.

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Or Newt Gin … oh, who gives a fig.

PalinzADummy September 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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

flamingpdog September 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

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

Schmannnity September 26, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Oh, for fuck sakes, Fig Newton.

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