REPUBLICANS ARE COMMIES  4:25 pm October 11, 2011

Majority of GOP Voters Want Higher Taxes On Rich People

by Wonkette Jr.

What the hell is wrong with Republican voters? Are they starting to realize they’ve been cruelly fucked over or something? New Bloomberg/WaPo poll released just now says this:

More than half of Republicans say wealthier Americans should pay more in taxes to bring down the federal budget deficit.

Fifty-three percent of self-identified Republicans back an increase in taxes on households making more than $250,000, a sentiment at odds with the party’s presidential candidates, who will meet tonight in a Bloomberg-Washington Post-sponsored debate focused on economic issues.

Republicans are communists, my friends! Oh right, and another debate tonight? ANOTHER DEBATE? Should we liveblog this? VOTE BELOW IN THE COMMENTS TO VOTE FOR THIS. [Bloomberg/Daily Kos]

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tihond October 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

To be fair, the question was specifically "Should George Soros pay more in taxes?"

nounverb911 October 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

The majority wants something? Then fox noise is against it.

nounverb911 October 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Alms for the rich! Alms for the rich! Who will help these poor defenseless rich people?

ManchuCandidate October 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Not I. Those fuckers

Gratuitous World October 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Oh. So that's the 53% I keep reading about today? I'm so confused

PalinzADummy October 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Yeah, I was wondering about that.

emmelemm October 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm


We need to know what atrocities will be cheered by the audience, and which true American patriots will be booed.

ETA: Without actually having to watch it, duh.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm

In case you miss any, MSNBC will thoroughly masticate the juicy bits at least five times the next day: Todd, Tweetie, Tamron, O'Donnell, Maddow.

emmelemm October 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Nyet, tovarische! I don't watch MSNBC either. My heart can't take it. I get all my political news from the Wonkette.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

It is to my everlasting shame that I even know who these people are, let alone watch them. I come to Wonkette for the hip expressions I’m otherwise cut off from, like “fail” as an adjective, or “moar.”

ShaveTheWhales October 12, 2011 at 1:02 am

Puleeze, "fail" is a noun.

chascates October 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The 53% we should listen to, Erick son of Erick's crowd be damned.

And yes, please liveblog. This may be Perry's Waterloo.

BarackMyWorld October 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Which perplexes me since Perry's flaws never seemed to bother the Teabaggers when they were Palin's flaws.

emmelemm October 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

True. It's a brainteaser, eh?

Arken October 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

That assumes they have brains to tease.

SorosBot October 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Those aren't Perry's flaws in the teabagger minds, though; his flaws to them are opposition to cancer of the girl-parts for "sluts" (AKA any woman who's had more than one sexual partner) and not hating Mexicans enough.

BarackMyWorld October 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I've seen complaints about that, but also his poor articulation of conservative ideas. Maybe he needs to start writing stuff on his hand.

PalinzADummy October 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Tits make it so hard to concentrate …

SorosBot October 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Another debate liveblog? Great, what are you trying to do to my liver?

MilwaukeeKent October 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

The trick is NOT to do a shot every time Ronald Reagan is mentioned. The trick is do a shot every time Richard Nixon is mentioned. That and maybe find Jesus, I think that's two of the 12 Steps, right there…

OkieDokieDog October 11, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I'll only believe this nonsense about Republicans wanting higher taxes when I read Lou Sarah's twat about it.
errr… her tweet. I don't want to get anywhere near her twat. Grossy mundo.

And yeah sure, live blog away.

MaxNeanderthal October 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

All-together-now "cognitive dissonance"….
Seriously, looks like the proles might be waking up to the fact they've been royally sodomized with an ungreased Saturn V by the GOP for the last (insert time span of your choice here) years.

BarackMyWorld October 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hey look…Christie endorsed Romney.

Wasn't this already an SNL skit?

johnnyzhivago October 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

That is a HUGE endorsement.

GorzoTheMighty October 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

This will tip the scale for Romney!

hagajim October 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Tip the scale? More like destroy it!

Indiepalin October 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

We've been waiting with bated breath for Christie to weigh in on the GOP race.

Rotundo_ October 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm


Negropolis October 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

This will add gravitas to Romney's campaign…truck-loads of gravytas.

bureaucrap October 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The republican rank and file can go to hell. Everyone knows that GOP members with $10 million or more in documented wealth are the only relevant audience the RNC cares about.

As for liveblogging, do what you want. I'm going out to dinner to spend my remaining ameros.

edgydrifter October 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Unfortunately, that's also the 53% that doesn't know who any of the Republican candidates are, doesn't watch the debates and doesn't vote in the primaries.

CommieLibunatic October 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I've spent so much time screaming at the top of my mental lungs "I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO!!" and now I'm not sure which is the more frightening possibility: that I am wrong or that I am right.

SexySmurf October 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

53% of Republicans hate America and want to destroy the economy. Damn, I thought it would be much higher than that.

qwerty42 October 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Well, it is obvious that 53% of so-called "self-identified Republicans" are traitors who hate America, capitalism and the Baby Jesus. I mean, what else could they be? Why do they hate job creators?

Guppy06 October 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm

"self-identified Republicans"

It is your civic duty to lie to pollsters.

As far as they know, I'm a 68 year-old black Mormon female Republican.

Blueb4sunrise October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm


Guppy06 October 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Gay married.

Blueb4sunrise October 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

but Mormon….so poly……….uhhhhhhhh……poly………poly …….ferget it……

Guppy06 October 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm


DaRooster October 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Do these people believe everything that Warren Buffet says?

ThankYouJeebus October 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Voting is so 1999. Tell me what the Supreme Court decides.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Justice Stevens says they should've dismissed the complaint in Bush v Gore.

Stevens calls the application “frivolous,” and recalls bumping into Justice Stephen Breyer at a Christmas party where the men discussed the application. “We agreed that the application was frivolous,” Stevens writes. “To secure a stay, a litigant must show that one is necessary to prevent a legally cognizable irreparable injury. Bush’s attorneys had failed to make any such showing.”

Thank Jeebus that cooler heads prevailed.

Indiepalin October 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

This poll is obviously a biased left-wing end run designed to feed the circular firing squad narrative favored by the marxist, Obama supporting lamestream media. Having said that, now daddy needs to score some more heroin.

OKthennext October 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Take one for the team, Wonkette Jr.


SayItWithWookies October 11, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Herman Cain was right — not only has the Democratic party brainwashed 85% of blacks in America, but they're so insidious that they've even managed to brainwash most of the Republicans in America. When will we wake up and listen to our Deep Dish Extra Cheese Overlord?

hagajim October 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Mmmmm, deep dish and extra cheese! Yum.

BarackMyWorld October 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

can i haz liveblog plz? thx.

Tundra Grifter October 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I guess I'm a little slow.

Please explain to me how the GNoP was going to be better off after attacking employed, blue collar, Union member workers.

Callyson October 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Actually, my Dad was once a Republican, then he became a RINO in W's first term, then he mostly voted Democratic even though he hated "big government." But he was smart enough to figure out that the Reeps are not anti – big government when it comes to shoveling favors to their wealthy contributors…

ifthethunderdontgetya October 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I'll vote for another live blog.

However, Danzig does have it covered already.

BarackMyWorld October 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

That was brilliant.

iburl October 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

So that leaves practically all of our elected officials and the richest people in the country against the idea of taxing people who have tons of money. Sorry folks, that's a no-go. We are the 53%???

hagajim October 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Hell – Romney has already said he'd create jerbs by spending more on the military….where the money coming from Mittens? You ass? Maybe we need to tax all the jerb creators at a higher level….then they might spend more on employees and plant and equipment to avoid the higher taxes.

ThundercatHo October 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Yes, to the liveblog!!! Well, I guess the creeping sharia, illegal job-stealing aliens and cadillac welfare queens have finally walked into the big tent. Must have been the wine coolers.

NorbertsRevenge October 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm

can't we get some unpaid prisoners to do the liveblogging?

rambone October 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Sure, you should liveblog. Don't get me wrong, though; it's not like I actually read those things.

Anything that keeps you guys busy and off the streets is okay in my book, is all . . .

RadioOcupados October 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Occupy the Republican Party!!1!

iburl October 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

meth n hookers?

4TheTurnstiles October 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

First the psilocybes, then the liveblog. That's Bachmann's approach to debate prep, and look at her, she's happy as all fuck.

emmelemm October 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

For some reason, I read that as "cenobites" and got really, really confused.

PalinzADummy October 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

You shouldn't have said that out loud. Now that stupid harpy will get busted for grinding up pillbugs and snorting them.

frostbitefalls October 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm

kinda off topic but

and yes, liveblog!

KeepFnThatChicken October 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm


Lionel[redacted]Esq October 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm

This isn't much new, as polls have shown for several years that even a majority of Republicans believe taxes should go up on the rich. However, since the 'baggers shout the loudest, and the rich fucks on talk radio and at FOX don't want to have anyone touch their money, no one on the right ever talks about it.

SayItWithWookies October 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Oh, and yes to the liveblog. I may not be able to comment (since one of the damn security programs on my computer has been really slowing down access to anything I have an online account for) but I'll be there desperately refreshing the liveblog page along with y'all.

PuglyDoRight October 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Yes to liveblogging, I want to see how Willard wriggles his way out of that question.

weejee October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

LIVEBLOG the DEBASE. Especially since So Wide Christie has selected Mittens from the Seven Dwarts.

mumbly_joe October 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Yes to liveblogging the Glove Of Power debate. Normally, I spend these out drinking with other liberals, but once again, I find myself shuttered inside, drinking with you people.

mumbly_joe October 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Anyway, I want to make a prediction here.

During the debate tonight, the topic of Occupy Wall Street will come up, probably. You will see three reactions to it:

a) A candidate will attempt to make common cause with the protestors, by claiming their own right-wing fringe idea is exactly what the protesters are demanding.

b) Another candidate will accuse the protesters of doing, or being, every bad thing under the sun. Key words here are anarchists, anti-capitalist, anti-freedom, anti-American, un-American, get a job, etc. Finish your drink if this person out and tries to directly link the protesters to fascism or Nazis.

c) Yet another candidate will make vague statements of non-support, and then explain that it's all Obama's fault, for failing to create jobs by adopting fringe-right economic policies. Even though the reason he hasn't been creating many jobs is that he's been adopting too many right-wing economic policies.

Anyway, place your bets below. Hope I didn't make this too easy!

BlueStateLibel October 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

a) Paul
b) Cain
c) Romney

But no one in their right mind can speculate what Bachmann will say – the ways of the mentally deranged are beyond our powers.

ttommyunger October 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I'm pretty sure the Wonkette is the only organ in which this poll will be published. Heh, heh, I said organ, heh, heh.

ShaveTheWhales October 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

Completely OT, except for the "organ" reference, tt, you ever read Terry Pratchett?

Ostensibly fantasy, but with hundreds of poorly-veiled topical references, and pretty generally hilarious.

ttommyunger October 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Nope, but I will google now, thanx.

ManchuCandidate October 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Considering that all of GOPers candidates are making 250K plus, I'm not shocked. It's like rich people advocating for even richer people or something.

Rotundo_ October 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

They at least need to be in proportion to his size otherwise he won't have the same appeal as $arah.. Probably the reason Christie decided to sit this one out, he would be in triple M cups to get to $arah equivalency.

V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡ October 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

Well, really? What part of speech is it in the following abbreviated version of your response?“Comment FAIL.”Verb? Noun? Adjective? Pronoun? Adverb? Preposition? Conjunction? Interjection?

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