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

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

  • nounverb911

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

  • nounverb911

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

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

    • PalinzADummy

      Yeah, I was wondering about that.

  • emmelemm


    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‡‡‡‡‡

      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

        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‡‡‡‡‡

          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

            Puleeze, "fail" is a noun.

          • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

            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?

  • chascates

    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

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

      • emmelemm

        True. It's a brainteaser, eh?

        • Arken

          That assumes they have brains to tease.

      • SorosBot

        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

          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

        Tits make it so hard to concentrate …

  • SorosBot

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

    • MilwaukeeKent

      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

    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

    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

    Hey look…Christie endorsed Romney.

    Wasn't this already an SNL skit?

    • That is a HUGE endorsement.

    • GorzoTheMighty

      This will tip the scale for Romney!

      • hagajim

        Tip the scale? More like destroy it!

    • Indiepalin

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

    • Rotundo_


    • Negropolis

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

  • bureaucrap

    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

    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

    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

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

  • qwerty42

    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

    "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


      • Guppy06

        Gay married.

        • Blueb4sunrise

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

          • Guppy06


  • DaRooster

    Do these people believe everything that Warren Buffet says?

  • ThankYouJeebus

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

    • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      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

    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

    Take one for the team, Wonkette Jr.


  • SayItWithWookies

    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

      Mmmmm, deep dish and extra cheese! Yum.

  • BarackMyWorld

    can i haz liveblog plz? thx.

  • Tundra Grifter

    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

    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…

  • I'll vote for another live blog.

    However, Danzig does have it covered already.

    • BarackMyWorld

      That was brilliant.

  • iburl

    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

    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

    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.

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

  • rambone

    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

    Occupy the Republican Party!!1!

    • iburl

      meth n hookers?

  • 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

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

      • PalinzADummy

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

  • frostbitefalls

    kinda off topic but

    and yes, liveblog!

  • KeepFnThatChicken


  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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

    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

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

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

  • mumbly_joe

    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

    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

      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

    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

      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

        Nope, but I will google now, thanx.

  • 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.

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