A Recent Poll On Republicans in the US

  • metta

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    Feb 04, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    A Recent Poll On Republicans in the US

    http://www.dailykos.com/statepoll/2010/1/31/US/437


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    1. 39% think Obama should be impeached (for what, exactly, is unclear).



    2. Only 42% believe Obama was born in the United States. 36% believe he was not born in the U.S., and 22 percent are unsure.



    3. 63% believe Obama is a Socialist. 22% are unsure.



    4. About a quarter believe that Obama wants the terrorists to win. 33% are unsure of whether or not he wants a terrorist victory.



    5. 55% believe that Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama. 33% are unsure. Only 14% believe that Palin is not more qualified than Obama. The survey did not ask participants if they understand the definition of “qualified.”



    6. 2/3rds of Republicans either believe that Obama is a racist who hates white people, or aren’t sure if Obama is a racist who hates white people.

    7. A third of Southern Republicans would like their state to secede from the Union. Which, hey, is better than conservative Southerners 150 years ago, so here’s to progress.



    8. Only 7 percent of Republicans believe that Congress should make it easier for for workers to form or join labor unions. Nearly 70% do not believe that Congress should make it easier.



    9. If illegal immigrants agreed to pay a fine and learn English, 25% of Republicans think it would be ok to let them stay in the United States.

    10. More than half of Republicans do not believe that openly gay men and women should be allowed to serve in the military.



    11. Only 7 percent of Republicans believe that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. Only 11 percent believe that same-sex couples should receive state or federal benefits — belying the idea that this is just about the “institution of marriage.”



    12. Shockingly, even to me, only 8 percent of Republicans believe that gay men and women should be allowed to teach in public schools. 19% are not sure; 73% believe that gay men and women should not be allowed to teach.

    13. In better news, 42% of Republicans think that sex ed should be taught in schools.



    14. In less-good news, apparently most Republicans didn’t get decent sex ed, because 34% of them think the birth control pill is abortion, and 18% of them aren’t sure.



    15. Apparently science is also lacking, because a large majority — 77% — of Republicans believe that public school students should be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world.



    16. Back to good news: Feminism has infected even Republicans! 76% of them believe that marriage is an equal partnership between men and women, and 86% of them believe that a woman should work outside the home.



    17. Back to bad news: A solid 31% of Republicans think that contraceptives should be outlawed. As noted above, 34% think the birth control pill is abortion; 76% think abortion is murder. I think it’s probably safe to say that most of that 34% also believe that abortion is murder. Does follow, then, that somewhere around 1/3 of Republicans think you have committed murder for being on the pill? How much time, do you think, should the more than 80% of American women who use hormonal contraception spend in jail for murder? And is flushing a tampon destroying evidence?



    18. The one thing that the largest majority of Republicans agree on? Killing people! 91% support the death penalty, and only 4% oppose it. That’s a more significant margin of approval than the 67% who believe that Jesus Christ is the only way for an individual to go to Heaven.

    Conclusion: America needs to invest significantly more in its educational system. And if only there was a way to teach children empathy.


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    http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2010/02/02/do-you-live-in-the-united-states-here-are-some-stats-that-will-make-you-want-to-move/









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    Feb 04, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    Man, this is scary stuff. I heard Repubs poo-poo this cause it was paid for by Daily Kos, but I think it probably represents a lot of the reality of the Repub party today. I believe there was also a question about seceding from the Union, and 23% favored this. What the hell does a country do with morons like that?
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    Feb 04, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    Those percentages are extremely disconcerting. It just goes to show that the "fringe" is more mainstream than many think.
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    Feb 04, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    antelope saidI heard Repubs poo-poo this cause it was paid for by Daily Kos


    From what I understand, Research 2000 is a fairly respected polling firm.
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    Feb 05, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    metta8 said11. Only 7 percent of Republicans believe that same-sex couples should have the right to marry. Only 11 percent believe that same-sex couples should receive state or federal benefits — belying the idea that this is just about the “institution of marriage.”

    12. Shockingly, even to me, only 8 percent of Republicans believe that gay men and women should be allowed to teach in public schools. 19% are not sure; 73% believe that gay men and women should not be allowed to teach.

    I think these should be repeated every time RJ Republicans here say that "most" Republicans they know don't oppose gay rights. Apparently they don't know many Republicans.
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    Feb 05, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    This has already been discussed in here. If you missed it, here's the link:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/816320
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    Feb 05, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    jprichva saidHilarious as usual. She's the governess who quit because balancing budgets and doing hard work bored her silly. And that makes her qualified to be president? This is why you people are so pathetic.

    And only governor for a very short time, plagued by controversy & investigations, at odds with her own state Republican party, in a state with a very small population and few issues that translate to national ones. And who may hold the record for making the stupidest remarks of any Vice-Presidential candidate in modern times, easily outdoing Dan (You Misspelled Potato) Quayle.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Feb 05, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    I teach. I'm gay. And I'm in the running for teacher of the year. Go fuck yourselves, bigots. I'll be advising the straight-gay alliance while you dig your well-deserved graves.

    It's a real shame that the GOP seeks to identify in any way as social bigots. If they would stick only to their financial goals, then at least they'd appeal to a larger number of selfish people.

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    Feb 05, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Bigotry rocks ya'll.
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    Feb 05, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    Republicans are idiots, what to expecticon_smile.gif However, the Dems are about 3 blocks away from themicon_razz.gif God help us all
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    Feb 05, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    djohn767 saidRepublicans are idiots, what to expecticon_smile.gif However, the Dems are about 3 blocks away from themicon_razz.gif God help us all

    I would love to see a complete housecleaning in Congress over the next 3 election cycles. Would be quite refreshing and a very good thing for the country. icon_biggrin.gif


    Who are you going to replace them with The Gaysicon_twisted.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 05, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    Most of you guys seem reasonably intelligent to me, that is until you start acting like these ridiculous polls mean anything
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    Feb 05, 2010 2:37 AM GMT

    "12. Shockingly, even to me, only 8 percent of Republicans believe that gay men and women should be allowed to teach in public schools. 19% are not sure; 73% believe that gay men and women should not be allowed to teach."


    Ouch! I might as well stop pursuing teaching right now!

    Would that 73% would rather in their hetero-monotonous la la land than have a well-qualified gay teacher enrich their child's life?
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    Feb 05, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMost of you guys seem reasonably intelligent to me, that is until you start acting like these ridiculous polls mean anything

    Why are they ridiculous? What polls do you believe in?
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    Feb 05, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    I just think republicans need a head check. Majority of them are ignorant people, but there are some that are good just sucks he majority need to open up.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Red_Vespa said
    And only governor for a very short time, plagued by controversy & investigations, at odds with her own state Republican party, in a state with a very small population and few issues that translate to national ones. And who may hold the record for making the stupidest remarks of any Vice-Presidential candidate in modern times, easily outdoing Dan (You Misspelled Potato) Quayle.

    And despite all that... she is still more qualified than Mr. Obama to be President.



    And, that, Mr. Southbeach1500 is a perfect example of why you come off as a blooming idiot.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    mjf89 saidI just think republicans need a head check. Majority of them are ignorant people, but there are some that are good just sucks he majority need to open up.

    I agree a great many of Republicans are uneducated trailer trash, an important part of their political power base. But others are quite smart, well educated, and very wealthy, the ones who pull the strings. That's the class from which I come, or at least the class to which social-climbing Republicans aspire.

    And they're supremely selfish, who recognize where their best financial interests lie, regardless of any harm it does to others, and with a surprisingly short-sighted view of the economy, despite all their cleverness. They are consumed by immediate gratification, unable to conceive of long-term economic ill effects. "I'll get mine now, and fuck everyone else, and those who follow me."

    Typical of the nouveau riche, as most of them are, of modest or even low background, who have neither the experience nor the natural grace to know how to handle their new-found fortune. Ever grasping, ever rapacious, they would rather take than give, rather steal than contribute. They are the ones who elbow themselves to the front of the line, because in their minds they are better than the rest of us.

    Poor me, I'm trapped in old concepts of democracy, mixed with meritocracy. But Republicans long for oligarchy, the rule of the elite who seize power from others. Just as Republicans socialize in exclusive clubs, they would rule from exclusive clubs, that exclude the ordinary people. Democracy is anathema to the Republican mind, and they will do everything to pervert it and suppress it. Manipulate it, yes, but encourage and promote it in reality, never.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa - I think your intelligent post on the selfishness, immorality, and ignorance of the Majority of the Repub party must have confused southbeach's feeble brain - because sb is particluarly incoherent.

    Having such a feeble brain made it very easy for the right-wing propaganda machine to brainwash southbeach into the mindless, knee-jerk, right-wing reactionary that he is.
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    Feb 05, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    If anyone asks me the meaning of a hypocrite I will show them this thread
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidRed_Vespa - I think your intelligent post on the selfishness, immorality, and ignorance of the Majority of the Repub party must have confused southbeach's feeble brain - because sb is particluarly incoherent.

    Having such a feeble brain made it very easy for the right-wing propaganda machine to brainwash southbeach into the mindless, knee-jerk, right-wing reactionary that he is.

    Well I can't see any of his comments. I blocked him some time ago, and out of curiosity I unblocked him tonight, but nothing still shows, even his apparent comments after my unblocking. I must assume God wants to protect me from his rantings, and who am I to argue with that?

    And I'll tell you why he REALLY upsets me, and it's not the politics at all. I disagree with guys here all the time, have even crossed swords with those 2 angels up in Vancouver, Doug & Bill, and our local curmudgeon here, jprichva.

    No, I offered to buy him cocktails on South Beach at a lovely hotel, meet me and my partner, get to know him, maybe explore our political differences, or not, just because he's a fellow RJer. And he wouldn't even respond to me.

    Now THAT ticks me off! You do NOT treat me in that manner. Insult me online, attack my politics, attack me in other ways, all that's online business as usual, and I'll come right back at you. But ignore my invitation for cocktails?

    A gentleman simply doesn't do that. And that's what really turned me against him. Don't laugh, I'm quite serious. When someone makes a good-faith offer to meet and discuss things, over drinks at their expense, to not even reply is the mark of a true jerk. Or am I just hopelessly old fashioned?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 05, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    CuriousJockAZ saidMost of you guys seem reasonably intelligent to me, that is until you start acting like these ridiculous polls mean anything

    Why are they ridiculous? What polls do you believe in?


    To be honest -- not a one -- I think they are all a crock.
  • Mepark

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    Feb 05, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    There's something really fucked up when a pollster asks people if they want a president impeached for no reason or whether he want's terrorists to win.... way more fucked up than the people responding to it.
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    Feb 05, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    antelope saidMan, this is scary stuff. I heard Repubs poo-poo this cause it was paid for by Daily Kos, but I think it probably represents a lot of the reality of the Repub party today. I believe there was also a question about seceding from the Union, and 23% favored this. What the hell does a country do with morons like that?


    How many states do you think they would want to take? This sounds like a great idea to me. icon_exclaim.gif
  • Webster666

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    Feb 05, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidRed_Vespa - I think your intelligent post on the selfishness, immorality, and ignorance of the Majority of the Repub party must have confused southbeach's feeble brain - because sb is particluarly incoherent.

    Having such a feeble brain made it very easy for the right-wing propaganda machine to brainwash southbeach into the mindless, knee-jerk, right-wing reactionary that he is.



    Good speech...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 05, 2010 5:47 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidRed_Vespa - I think your intelligent post on the selfishness, immorality, and ignorance of the Majority of the Repub party



    Generalizing an entire political party, any party, as "selfish, immoral, and ignorant" may be many things, but "intelligent" isn't one of them.