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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, December 19, 2011

Take This Stupid Quiz!

Presidential bracketology

OK, so the linked quiz allows you to answer questions on policy to determine who you support for the Presidency.  They have bumpersticker versions of policy statements by each candidate and when you answer, you get to see who you support.

I'll give you three guesses who I support.

Two things make this interesting.

First, they rank your top three.  Not surprisingly, Obama's my first choice, and perhaps also not surprisingly, Ron Paul is my second choice - mainly because I want us out of Afghanistan yesterday.  What's weird is my third choice is Bachmann.  I'm not sure how she came up.  Maybe a foreign policy question?  Maybe alphabetically?

Second, when you see the GOP positions laid out like that, it really makes you appreciate how absolutely insane most of their positions are, and how little they differentiate from each other  - crazy old Uncle Ron excepted.  When they promise to end the Department of Education or amend the Constitution to ban abortion or cut taxes across the board...these are insane positions.  They are Lyndon LaRouche and John Birch level of nonsense.

The GOP has lost its marbles.

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