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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, March 12, 2012

Your 2012 GOP

A plurality (45%) of self-identified GOP voters in Alabama believe Obama is a Muslim.  In Mississippi, we get a majority (52%).


Again among GOP voters in Alabama, 21% think interracial marriage should be illegal.  In Mississippi that number is 29%.

Roughly two thirds in both states do not believe in evolution, or to put it another way: modern science.

I think this is also a good take:

If you vote for the GOP, you are probably either lying to yourself or you secretly believe things which you can't admit in public.

The GOP is not about small government.  It's about punishing poor people and minorities and funneling money to the richest Americans.

The GOP is not about freedom and liberty.  It's about the ability of one group of people to tell another group of people how to conduct their sex lives.

The GOP is not the party of Lincoln.  It's the party of racism.

And you don't get to al a carte this crap either.  You don't get to say, "Well, I don't agree with Rush Limbaugh."  Because when you vote for the GOP, you are voting for people who will bend over backwards not to offend Rush Limbaugh.  You are voting for state legislators who will try to mandate forced penetration of a woman - state mandated rape.  You are voting for a GOP House who has held innumerable votes to defund Planned Parenthood but hasn't addressed the unemployment situation accept as a bargaining chip to get tax cuts for rich people.  You are voting for a party that wants to bomb Iran yesterday.

Just because you don't like ACA or think Obama shouldn't use executive power like Bush did doesn't mean that voting for the GOP or not voting at all absolves you from the freak show that is the modern GOP.

UPDATE: Mas loco.

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