And how the hell do you believe someone is a socialist when you don't even know what the word means?
I like how nearly a third of them WANT TO OUTLAW CONCEPTION.
Thank you! I'm sick and tired of Neocons who believe there's no difference between socialized healthcare and communist Russia.
Maybe the conservatives I know are fucking nuts but the majority I've met tell me that I have to be either capitalist or socialist but if I choose to be socialist I can look forward to spending the rest of my life sitting in a mud pit with no personal property of my own.
You do realize that one of the primary reasons the Federal government exists is to fund centralized armed services? And "education" is not mentioned at all in the Federal constitution and is generally considered a matter reserved to the states?
The vast majority of education funding in the United States comes from state and local governments.
Education is most effective when it is funded and managed at local level, while the exact opposite is true for military forces, where centralized control is ideal.
One last question:
Do you believe that the only way for an individual to go to heaven is though Jesus Christ, or can one make it to heaven through another faith?
Not Sure 18
Wait what? Talk about begging the question. Since "heaven" is a concept tied up very closely with basically only with two of the three Abrahamic religions, this is a loaded thing to ask. Totally was put into this poll just for the lolwut nature of the responses, and should have been left out.
Pretty sure it's that other thing they want to outlaw. Like conception, but totally the opposite.Proception?
Pretty sure it's that other thing they want to outlaw. Like conception, but totally the opposite.
I'm putting the finishing touches on my new book, American Taliban, which catalogues the ways in which modern-day conservatives share the same agenda as radical Jihadists in the Islamic world. But I found myself making certain claims about Republicans that I didn't know if they could be backed up. So I thought, "why don't we ask them directly?" And so, this massive poll, by non-partisan independent pollster Research 2000 of over 2,000 self-identified Republicans, was born.
You could -- and conservative organizations frequently do -- conduct a similar poll on self-described Democrats or Liberals, and make them out to be Marxists (or, more damagingly, soft on terrorists or pedophiles), if you phrased the questions in just the right way, and threw in ambiguous answers with the desired ones.
If you determine the 'Bin Laden determined to attack' memo as a strong warning that Bush did nothing about, than Bush 'let it happen".
This poll is awful at doing what it purports to do but great at making liberals feel pissed off and superior and frightened. So I suppose it's a success.
Oh please. No one has ever carried 70% of the popular vote in a modern U.S. election.
No one, previous to Obama, ran against John McCain and Sarah Palin, after eight years of George W. Bush.I also think that Dubya was the greatest U.S. presidential disaster in the history of ever, and I agree that Sarah Palin is basically a narcissistic proto-fascist with great hair, but this is an overly simplistic formula by which to try to measure the infinitely more complex socio-political, economic, and cultural phenomena we find ourselves in the midst of.
No one, previous to Obama, ran against John McCain and Sarah Palin, after eight years of George W. Bush.
Sheesh, I never said I didn't find it worrisome, but it's cool (if odd) to be painted (I think?) as an unreasonable quasi-apologist for the McCain/Palin ticket.
There is a case to be made that the interests of evangelical voters are more closely aligned with the progressive agenda than with the GOP, especially on issues of poverty, environmentalism, and social justice.
Unfortunately, the time to make that case was two generations ago, and because progressives and liberals would rather point and laugh at the fundies instead of seeking common ground and engaging in the kind of church-based base-building that the GOP does so well, we lost that fight without ever knowing we were in it in the first place.
Republicans are rooting for the Colts, while Democrats and Independents favor the Saints.
Where the whole pro-life thing breaks down in my mind is how they frequently offer legal exceptions for cases like rape...The fact that they are against better and more available sex education is another puzzler.
...the leaders of the abortion criminalization movement have consistently put their political weight behind policies which make little or no sense if they genuinely think that abortion is identical to child murder. And those same leaders routinely endorse policies that make a lot of sense if their goal is to penalize women who have sex - to, as I’ve heard many of them put it, make sure women “face the consequences” of having sex.
ts true that Repubs are more an ideology, the Dems are more an interest group. Thats why you see more conformity in belief from Repubs.
Liberals are a smaller base than conservatives so many Dems are Dems just for their own self interest....not a inner belief system.
But it wasn't a poll designed to elicit any real clear worldview. It was designed, from moment one, to confirm the biases of Kos as put into the book he is writing, and as such stands as a monument to the liberal desire to stand and point and laugh at all the poor, misguided, uneducated people who oppose them at the polls.
It was designed, from moment one, to confirm the biases of Kos
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