Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Perhaps my favorite poll excerpt


A whopping 41 percent of Republicans polled think the Obama administration’s handling of Benghazi is the greatest scandal in U.S. history. “One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history,” PPP adds, “is that 39% of them don’t actually know where it is. 10% think it’s in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess.”

Greatest.Scandal.Ever.  Say the living embodiments of Comic-Book Guy.

Yeah, it's like 12 Benedict Arnolds; 9 XYZ Affairs; 88 Nullification Crises; 35 Mexican-American Wars; like 55,000 Civil Wars; 3,000 Credit Mobiliers; 875 Spanish Flus; 300 Teapot Domes; 84,000 Great Depressions; 9 Million Pearl Harbors; 3,400 Tonkin Gulf Resolutions; 4 billion Watergates; 9 Trillion Iran-Contras; a mere 1.05 Monica Lewinskis; an infinity of Iraq War Resolutions over WMD; and 456 Bankster Induced Economic Collapses -- ALL WRAPPED UP INTO ONE.


Anonymous said...

Pretty much sums it up. A while back I think the Onion had a piece about the Republican Party, or maybe the new chair, being a ball of white hot rage. Almost too stupid to breathe. But not too stupid to be denied their various birthrights -- regular appearances on the Sunday news shows (and undue deference from a fawning press corpse [sic] generally), political control of the Deep Fried South, etc.

The white rage/furious spittle approach also has the effect of driving lots of reasonable people away from discussing politics, which I'm sure the Rethugs consider a good thing. Who wants to actually deal with Louie Gohmert, Steve King...or Sara Palin? I think I'd rather gnaw my own arm off.

And, one last .0000002 cents worth: we're reaping what was sowed back when I was a kid. This generation of Redumblicans don't realize the rhetoric they absorbed when THEY were children was strictly that -- rhetoric. For them it's closer to gospel.

pansypoo said...

butbutbut it's an OBAMA gate! that is speshall!

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about a science book
Don't know much about the French I took

...What a wonderful world this would be


Anonymous said...

... katrina response, blackwater contractors, energy panels with cheney and big oil, outing of cia agants in retribution for truth, swiftboating, rspe in the military, global warming denial, no child left behind, bandar bush and the exodus of the saudi's on 9/11...


Montag said...

I'll bet the Venn diagram of those who don't know where it is and those who think it's the worst scandal evah is a circle within a slightly larger circle.

Because if there's one thing that can be counted on these days, it's that the 24-hour Hate that is Fox News isn't going to provide any historical perspective, let alone any useful background information.

jimmiraybob said...

Any idea how many minutes after inauguration that Obama committed the first worst attack on the Constitution and western civilization ever? I don't think that it took too long for the brave TeaBirchPublicans to start their patriotic mission.