Well, the stereotypical Russian is looking an awful lot like the stereotypical American. Holden at First Draft provides this information on the latest NY Times Poll of the populace:
Right Track 40%
Wrong Track 54%
Bush's handling of foreign policy
Bush's handling of the economy
Bush's handling of Iraq
Is the economy getting better, worse, or staying the same?
Do you have confidence in George W. Bush’s ability to deal wisely with a difficult international crisis or are you uneasy about his approach?
Do you have confidence in George W. Bush's ability to make the right decisions about the nation's economy, or are you uneasy about his approach?
Do you think George W. Bush is likely or not likely to make sure Social Security benefits are there for people like you?
Not Likely 51%
Do you think large corporations have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in the Bush Administration?
Too Much 66%
Too Little 4%
Right Amount 19%
Should Bush's tax cuts expire?
What should be the higher priority?
Cutting Taxes 28%
Reducing the Deficit 67%
Do you favor a flat tax?
Don't Know 37%
Who would benefit the most from a flat tax?
The Rich 54%
The Poor 6%
The Middle Class 26%
Should we have invaded Iraq?
Is the War on Iraq part of the War on Terra?
Major Part 34%
Minor Part 9%
No Way 51%
I am not one of those bashing the Kerry Campaign for losing the election, I thought they ran a pretty good campaign, and I happily voted for the man. People's feelings on the concession and vote fraud may vary.
But if the Democratic Party lost to the GOP, it doesn't appear that the electorate did much more than just collectively shrug and vote for the moron again. What other explanation works beyond, "it really sucks, but what the hell it was going to suck anyway."?
Couple this with the poll on "evolution" and the state of the American electorate is surely set to "idiotic".
I'm too fucking earthy to be an elitist, but apparently believing in responsibility and open to change makes me part of the elite. So, if I'm part of the elite, where the fuck is my money and my free blow?