Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Why Wouldn't A Normal Person Just Hang Up If Rasmussen Calls?


This evening the Republican Party's polling firm, Rasmussen, called a friend of mine and, well... polled him. I just figured I'd mention that they sure do skewer their questions to create the narrative Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and their friends are requesting. I mean if you wonder what makes people as astoundingly stupid as the ones-- Jabba the Hutt included-- in the video Digby put up today (and which I embedded up top), it might have something to do with a national dialogue predicated on these kinds of confections:

(1) Will taxes go up under President Obama?
(2) Will government spending go up under President Obama?
(3) Are you more likely to support a candidate who opposes all tax increases, or one who promises to increase taxes only on the rich?
(4) Do tax cuts help the economy?
(5) Do government spending cuts help the economy?
(6) Who do you trust more, our political leaders or the American people?
(7) Has the federal government become a special interest group?
(8) Do Big Business and the government work together in ways that hurt consumers?

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At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Blue Girl said...

Those aren't legitimate survey questions. That's a push poll, plain and simple.

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At 3:36 AM, Blogger Stephen Kriz said...

Do you notice how not one of these people could articulate a single, specific grievance? All they say are things like "I don't like the direction this country is going" or "I'm worried about our future". Yeah, well what the fuck do those phrases mean??? I care about the future of this country too, but I can articulate exactly why - I am concerned that we spend over 50% of our discretionary expenditures as a country on the military, which is the least productive use of our money possible. I am concerned that only one in twelve American jobs are in manufacturing. Without a healthy and well-paid middle-class, this country will not thrive. I am concerned that we are the only first-world nation that does not have national health insurance and that people can actually die of treatable diseases like staph infections and diabetes, because they cannot afford to see a doctor. I am concerned that we are underfunding our educational system and our children fall further and further behind the rest of the world on standardized tests.

When these twits can articulate two specific reasons, besides Barack Obama's birth certificate or where he went to church, why they are concerned about this country, they will have my ear.

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous RullAmairkin said...

The only thing more astounding than the stupidity of these obese, stubbornly ignorant, cracker turds is the incredible patience of the interviewer.

Do these "rull Amairkins" understand that "take back America" does NOT mean "go downta Sears n' git a refund" ?

At 10:10 AM, Anonymous me said...

"I just figured I'd mention that they sure do skewer their questions"

C'mon guys - it's skew the questions, not skewer. Surely you have a better command of English than retarded Beck fans. Don't you??


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