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Location: Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The biggest threat facing America is....

... the stupidity of its citizens...

According to Atrios, Gallup polling says that 62% of republicans still believe that Saddam was involved with 9/11.

(a) He didn't provide a link, and I couldn't find it within 30 seconds of searching. Lil help?

(b) I'd be curious to know what the number is for Democrats. I'd be surprised if it was more than 1/2 that of republicans.

(c) 62% of republicans is approximately 30% of the total population. Let those jackasses vote for bush. To the other 38% of the republicans: how do you feel about an administration that lies to you at every turn, and starts a war that had nothing to do with terrorism? (Except possibly in the racist sense in which every brown-skinned person is likely to be a terrorist...)

(d) This reason and similar ones, there's a long line forming of prominent republicans coming out of the not-voting-for-bush closet. Prediction: McCain will, in the end, admit to not being able to, in good conscience, vote for bush. He just needs a pre-existing line of republicans to come out first, so as not to be "the disloyal one", and hence kill his future chances at becoming POTUS.

(e) My guess is that a lot of those 62% don't actually still think Saddam had anything to do with 9/11. I think some of them are simply acting juvenile, refusing let go of a thoroughly discredited claim for fear of "looking stupid". That's juvenile precisely because they now look stupider than they ever would have in the first place. I think there are also some others who are of the opinion that it doesn't matter if Saddam had anything to do with 9/11 specifically, in one way or another, he was up to no good. This is of course reminiscent of white America's treatment of black defendants in kangaroo courts: "It don't matter if the nigger actually committed this crime or not, he either did somethin else, or was about to". Minority Report indeed. And then of course there are the just-plain-dumb ones who actually believe administration lies.

So which kind of republican are you, republican reader?


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