20 December 2009

What we're up against

This post cites a poll of Republican voters in North Carolina which says it all about what conservatism in this country has come to.

Only 24% of North Carolina Republicans believe that Obama was born in the United States.

7% of them don't believe that Hawaii is part of the United States.

I think we can guess what these people believe about evolution and global warming. I'm afraid to imagine the results if they had been asked about whether the Earth is flat.

We are dealing with utter morons here.

And these people vote.


Blogger Jerry Critter said...

As I have said before,

republicans - the corrupt leading the ignorant!

20 December, 2009 09:12  
Blogger One Fly said...

and they breed!!

20 December, 2009 09:26  
Blogger Sue said...

they are a scary bunch Infidel!

20 December, 2009 09:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rest of the article that is referenced here also states that Obama only won in NC by a slim margin of 14,000 out of 4.3 million votes cast. Obviously, some people in NC know what they are doing even if they are hazy on Hawaii.


20 December, 2009 10:55  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

some people in NC know what they are doing

They "know what they are doing"?! They apparently voted against him because they thought he was a foreigner. Or maybe a Martian.

The rest of the comments form a sort of poem, dotchathink? All true!

20 December, 2009 11:02  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Wait a minute!!! "hazy on Hawaii"?! Are you somehow trying to claim that people who don't believe Hawaii is part of the United States can be something other than total flaming idiots?

20 December, 2009 11:06  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

A 2001 Gallup Poll found that 45 percent of Americans agree with the statement "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so," while 37 percent preferred a blended belief that "Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process," and a paltry 12 percent accepted the standard scientific theory that "Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process."

How does anyone govern a country in which so many of its citizens--45% remain willfully ignorant?

That is, sadly, "What we're up against."

20 December, 2009 12:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7% of them don't believe that Hawaii is part of the United States.

Now that 'splains... something.

Our children is not learning, paraphrasing Dubya.

20 December, 2009 12:42  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

And North Carolina is the more progressive of the two Carolinas.

20 December, 2009 13:01  
Blogger mendip said...

Let's see, the last time I had the misfortune to travel through Carolina was in the Spring of '72. As soon as I crossed the border, (on Interstate 95, not some back road...), I was greeted by a HUGE billboard welcoming me to the state, posted by the KKK. Included was an illustration of a klansman in full pointed cap and nighty, riding a horse with a burning cross in his hand. The sign dwarfed the "official" one. Charming place, I've not been back since.

20 December, 2009 13:50  
Blogger MadMike said...

Good grief! These guys could qualify for disability based on their inability to think like intelligent people.

20 December, 2009 14:55  
Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

OneFly: Goes to show you that you don't have to have brains to make babies.

Loni-Anony: The bottom line is, Obama carried NC, an amazing feat and probably due to the university towns where there's a slightly higher level of intelligence.

Infidel: "hazy on Hawaii"?!
Think of Jay Leno's sidewalk interviews. Is Alaska part of the U.S.? Uhhhh. Where is it? Duhhhhh.

20 December, 2009 18:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw Kenawe: Welcome back on line! I've seen those polls too, and they're depressing, but I think there's reason to believe that they don't reflect the reality of what Americans truly believe. See this interview with one of my favorite people, Christopher Hitchens -- I think there's much truth in what he says about this.

Elizabeth: Indeed, they is not, if they try hard enough to avoid it. George W Bush didn't believe in evolution, and he went to a university.

HE: Maybe that's why South Carolina decided not to get rid of Sanford -- they think Argentina is a place on the Appalachian Trail and he was telling the truth.....

Mendip: Gag, retch, barf, vomit.....I wouldn't have gone back either, after that.

MadMike: We should have tried to get the health-reform bill to cover that. Pack the teabaggers off to somewhere nice and quiet.

LP: Considering that the most prolific reproducers on Earth are bacteria, I'm inclined to agree with you. And, yes, one must remember that North Carolina includes Research Triangle Park as well as Mendip's KKK sign (hopefully gone now).

20 December, 2009 18:37  
Blogger Oso said...

I'm still trying to get my head around the "7%" statement.
Although while I can ridicule the stupidity I can't say for certain Calif (where I live)or any others would be much better.
Hella stupid people out there. Someone mentioned they breed.They also drive vehicles on the freeway and may own weapons.

20 December, 2009 20:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Oso -- it is pretty astonishing. I wasn't joking about the flat-Earth thing.

Vehicles on the freeway -- I have noticed that the rudest and most dangerous drivers often have those fish symbols on their cars.

21 December, 2009 05:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want to se a bunch of amart people try going through New Oleens or San Freak Sisco and you will find all those edumacated folk who voted for Obama.

21 December, 2009 09:34  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Anon: You would obviously know an educated person when you saw one.

21 December, 2009 10:38  
Blogger Oso said...

Personally every place I've driven the roads are usually flat.
Maybe WE are the ones who are wrong.

21 December, 2009 11:41  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Oso, you may be right. If the earth was really a ball, people in the southern hemisphere would fall off.

21 December, 2009 12:27  
Anonymous Hugo Grinebiter said...

(Browsing backwards here)

Re Hitchens: Yes indeedy, I'm so glad this fellow is on our side, wouldn't want to have to debate against him.

I've thought a bit about this issue of protective misrepresentation, and I think he's onto something. But it just moves the field of combat. Instead of the Pondian difference being between Jesus-freaks and seculars, it becomes one between people who feel socially obliged to conform by (mendaciously?) claiming to be Jesus-freaks, and people who do NOT feel socially obliged to conform by (mendaciously?) claiming to be Jesus-freaks. Still a big difference in social climate.

Thing is, even if you are only pretending to believe in order to get a job via church contacts or whatever, you can be manipulated by someone telling you "If you really love Jesus, then you will do such-and-such". You then have to couch your refusal on biblical grounds or have a Word from the Lord. Tough luck for the less quick-witted.

21 February, 2010 05:52  

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