A new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of those who identify themselves as Republicans confirms what many of us have long suspected: Republican voters spend far too much time watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh. But not even the most cynical among us could have predicted the findings of this poll.
For example, 58 percent of Republicans are not sure President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen.
31 percent believe that the President is a racist who hates white people, and another 33 percent say theyre not sure.
63 percent of Republicans think Obama is a socialist.
24 percent of Republicans believe Obama wants the terrorists to win, and another 33 percent arent sure.
21 percent of Republicans apparently believe that Obama was elected only because ACORN stole the 2008 election, and a whopping 55 percent are not sure.
23 percent of Republicans believe that their state should secede from the United States, 19 percent aren’t sure.
And in their greatest display of lunacy, 53 percent of Republicans said they believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Obama! (Moreover, respondents to the poll didnt even include those who claim to belong to the Tea Party.)
Obviously, these people are angry and colossally misinformed. Now consider this: These people represent the Republican base to which Republican candidates must answer. Given that, can anyone believe that theres still hope for bi-partisanship in Washington?