Monday, April 27, 2009

Rethug Survey - This is Fun!

When you're as active on the Internets as I am, you get signed up with all kinds of entities.

Like the Republican Party.

Which is why I got an invitation to fill our their "State of the Party" survey online. Some of the questions are hilarious, kind of the "have you stopped beating your wife" variety:

· A recent national poll reported that nearly 25% of Americans want the government to pass more socialism. Do you agree or disagree?
· Do you oppose so-called "card-check" legislation, which eliminates secret ballot elections during unionization drives and puts workers at risk of intimidation by labor bosses?
· Should Republicans unite in opposition to judicial nominees who bring a personal, left-wing agenda on social issues to their jobs as judges?
· Do you support the use of air strikes against any country that offers safe harbor or aid to individuals or organizations committed to further attacks on America?
· Should bureaucrats in Washington, DC be in charge of making your health care choices instead of you and your doctor?
I have no idea where those suspiciously-regular "25%" numbers come from or what poll they are talking about, since it isn't identified, but that doesn't really matter to the Rethugs. After all, they are proudly not a part of the Reality-Based Community.

Go check out the survey for yourself and answer the questions.

Feel free to skew their results -- they'd do it to us if they had the chance. They ask for a name and an email address, but that's no problem for those of us who have "anonymous" accounts with GMail or Yahoo.


A World Quite Mad said...

The Republicans, and indeed politicians in general are never concerned with the facts, or the truth.

Unfortunately the link does not work for me. Might be my browser, I'm using firefox.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks wqm. I just fixed the link -- it was my fault, not Firefox (which I also use pretty much exclusively).
And you are absolutely right -- facts are as foreign to them as the surface of Neptune.
--The F Man

Grandpa Eddie said...

I just love the way they word the questions they ask...just a little leading I'd say.

This is my first time to your blog. I like your approach to things, and find it very comforting that you are a liberal Vet. I'll be coming back.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, ge, and welcome. There are actually a lot of liberal vets out there. We just don't get the kind of media play that the conservatives get because the MSM/SCLM still doesn't have a convenient slot for us.
When I left Vietnam in 1969 I had a bad attitude (hence the title of my book), especially towards officers. So now, 40 years later, one of my closest friends is a liberal retired Navy captain.
Go figure.
--The F Man