The thing of no bowels refights the Civil War

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Extremism at 1:43 pm by George Smith

Looking inside the numbers, Obama continues to lead Romney among key parts of his political base, including African Americans (94 percent to 0 percent) … That’s right: according to this poll, Romney has zero percent support among African Americans.


The African Americans trotted out by the GOP at their conventions — the Powells, the Wests, etc — statistically non-existent.

“The poll should not be taken to mean that Romney has no African American supporters at all,” it continues. “However, at the very most, he has far fewer than Obama.”

Which is an intriguing way of putting it.

From the WaPost:

The beliefs of the white South dominate Republican thinking. As the white share of the U.S. population shrinks and the Latino share rises, Republicans have passed draconian anti-immigrant laws and opposed legislation enabling immigrants brought here as children to gain legal status. They also exploit racist resentments …

The ghosts of Dixie — of the Scopes Trial and the underfunding of public education — also pop up in Republicans’ willful resistance to science and, more broadly, simple empiricism. Global warming? Evolution? Homosexuality’s causation? How babies get made? Find a robust scientific conclusion and you can find a significant number of Republicans — adducing pseudo-science and faith — who oppose it.

Even the most stupid among us get it. The only question remaining: Are there enough paranoid southern white bigots, or those like them, to elect Mitt Romney?

That thing of no bowels is he. (Paraphrased from Troilus and Cressida.)

And thing is the word.

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