Just Whistling Dixie: Look Away, Look Away…

by JC

Republican’s new strategy: convince people that the world really isn’t how it is, and let disinformation rule the media to distract the nation from its real problems.

The recent poll out of Research 2000 shows us how the concentration of “Birthers” in the south represents the republican’s last remaining stronghold. Fully 50% of the total population oof the south believe that Obama either wasn’t born in America, or they don’t know. The rest the country averages about 90% in favor of the common knowledge that Obama was born in Hawaii, with only about 5% unsure.

When you toss out all of the non-white people polled in the south, the Washington Independent’s Dan Weigel concludes that 75% of the white population in the south believe, or isn’t sure, that Obama is a natural born American. Wow.

Actually, I’m pretty impressed that the republican party has found a constituency and a theme around which to mount their comeback to political power. Retreat to the south, fill a bunch of people full of disinformation about a whole host of topics–like Obama’s citizenship, global warming, health care, the economy, etc.

No wonder that many independent-minded moderate republicans have joined hands with moderate democrats, leaving the republican rump full of crazy whackos who can’t think for themselves.

Unfortunately, people who are trying to craft policy in this country are confronted with having to deal with a media that loves the controversy this situation creates, reporting on disinformation like it was real news.

And our politicians are found compromising with people who believe the president isn’t an American, that Medicare isn’t a government program, that the planet isn’t warming, that allowing 9 banks to pay the 5,000 execs $1,000,000+ bonuses for a total of $33 billion is a good thing and will help the economy, and that the federal Cash for Clunkers program is really designed to let the government take over control of your PC.

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten,
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.

And for a little humor on the whole scene, head on over below the fold and watch Bill Maher’s take on the birthers last night!

  1. Big Swede

    I could care less about the fact that O has not released his BC.

    But what I do care about is equal treatment. A year ago our sides VP’s choice was announced. The results of that announcement brought back memories of the Alaskan Gold Rush, pickaxes and gold pans replaced with three piece suits and briefcases. Every rock in Wasilla and Juneau were overturned and when nothing of any substance was found, they burned down her church and left.

    But I digress.

    I’m not surprised that the “Deliverance” people “isn’t” sure. Us “Northern Aggression” types are past that, we’re wondering what else he hiding, and to what lengths he’ll go to keep it hidden, knowing full well Ned Beatty’s fate.

  2. You can provide knowledge to the ignorant, but you waste your time trying to enlighten the willfully stupid

  3. You can educate the ignorant, but you waste your time trying to illuminate the willfully stupid.

  4. Jim Lang

    I doubt many of them really believe it. It’s just a coded way to call him a n*****.

  5. I don’t care who you are, that Bill Maher video is funny…


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