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Thursday, September 15, 2011

News Roundup for 9/15/11

Chimp in cowboy hat
Texas Gov. Rick Perry

-Headline of the day-
"Rick Perry Supported by Republicans in Poll Showing Plurality Reject Views."

If you still need convincing that Republicans have lost their damned minds since Obama was elected, here ya go: Republicans want Rick Perry to be their nominee, even though everyone else thinks what he stands for sucks.

Those are the findings of a poll of voters about the 2012 presidential election. According to the report, "The Texas governor is the preferred choice of 26 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Sept. 9-12. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney places second at 22 percent, while all of the other Republican candidates get less than 10 percent." That's because Perry's the "electable" one.

"You have to look at the campaigns that are resonating with the public," explains GOP voter Rex Hammond. "At this point, it appears that Romney's and Perry's campaigns are." Of course, Republican voters are off in Lala Land on all this, being glued to Fox News and completely unaware of what's happening all around them.

See, Perry is not resonating with the public. "Perry trails President Barack Obama among the poll's entire sample, 49 percent to 40 percent, about twice the deficit for Romney," the report goes on. "Perry also confronts negative reactions from Americans disinclined to vote for a candidate expressing the skepticism he has about the viability of Social Security, evolution science and whether humans contribute to climate change."

"Science is an integral part of our culture," says independent voter Danyelle Lowers. "To have such a general disregard for the sciences is rather terrifying."

But hey, if GOP voters can ignore science, then they can certainly ignore reality. (Bloomberg)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, it's Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann! They're here to teach you all about history and stuff -- Yay!

Fillin' in
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Cut them some slack. They want to be presidents, not elementary school teachers. (

-Bonus HotD-
"Bioethicist Bets Bachmann $10,000 She Can't Find Anyone Who Became 'Retarded' From HPV Vaccine."

And no, Shelly. You can't count yourself. (ThinkProgress)
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