What Fresh Hell Is This?

February 3, 2010

Republicans: Not Just Birthers, But Forced Birthers

Many of you have probably heard of the recent poll of self-identified Republicans commissioned by Daily Kos (conducted by a non partisan research firm). It's chock full of frightening findings such as 39% of the Republicans polled believe that President Barack Obama should be impeached with another 29% not sure; 63% believing Obama to be a socialist; a total of 58% either not sure if he was born in the US or sure that he wasn't; and 57% either not sure or believing that our President "wants the terrorists to win."

What hasn't got as much play is their thoughts on social issues such as: 73% believe that out gays should not be allowed to be teachers and 77% believe that "public school students be taught that the book of Genesis in the Bible explains how God created the world."

And then there's this:
Should contraceptive use be outlawed?
Yes 31
No 56
Not Sure 13

Do you believe the birth control pill is abortion?
Yes 34
No 48
Not Sure 18

Do you consider abortion to be murder?
Yes 76
No 8
Not Sure 16
That would be a third of Republicans polled who want to outlaw contraceptives and a majority who either aren't sure or who believe that birth control pills equal abortions.

Just more proof that as I've said time and time again, the real goal of the anti choice crowd is not just to end abortion, but to end most forms of birth control and to end women's reproductive rights PERIOD.


EdHeath said...

I assume this poll did not cover people who identify themselves as party of the tea party movement. So there might be a group out there who hold more conservative views.

Maria said...


OK. I see. You want me to have nightmares, right?

EdHeath said...

I don't want to be the only one having them.

Besides, who was the great sage who said "knowing is half the battle?"