Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Republicans being even more Republican in response to election

By Michael J.W. Stickings

This is great:

PPP's first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard...and also declining in numbers.

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline,...

And here's the kicker:

...but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.

Republicans have always had trouble with reality, but it's good to see that their delusions are deepening and their true colors shining even more brightly than usual:

Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome that they no longer care to be a part of the United States. 25% of Republicans say they would like their state to secede from the union compared to 56% who want to stay and 19% who aren't sure.

Remember that next time they say they love their country and like scoundrels use patriotism as a political bludgeon.

Thankfully, there's some promising news:

One reason that such a high percentage of Republicans are holding what could be seen as extreme views is that their numbers are declining. Our final poll before the election, which hit the final outcome almost on the head, found 39% of voters identifying themselves as Democrats and 37% as Republicans. Since the election we've seen a 5 point increase in Democratic identification to 44%, and a 5 point decrease in Republican identification to 32%.

This could change in a hurry, of course, and one would expect Republicans to get over their malaise and fall into partisan lockstep pretty quickly once this post-election hangover is over, but this sort of "alternate reality" fantasy that dominates Republican thinking is one of the major obstacles to any sort of makeover party leaders and presidential hopefuls (like Ryan and Rubio) have planned.

You can dress the crazy up in whatever fineries you find, but it's still fucking crazy.

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