Friday, December 11, 2015

Quotes of the Day

“He’ll keep a sharp eye on those Muslins,” - Bettina Norden, 60, Springfield, Ore., on why she's supporting Donald Trump for president.
“I’m mad about the Muslins coming in, I’m mad about the economy and I’m mad because we got a stupid ass president, and that’s about it,” - Manuel Hart, 71, Silver Springs, Fla., on why he's supporting Donald Trump for president.
“We should not let any more in, any more immigrants from Mexico or Muslim.” - Beverly Swanburg, 73, Milford, N.H., Trump supporter.
You really need to read the rest of loony comments and poll numbers in the story, they're both frightening an amusing at the same time. It's not just the blue hairs who are up in arms either. For example:
Forty-four percent of the public says an attack is “very” likely to happen in the next few months, the most in Times or CBS News polls since October 2001, just after the deadliest terrorist assault in the country’s history. Seven in 10 Americans now call the Islamic State extremist group a major threat to the United States’ security, the highest level since the Times/CBS News poll began asking the question last year.

Just 24 percent say the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest figure in a Times or CBS News survey in more than two years. More than half of the public, 53 percent, say they are dissatisfied with how things are going in Washington; another 31 percent say they are angry.
About what? I literally couldn't stop laughing at the last one: it makes it sound like fully one-third of Americans are just walking around pissed for no discernible reason.

Anyway, as I've said about a billion times on this blog already: nothing turns out the vote like fear mongering and cowardice. Expect the charlatans in the presidential clown show to ramp up their rhetoric to apocalyptic proportions by next spring.

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