Thursday, January 26, 2006

Huh? 63%

According to the newest Harris poll 63% of all Republicans believe that the war in Iraq is going well.

My reaction to this is... What kind of a koolaid drinking, hide your head in the sand, ignore the world around you, Fox News watching, Bushovich, wingnut would think that things are going well in Iraq? You do not get that level of support when the active duty military is polled.

I know there is no way to verify this, but what do you think would be findings if you hooked up 1000 members of the presidents administration to a lie detector and asked them if they thought the war was going well? 63% yes? (Scoff!) Of course if a pollster simply called them or mailed them a survey I suppose you could get a 63 percentile to be all happy about Iraq, but this administration is so adept at lying that we really would have to question those results.

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What kind of a koolaid drinking, hide your head in the sand, ignore the world around you, Fox News watching, Bushovich, wingnut would think that things are going well in Iraq?

The kind of koolaid drinkers that feel that subverting the 4th Amendment in order to provide a fictional security is no big deal.

Saw some polling data yesterday that suggested that a majority--51 or 52 percent of Americans--think that the NSA wiretapping scandal is a necessary evil.

Unbelievable.
 
We're on the way to having a debate on what constitutes "secur[ity] in their person, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure..." and whether that extends to the wires eminating from your house. Up to now, we've drawn the line by forbidding evidence gathered without a warrant from being used in prosecution.

Getting a warrant entails writing a pleading. Pleadings take time. And if the warrant process is automatic, as some have suggested ("All the President had to do was ask. As much as 45 days later. Why is that so hard?") then it serves no purpose anyway.

Meanwhile Dems are again forced to explain why what appears to average folks to be an abstract threat (violation of privacy)is more important than the vivid image of collapsing Manhattan buildings.
 
I'm surprised. and i'm surprised that i'm surprised.
 
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