According to a survey of more than 2,000 voters who self-identify as Republican, a large number think President Obama is a racist, socialist, non-citizen. Thank you, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Orly Taitz & Co. for reminding us that if you repeat a lie enough people start to believe it.
“This is why it’s becoming impossible for elected Republicans to work with Democrats to improve our country,” said Markos Moulitsas, founder and publisher of Daily Kos. “They are a party beholden to conspiracy theorists who don’t even believe Obama was born in the United States, and already want to impeach him despite a glaring lack of scandal or wrongdoing. They think Obama is racist against white people and the second coming of Lenin. And if any of them stray and decide to do the right thing and try to work in a bipartisan fashion, they suffer primaries and attacks. Given what their base demands — and this poll illustrates them perfectly — it’s no wonder the GOP is the party of no.”
Read more in Sam Stein’s column on the Huffington Post.