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From a Rasmussen poll released last Sunday.....
While positive ratings for Congress remain at an all-time low, more voters than ever see the Republican agenda in Congress as extreme.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely Voters say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, while 52% feel extreme is a more accurate description. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
Sure, polls can only take us so far in evaluating stuff.....but I must also say that the modern polling of the last 6-8 years has been uncannily accurate.
52% of likely voters describe the agenda of the Republicans in Congress as "extreme." Apparently, there are more people out there who agree with me than I thought. Could be an indication that it has taken a little time for Americans, as they did with the Iraq crime, to work their way through the mental maze of confusion and bullsh*t set up by our Serious Journalists and Political Leaders.
Not "out of touch", not "missing the mark", not "failing in their jobs"......EXTREME.
Congressional Republicans are understood by 52% of likely voters to be pushing an agenda which is EXTREME.
Only 35% of likely voters consider what Congressional Republicans have been doing as "mainstream". Only a third of likely voters think the agenda pushed by Congressional Republicans reflects the "mainstream."
Don't forget.....Rasmussen is widely understood to be a conservative-leaning polling group.
If you are a consumer of Fox News, either teevee or AM radio, you have been told every single day for a bit over 3 years that it's Obama who is pushing an extreme agenda. For example: one week into the Obama presidency and Mr. EIB Network Limbaugh was loudly shouting how oh-so-extreme the new Democratic president was as he called for Obama to fail. After only one week.
As El Rushbo knows, propaganda, deception and disinformation are most effective if served up immediately after being invented. The earlier the disinforming bird acts the more unsuspecting and unknowing worms can be obtained. But after a while.....as was true of the Bush/Cheney Iraq crime....those targeted for deception catch on to enough truth to realize they have been hornswoggled.
For those who may dispute the effectiveness of the Foxian deception on likely voters, consider this....
Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than they do over the GOP. This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, which found that 44 percent of likely voters say the Democratic Party is more dominated by its extreme elements, whereas 37 percent say it’s the Republican Party that is more dominated by extremists.
The blitz of propaganda and misinformation following the Obama election, just as it was in leading up to the Iraq crime during Bush, was effective.....at least for a spell.
But a year or so later...52% of likely voters now think Congressional Republicans are the ones pushing an "extreme" agenda.
Ask yourself....why would 52% of likely voters conclude that Congressional Republicans are pushing an extreme agenda?
Could it be that a majority of likely voters have been "brainwashed" by their dependency on government, as the Hermanator Cain accused blacks of being when they voted for Democrats? Or is it that the Dark Knight, the double-dealing devil that he is, has so successfully mesmerized 52% of likely voters....through the demonically-possessed, Kenyan anti-colonialist, teleprompter readings he often gives....to the point where, now, this majority of likely voters has become little more than a knee-jerking, zombified bunch of pod people incapable of muttering anything other than the words..."socialism good"?
Or...do 52% of likely voters think Congressional Republicans are pushing an extreme agenda, because Congressional Republicans have been....pushing an extreme agenda? Think that could be the reason?
How extreme are Congressional Republicans when their highest Senate Leader calls for a vote to ban health insurance companies from offering birth control coverage....altogether?
(GOP Senator Roy) Blunt’s language is vague enough that “insurers may be able to sell plans that do not cover services required by the new health care law to an entire market because one individual objects, so all consumers in a market lose their right to coverage of the full range of critical health services.” As a result, a man “purchasing an insurance plan offered to women and men could object to maternity coverage, so the plan would not have to cover it, even though such coverage is required as part of the essential health benefits.”
How extreme are Congressional Republicans when 99% of them pledge loyalty to Grover Norquist and his tax increase-ban....at the same time that economists from both sides continue to advocate for both spending cuts AND revenue increases in dealing with our long term debt problem?
How extreme are Congressional Republicans....when they campaign on nothing but jobs, jobs, jobs during a long drought of employment....and then when elected, immediately introduce 4 bills which Speaker Boehner deemed "highest priority" calling for a permanent ban on federal funding of abortions?
How extreme is the majority in the House when it's members played games with the dynamite of national default.....to the point where ratings agencies downgraded our debt risk for the first time in national history?
Those who are paid in America to disinform and confuse voters are good at what they do. Most voters are not as crazy as The Reverend....paying very close attention to the masters of deception and how they practice their dark art.
However, what's true of likely voters in the U.S......is that they are not fooled for long. As the smorgasboard of GOP extremity is systematically, even though slowly, laid out before likely voters....these voters catch on to the truth.
Truth today is that 52% of likely voters believe that Congressional Republicans are pushing an "extreme agenda."
I couldn't agree more. I'm feeling good today about being, you know, mainstream.