Oh my: Majorities of liberal Democrats now support drone strikes, keeping Gitmo open

posted at 6:46 pm on February 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Pity poor Glenn Greenwald, who thought the left’s opposition to Bush’s counterterror policies was based on something more profound than crude partisan tribalism. Why he thought that, I don’t know: The writing was on the wall when the anti-war movement started dying even as Obama geared up for a surge of tens of thousands of troops in Afghanistan. In fact, I’ll bet O now regrets banning enhanced interrogation so soon after his inauguration. At the rate we’re going, we might be seeing 60+ percent support among liberals for waterboarding too.

The poll shows that 53 percent of self-identified liberal Democrats — and 67 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats — support keeping Guantanamo Bay open, even though it emerged as a symbol of the post-Sept. 11 national security policies of George W. Bush, which many liberals bitterly opposed.

Obama has also relied on armed drones far more than Bush did, and he has expanded their use beyond America’s defined war zones. The Post-ABC News poll found that 83 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s drone policy, which administration officials refuse to discuss, citing security concerns…

But fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year.

Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.

The most generous spin you can put on this for the left is that it’s not so much that they’re gung ho for these policies as that they trust Obama won’t abuse them. Some, for instance, might have opposed them initially simply because they feared that the programs would be expanded in terrifying ways under the dreaded neocon imperialist warmonger Bush. I remember in the last few months of his presidency reading comments online wondering if he’d declare martial law and cancel the election; when you’re that paranoid about a president, you might be inclined to oppose his every move on everything simply to tie his hands as much as possible. One he’s gone, replaced by the smiling Unicorn Prince, the anxiety eases and opposition sags. That’s partisanship 101: Our guy’s one of us and therefore his intentions are good, so if he thought it was important to drop a bomb on Awlaki, eh, I guess he had his reasons. It’s not that they’re endorsing Gitmo, in other words, it’s that they’re endorsing O’s good faith and responsible stewardship. Again, this is the charitable spin.

Even in that case, though, three things are clear. One: Obviously, they have no deep objection to Gitmo or drone strikes on the merits. If the president’s good faith is all that’s needed to sanitize the policies then there’s nothing terribly dirty about them in the abstract. Two: Equally obviously, they’re willing to tolerate the policies being expanded. Had Bush sent drones after a U.S. citizen, it would have given the left aneurysms, but here’s O doing it and everyone’s okay with that. Is that because they think the policy is an affirmatively good thing, or is it simply that Obama hasn’t exhausted his line of trust-credit with the left yet? I was joking in what I said about waterboarding up top, but now I wonder. Three: They’re repudiating their own core argument during the Bush years about the rule of law. Public officials can’t be trusted because even the well-intentioned ones are susceptible to being corrupted by power; only the rule of law, replete with oversight and checks and balances, can keep them honest. Turns out most of the left doesn’t really believe that, but apparently thinks it’s only the ill-intentioned ones — as the Bushitler was alleged to be — who need watching. Both sides are prone to this error when it’s their guy in charge, but go figure that liberals, who trust government to intervene benevolently in all sorts of policy areas, would tolerate Obama being a little more interventionist than they thought he’d be when it comes to killing and imprisoning terrorists.

Ah well. The silver lining for Greenwald and other principled opponents is that these will all become horrible perversions of democracy again if/when Mitt Romney is elected this fall. Once again he and the rest will be the tip of the legal spear against an out-of-control warmonger president instead of a daily dose of online absolution for those who’ve betrayed the cause. In honor of the moment, enjoy this trailer for what I’m calling the greatest movie ever made. It’s totally cool to hoot and laugh at it now, but if Romney wins it’ll be quite crass and insensitive.


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what a difference a “D” makes

Ditkaca on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

At the rate we’re going, we might be seeing 60+ percent support among liberals for waterboarding too.

LOL !

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Glorious. Obama gives himself a snuggie.

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Great post, AP. You have a way with words…

OmahaConservative on February 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I remember, for instance, in the last few months of his presidency reading comments by some liberals online wondering aloud if he’d declare martial law and cancel the election. When you’re that paranoid about a president, you might be inclined to oppose his every move even if you don’t oppose his every move on the merits simply to tie his hands as much as possible.

And just imagine the outrage if Bush had signed this. It makes the Patriot Act look like the rules at my son’s preschool…

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I would LOL if I weren’t so angry at these same dimwits for doing their best to undermine our troops while they were on the battlefield. Seriously, donks, this is your base. You could tell them Obama was pro-life and the majority would support that too. Box of rocks doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Nom de Boom on February 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I do believe I smell hypocrisy.

Othniel on February 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

BUSH!!!!!

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

George W. Bush: originally a dunce, now a genius visionary.

Stoic Patriot on February 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Lowered Expectaaations!!

BigWyo on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

remember bushitler?

good times

cmsinaz on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.

Yet another example of being a Ron Paulian and how it’s so different. I don’t view things through a “political” lens.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Get back to me when the Libtards find out about the 30,000 drones soon to be flying over their heads.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Bush lied people died…..oh wait, never mind.

Dr Evil on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

crude partisan tribalism

dreaded neocon imperialist warmonger

the smiling Unicorn Prince

Outstanding. This is why I’m an HA addict. You should really consider writing a book, AP. Great stuff.

John the Libertarian on February 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Like

congma on February 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

It’s not enough to just talk the talk. The easiest thing in the world is to talk about change at election time.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Good Lt on February 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Obama won’t abuse them.

No, 0 would never abuse anything. Nah, never.

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Bought and paid for. Nothing like the mail box on the first of the month.

CW on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Great post, AP. You have a way with words…

OmahaConservative on February 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

CycloneCDB on February 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Now this really is why I keep coming to HA…Good on ya, AP!

d1carter on February 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

More Greenwald:

The Democratic Party owes a sincere apology to George Bush, Dick Cheney and company for enthusiastically embracing many of the very Terrorism policies which caused them to hurl such vehement invective at the GOP for all those years.

aquaviva on February 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Oh, hi crr6, I didn’t see you come in. So did you ever finish law school?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yet another example of being a Ron Paulian and how it’s so different. I don’t view things through a “political” lens.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

That’s just because the Simpering Smug of your last post has pushed you tinfoil hat down over your eyes.

BigWyo on February 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

link

CycloneCDB on February 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I was joking in what I said about waterboarding up top, but now I wonder.

Don’t wonder. If Obama were to authorize the waterboarding of Catholic Bishops in order to obtain the location of their secret contraception free hospitals, the tactic would soon enjoy an eleventy percent approval rating among libs.

Kataklysmic on February 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Funny, I don’t remember him winning 3 states recently.

nobar on February 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nominated Willard as the nominee?”

Seriously – stop typing. You are making less sense with each keystroke.

CycloneCDB on February 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

or did I miss a ‘/’ in there somewhere??

BigWyo on February 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM

And don’t leave out that awful SUPER-PAC flipperoo

FlaMurph on February 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Be sure to check out the Comments, they’re a Hoot.

My Fave:

I think we’d be better off with a Republican as president. At least then, people on the left would stand up for their values instead of abandoning them as quickly as they can.

Del Dolemonte on February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

OT: Allah, the next time you do a post on the Arab Spring, you should link to this hilarious commercial.

Nom de Boom on February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

The most generous spin you can put on this for the left is that it’s not so much that they’re gung ho for these policies as that they trust Obama WILL won’t abuse them.

burrata on February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

At the rate we’re going, we might be seeing 60+ percent support among liberals for waterboarding too.

LOL !

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I wouldn’t put it past them. I really wouldn’t.

visions on February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee
 
liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

 
She’s trying to divert the subject away from the pro-drone/pro-Gitmo/ unprincipled/rudderless liar that she’ll continue supporting and voting for come election time.
 
Don’t fall for it. Stay on Obama. He and the (D)s are what this is about.

rogerb on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

She’s trying to divert the subject away from the pro-drone/pro-Gitmo/ unprincipled/rudderless liar that she’ll continue supporting and voting for come election time.

Don’t fall for it. Stay on Obama. He and the (D)s are what this is about.

rogerb on February 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Meanwhile the Obawesome one sells out every principle libs supposedly hold dear. It would be humorous if it weren’t so pitiable.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

So do you find Romney’s singing “panty-dropping” to the same degree as Obama’s, lib4life? I thought that was a brave admission to make, by the way.

Nom de Boom on February 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I wasn’t aware it was solely Republicans who were against O’bama’s Libyan Adventure. In fact’ I’ve seen plenty of criticism from the Left.

As for Iraq, the difference is that Chimpy Bush went thru the accepted procedure, namely asking Congress to approve. They did.

Del Dolemonte on February 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Good Stuff AP.

maineconservative on February 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I bet the libs would even support water boarding now if Obama approved it. He’d just say he did it more humanely or something like that, and I can already see Chris Matthews drooling.

sydneyjane on February 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

what’s the temperature inside barack obama’s @$$ today sweetheart?

GhoulAid on February 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

If the liberals are suddenly so supportive of neocon military policy, why don’t they all enlist their blustering chickenhawk a**es in the military?

There’s SO VERY MUCH to throw back in their lying faces over this, isn’t there?

Good Lt on February 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Yeah, the libs support drone now that they’re going to start flying them over the US…supposedly only “unarmed, survelliance” models…r-i-i-ight. Just like “guns don’t walk” and 1st-Amendment-schmendant.

Who is John Galt on February 8, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I think we’d be better off with a Republican as president. At least then, people on the left would stand up for their values instead of abandoning them as quickly as they can.

Mmmmmm yeah. That’s the stuff.

We’ll accept your apologies anytime, Obamacrat death merchants.

Good Lt on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

It must be heart-warming to the prez that his supporters share his core beliefs to a fault.

AltTuning on February 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

So how did you feel about Gitmo and drones when GWB was president? How do you feel about it now? Fill us in.

theotherone on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Sellout loser. You know it. Pathetic with a capital P.

CW on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

If the liberals are suddenly so supportive of neocon military policy, why don’t they all enlist their blustering chickenhawk a**es in the military?

There’s SO VERY MUCH to throw back in their lying faces over this, isn’t there?

Good Lt on February 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Because they cut the number of authorized military members, remember? Minimal recruiting for a while, I imagine, until retirements/resignations attrit current numbers quite a bit, or RIFs kick in.

Who is John Galt on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

We also no longer see the once-predictable sad stories about collateral damage from our airstrikes in Af and Iraq and Pakistan, -the bomb that missed its target and hit a school, the poor wedding party, etc, etc.

I can only conclude that the Bamster is better at aiming those bombs than President Bush was.

slickwillie2001 on February 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Just waiting for the day of the Ozombie apocolypse. Movie is suppose to be out around May.

William Amos on February 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Allah at his best.

A hot spike striking it’s intended target with just enough mocking sarcasm to satisfy a hungry man.

rickyricardo on February 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM

…..absolutely disgusting….I’m reeling at this poll.

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

***deeeeep breath***

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Liberalism is all about opportunism, not about beliefs.

Chuck Schick on February 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Iraq war approved by congress. Libya, not so much.

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

That’s kinda sad actually. Someone quoted instapundit the other day, “You want the MSM to keep your politicians accountable? Vote Republican!”

Yep.

Esthier on February 8, 2012 at 7:17 PM

But, but…liberals were so fond of terrorists? Terrorists were just “misunderstood!” That mean ol’ GWB and Dick Cheney wouldn’t take the time to understand the sensitivities of those who want to kills us!

Wherever the world “hypocrisy” originated from, surely the author of the term was surrounded by liberals.

BruthaMan on February 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

What? I missed the Republican convention? Aw shucks.

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Iraq war approved by congress. Libya, not so much.

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Not to mention that we actually had a treaty with Iraq that Saddam used as toilet paper, thus giving us an excuse to tear up the treaty which created the cease fire in the first place.

Esthier on February 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Maybe you all have a point about this media bias thing……

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Willard has NOT been nominated …. yet.

Bitter Clinger on February 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Jill Greenberg to photoshop some “Obama is a bloodthirsty warmonger” pics in 3…2…1… (j/k–I crack myself up sometimes)

Kataklysmic on February 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

So much win in this post. Exhibit A of why AP’s my favorite blogger.

DavidW on February 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

It’s a good thing liberals have no standards or they might be embarrassed by this.

kim roy on February 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

More Greenwald:

The Democratic Party owes a sincere apology to George Bush, Dick Cheney and company for enthusiastically embracing many of the very Terrorism policies which caused them to hurl such vehement invective at the GOP for all those years.

aquaviva on February 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

They may owe them an apology, but fat chance that ever happens.

Bitter Clinger on February 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.
 
fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

 
Listen up presidential hopefuls. The first one of you, (D) or (R), to promise immediate implementation of current/historic-events poll tests will get my vote in 2012.

rogerb on February 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Man, I miss the cur-dog. Hope she don’t get arrested at CPAC.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

No kidding. But there’s a pretty big difference between stomaching the lesser of 2 evils in an election and throwing all your core beliefs down the crapper.

Chuck Schick on February 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations? Republicans lowered expectations when they nominated Willard as the nominee

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

GOP was complicit in starting to build the surveillance state but darned if you dims aren’t taking it to its logical conclusion. Lowering expectations my foot. You totally approve of what your beloved party wants to do.

chemman on February 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Maybe you all have a point about this media bias thing……

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Ya think?

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM

…..absolutely disgusting….I’m reeling at this poll.

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I disagree with you completely, but I credit you with not abandoning your principles just because the Commander-in-Chief is a Dem.

Bitter Clinger on February 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Who is John Galt on February 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM

We are about to experience what happened in the late 70′s all over again. Decimation of the NCO and Company Grade Officer ranks. Then we will find ourselves in dire need again like the early 80′s when Military Officer Training (Candidate) Schools were pumping out 2Lt’s faster than a runaway train with nobody to mentor them.

chemman on February 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Another thing you don’t see them doing is covering their hands with their ears and saying “Halliburton! Halliburton! Halliburton!” nor did they blame the Commander in Chief when some soldiers made bad wee wee somewhere.

Fleuries on February 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Drat correction: Covering their ears with their hands…please substitute…

Fleuries on February 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Just a nuanced view of world events when your guy is in charge.

See also:

Huge Deficits.
Destruction of basic Constitutional rights.
Freedom of speech
Protesting.
Bad mouthing current USA foreign policy.
Calling the president Hitler.
etc

jukin3 on February 8, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

carbon_footprint on February 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever waaaaaaaaas!

carbon_footprint on February 8, 2012 at 7:37 PM

They were lookin’ for you last night, carbon_feetsteps.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Maybe you all have a point about this media bias thing……

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

FIFY

Bitter Clinger on February 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM

This proves that the left has only two principles… the principle of power (which includes taking it any any cost and holding it at any cost and the justification of any method successful at doing so) and the principle of privilege (War is ok because it’s ‘Our’ jets. Guantanamo is ok because it’s ‘Our’ man. Etc and so forth).

The last 16 years have told me this much.

And to these principles… the left has proven itself far from hypocritical.

Chaz706 on February 8, 2012 at 7:43 PM

This proves that the left has only two principles… the principle of power (which includes taking it any any cost and holding it at any cost and the justification of any method successful at doing so) and the principle of privilege (War is ok because it’s ‘Our’ jets. Guantanamo is ok because it’s ‘Our’ man. Etc and so forth).

Does the political right operate differently?

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

These are AP’s best posts. When he’s using his extraordinary gift of satire to rake the hypocritical left over the coals w/r/t their hideously malleable views on national defense, he’s positively Swiftian.

I mean, he’s still a Chamberlain-esque RINO Candy-Ass, but man, can he turn a phrase. :)

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Allah, have you considered that the Greenwald set were the ones making all the noise against Bush?

Remember Nancy ‘Impeachment is off the table’ Pelosi?

Think she was smacking a sizable portion of the Dem base?

Doubt it.

More like telling moderates/centrists the loonies hadn’t taken over the asylum.

And make no mistake, the loonies loath Obama as much as they did Bush.

Go read a leftist blog.

freshface on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

…..absolutely disgusting….I’m reeling at this poll.

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Look gang, it’s a Democrat who claims his anti-war stance was actually principled, and not just kneejerk partisan bluster!

If he’s not lying, then this sighting is on par with finding Nessie, or the Yeti.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Maybe you all have a point about this media bias thing……

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Yes. Yes we do.

Nom de Boom on February 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The only good thing Obama has done in 3 years… is shut up raving lunatic liberals.

Odie1941 on February 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Look gang, it’s a Democrat who claims his anti-war stance was actually principled, and not just kneejerk partisan bluster!

For the millionth time I’m not a Democrat….

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Allah, have you considered that the Greenwald set were the ones making all the noise against Bush?

Remember Nancy ‘Impeachment is off the table’ Pelosi?

Think she was smacking a sizable portion of the Dem base?

Doubt it.

More like telling moderates/centrists the loonies hadn’t taken over the asylum.

And make no mistake, the loonies loath Obama as much as they did Bush.

Go read a leftist blog.

freshface on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

No, because it’s so blatantly false on its face that even considering such a ridiculous notion would cause the brain of a sane and logical human being to implode.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Yes. They get congressional approval to go to war. The other main difference is, lefties feel they are entitled to power.

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

…..absolutely disgusting….I’m reeling at this poll.

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM
Look gang, it’s a Democrat who claims his anti-war stance was actually principled, and not just kneejerk partisan bluster!

If he’s not lying, then this sighting is on par with finding Nessie, or the Yeti.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Theres a wolly mammoth in the other thread… coincidence?

Odie1941 on February 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

The same could be said of Republicans who are against the intervention into Libya but supported intervention into Iraq.

Yet another example of being a Ron Paulian and how it’s so different. I don’t view things through a “political” lens.

fatlibertarianinokc on February 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

You can see out the back there?…through the shorts…and the pants?

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

…..absolutely disgusting….I’m reeling at this poll.
 
libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:14 PM

 
I know. I can’t believe they allowed it to be released, either. I doubt it was cleared with Journolist or anything. Someone’s head will roll tomorrow once they finish up their daily call to the White House, I guarantee that. It’s an election year, and we can’t have this kind of information being released to the public this close to…
 
That’s what you meant, right?

rogerb on February 8, 2012 at 7:53 PM

For the millionth time I’m not a Democrat….

libfreeordie on February 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Yeah, and no one here is a “Republican.” We’re all beautiful, unique snowflakes who can’t be tied to a binary party identity.

Unfortunately, we live in a two party system, and if you’re going to side with the Democrats over the GOP on 99.99% of the issues (and you clearly are), then you’re functionally a Democrat, no matter what ridiculous appellation you would prefer.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I saw that. Nice.

Bmore on February 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

It really is to bad water boarding is illegal, if we could try it on Holder, maybe we would get the truth about Fast @ furious.
It’s probably the only way with the gutless republicans in Washington.

angrymike on February 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Good Solid B-Plus on February 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Dagger

chewmeister on February 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The biggest surprise of this poll is that it would actually surprise anyone who’s been paying attention.

Erich66 on February 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Whats wrong with lowering expectations
liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nothing! We have you! The PHD Professor of Lower Expectations!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

So much win in this post. Exhibit A of why AP’s my favorite blogger.

DavidW on February 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Ditto. You have a way with words, AP.

All hail, Lord Obama, the epitome of kineticness.

onlineanalyst on February 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Drat correction: Covering their ears with their hands…please substitute…

Fleuries on February 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

If you were talking about Present JugEars…we would not need to substitute!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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