This new Gallup poll is pretty remarkable:

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Obama’s overall approval rating jumped to 67 percent.

The more dramatic development?

His approval rating among Republicans jumped 15 points — from 27 to 42 percent in a week.

This is obviously great news for the Republican Party and their all-obstruction-all-the-time strategy. 2010 is probably going to be a bloodbath.

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John Cole points us to a new poll up on rabid right-wing nutjob Sean Hannity’s website:

What kind of revolution appeals most to you?
— Military Coup
— Armed Rebellion
— War for Secession

Yes, you read that correctly. Sean Hannity is trying to gauge which form of out-and-out treason his listeners favor most.

Think I’m being dramatic?

Here’s the definition of treason:

Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as: “…[a]…citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].” In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavour.

The decay of the Republican Party has been sad to watch over these last many months. Batshit-crazy stuff like this, however, is starting to truly frighten me.

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This image from Feministe pretty much sums up the proven stupidity of Congress’ new push to fund abstinence-only education:
Take action now and add your voice to the chorus of Americans calling for this wasteful, religiously-motivated stupidity to end.

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This is hilarious:

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Last night’s speech by Bobby Jindal was quite possibly one of the most sophomoric, patronizing pieces of garbage I’ve witnessed in recent years. There were several moments where I sat back and thought to myself, “Does this guy think we’re infants?”

It looks as if I wasn’t the only one who had this reaction. Even a number of conservative voices are expressing their disappointment with Jindal’s pathetic exercise in infantile nihilism.

Here’s David Brooks:

Even the caterpillar-brains over at Fox News got in on the action:

Who wants to place bets on whether we don’t hear a peep from Schoolmarm Jindal in the next few weeks?

Update: Paul Krugman wins for the prize for my favorite quote on Jindal’s speech (re: his absurd mocking of volcano monitoring):

Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.

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Obama’s speech last night was, in my opinion, second only to his game-changing speech on race. Here’s the video:

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Obama’s speech last night was, in my opinion, second only to his game-changing speech on race. Here’s the video:

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Obama’s speech last night was, in my opinion, second only to his game-changing speech on race. Here’s the video:

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