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I really don’t understand how you’re supposed to effectively govern this country when tens of millions of likely voters are fucking retarded:

Only about a third of Americans (34%) know that the government’s bailout of banks and financial institutions was enacted under the Bush administration. Nearly half (47%) incorrectly say that the Troubled Asset Relief Program — widely known as TARP — was signed into law by President Obama.

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I really don’t understand how you’re supposed to effectively govern this country when tens of millions of likely voters are fucking retarded:

Only about a third of Americans (34%) know that the government’s bailout of banks and financial institutions was enacted under the Bush administration. Nearly half (47%) incorrectly say that the Troubled Asset Relief Program — widely known as TARP — was signed into law by President Obama.

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I really don’t understand how you’re supposed to effectively govern this country when tens of millions of likely voters are fucking retarded:
Only about a third of Americans (34%) know that the government’s bailout of banks and financial institutions was enacted under the Bush administration. Nearly half (47%) incorrectly say that the Troubled Asset Relief Program — widely known as TARP — was signed into law by President Obama.
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Recently our host (Go Go Gadget…) and various others around the blogosphere were celebrating a health care bounce in Obama’s poll numbers, as shown by Pollster.com with Sensitivity: High.

I thought it way too early for this conclusion, and commented we should check back in a week or two with default sensitivity.

It’s been two weeks, so let’s have a gander:

Oy.

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So delicious, from the foxes guarding the henhouse:

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Percentage of Americans who believe in a God or universal spirit: 92
Percentage of Americans who believe in miracles: 80
Percentage of Americans who believe in angels: 55
Percentage of Americans with favorable opinion of Palin: 46  
Percentage of Americans who believe in evolution: 39
Percentage of Americans who believe in anthropogenic global warming: 36
Percentage of Americans who believe in ghosts: 34
Percentage of Americans who believe in UFOs: 34

And:

Great. It’s the most hyped and widely covered aspect of the current health debate, marginalizing more substantive reforms, has amassed 57 percent support—yet only 1 in 4 can explain it, fewer than believe in ghosts and UFOs.

“One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.” —Bertrand Russell

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