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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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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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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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As Sully points out, take a look at this list of polling data and see if you can play the “one of these things is not like the other” game. It’s pretty easy.

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If you ever wanted to know what’s wrong with modern-day conservatives, just take a look at who a group of influential rightwing bloggers picked as the most respected public figures in the conservative movement today:

10) Jonah Goldberg 8
10) Newt Gingrich 8
9) Jim DeMint 9
7) Mark Levin 10
7) Glenn Beck 10
6) Charles Krauthammer 11
5) Mark Steyn 14
4) Michelle Malkin 15
3) Thomas Sowell 17
2) Sarah Palin 20
1) Rush Limbaugh 24
And, verily, He shall look upon thee and the sole image He shall see is the reflection shone upon thee by the evil and wicked men in thine coterie. For a man’s light and virtue may never shine forth when surrounded and oppressed by darkness.

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An encouraging sign:

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So let’s see. Poll after poll shows that:

(a) a sizable majority of doctors support the public option:

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and, (b) a really sizable majority of the American people want a public option:
Someone tell me again how passing a bill without such a popular provision like this wouldn’t be catastrophic political suicide for the Democrats?

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