By Bill Maher
I stole this chart from Slate, which got it from a Dartmouth survey:
It’s pretty comical, really.
Republicans say they want to reduce the deficit, but they want to do it
in some magical fashion that doesn’t involve raising taxes or cutting
any spending. Fifty-three percent tick “none of the above” as a way to
reduce the deficit. That’s like deciding to pay off your student loans
Also interesting is the Independent
category -- these people seem to be more like Republicans than
Democrats, except they don’t mind raising taxes and they want to cut the
hell out of the military.
In fact I’d say the military spending
category is the most telling category of all. It separates the
Republicans from everyone else in a way that backs up my contention that
what the Republicans really stand for isn’t conservatism, but