So long as we’re talking about the freeloading, government-tit-sucking 47% who pay no income tax and therefore will never vote for the Mittney/Lyin’s ticket (clever Penn State reference there), here are some fascinating numbers to compare.
A poll conducted over the summer — and good-bye summer; today is the first day of autumn — by Prof. Benjamin Valentino of Dartmouth found that 63% of Republican respondents still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) when the US invaded in 2003. (I am disappointed that there was no follow-up question like, “So where are they now and who has them?” And, “Are they available on e-Bay?”)
Same poll: Just 27% of independents and less than 15 of Democrats believed the same misinformation. Oh, and just for good measure, 64% of Republican respondents believe that President Obama was born in another country. I wonder if that includes Hawaii.
This suggests that there are quite a few ‘Pubs who are, for want of a better term, impervious to information. Fact-Proof. (However, their existence casts light on why so many conservatives disbelieve in evolution.) The ‘Crats may safely turn their efforts elsewhere.
So long as we’re talking about numbers here, may I mention that the Romneys’ just-released tax returns which claim charitable giving at over $4 Million against revenue of $13.7 Million is an exemplary display of philanthropic endeavor? That braying jackass Harry Reid owes the Romneys a public apology for his baseless accusation that they paid no taxes. I suspect Romney gave away more than Reid even earned. The country is a better place for all when private citizens support the non-profit sector.
The Romney campaign would be wise to highlight these numbers, but given its reluctance to even release the returns, I doubt they will.