UNNF*CKINGBELIEVABLE!??! Or just more of the same old all too believable? Most Louisiana Republicans don’t know who was president in 2005!??! This is the headline for an article by Rebecca Leber on the ThinkProgress website dated August 21, 21, 2013: More Louisiana Republicans Blame President Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Than Bush. The opening paragraph states:
“According to a Policy Polling survey, 29% of Louisiana Republicans say President Obama is more to blame [than President Bush] for the botched executive branch response to Hurricane Katrina while just 28% blamed George W. Bush.
A plurality of 44% said they were unsure who was more responsible, even though Hurricane Katrina occurred over three years before Obama entered the presidency when he was still a freshman Senator.”
They blame Obama for Katrina!
That paragraph says that 72% of Louisiana citizens registered as Rep*blicans apparently do not know that George W. Bush was President of the United States in 2005. They do not know that President Bush was in charge of the response to, and the clean-up of, the disaster brought upon these people and their properties by Hurricane Katrina.
If this poll is fair and balanced (and accurate), this would seem to indicate that Louisiana residents registered as Rep*blicans are extremely stupid or willfully ignorant, which is effectively the same as being stupid.
Whatever the reason, they still get to vote in the next election!
To be fair, we are not presented with a sampling of Louisiana voters registered as Democrats regarding their awareness of current events. Perhaps they would score just as dismally, in which case our conclusion would NOT be that Louisiana residents registered as Rep*blicans are extremely stupid, but that ALL Louisiana citizens registered to vote for either of the two major parties are extremely stupid.
(I intentionally chose the word “score”above: the poll is NOT a sampling of opinion. It is essentially a true-or-false test in which 72% of the participants failed!)
ThinkProgress readers’ comments
“And Obama wiped out the dinosaurs. And Obama broke up Ross and Rachel. And Obama caused the earthquake of 1906. And Obama talked Benedict Arnold into betraying the Colonies. And Obama shot JR.”
“People like those polled here are the reasons why the south has a reputation for ignorance, bigotry, and stupidity—I am sure there are many intelligent and informed persons in the populace, but they seem to be outnumbered.”
“A democracy’s biggest threat is an uninformed electorate. We’re doomed people, frigging doomed . . .”