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    Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed: Study →

    … [W]hile consumers of just about every news outlet believed some information that was false, the study found that Fox News viewers, regardless of political information, were “significantly more likely” to believe that:

    —Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)

    —Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)

    —The economy is getting worse (26 points)

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    —Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points)

    —The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points)

    —Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)

    —The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points)

    —When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points)

    —And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)

    In addition, the study said, increased viewership of Fox News led to increased belief in these false stories.

    — 3 years ago with 33 notes
    #fox news  #stupid  #viewers  #misinformed  #study  #tea party  #birthers  #gop  #conservatives  #republican party 
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“Liberation” in Michele Bachmann’s world: Iraq and Libya
And The Stupid are still stupid (and represent the Tea Party):

“Cutting back on foreign aid is one  thing. Being reimbursed by nations that we have liberated is another. We  should look to Iraq and Libya to reimburse us for part of what we have done to liberate these nations.” — Michele Bachmann

    “Liberation” in Michele Bachmann’s world: Iraq and Libya

    And The Stupid are still stupid (and represent the Tea Party):

    “Cutting back on foreign aid is one thing. Being reimbursed by nations that we have liberated is another. We should look to Iraq and Libya to reimburse us for part of what we have done to liberate these nations.”Michele Bachmann

    — 2 years ago with 14 notes
    #religion  #politics  #wingnuts  #news  #GOP  #Republicans  #tea party  #stupid  #Michele Bachmann  #Iraq  #libya  #america fuck yeah!  #liberation  #reimbursement  #teabagger queen 
    Freshman Tea Party Republicans are dumbing down the Congressional gene pool →

    Such a surprise. Congress is collectively stupider, thanks to the Tea Party electing the dumbest politicians available:

    American Idiots: Congress Dumbs Itself Down One Full Grade Level: Congress appears to be getting collectively dumber. The Sunlight foundation analyzed Congressional speech and found that over the past seven years they’ve gone from talking like high school juniors to sophomores. While many factors account for the full-grade level drop off, the study found that the 2010 freshman class of Tea Party Republicans are partly responsible for spreading the stupid. As NPR points out: “Of the 10 members speaking at the lowest grade level, all but two are freshmen, and every one is a Republican.”

    How did they get voted in? Take a look at their constituency:

    Of course we should also recall the voters who DIDN’T show up in 2010 — they were so much smarter for helping this to happen, weren’t they?

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #vote!  #politics  #Congress  #congress is now stupider  #dumb  #dumber  #GOP  #gop freshmen  #intelligence  #LOL  #meme  #redneck randal  #republican freshmen  #Republicans  #stupid  #tea party  #tea party freshmen 
    How stupid are modern Republicans? →

    VERY! according to Dan Froomkin at the Huffington Post, who reports that a recent poll… found that fully 63 percent of Republican respondents still believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003. By contrast, 27 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats shared that view. […] this latest poll result seems to indicate a refusal — unique to the modern Republican Party — to acknowledge facts. According to this poll, an even larger proportion of Republican respondents who said Iraq had WMD — 64 percent — said they have either always believed (or have come to believe) that Barack Obama was born in another country, which he was not.

    REMINDERYou’ll want to vote in November, because these people are definitely planning to. 

    — 1 year ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #vote  #2003  #birthers  #born in another country  #bush's war  #GOP  #ignorant  #Iraq  #LOL  #modern republican party  #poll  #President Obama  #Racists  #Republicans  #stupid  #WMDs 
    So stupid it hurts: Republicans’ claim that the ACA mandate is the “biggest tax increase in history”
Kevin Drum discusses the stupidity being thrown around by the Republican Party since the Supreme Court’s ruling on Affordable Care last week:
“Democrats have long insisted that Obamacare’s penalty for not buying health insurance isn’t a tax, but on Thursday the Supreme Court upheld it on the grounds that it was a tax. J’accuse! Or, as America’s Bard of the Frozen North tweeted,“Obama lies, freedom dies.”
“This is so stupid it hurts. But Josh Marshall says that what comes next is even more brain dead:
“Republicans are now saying it’s the ‘biggest tax increase in history’ — either of America or the universe of whatever. But this is demonstrably false. The Congressional Budget Office says the mandate penalty will raise $27 billion between 2012 and 2021. $27 billion over a decade. Anybody who cares to can do the math. But if you want to call it a ‘tax increase’ — which is debatable — it’s clearly one of tiniest ones in history.”
“Let’s be fair: When Republicans talk about ACA’s tax increases, most of them are talking about all the taxes in the bill, not just the penalty. But they’re still off base. There have been 15 tax increases of significant size since 1950, and Jerry Tempalski, a tax analyst in the Treasury Department, has estimated the size of all of them as a percentage of GDP.  Tempalski hasn’t estimated the eventual size of ACA, but PolitiFact took a crack at it using the same methodology, and they figure that ACA amounts to a tax increase of 0.49% of GDP seven years from now. That places it tenth on the list.”
REAGAN’S TAX INCREASE IN 1982 WAS BIGGER! The GOP is fully aware that their base will never read these facts on Drudge or Breitbart or see them on Fox Entertainment — so the lies will continue as planned. 

    So stupid it hurts: Republicans’ claim that the ACA mandate is the “biggest tax increase in history”

    Kevin Drum discusses the stupidity being thrown around by the Republican Party since the Supreme Court’s ruling on Affordable Care last week:

    “Democrats have long insisted that Obamacare’s penalty for not buying health insurance isn’t a tax, but on Thursday the Supreme Court upheld it on the grounds that it was a tax. J’accuse! Or, as America’s Bard of the Frozen North tweeted,“Obama lies, freedom dies.”

    “This is so stupid it hurts. But Josh Marshall says that what comes next is even more brain dead:

    “Republicans are now saying it’s the ‘biggest tax increase in history’ — either of America or the universe of whatever. But this is demonstrably false. The Congressional Budget Office says the mandate penalty will raise $27 billion between 2012 and 2021. $27 billion over a decade. Anybody who cares to can do the math. But if you want to call it a ‘tax increase’ — which is debatable — it’s clearly one of tiniest ones in history.”

    “Let’s be fair: When Republicans talk about ACA’s tax increases, most of them are talking about all the taxes in the bill, not just the penalty. But they’re still off base. There have been 15 tax increases of significant size since 1950, and Jerry Tempalski, a tax analyst in the Treasury Department, has estimated the size of all of them as a percentage of GDP.  Tempalski hasn’t estimated the eventual size of ACA, but PolitiFact took a crack at it using the same methodology, and they figure that ACA amounts to a tax increase of 0.49% of GDP seven years from now. That places it tenth on the list.”

    REAGAN’S TAX INCREASE IN 1982 WAS BIGGER! The GOP is fully aware that their base will never read these facts on Drudge or Breitbart or see them on Fox Entertainment — so the lies will continue as planned. 

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #economy  #FAIL  #journalism  #news  #politics  #vote!  #% of GDP  #ACA  #affordable care act  #biggest tax increase in HISTORY!  #brain dead  #GOP  #LIARS  #mandate  #penalty  #President Obama  #Republicans  #stupid  #tax increase