What Does This Say About Republicans ... At Least the ones in Louisiana?
A PPP (Public Policy Policy) poll just released reported these ASTOUNDING results. Fully 29% of Louisiana Republicans blame President Obama for the terrible response to the 2005 Hurricane Katrina that devastated that state and Mississippi ... 29%! Further, 44% didn't know who to blame!
Only 28%, one percent less than Obama, got the answer right by picking President Bush.
How is this strange outcome explained?
Right wingers (conservatives-squared) are so brainwashed in their ideology and stupidity as presented to them by others that despite plenty of evidence to the contrary they continue to believe that the Sun goes around the Earth. Driven by the politics of hatred and resentment, being irrational has become a linchpin of the political Right
Because I am a conservative does not make me stupid any more than it makes you stupid for not being conservative. It means we differ in opinion.
Nothing personal BG1960, but if almost 30% of GOP in LA blame Obama for something that occurred before he took office, that is stupid. I speak of the viral rightwinger not the mainstream conservative type, who I believe would know better?
I think it speaks more to the education system than it does ideology.
The detail is that those between 18-45 got it right 33%, those over 65, only 24%. Ger getting it wrong, it was 17% for 18-45, and 42% for over 65. 23% of women got it right, 37% got it wrong. For men it was 32% right and 30% wrong.
the fact of the matter is that there have been numerous polls like this done with both Democrats and Republicans...it isn't limited to one Party. Political, historical and economic illiteracy are rampant among Americans as a whole. Most don't know what the Constitution says, don't understand original intent, don't understand economics, business or basic civics...to make these types of polls a center piece to a discussion of the sad state of affairs in the country is to add to the ignorance rather than to try to educate others...
I get a kick out of the idiocy found in these polls (and saddened), but they are not a good way to have a valuable conversation about the real issues.
With all due respect, I have heard the same thing from both parties followers. It's also possible that some of them may have misinterpreted the question and thought the question pertained to hurricane Sandy which was also handled terribly. I have heard people blame President Bush for the recession that followed the tech bubble, even though the first contraction to GDP started in 2000, six months before he was even President. I have also heard people blame Reagan's tax reform for the 1981 recession that began only 5 months after he was sworn into office in July of 1981, even though he didn't sign the legislation into law until August of 1981. In fact these issues are far more complex. If your implying that the only misinformed voters are Republican voters, you might want to head down to the local social service offices and talk to some of the people that are signing up for the infamous "Obama phones". Most of them couldn't name who the Vice President is, or tell you who Thomas Jefferson was. In fact most studies like the PEW Research poll show that Republican voters tend to be more informed and open minded, as you can see below. However, I personally don't put much faith in this type of polling because depending on how a question is framed, it can manipulate the answer. Although PEW does tend to be fairly non-partisan.
http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/22/scien … en-minded/
The reality is that FEMA is just incompetent, and neither hurricane is the fault of either President. The gov't is just poor at responding to a crisis. The FEMA clowns that were responsible for delivering resources to people in Long Beach where totally inept. When my cousin was volunteering down there she had to tell them what to do. And she was just a volunteer. The brief time I was down there volunteering, I was astonished at what trash FEMA hires. You have to literally wake these people up to get them to work. So I can't really blame either President for either response. They should just disassemble that whole agency.
The actual question is "Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W.Bush or Barack Obama?" I will give a more detailed result in a different comment, they are interesting.
But to say it says something about Republicans in General is foolish. I could show a million man on the street interviews like these. Howard has fun with them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoseyTAPBjM
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