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Majority Of Republicans Reveal Themselves To Be Bigots

Posted on the 11 December 2015 by Jobsanger
Majority Of Republicans Reveal Themselves To Be Bigots
I wrote a post the other day saying that thanks to Donald Trump's proposal to ban muslims from entering this country, we would soon see if the GOP is controlled by the racists, bigots, and xenophobes -- or whether most Republicans still have a tiny shred of decency left. It looks like we have the answer to that question (and it's not good).
The chart above was made from information in a new Bloomberg Politics / Purple Strategies Poll. The poll queried 605 likely general election voters on December 8th (after Trump made his proposal), and has a 4 point margin of error. It's no surprise that 75% of Democrats opposed his bigoted and unconstitutional proposal, and it's gratifying to see that a majority of the general public (53%) also opposed it. The result among Republicans was far different.
Republicans, by a whopping 64% (nearly two out of three), support Trump's plan -- and that was after the poll questioners added the following two paragraphs (and then re-asked the question).
Donald Trump called for the temporary ban, saying “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad.”
Leaders from across the political spectrum have condemned this policy, saying that banning members of an entire religion from entering the country goes against everything we believe in as Americans. And it will make our country less safe by alienating the allies we need to fight ISIS. 
It seems that most Republicans don't care what the nation's leaders think (even their own GOP leaders) -- and they don't care about the plan's constitutionality or other drawbacks. They are quite happy to be bigots.
I wish I could say I was surprised by this, but I've long suspected it. The Republican Party is now controlled by the most extreme elements of our society.
Those Bloomberg results were also verified by a new Rasmussen Poll done on December 8th and 9th (see chart below).
Majority Of Republicans Reveal Themselves To Be Bigots

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By Philip Evans
posted on 22 May at 16:04

What a steaming pile of doo-doo. Now anyone who supports keeping young men who are adherents of a certain religious or political ideology at arms length will be forever branded as an "extremist element" Making sure that we don't get blown up while fetching the dry-cleaning is sort of a big issue in many American's minds. If wanting to continue in this life until taken by extreme age is considered somehow extremist or racist by PC quislings, then by all means allow your worldview to be calmed by painting me and many others who have no malice toward anyone with the brush of whatever societal ill you wish to pretend is reality. That does not make me a racist or political extremist. It just removes me from competition for the coveted Darwin Award. The progressive movement has embraced a romantic vision of oppressed "freedom fighters" that are in reality no more than murdering scum easily led into a simple-minded cult soap opera. Embrace away, but don't bring it to Texas.