You beautiful people out in red-state land have been giving dovbear some grief. I'm condecedning, you say. Patronizing. Elitest. Or, as one lovely lady put it:
I think you're terrible to suggest that all the fine god-fearing and religious people who voted for president Bush were stupid pig farmers. How dare you cast aspertions on the great American heartland!Truly, your emails have been a joy to read. But, dear lady and friends, the joke is on you.
Or so suggests a survey conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland. The survey found that nearly 70 percent of President Bush's supporters believe the U.S. has come up with "clear evidence" that Saddam Hussein was working closely with Al Qaeda. A third of the president's supporters believe weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. And more than a third believe that a substantial majority of world opinion supported the U.S.-led invasion.
This is scary. No wonder Bush won. His supporters, largely, had no knowledge of the world. They voted for a president who faught a just war, for a president who enjoyed the world's support. In other words, they voted for a president who DOES NOT EXIST. So much for values. This election wasn't about values. It was about ignorami and their voting patterns.
Am I crowing? You bet.
Please keep those emails coming to firstname.lastname@example.org