Totally funny story from Think Progress:
The debt ceiling deal has left the Tea Party more disliked than ever, as a recent New York Times poll shows. In April, 2010, 21 percent of Americans approved of the Tea Party while 18 percent disapproved of it. Now, 20 percent approve while a stunning 40 percent disapprove of it. Ironically, the conservative movement is now more unpopular than two often-marginalized groups it sometimes rails against — Muslims and atheists — and is the least popular of the 23 groups the poll asked about.
Ha ha ha, let’s go to the original source piece and twist the knife a little bit:
But in data we have recently collected, the Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.
HAHAHAHA, YAY, so anyway.
Dear Christian Right: America hates you. Hates you, hates you, hates you. Does not consider you representative of “American values” or “traditional values” or anything else. Hates you. Doesn’t want to live next to you, because property values are already sucky as it is.
Gays raise property values in neighborhoods, but you don’t. Anyway.
What a funny story to start our Thursday! Say it again! Real, actual Americans like Muslims and Atheists more than Teabaggers or Linda Harvey or Maggie Gallagher or Peter LaBarbera or Matt Barber or any of their other ideological trans fat substitutes. Muslims and atheists! I love polls!
The pollsters have also taken time to find out what really drives Teabaggers:
They are overwhelmingly white, but even compared to other white Republicans, they had a low regard for immigrants and blacks long before Barack Obama was president, and they still do.
More important, they were disproportionately social conservatives in 2006 — opposing abortion, for example — and still are today.
Just old bigot racists in Hoverounds, as we always suspected. Whatever.
There have been a few articles in the past day or so, dissecting the fact that the Teabagging movement, which seemed so upright and powerful in the last several years, is basically flaccid these days. Why? Well, you see, The Price Is Right is on…
*actual rate of herpes popularity not sampled, but just making a point.