Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Obama and Hillary 'most admired'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM

You’ll never convince the echo-chamber-dwelling dullards of the far right that they’re anything less than the voice of the “silent majority” in America. Conservatives aren’t known for easily digesting facts that contradict their constipated view of life (sorry for the gastrointestinal metaphors, but the Rush/Fox neanderthals make me sick to my guts — ba-da-bing). Surely, though, a few of them can still discern reality when it’s staring them in the face, so here’s something our good friends on the right may want to ponder. There’s a revealing new Gallup poll, published in USA Today, in which Americans were asked what man and woman they admire most. The winners? Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Obama was picked by 30 percent of the respondents, with George W. Bush coming in a distant second at 4 percent. Hillary was picked as most admired woman by 16 percent, with the right’s favorite LensCrafter model, Sarah Palin, coming in a close second with 15 percent. You can read all the results here, but we found two other results very interesting: 1. Glenn Beck finished in the top 5, with 2 percent, ranked between  Nelson Mandela and the Pope; and 2. Obama was picked by 7 percent of Republicans, while 3 percent of them picked Beck. Damn. I knew the GOP was in disarray and going through internal wars, but that’s kind of nuts. At any rate, when you hear your favorite far-right acquaintance carrying on about the huge conservative tide that’s ready to sweep over the country in the next election, give them a gentle reminder of the Gallup poll results. And now, let’s scroll down and see what our local right wing leeches think about it.

Pres. Obama, admired by twice as many Republicans as Glenn Beck
  • Pres. Obama, admired by twice as many Republicans as Glenn Beck

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