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Can we just delete Mississippi and Alabama? | SLTA___
     Can we just delete Mississippi and Alabama?

I propose we just lump those two bastions of ignorance together, call it Missibama, and forget they exist.

I wouldn’t mind if the South tried to secede again to be honest.  That whole place is on some whole other level of crazy, but Mississippi and Alabama are really doing big things right now.

  • They want Santorum to be President.
  • They don’t believe in interracial marriage.
  • They think Obama is a muslim.

I didn’t make any of this up.

These are actual news stories from the past week.  Like I said…can we just delete them?  I can’t really think of any contributions they make to the country other than raising the median weight of the population and keeping diabetes statistics high.

Santorum
OK.  This Repugnantblican shitshow is so annoying at this point that I don’t even pay attention to it anymore.  It is MARCH.  The Presidential election is in November…shouldn’t the Republican party already have a clear sense of who they’re going to put against Obama so they could build some kind of campaign?  Regardless, they’re still going at it, with Romney and Santorum trading punches and Gingrich trying to get a hairpull in every once in awhile if possible.

I’ve already made it pretty clear: If you’re a Republican, I doubt your sanity.  I empathize with your dilemma—being a member of a party with no good candidates—but that should be reason enough right there to go Independent.  Still, if you’re pulling for Romney as the least harmful candidate, I can hold on to a bit of respect for you, but Santorum?  That’s a complete joke.  I can’t imagine living in the South right now, or any heavily Republican area really, and listening to actual people in my actual life tell me to my actual face that they actually believe he would make a good President.  That’s what Missibama has just said.  Santorum won Tuesday’s primaries in both Alabama and Mississippi, so obviously the people there are complete idiots.

Oh but it gets better!

So they want Santorum to be the Republican nominee, but can we look at the exit polls for a quick second?  From CNN:

Exit polls from Alabama and Mississippi show that Romney still has some ground to make up to win over conservatives: In Alabama, 55% of those polled said Romney’s position on the issues wasn’t conservative enough; in Mississippi, the number was 49%.

In another trend that has continued throughout the campaign, more voters saw Romney as the best choice for defeating Obama in the general election.

In Alabama, 46% saw Romney as being the most likely to beat Obama, while both Santorum and Gingrich were the favorites of 24%; in Mississippi, 50% of those polled saw Romney as having the best chance of beating Obama, compared to 24% for Gingrich and 23% for Santorum.

Santorum got enough votes to be the winner, but only 23-24% of the population thinks he can beat Obama?  SO WHAT IS THE POINT IN VOTING FOR HIM TO BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE IF YOU DON’T THINK HE CAN WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION??

Y’all are truly dumber than I thought.  Get it together, Missibama.

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Interracial Marriage
Forget gay marriage.  Missibama wants us to go all the way back to segregation basically.  From PPP:

Alabama’s pretty much on board with interracial marriage, with 67% of voters thinking it should be legal to 21% who think it should not be. There’s still some skepticism in Mississippi though- only 54% of voters think it should be legal, while 29% believe it should be illegal. Newt cleans up with the ‘interracial marriage should be illegal’ crowd in both states. He’s up 40-27 on Romney with them in Mississippi and 37-28 with them in Alabama.

I don’t know if I would say an area was “pretty much on board” with something just because 67% of the population says it should remain legal.  It’s not like a brand new concept that is trying to be passed through an area.  This is old.  And commonplace.  And it’s been in law since the 1960s.  And 60 years later, after most of the Old Racists have supposedly died out, only 67% of the population is behind interracial marriage?  Are you forreal?  And please take note of the last part of that quote: the bigots want to vote for Newt Gingrich.  As far as I can tell, bigots support Gingrich, homophobes support Santorum, and rich snobs support Romney.  Please correct me if my perception is wrong though.  (It’s not.)

Obama is a Muslim.
First of all,

Actually, as I was typing that I lost my train of thought because I’m so frustrated that we care what religion the president is.  That’s about as relevant as what he watches on TV.  I don’t care if he prefers Wheel of Fortune to Jeopardy and I don’t care if he prefers Islam to Christianity.  Because this is a Democracy, not a Theocracy, and I don’t care what invisible beings you pray to at night in the comfort of your own home.

That said…Obama is a Christian!  I hate Republican misinformation and I hate that all you have to do, as a Republican, is spout a few falsehoods a few times to cause confusion in the public, get a few Faux News reporters to requote you, and all of a sudden there is a QUESTION about the veracity of a FACT that wasn’t there before.

Global warming is an ABSOLUTE TRUTH.  All it took was Republicans to voice skepticism in the face of hard evidence, and now there’s a QUESTION about that FACT where there shouldn’t be.  

They’ve done the same thing with Obama being American and being Christian.  There is FACTUAL EVIDENCE, but all you have to do, as a Republican, is ask a  question about it and suddenly people are unsure.  And Missibama is super unsure because that whole pit of despair is full of stupid people.  

From the Florida Courier:

In the midst of tight GOP primaries in both states, Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released information showing that a majority of likely GOP primary voters in the Deep South do not see Obama as a Christian. PPP’s Alabama survey of 600 likely GOP primary voters found that only 14 percent consider Obama a Christian, while 45 percent said he is a Muslim and 41 percent answered that they were not sure.

A similar picture surfaced in Mississippi. Of 656 likely GOP primary voters surveyed, 12 percent said Obama was a Christian, 52 percent classified him as a Muslim, and 36 percent fell in the “not sure” category.

The survey emerges on the heels of a recent stream of public questioning regarding Obama’s religion. Back on Feb. 18, Rick Santorum took aim at the president’s beliefs, charging that his White House decisions are driven by a “different theology.”

"It’s not about your quality of life," Santorum told supporters at a Tea Party rally in Columbus, Ohio. "It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible."

You see what Santorum did there?  He didn’t outright say “Obama is a Muslim.”  He said “a theology not based on the Bible” because he knew exactly what his supporters would hear.  I don’t for one second believe Santorum actually thinks Obama is a Muslim and that makes me hate this dirty process even more.  You are intentionally leading the public to believe a falsehood to make yourself more electable.  Not only that, but nobody calls him out on it!  Nobody says “Santorum, what exactly did you mean by that statement?”  They just let him keep on bullshitting the public.

WHAT IS THIS WORLD?!

Is anybody else going crazy right now?  These are grown-ass human beings trying to lead the free world, and they are willfully lying and making up shit just to win and further their own personal agendas.

I don’t understand how this is happening and everybody is just ok with it.  Somebody’s gotta figure out a way to change the process and I think it should start by quarantining Missibama and her Deep South cousins until they can get their shit together.  True, the country is a mess, but y’all are an extra level of mess that I can’t even deal with anymore.

4:12 pm  •  15 March 2012  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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