Lifestyle Polling

The Rasmussen Group just called (Carole answered, but relayed the questions) & among the things they asked were:
  • Have you ever eaten pet food?
  • Does your partner have a nickname for your private parts?
  • If you had a duel with Dick Cheney, would you shoot him or would he shoot you?
  • Do you think Drew Carey is sexy?
  • Should men who are balding just shave their heads?
Of course, they also wanted to know about our credit card debt, age, marital status, income, political affiliation, etc. Is this Hillary Clinton's pollster? This report from Rasmussen conceives of politics in a vocabulary so debased as to make clear thought impossible. If John McCain is the center of the American political spectrum, please shoot me now. But of course he is not the center. If you ask questions about policy on health care, the war, et al, McCain's views are off the charts extreme; it is only when you employ code words such as "conservative" & the awful "liberal" that Hillary Clinton, of all people, comes out as some sort of screaming leftist harpy. I'd laugh if it weren't so stupid. Americans are so fucking ignorant about political rhetoric it makes me want to cry.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

3 thoughts on “Lifestyle Polling”

  1. McCain IS the center of the self-professed American political elite, the High Broders.

    Americans may or may not be ignorant (my opinion wavers), but they are not as cravenly and proudly and willfully ignorant of their ignorance as the brahmins in Broderstan.

  2. I think the brahmins like Broder are knowing, craven servants of power. And far too many Americans are proud of their staggering ignorance.

  3. How ironic! My spouse’s name for my private parts is Drew Carey. (You were expecting Dick Cheney?)

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