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  •  History ????? Not in that bunch. (16+ / 0-)

    We just finished a survey of right wingers, a follow up of information related to major political figures.

    -- Fewer than 1 in 4 self-described White Male Conservatives recalled that Ronald Reagan sent troops into the Middle East.

    -- Fewer than 1 in 10 could do a fill-in-the-blank and supply "Beirut, Lebanon."

    -- Not one respondent from a large sample knew that the American embassy in Bierut was bombed (which pancaked the front of the building and killed 63 people on April 18th 1983.)

    -- Fewer than 1 in 10 recalled that the Marine barracks was bombed killing 241 (from October 23, 1983, when that building was utterly destroyed.)

    On the other hand they think that Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest American presidents. Top Ten, certainly. Despite that they have no idea what he did in the way of domestic or foreign policy. "Tear down that wall!" is about it.

    We're starting to think that they get their ideas from television, that they have about a 2 year recall capacity, and that they test logical arguments by comparison with what their friends are saying.

    Interesting demographic for "poaching."

    "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

    by bontemps2012 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 05:02:04 AM PST

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    •  Who is the "we" who did that survey? (0+ / 0-)

      Can we get a link to the source of your blockquote?

      "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

      by NWTerriD on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:58:59 AM PST

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