Republicans, Christianists and Theocracy

Some of WC’s readers have accused WC of being a little too touhh on both Republicans and Christianists, lately.

If anything, WC has been too kind.

Consider February 2015 polling results by the well-regarded Public Policy Polling. This a pretty credible company that has a decent track record for accuracy in the last four elections. Here are the results for four key questions:

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.36.42 PMTwo-thirds of the respondents self-identifying as Republicans don’t believe in global warming.

Let’s try another question:

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.36.56 PMHalf of Republicans don’t believe in evolution, a scientific principle as real as gravity (and much better understood, by the by).

Not sufficiently discouraged yet? Let’s try another question:

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.37.08 PMFirst Amendment be damned, WC supposes. Half of the reason for the American Revolution forgotten. And, incidentally, the opposition to evolution and climate change denial explained.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.37.42 PMWell, duh.

Heck, 74% of these folks have a favorable opinion of President George W. Bush, which goes beyond borderline delusional thinking.

The Republicans, at least according to this survey, are the anti-First Amendment party, the anti-science party. They want a theocracy in the United States. Presumably, that will include biblically-approved stonings. And they call themselves “conservatives.”

And readers accuse WC was being too harsh?