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How Does One ‘Negotiate’ with People Who Think You’re EVIL?

Posted Feb 02 2010 10:06am

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Lotsa talk lately about President Obama’s trip to the GOP House Retreat in Baltimore.  Best description I read: “Daniel entered the lion’s den and came out with a brand new lionskin jacket.”

I’m sure there’s nothing President Obama would like MORE than to get some GOP support for some of his initiatives.  But the trick is, how do you “negotiate” with people who think you are Satan on Earth?

A new Research 2000 poll, released this afternoon, shows these startling results.  Keep in mind, these questions were asked of people who are “self-identified Republicans.”

Should Barack Obama be impeached, or not?
Yes 39
No 32
Not Sure 29

What “high crime or misdemeanor” do they want to IMPEACH him for?  Consider this!  68 percent of the Republicans in this poll either think Obama SHOULD be impeached, or they’re not sure!  Is it for the crime of being “a Democrat”?

Maybe here’s why.

Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist?
Yes 63
No 21
Not Sure 16

So, 79 percent of Republicans think Obama is a socialist, or they’re not sure if he is or isn’t.  How is Obama supposed to reach out to the GOP side of the aisle when the GOP lawmakers who are being asked to DEAL with this Socialist who Should Be Impeached will have to ANSWER to the people who BELIEVE this crap?

Not to mention the birthers!

Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States, or not?
Yes 42
No 36
Not Sure 22

Well, at least here we have a plurality of folks who have taken the sane position that being shown a copy of Obama’s birth certificate, the birth announcements in the Honolulu newspapers from 1961, and the word of the Governor of Hawaii and their Secretary of State is sufficient proof.  But that STILL leaves 58 percent of self-identified Republicans who either swear that the birth certificate was false, that Obama somehow went back into time to alter the 1961 newspapers, and the state officials in Hawaii are liars — of they’re not sure!  Negotiate with THAT, whydoncha?

Be that as it may, you would expect that a majority of self-identified Republicans believe Obama wants to protect his country from terrorists, right?

Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?
Yes 24
No 43
Not Sure 33

Egad!  57 percent of self-identified Republicans either think Obama wants to turn over the White House to Osama bin Laden, or they’re just not sure!  And President Obama is supposed to negotiate with these idiots?

I’ll give the GOP lawmakers the benefit of some doubt.  I don’t think THEY are a bunch of backwards thinking, Obama-hating, racist birthers who want Obama impeached.  You’ve gotta have SOMETHING on the ball, mentally, to get elected to Congress… with a few notable exceptions.  But these lawmakers CAN’T work with Obama, because the people who SELECT Republican candidates in the PRIMARIES are the ones who will PUNISH them if they DO reach across the aisle to work with this Socialist Nazi Foreigner!

Besides, he never should have been elected in the first place, the poll says.

Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election?
Yes 21
No 24
Not Sure 55

That’s right!  76 percent of self-identified Republicans either BELIEVE that ACORN somehow stuffed the ballot boxes, or they’re not sure they didn’t.

Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates White people?
Yes 31
No 36
Not Sure 33

So, 69 percent of these self-identified Republicans say he IS a racist, or they’re not sure.  Surely we can find someone more qualified to be president, right?

Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama?
Yes 53
No 14
Not Sure 33

Holey Moley! 86 percent of self-identified Republicans think this flaky, moronic quitter has more qualifications than Obama!  Obama is supposed to negotiate with THEM?

Well, what choice does he have?

Do you believe your state should secede from the United States?
Yes 23
No 58
Not Sure 19

Damn.  Only 42 percent of self-identified Republicans want to form their own country — which I would suggest they call “Buttheadistan”.

And it goes on…

73 percent are against openly gay teachers teaching in public schools.  “The Gay” might rub off on the kids.

31 percent think contraceptive use should be outlawed, 34 percent believe that birth control pills are abortion, and 76 percent equate abortion to murder.  And 67 percent believe that if you don’t believe in Jesus, you’re going to hell.  That means every Muslim, every Buddhist, every Jew, every Shintoist, anyone who is not a Jerry Falwell Christian.

THESE are the people that the Main Stream Conservative Media thinks Obama needs to reach out to — or, at least, to the lawmakers who must go back and FACE these people at election time.  People who will PUNISH lawmakers who work with this Marxist Commie Socialist from Kenya who wants Osama to WIN!

How do you ask GOP lawmakers to work with you when the people who ELECT them have CLEARLY taken leave of their senses?

Instead, the GOP finds itself being dictated to by people who have decided to embrace lie after lie after racist, Faux News/Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity/Bill O’Reilly-sponsored LIE even though the TRUTH is so easily available to anyone who wants it.

How do you get “bipartisan” with a party where the base thinks you are everything evil in the world — a base that is convinced you are some sort of “Manchurian Candidate” bent on “Destroying America”?

How do you “negotiate” with THAT?

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