News That Will Drive You To Drink

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It’s always that magic number hovering around 27%* (Axios, in case you could not tell based upon the wild formatting):

About one in three Americans prefers strong unelected leaders to weak elected leaders and says presidents should be able to remove judges over their decisions, according to the latest findings from our Axios-Ipsos Two Americas Index.

Why it matters: The findings from this poll shatter the myth that Americans overwhelmingly agree on a common set of democratic values around checks and balances on elected leaders, protection of minority rights and freedom of speech.

OK, Axios, puts the razorblades in the apple:

  • They’re also a reality check against President Biden’s speech that portrayed threats to democracy as solely driven by Republican supporters of former President Trump who refuse to accept that he lost the 2020 election.

Uh, how do you figure?

What we’re watching: In this poll, significant minorities of Republicans and Democrats supported non-democratic norms in about equal percentages — and Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say presidents should be able to remove judges when their decisions go against the national interest.

Getting rid of a judge (and knowing Dems it would be through the impeachment process) is not the same thing as listed in the next razor blade:

  • Many Americans also believe the government should follow the will of the majority even at the expense of ethnic and religious minority groups’ civil rights.
  • And roughly a third said the federal government should be able to prosecute members of the news media who make offensive or unpatriotic statements.
  • Respondents younger than 35 or with household incomes below $75,000 a year were more likely to favor strong unelected leaders and to support prosecuting the media or empowering presidents to remove judges.

“Many Americans” I knew you could say it!

Anyway, if you keep reading the article (such as it is) they do get into the cross-tabs a bit and break down who this ⅓ is time and time again, and it is not always the Republican response that is so shocking. But the Republican response is the one you can predict.

*At the end of Chimpy’s Reign of Error, he was still held in high esteem by the 27% base, who became the Tea Baggers, who then became MAGA. 30% or so is both Trump’s ceiling and his basement and has been remarkably consistent.

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8 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. mr perfect says:

    Briefly changing the subject: What’s the line on the two Jeeny Usis (spelled for MAGAs to understand) in the photo not having survived the pandemic?


  2. Mike B. says:

    I think one reason more Democrats said the president should be able to remove judges is because of the recent and likely decisions of the current Supreme Court. Also, on a lot of questions, it’s in the wording – there are often two things beingasked about together: strong/unelected vs. the opposite (and this says leader, not president), ethnic and religious minorities combined, offensive (could include obscene) or unpatriotic statements combined. People could be reacting to one of the two words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kwark says:

    ANOTHER both sides do it poll. Funny how that seems to never actually be the case.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Redhand says:

    I honestly don’t give a shit what “Axios” says. Same with Politico. And I’m completely writing off CNN. Guess who they just had on as a legal talking head in a “We have questions” segment about the legalities of some of TFG’s recent crimes?

    John Yoo. Can you imagine? John Effing Yoo.


  5. roket says:

    Democrats were more likely than [r]epublicans to say presidents should be able to remove judges when their decisions go against the national interest rule of law. [tfify]

    Condescending pricks think we’re stupid.


  6. Richard Portman says:

    Hey you! Yes you! You don’t have to be like them. I’m sure they are nice and all, but you don’t have to be that way. You don’t have to go weird rallies and wear FuckYourFeelings t shirts. You don’t have to do this.



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