This stood out:
Do you think ACORN will steal the election for Barack Obama next year or not?
Think ACORN will steal the election 25%
Think they will not 43%
Not sure 31%
Which means that 56 percent think it a distinct possibility that ACORN — which was brought down last year by right-wing fraudster James O’Keefe’s creatively edited video “sting” — may yet steal the next election for that black dude in the White House.
I’m not sure if you can find a better indicator of the simmering sense of ethnic grievance and irrational fear of the loss of privilege that animate the conservative backlash than this. Oh, and let’s not forget the complete ignorance of what’s going on in our country. This poll basically shows that those crazy emails your grandmother forwards have an effect.
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
So, right-wingers, you want a society where families are stable, where everybody looks like you and shares your Christian faith, and where the government pretty much stays out of your business? It’s not in some Randian fantasy, it’s right here in the USA.
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