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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-20 11:02
  Subject:   Pew says "People don't have an opinion on impeachment" - with a straight face!
  Mood:Tac nuke. DC. Now!
  Music:Consolidated - Our Leader (from Friendly Fas$cism)
  Tags:  politics, reddit, usa not worth saving

At the offices of the Pew Research Center in Washington, Scott Keeter’s in box gets jammed up every so often with hundreds of e-mails asking him to poll on impeachment.

Pew and other pollsters say they have never seen anything like it — the impeachment movement is pleading for a clear assessment of its numbers.

Keeter said there’s a lively debate in the polling community about whether to ask the question, but Pew has declined. The issue does not appear to be concrete enough, Keeter said, and the organization is loath to query Americans on a topic that hasn’t matured in the public discourse in a way that gives respondents enough information to form opinions.

That said, he added that his neighbor has an "Impeach Them Both" sign in his yard.


Impeachment "hasn’t matured in the public discourse in a way that gives respondents enough information to form opinions"????

A) Since when has anyone in America ever needed to let an issue "mature in the public discourse in a way that gives respondents enough information" before they decide to have an opinion about it??

B) I think if several thousand people marched on DC last week and the government's approval rating is at record-setting historical lows, THEN MAYBE PEOPLE HAVE A FUCKING OPINION!

You want proof that the American media is totally fucking asleep at the switch, and/or completely in the pocket of big government? Look no further! This is the dumbest, lamest, most transparently false, "we're lying to you and we damn well know it" excuse for not asking the American people what they think.

So what's the real reason they're not asking? Because they already know the answer!

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Coinneach Fitzpatrick: Chair Leg of Truth
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2007-09-20 17:58 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Chair Leg of Truth
They just don't want to offend Nancy "Impeachment-Is-Off-The-Table" Pelosi.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-20 19:18 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I need to whip out photo-chop and edit some porn pics - end result? Pelosi gagging on Cheney's cock. Since that's the reality of things in DC.
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Not Matt: Zapp Brannigan
  User: jameshroberts
  Date: 2007-09-20 20:21 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Zapp Brannigan
That is not the mental image I need in the afternoons.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-20 22:12 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
That's the way your government is run. I'm not asking anyone to like it. But getting the American public at large to admit that IS what's happening would sure be nice...
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Not Matt: eeyore
  User: jameshroberts
  Date: 2007-09-20 23:01 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Oh, I wasn't so much disagreeing with your description, just my having to visualize that. Especially when the voice of Cheney is supplied by Jon Stewart. "Mreh, mreh, MREHHHH!" Or however it's spelled.
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