When somebody’s writing a book about modern-day conservatives, and titling that book “American Taliban…”
Over at DailyKos, Markos Moulitsas posts: “The 2010 Comprehensive Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans.”
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m putting the finishing touches on my new book, American Taliban, which catalogues the ways in which modern-day conservatives share the same agenda as radical Jihadists in the Islamic world. But I found myself making certain claims about Republicans that I didn’t know if they could be backed up. So I thought, “why don’t we ask them directly?” And so, this massive poll, by non-partisan independent pollster Research 2000 of over 2,000 self-identified Republicans, was born.
See, he started writing the book – title and premise already decided – and then went ahead and did some research. And that research – surprise! – confirmed what Kos already believed!
So we’re supposed to…what? Trust this poll? Really?
Believe it or not, the poll kinda makes Republicans look like idiots. Of course, if you hadn’t already arrived at that conclusion yourself, then this is your first-ever foray into good ‘ol American-style partisan political punditry. Welcome! And remember: polls suck, even when done by professional pollsters who cling to their neutrality like my youngest son to his stuffed dragon.
More: Ann Althouse calls it:
Wonderful anti-Republican PR results. They justify the fears people who are not Republicans have about the Republican Party.
UPDATE II – Did he just call me a demagogue?