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Let me preface this piece by saying, again, that a good portion of all Americans are complete thoughtless imbeciles who will agree or support anything in a survey, petition, etc. without using critical thinking. Just watch one of the many Jimmy Kimmel “Lie Witness News” segments if you don’t believe me.
That said, this story was too good not to share. A recent poll by the Public Policy Polling, an admittedly left-leaning organization, shows that 30 percent of Republican primary voters believe threats posed in Agrabah, the nation from Disney’s 1992 hit animation film Aladdin, warrant U.S. military intervention.
From The Hill:
Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, also found that supporters of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump were more likely to favor bombing the made-up Arabian nation from the 1992 animated film “Aladdin.”
Trump won 45 percent support among those who advocated the bombing of Agrabah, compared to just 22 percent support from those who opposed it.
Thirteen percent of Republicans said they opposed bombing the country.
A plurality of Democrats, 36 percent, also opposed the measure, compared to 19 percent who said they support it.
Several GOP presidential candidates have been calling for aggressive military campaigns against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Of course we should be suspicious of Agrabah. Aladdin was a young, influential Arabian man. Dude was a PRIME candidate to become a jihadist for ISIS. If those terrorists got ahold of his magic carpet, the destruction could be devastating.
Yes, Republicans blindly supported a measure to bomb a cartoon nation while Democrats blindly opposed it. As it has been said before, you can pretty much get anybody to say anything without thinking — which is one of the reasons the nation is so great.
Props to the guy who went through the trouble of creating an entire survey and collecting and analyzing the data for this exact purpose. You know he probably thought this idea was so egregiously funny when he came up with it. I’ll admit it, of all of these little “tricks” organizations pull on unsuspecting pollsters, this is one of my absolute favorites..
[via The Hill]
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