been on my mind.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

- On the eve of the Iraq War, 69% of Americans thought Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9/11.

- Four years later, 34% still did.

- At a recent town-hall meeting in South Carolina, a man stood up and told his Congressman to “keep your government hands off my Medicare,” which is kind of like driving cross country to protest highways.

- a majority of Americans cannot name a single branch of government, or explain what the Bill of Rights is.

- 24% could not name the country America fought in the Revolutionary War.

- More than two-thirds of Americans don’t know what’s in Roe v. Wade.

- Two-thirds don’t know what the Food and Drug Administration does.

- Nearly half of Americans don’t know that states have two senators and more than half can’t name their congressman.

- 18% of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth.

- A third of Republicans believe Obama is not a citizen

- A third of Democrats believe that George Bush had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, which is an absurd sentence because it contains the words “Bush” and “knowledge.”

- The average voter thinks foreign aid consumes 24% of our federal budget. It’s actually less than 1%. 

- Half of Americans aren’t aware that Judaism is an older religion than Christianity.  That’s right, half of America looks at books called the Old Testament and the New Testament and cannot figure out which one came first.

…And these are the idiots we want to weigh in on the minutia of health care policy? Please, this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls.