Newsweek, the same declining rag that happily proclaimed in 2009 “We Are All Socialists Now”, has, in conjunction with the Daily Beast, conducted a poll in which it finds that Americans these days are irate about almost everything. In fact, they claim that 33% of us are even unhappy with the job God is doing–He’s doing worse than Obama! As Richie Ashburn, the late, great Philadelphia Phillies color man used to lament to his broadcast partner, “That’s hard to believe, Harry.” In their preface to the poll results, the Newsweek/Beasties cheerfully anointed the racist pseudo-intellectual Cornel West and the socialist economist from Berkeley Robert Reich as “great thinkers”, so now I’m angry:
As unemployment hits 9.1 percent, Americans are losing their cool. A Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds rising anger levels affecting everything from work to sex drive. Plus, great thinkers from Cornel West to Robert Reich tell us what they’re angry about.
[…] No wonder David Bowie was afraid of Americans.
A new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds that Americans are angry about…pretty much everything. From President Obama to congressional Republicans to even God (who has a 33 percent approval rating), everyone needs to watch out for an angry mob coming their way.
Note that Congressional Democrats, who in any relatively sane country would have long ago been chased out of the capitol by pitchfork-wielding mobs, are conveniently omitted from Newsweek’s roster of culprits while Republicans, in control of but one house of Congress, and that for only less than 6 months, are given equal billing with the Socialist-In-Chief and the Lord Almighty. Not a mention of Janet From Another Planet, Obama’s Chief Homeland Security crotch-grabber, who recently argued in all seriousness that the terrorist screening of young Muslim men is “not using good logic.” According to Rasmussen, Janet FAP, the most unpopular member of a highly unpopular cabinet, is approved of by but 23% of respondents. You wouldn’t know it by studying Newsweek’s polling data. But then you wouldn’t know much of anything else either.