Quote of the Day

Adam Serwer, on a poll showing that more than 50 percent of Republicans believe that “Barack Obama sympathizes with the goals of Islamic fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic law around the world”:

The poll result is also another example of the remarkable ability of the conservative base to hold two entirely contradictory impressions of a person at the same time — on the one hand Obama is a social libertine who wants to teach sex ed to children, end discrimination against gays and lesbians in the armed forces and allow women unfettered access to abortion, and on the other he’s part of a global conspiracy to institute a repressive interpretation of Islamic law that would prohibit all of those things.

He’s also both a milquetoast weakling, and a rough Chicago political hack.
The Onion got this right earlier in the week.

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