Poll: U.S. divided in thirds on gay marriage

When it comes to same-sex marriage, the nation is divided roughly into thirds, according to a new poll from Daily Kos.

Thirty-four percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, 31 percent favor civil unions and 31 percent are opposed to any legal recognition for gay couples, the poll showed.

The poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percent, and Daily Kos says it will be asking the question every four weeks.

Not surprisingly, younger people and Democrats were more likely to support marriage equality, while Republicans, Teabaggers and older people were more likely to oppose it:

But there are some surprises in this poll, if one believed the claims that African Americans and Latinos are less tolerant than whites. In fact, this poll suggests the exact opposite. Of course, the sample sizes for both those demographics is small, so these numbers could just be a function of a large margin of error. It’ll be interesting to track them over time to see if they hold up as the number of Latino and African American respondents add up over time.

—  John Wright

BITCH FIGHT: Teabaggers Vs. GOProud Vs. Concerned Women For America

Does not! Does too! Nuh uh! Yeah huh! The founder of Tea Party Nation, GOProud’s Chris Barron, and the botoxed death mask of Penny Nance form a hilarious circular firing squad over who is more teabaggery. Wheel out the clown car, cuz we got us a circus! Hey Penny, “encrouchment”? Really?

Joe. My. God.

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Teabaggers Call For Health Care Repeal

And they bring on Reagan’s son and Joe the Plumber to do it.

Joe. My. God.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Teabaggers Use Stephen Colbert Against Gov. Joe Manchin

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

DNC Warns About Teabaggers

The DNC warns us that unless the Democrats close ranks behind their candidates, many extreme teabaggers stand a good shot of election in November.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

And The Teabaggers Lose Their Minds

You don’t even want to visit Free Republic tonight.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Remember Those Gay Teabaggers?

Their fellow gays (SOB) don’t LIKE THEM!

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Today In Crazy Teabaggers

The Washington Post reports that teabaggers are going to Colonial Williamsburg to ask the reenactment actors how to best overthrow our socialist Marxist Kenyan dictator.

“General, when is it appropriate to resort to arms to fight for our liberty?” asked a tourist on a recent weekday during “A Conversation with George Washington,” a hugely popular dialogue between actor and audience in the shaded backyard of Charlton’s Coffeehouse. Standing on a simple wooden stage before a crowd of about 100, the man portraying Washington replied: “Only when all peaceful remedies have been exhausted. Or if we are forced to do so in our own self-defense.” The tourist, a self-described conservative activist named Ismael Nieves from Elmer, N.J., nodded thoughtfully.

Afterward, he said this was his fifth visit to Colonial Williamsburg. “We live in a very dangerous time,” Nieves said. “People are looking for leadership, looking for what to do. They’re looking to Washington, Jefferson, Madison.” “I want to get to know our Founding Fathers,” he added. “I think we’ve forgotten them. It’s like we’ve almost erased them from history.”It’s a common point of view among tea party activists. They say their unhappiness with Washington reflects how far the federal government has strayed, through taxation and regulation, from the Founders’ntentions. “They all should come here and listen,” said Bob Rohrbacher, a retired plumber from Floral Park, N.Y., who opposes President Obama and was inspired to visit Williamsburg while watching Glenn Beck on Fox News. “They’ve forgotten about America.”

I’m going to Bellevue to ask how to overthrow Michele Bachmann.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright