Teabaggers more disliked than Muslims, atheists

In America, it takes a lot to be more disliked than a Muslim, or even, God forbid, an atheist. From the NYT:

[I]n data we have recently collected, the Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.

And here’s a surprise – the Tea Party is actually conservative Republicans.

Our analysis casts doubt on the Tea Party’s “origin story.” Early on, Tea Partiers were often described as nonpartisan political neophytes. Actually, the Tea Party’s supporters today were highly partisan Republicans long before the Tea Party was born, and were more likely than others to have contacted government officials. In fact, past Republican affiliation is the single strongest predictor of Tea Party support today.

And the other factor that defines Teabaggers is the desire to see religion (their religion) play a prominent role in the politics.

Next to being a Republican, the strongest predictor of being a Tea Party supporter today was a desire, back in 2006, to see religion play a prominent role in politics.

Interestingly, and surprisingly I’d argue, the public has swung against mixing religion with politics.

While over the last five years Americans have become slightly more conservative economically, they have swung even further in opposition to mingling religion and politics. It thus makes sense that the Tea Party ranks alongside the Christian Right in unpopularity.

This is quite interesting. We’d need more details as to what’s motivating people to be less interested in religion in the public square, but it might provide a nice line of attack for Democrats, if they have the courage to take on religion, even batty religions like Bachmann’s and Perry’s. More on Perry’s fringe religious beliefs here.

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5 Responses to “Teabaggers more disliked than Muslims, atheists”

  1. Light_V_Dark says:

    John, I’ll ask a question, then leave you alone.

    Isn’t a TEABAGGER, a Gay-Boy, that dangles his bag into his lover’s mouth¿?

    How FRIGGIN JUVENILE IS THAT¿? Trying to imagine one of us slurring you like that.

    Even O’Reilly calls the Occupied x Demons—DEMONSTRATORS.

    This Diseased-Over-educated-Defarge-Clone needs a shower, spelling lessons, lithium, flea-powder and an EXORCIST¡!

  2. Light_V_Dark says:

    The guy that owns this blog doesn’t seem to be a STINKING-CHRISTIAN. Ya see, EVIL, is a whole GAGGLE of personality disorders and mental illnesses. AND, ATHEISM IS ONE OF THE SYMPTOMS EXHIBITED MOST EVIL PEOPLE. Sorry—-

    “#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self interest even if it seriously harms others.”
    Addendum; In the above blog, the picture accompanying it, is of the GAY-Marshall Applewhite of Heaven’s Gate infamy. BISEXUAL-Chuckles-Manson has a mention and a video. NOBODY, LIVING OR DEAD, better exlempifies today’s Leftist.

    Ted-Mensa-Kaczynski was going to have a Sex-Change(sic) operation, just before he became UNABOMBER—

  3. Light_V_Dark says:

    I’ve found that Atheists that vote ARRRR, tend to be anarchists. Gaytheists tend to be 0mommy-Staters. Both Mobs are completely Bereft-Of-A-Soul.

    Pseudo Christian POSSUMS, ONLY FORGIVE EVIL¡!

    What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice. Those who occupy this world are “workers,” “minorities,” “the little guy,” “women,” and the “unemployed.” They are poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised, exploited and victimized. They bear no responsibility for their problems. None of their agonies are attributable to faults or failings of their own: not to poor choices, bad habits, faulty judgment, 

  4. Light_V_Dark says:

    I thought the first Scuzzy-Socialist-God-Hating-VULGAR-America-Hating-Pseudo-Intellectual-Pedophiles were the Beatniks, then the Stanky Hippies. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE¿!¡ IT WAS THE GAY_FABIANS¡!

    The Fabian Society
    John Maynard Keynes: Bolshevik, Lavender, Pervert, Pedophile
    Zygmund Dobbs
    Singing the” Red Flag”, the highborn sons of the British upper-class lay on the carpeted floor spinning out socialist schemes in homosexual intermission. Sometimes, one of the participants would shout out an obscenity – then, as if on signal, the entire group would join in a frenzied babble of profanity. Here and there individuals would smoke or chew hashish. Most had unkempt long hair, and some sported beards.
    Such Leftist hypocrites then, as now, issued loud denunciations against poverty, imperialism, and capitalist immorality. However, for their own degenerate purposes, they eagerly sought out the worst pockets of destitution and backwardness to satisfy their perverted purposes through sexual enslavement of youngsters.

  5. Light_V_Dark says:

    Fleabaggers are a little more dispicable than your run of the mill atheist.

    Complete Jewish Bible
    For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. Read Ephesians 6 CJB”
    Communism is socialism in a hurry.
    — Nicolai Lenin
    The chief enemy of Communism is the Christian clergyman.
    — Nicolai Lenin
    **Humanism is the denial of God and the total affirmation of man.  Humanism is really nothing else but Marxism.
    — Karl Marx
    It is enough that the people know there was an election.  The people who cast the votes decide nothing.  The people who count the votes decide everything.
    — Josef Stalin

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