The Democratic Underground Poll Of The Day: The Bush Administration Was Behind The Anthrax Attacks!

Here are the results of a poll question at the Democratic Underground called, “Anthrax Attacks.”

In case you’re wondering what MIHOP is, it’s short for, the Bush Administration “made it happen on purpose.”

So, 80% of the liberal Dems who go to the DU believe the Bush Administration was actually sending anthrax to American citizens in order to help get the Patriot Act passed.

This brings to light a question: what must it be like for a Democratic politician to go to an event and know, even before he or she walks in that door, that a significant percentage of the people there will be utterly insane? I mean that these nutty conspiracy theories have become so widely accepted on the left, that you can be almost certain that any large gathering of liberals is going to draw a lot of kooks. Worse yet, there are so many of these nutjobs out there that they actually constitute a voting block on the left.

Think about the consequences of that. There are Democratic politicians, going into primaries, who know that if they can’t bring the, “Bush administration used truck bombs on the WTC and then rigged the elections in 2000 and 2004,” crowd into their camp, they’re not going to win.

If you want to know whom John Kerry is trying to appeal to when he complains about the vote in Ohio or who Howard Dean is trying to reach out to when he says things like

“There are many theories about (9/11). The most interesting theory that I’ve heard so far—which is nothing more than a theory, it can’t be proved—is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis. Now who knows what the real situation is?”

…it’s the significant number of liberals out there who embrace these conspiracy theories. At some point, responsible Democrats need to step up and squash these whacked out theories for the good of their party or their country or, over time, you’re going to see more and more Dems that are going to have to cater to these lunatics.

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