By: Tom Butts
Some Republicans are worried that an anti-government surge among conservatives will lead to lower participation in the U.S. census, which they fear could reduce the number of Republican seats in Congress and state legislatures. Conservative activists this year have argued it is unconstitutional for the census to ask anything beyond the number of people in a household. This year’s census form also seeks information on race, gender and age, among other things, and filling it out is required by law. The census has asked similar questions for decades. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who is admired by many tea-party activists and ultra-conservatives, has said she will refuse to provide information about anything except the number of people in her household.
Okay…after reading the above on Fox News’s website…yes, I sometimes force myself to read the tabloids…
I was thinking, “why is it that we’ve had the Census every ten years and just in 2010 people are questioning it and doing the conspiracy thing?” I figured it out. In 1970, 1980 and 1990 we had Republican Presidents –no need to protest. In 2000 we were still talking about Bill Clinton’s blowjob, so I think Republicans forgot to protest queue 2010. A President “of color” and a Tea Party that still makes me smirk when I see their outfits and misspelled protest posters make a perfect recipe for people who are afraid to be counted.
To be honest, I don’t even know where to begin with Michelle Bachmann. I’ll just wait for her next fuck up that makes this look petty. I’m sure this will happen soon.
I was going to launch into the idea that people who are so worried about this should just move to Northern Idaho, but I think I’ll take it one step further. I will quote my conservative friends (yes, I have a few) and say what they said to me when I was whining about GW Bush “why don’t you just move to Canada?” That feels really good; I’ll repeat myself. “Why don’t you just move to Canada?” Of course, I don’t think Canada wants these close-minded fools and their tea bags, so perhaps they need to find a nice country where prejudice, stupidity and ignorance are welcome. Is there such a place?
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