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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Libtards OK With Drone Strikes If Obama Does It, Study Shows


Salon/AP


Remember my post last week when I discussed how Americans can be targeted for drone strikes if they pose an "imminent threat" to national security--and by "imminent threat," they mean no "clear evidence" of one whatsoever?

Remember how I ranted against the libtarded moonbats who would have protested this if it was carried out by Bush, and yet have remained silent about it under Obama, implying that they don't have a problem with their civil liberties being curtailed so long as it's a Democrat curtailing them?

Well now an official study confirms this to be the exact case!
Civil libertarians have worried that some of President Obama’s comparatively hawkish national security policies are silencing “liberal” Democrats who would have opposed such measures under President Bush or another Republican. Now there’s new evidence that Obama’s support for such policies isn’t just silencing them — it’s winning them over.

That’s the finding of new research by Brown University political scientist Michael Tesler, who studies what he calls the “racialization” of political issues in the age of Obama: mainly, the way voters’ attitudes about race can make them more or less likely to support policies once they know those policies are supported by Obama. Last year he made headlines with an American Journal of Political Science article about the way racial attitudes shaped opinions on the Affordable Care Act.
The Salon article reveals the study's results as follows:
In a YouGov poll of 1,000 voters last August, Tesler found significantly more support for targeted killing of suspected terrorists among white “racial liberals” (i.e., those liberal on issues of race) and African-Americans when they were told that Obama supported such a policy than when they were not told it was the president’s policy. Only 27 percent of white racial liberals in a control group supported the targeted killing policy, but that jumped to 48 percent among such voters who were told Obama had conducted such targeted killings (which Tesler refers to as the “Obama cue”). He found a similar difference among African-Americans, but cautions that the sample size, of 60 in a control group and another 60 who were given the “Obama cue,” is small. “We can be pretty confident that blacks are more supportive when given the Obama cue, but not at all confident about how precisely large that difference is,” he told me via email.
Can we please stop calling these people "liberals"?! They are most certainly not liberal! John Locke was a liberal. Adam Smith was a liberal. Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers were liberals. But Barack Obama and the rest of the Democrats are not liberals. So let's stop calling them that. Let's call them what they really are: libtards. In fact, let's call them by a more accurate term: authoritarian psychopaths!

Also, as mentioned above, the study shows a clear correlation between the president's race and how others view his policies. Clearly they're against these policies until they learn that Obama supports them. Gee, it's almost as if they only support his policies because he's black. Doesn't that sound a tad bit racist? But silly me! I guess it's only racism if they oppose him. Then it's clearly because he's black. So you better support Obama and his draconian policies, or else you're a racist!