Thursday, May 3, 2012

Through the Looking Glass

Last month Pew Research released its annual "Trust in Government" poll, asking Americans whether or not they trust their own government. The high-water mark for "yes" was -- surprise -- November of 1963, by a score of 82 - 18.

Last month's results, a new low: 18 - 82.

And how 'bout this, from America's bwave MSNBC-sucking pwogs?
Obama has also relied on armed drones far more than Bush did, and he has expanded their use beyond America’s defined war zones. The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 83 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s drone policy, which administration officials refuse to discuss, citing security concerns. The president only recently acknowledged the existence of the drone program, which some human rights advocates say operates without a clear legal framework and in violation of the U.S. prohibition against assassination. But fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year. Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.