Bruce Bartlett notes a poll showing that 57% of Republicans believe or aren't sure if Obama wants the terrorists to win, 76% who believe or aren't sure if ACORN stole the election, and 68% believe or aren't sure if Obama should be impeached:
Why I Am Not a Republican, by Bruce Bartlett: I can only conclude from this new poll of 2003 self-identified Republicans nationwide that between 20% and 50% of the party is either insane or mind-numbingly stupid.
Question Yes No Not Sure Should Barack Obama be impeached? 39 32 29 Do you believe Barack Obama was born in the United States? 42 36 22 Do you think Barack Obama is a socialist? 63 21 16 Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win? 24 43 33 Do you believe ACORN stole the 2008 election? 21 24 55 Do you believe Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than Barack Obama? 53 14 33 Do you believe Barack Obama is a racist who hates white people? 31 36 33 Do you believe your state should secede from the United States? 23 58 19 Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools? 8 73 19 Should contraceptive use be outlawed? 31 56 13 Do you believe the birth control pill is abortion? 34 48 18
No comment -- this speaks for itself. But it is clear that this group is never going to participate in or even support a bi-partisan effort to solve our problems. A few of the moderates might listen politely, but the base has spoken and the Party of No is not going away. [Update: see also Speaking of Biased Polls.]