Anyhow, the apocalyptic rhetoric in the (ahem) "survey" is as bad as in an Emily's List mailing. First comes the state-of-dire-emergency warning: "We must hold the line," it says, "against the radical, mean-spirited agenda of George W. Bush . . ." Hmmm. Radical used to be a compliment on the left. And "mean-spirited"? Isn't that whole "Democrats are nice/Republicans are cold-hearted evil bastards who want to push granny down the stairs" thing getting a little stale?
Then come the questions, which are by turns stupid, misleading, or wholly irrelevant. For example:
Do you think scientists and doctors should be allowed to pursue stem cell research for the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes and spinal cord injuries and other tragic conditions?Not a word about federal finding, just the idea that you're either for tragedy or agin it. How about this agree/disagree head-scratcher.
A balanced budget is more important than a federal tax cut.Well, considering that a Democratic congress has not in my lifetime offered us either one, I'll take "Reject the Premise" for $500.
No doubt the GOP survey will be along any day now. I can't wait.