While recuperating later yesterday -- and no, I couldn't bring myself to watching "Morning Joe," which meant I may have lost my health but not my mind -- I heard this on Hardball's 'Sideshow' and made a note to check it this morning, which, still a bit shaky and fevered, I have done. And sure enough, from a Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll:
Half the members of the Grand Old Party don't know what GOP stands for.
I wish there were some trenchant observation to be made about how shocking that statistic is. But of course there's nothing shocking about it, which rather maroons any trenchancy. Since half of Republicans don't even know what their own party's initials stand for, one can imagine the percentage that has even the vaguest idea of what the diabolical evils of, say, "quantitative easing" are, for which GOP stalwart Rick Perry would popularly treat Mr. Bernancke so "ugly."
Hell, I can't say my own idea transcends much vagueness, but at least I know what "GOP" stands for, and I know as well that "QE," whether in forms I, II or III, isn't exactly diabolical and it's a damn far cry from treasonous. Nonetheless, the GOPers -- whatever that means -- cheer.