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Friday's p-Op quiz: 'Burn, baby, burn' Edition

What do abstinence, integration and a crazy preacher have in common? They're all in this week's quiz. Rev. Terry Jones, Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R-Del.) and a mess of Republican governors are on it. The only one missing is Sarah Palin. But she's busy getting ready for Glenn Beck's arrival. Perhaps they'll say or do something that will land them on next week's test. Hope springs eternal, right?

Take the quiz, which this week appears after the jump.

1. Fill in the blanks of this paragraph from a Nov. 1998 article for Cultural Dissident by Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, as cited on TPMDC. "When a married person uses __________, or is unfaithful, it compromises not just his (or her) ______, but also compromises the spouse's _______. As a church, we need to teach a higher standard than abstinence. We need to preach a righteous lifestyle."

A) pornography. purity. purity.
B) online pornography. vows. vows.
C) pay-per-view porn. purity. vows.
D) prostitutes. purity. purity.

2. "He has the gall to try to portray Southern Republicans as having been enlightened supporters of the civil rights movement all along. I can't decide whether this exercise in rewriting history should be described as cynical or sinister." Who earned this stinging rebuke from Gene Robinson because he said, "by my time, people realized that [fighting integration] was the past, it was indefensible, it wasn't gonna be that way anymore. And so the people who really changed the South from Democrat to Republican was a different generation from those who fought integration."?

A) Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.)
B) Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
C) Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.)
D) Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)

3. "It's not enough for Obama to be wrong. If Republicans want to get to a majority, they have to lay out where they want to go." Wise advice from a:

A) Republican pollster
B) Democratic pollster
C) Independent pollster
D) Tea Party pollster

4. David Brooks wrote this week, "It uses Abbie Hoffman means to get back to Norman Rockwell ends." What is "it"?

A) Conservative movement
B) Libertarian movement
C) The Far Right
D) Tea Party movement

5. Rev. Terry Jones wanted to do what on the ninth anniversary of 9/11 "to remember those who were brutally murdered on Sept. 11" and "to send a very clear message" that "we do not tolerate...threats and fear"?

A) Burn the Bible
B) Destroy America's relationship with Muslim nations around the world
C) Put U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in danger
D) All of the above
E) None of the above


Answers:
1. A
2. C. And people seriously think he can run for president in 2012?!
3. A
4. D
5. E

By Jonathan Capehart  | September 10, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
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"It's not enough for Obama to be wrong. If Republicans want to get to a majority, they have to lay out where they want to go."

I am not so sure that polster was right. There is little thinking going on and a whole lot of feeling going on.

Besides, Republicans do say where they want to go, it is just that they have all the wrong ideas about how to get there.

How many times and how much can you lower taxes to stimulate the economy before you break the government - whether federal, state, or local? If all those Bush tax breaks didn't create more jobs than we lost, didn't create wealth for anyone but the already wealthy, didn't cause stagnation of the middle class - why would more tax cuts do better?

Tax cuts are not the answer.

A "flat tax" system, the so-called "Fair tax" is anything but - it is just another way for those who have a lot to keep more of it.

Tort Reform isn't anything except an assault on the VIIth Amendment and a way for government to set values. Why would we let government set a limit on awards of suits if we don't trust them to set a limit on wages or prices?

They don't have anything to offer.

Posted by: amelia45 | September 10, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

In 1993, Islamic terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in New York City, killing 7 people and injuring more than 1,000. In 1995, 19 Americans were killed and 500 were injured when Islamic terrorists blew up American barracks in Saudi Arabia. Islamic terrorists bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania simultaneously in 1998, killing 258 and wounding more than 5,000. Seventeen U.S. servicemen were killed when Islamic terrorists bombed the USS Cole at a Yemen port in 2000. In 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and rural Pennsylvania, killing more than 3,000 people.

So when Muslims plan constructing a mosque two blocks from ground zero, you gotta think Americans are really stupid, that they are so blinded by political correctness that they would allow such a vile slap in the face.

Obama was foolish to support this tribute to Muslim martyrs! And Jones would be foolish to burn Korans!

What has happened to common sense???

Posted by: 2012frank | September 11, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

"... A "flat tax" system, the so-called "Fair tax" is anything but - it is just another way for those who have a lot to keep more of it..."

Posted by: amelia45 | September 10, 2010 4:22 PM

Wrong. First, the Fair Tax replaces the income tax and ends payroll deductions. Translation: EVERYBODY keeps what they earned. It's theirs. They earned it! If someone earns money, why shouldn't they be allowed to keep all of it?
To the contrary, you seemingly support a system that not only denies everyone that freedom, you seem rather eager to use it to exercise control over how much anyone should be allowed to make without penalty (aka confiscation)all the while keeping the govt. hands on everyone's paychecks.

Secondly,"The FairTax rate of 23 percent on a total taxable consumption base of $11.244 trillion will generate $2.586 trillion dollars $358 billion more than the taxes it replaces. [1]
The FairTax has the broadest base and the lowest rate of any single-rate tax reform plan. [2]
Real wages are 10.3 percent, 9.5 percent, and 9.2 percent higher in years 1, 10, and 25, respectively than would otherwise be the case. [3]
Disposable personal income is higher than if the current tax system remains in place: 1.7 percent in year 1, 8.7 percent in year 5, and 11.8 percent in year 10. [4]
The economy as measured by GDP is 2.4 percent higher in the first year and 11.3 percent higher by the 10th year than it would otherwise be. [4]
Consumption increases by 2.4 percent more in the first year, which grows to 11.7 percent more by the tenth year than it would be if the current system were to remain in place. [4]
The increase in consumption is fueled by the 1.7 percent increase in disposable (after-tax) personal income that accompanies the rise in incomes from capital and labor once the FairTax is enacted. [4]
By the 10th year, consumption increases by 11.7 percent over what it would be if the current tax system remained in place, and disposable income is up by 11.8 percent. [4]
Over time, the FairTax benefits all income groups. Of 42 household types (classified by income, marital status, age), all have lower average remaining lifetime tax rates under the FairTax than they would experience under the current tax system. [5]
Implementing the FairTax at a 23 percent rate gives the poorest members of the generation born in 1990 a 13.5 percent improvement in economic well-being; their middle class and rich contemporaries experience a 5 percent and 2 percent improvement, respectively. [6]
Based on standard measures of tax burden, the FairTax is more progressive than the individual income tax, payroll tax, and the corporate income tax. [7]
Charitable giving increases by $2.1 billion (about 1 percent) in the first year over what it would be if the current system remained in place, by 2.4 percent in year 10, and by 5 percent in year 20. [8]..." (FairTax.org)

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance.."Churchill

Posted by: deaj5514 | September 12, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

"... A "flat tax" system, the so-called "Fair tax" is anything but - it is just another way for those who have a lot to keep more of it..."

Posted by: amelia45 | September 10, 2010 4:22 PM

Wrong. First, the Fair Tax replaces the income tax and ends payroll deductions. Translation: EVERYBODY keeps what they earned. It's theirs. They earned it! If someone earns money, why shouldn't they be allowed to keep all of it?
To the contrary, you seemingly support a system that not only denies everyone that freedom, you seem rather eager to use it to exercise control over how much anyone should be allowed to make without penalty (aka confiscation)all the while keeping the govt. hands on everyone's paychecks.

Secondly,"The FairTax rate of 23 percent on a total taxable consumption base of $11.244 trillion will generate $2.586 trillion dollars $358 billion more than the taxes it replaces. [1]
The FairTax has the broadest base and the lowest rate of any single-rate tax reform plan. [2]
Real wages are 10.3 percent, 9.5 percent, and 9.2 percent higher in years 1, 10, and 25, respectively than would otherwise be the case. [3]
Disposable personal income is higher than if the current tax system remains in place: 1.7 percent in year 1, 8.7 percent in year 5, and 11.8 percent in year 10. [4]
The economy as measured by GDP is 2.4 percent higher in the first year and 11.3 percent higher by the 10th year than it would otherwise be. [4]
Consumption increases by 2.4 percent more in the first year, which grows to 11.7 percent more by the tenth year than it would be if the current system were to remain in place. [4]
The increase in consumption is fueled by the 1.7 percent increase in disposable (after-tax) personal income that accompanies the rise in incomes from capital and labor once the FairTax is enacted. [4]
By the 10th year, consumption increases by 11.7 percent over what it would be if the current tax system remained in place, and disposable income is up by 11.8 percent. [4]
Over time, the FairTax benefits all income groups. Of 42 household types (classified by income, marital status, age), all have lower average remaining lifetime tax rates under the FairTax than they would experience under the current tax system. [5]
Implementing the FairTax at a 23 percent rate gives the poorest members of the generation born in 1990 a 13.5 percent improvement in economic well-being; their middle class and rich contemporaries experience a 5 percent and 2 percent improvement, respectively. [6]
Based on standard measures of tax burden, the FairTax is more progressive than the individual income tax, payroll tax, and the corporate income tax. [7]
Charitable giving increases by $2.1 billion (about 1 percent) in the first year over what it would be if the current system remained in place, by 2.4 percent in year 10, and by 5 percent in year 20. [8]..." (FairTax.org)

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance.."Churchill

Posted by: deaj5514 | September 12, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

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