WASHINGTON - Drill, baby, drill.
Even after the recent — and highly publicized — oil spill in the Gulf Coast, that’s the overwhelming sentiment from the public, with six in 10 Americans supporting more offshore drilling, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
In addition, a majority believes that the potential economic benefits of offshore drilling outweigh its potential harm to the environment.Those aren’t the only striking results from this survey, which was conducted after several significant and newsworthy events:
Nearly two-thirds of Americans back Arizona’s new controversial immigration law;
After the failed car bomb in Times Square, 58 percent of respondents say they’re worried this country will experience another terrorist attack, the highest percentage on this question in almost five years;
What’s more, a majority of Americans (52 percent) say they are willing to give up personal freedoms and civil liberties to prevent another terrorist attack. And another majority (51 percent) approve of using racial or ethnic profiling to combat terrorism.
Bismarck said that God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America. I don’t think that’s the case anymore, and why should it be? A population this confused and stupid doesn’t deserve divine protection.