Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Quote of the Day: What the Hell Happened to America?

"As we talked, I saw that 'this' also meant other jaw-dropping news that had reached them down under -- like the near-unanimity among Republican presidential candidates that global warming is a hoax; the Gallup finding that 40 percent of Americans believe 'God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years'; the Tea Party signs saying 'Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare'; the surging number of American children living in poverty; the gap between the rich and the rest growing so extreme that the U.S. is now the 42nd most unequal country in the world, below Cameroon and the Ivory Coast, and only just above Uganda and Jamaica."

--USC Annenberg School professor Marty Kaplan responding to an Austrailia student's query: "How did this happen to America?"

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