Duck Dynasty Stupidity Strikes Again: Louisiana Voters Want Phil Robertson to Run for Senate

phil-robertson-3I think I’ve been pretty clear on my feelings about the comments Phil Robertson made a couple of months back during an interview with GQ concerning homosexuality.  I found them extremely ignorant and quite frankly disgusting.  But I’ll avoid rehashing the debate about “freedom of speech” concerning Robertson’s comments and A&E’s suspension.  (Though I believe the “suspension” lasted all of about 6 days, so in the end it didn’t really amount to anything.)

But now it appears Louisiana voters would like to see Phil Robertson elected to the United States Senate.

No, seriously, they do.

This poll found that incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu only had a 1-point lead over her Republican challenger Bill Cassidy.

Yet in a hypothetical matchup with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, Landrieu trailed by 4 points.

Granted, it was just a hypothetical matchup that I would normally dismiss, except I can’t forget about the poll I wrote about a few months back that showed one-third of Louisiana conservatives blamed President Obama for the response to Hurricane Katrina – even though Katrina happened more than 3 years before he ever became president.

So when I see that kind of stupidity, it’s hard for me to give them the benefit of the doubt on much of anything.

But I think this shows the mentality of the average conservative voter, especially in the South.  It also kind of validates my belief (because I’ve had several conservatives say it to me) that many conservative voters don’t care about economic issues, they mainly care about social ones.

To them, preventing women from having an abortion and gays from getting married are the issues they care about.  Like I said, I’ve honestly had conservative voters tell me that they don’t agree with the economic policies of the Republican party, but opposing gay marriage and abortion mattered more.

And the sad thing is, I really don’t doubt that if Phil Robertson ran for Senate, he would stand a good chance at winning based off nothing more than his “biblical beliefs.”

Now, is this poll skewed a bit because Robertson isn’t running?  Possibly.  It’s easy to say that you’d vote for him (a popular reality TV star) over someone else because he’s not a real candidate.  And I could almost guarantee if he did run he would undoubtedly say other radical beliefs which would probably alienate many voters as they learned more about him.

That being said, it appears comparing homosexuality to bestiality and homosexuals to terrorists is just fine by many Louisiana voters.

Oh, and let’s not forget he also said African-Americans had it better before the civil rights movement.

But like I said, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone all that much.  After all, when one-third of conservative voters in Louisiana polled blamed President Obama for the response to a natural disaster that happened three years before he ever become president – you’re clearly dealing with people who are politically inept.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Marvin Buddy Threatt Wilson

    Anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-equality. We know who the terrorists really are.

  • Sunny Ray

    That’s why the fight for better education system is very important, hopefully next generation would be smarter and not ignorant anymore.

    • Jim Bean

      Yes. Nothing is more imperative than stamping out the precursors that produce these stupid successful people.

      • Robert Loughrey

        He’s successful the way the bearded lady was successful. Just a freak to stare at.

  • kissyface

    great, a child molester in the senate

    • GeauxGhoti

      He’ll just “join the club”. They have t shirts.

    • Bine646

      Hes a child molester now? Hmm, missed that story

      • Jonathan Evan Stern

        He isn’t really a child molester, but he does advocate for marrying no older than 15. Even-though, if you look at the statistics, if someone marries in their late 20s to late 30s they are less likely to get divorced. Then again, when has Robertson ever been swayed by facts?

      • Bine646

        3 types of lies in the world- lies, damn lies and statistics

      • Jonathan Evan Stern

        Do you have any evidence to back that up, or do you just enjoy Southern colloquialisms?

      • Bine646

        Where did these stats come from? The world? Do you know the age of marriage in the middle east and asia- I can tell you it is not 29 yrs old

      • Jonathan Evan Stern

        The US and Western Europe; I kind of see the point you’re making, but there’s a large difference between a healthy loving relationship where the people in it stay together because they genuinely want to, and a relationship where people stay together (typically in misery) because of social pressures from their culture and at times the threat of death. Also, there are certain parts of Asia and the Middle East (such as Israel, Japan, and South Korea) where the typical marriage age is around the same as in much of the West.

      • Bine646

        Theres a reason women in the USA are freezing eggs to preserve them- bc after 30 issues begin to arise. Add that to the decreased birth rates we are experiencing here, more issues will arise.

        Everyone loves science when it works for their argument but then they are quick to discredit it when it does not. When does a female become fertile? 12-14 or 29-30?

      • Jonathan Evan Stern

        Women remain fertile well into their 30s. Besides, the world is overpopulated as it stands. We are running low on resources, and I for one think it’s a good thing for the human population to drop down to a point where we can sustain ourselves and our planet without killing anyone.

      • Bine646

        You say that as middle eastern countries are having more children than ever- not to long before we have resources and they have enough people to take them. But what am i saying- its 2014. We have evolved- thatll never happen

      • Guest

        You talk about “The Middle East,” as if it’s one united country. It’s not, it’s comprised of many cultures most of whom hate each other about as much as they hate us. Not to mention that many countries in said region have enough political instability to keep them from mounting any type of genuine offensive against the West, and we have drones which can level whole cities of their’s without risking a single one of our lives.

      • Bine646

        Sorry- Islamic nations

      • Jonathan Evan Stern

        1) The middle east isn’t one big conglomeration, rather it’s a region with an uneasy mix of cultures, most of which hate each other, and many of which are in such political turmoil that it would be nearly impossible for them to launch an offensive against the US.

        2) Even if they could get their shit together and overcome their differences for long enough to attack the west, we still have better technology, and we can destroy entire cities of their’s before their armies have a chance to mobilize.

        3) Having more children will just exacerbate our problems with the scarcity of resources. A point which you failed to counter I might add.

        Actually, you didn’t counter any of my points. You didn’t counter the difference between cultural pressure and happiness; you didn’t counter the lower divorce rate among people who marry older as opposed to ones who marry younger when such pressures are practically non-existent; you didn’t counter the scarcity of things like food and energy.
        Also, you seem to be implying that we should start having children as soon as we are physically able, regardless of whether we are emotionally or financially capable of taking care of them. Instead, I think we should start having children if and when we are able to give them the best possible upbringing, thus making them less likely to make terrible decisions that will hurt them and others.

  • good_reader1

    He is no better than the Taliban since he won’t cut his beard since the bible tells him not too. Ignorance is bliss.

  • freethinker666

    You understand these are people who fight over road kill.

  • MLR

    Yep, not only are conservative voters politically inept but they are extremely ignorant and they have no problem displaying it. I can’t believe they’d rather vote based on social issues than economic ones. They wrap themselves around the word freedom but it’s more important to them to vote to take away other people’s freedoms, even at the expense of their own economic interests. How does that even make sense to a sane person? I say let them live however they want as long as they keep their regressive way of life in the south. In fact I wish they would secede and let this great nation of ours move forward.

    • Bine646

      Yes- no ignorance has been shown from the other side? Go google Dave Wilson- won an election bc the voters thought he was black. The politically inept lie on both sides, lets not be ignorant

  • white trash religious teaparty

    if he showers and shaves an brushes whats left of his teeth he might look good in a tea party regressive poster. OHWAIT: the rightwing will tell ya ‘all that hes a millionaire who graduated college. Hmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,sounds like HES THE TYPE OF “man” THAT ALL CLASSY WOMEN WANT!!! move over james bond: duck plucker phil is here!!

    • Bine646

      Terry Bradshaw was his backup in college- guy chose hunting over the NFL.Turned that hunting passion into million dollar business and his successful sons run it. He’s self sufficient, self sustainable and seems to have a satisfied wife. Lets not be to jealous there Bruce Jenner

      • white trash religious teaparty

        he is unkempt; wealthy and his wife is ” satisfied” as she doesn’t have to work( I bet she LOVES kissing that gnarly beard)
        jealous? here is my girlfriend ,,,,, katherines photo 5’6 130 natural DD cup
        jealous?? OHYEAH,,,,,, get his ass in any sporting ( game ) endeavor with me for money— weightlifting? basketball? ocean activities in lets say,,,,8 ft waves? baseball?
        jealous? totally,,,,, that’s why I now am refusing to showre or shave; and will sell my condo on the beach ( pompano) and move to Louisiana and go to some voodoo house ( church) so I can f*ck overweight flatchested chics

      • Bine646

        You have to be absolutely one of the dumbest people I have ever come in contact with- congratulations

      • white trash religious teaparty

        that’s the best U can “do” after I call U on your shit?
        archetypal FOX “news” diatribe—
        enjoy the slow atrophy of your white trash republican party. now we have the cancer fighting itself with IN the repub party!!
        GOD! with that entertainment,,,who needs popcorn?

      • Bine646

        Its the truth- your stupidity, arrogance and asinine arguments never cease to amaze me. Matches your avatar perfectly- you look just how you sound- retarded

      • white trash religious teaparty

        yeah bayyybeeeeee— my avatar is all that and LESS!
        funny how insipid crybabies such as you and needledick gian “mantidman” keys cry from afar with no avatar
        cry from afar with no avatar???
        hey!! that rhymes!
        im a poet and didn’t know it

      • Bine646

        you just love to keep on proving how big a loser you are huh? amazing

      • RoyBoy

        Hey Victor P. Wiley, when are we going to dance? How’s Billary doing? Late Breaking News- Billary Clinton will NEVER be President.

      • white trash religious scum

        love your need ( see: need0 2 create so many profiles!!! Even more- love your avatar!!! OHWAIT- probably as sexy as DRUMPF?????

  • Don Izzy

    David Duke ran there, why not Phil?

  • Kevin Daugherty

    It says something about this country when you have a large block of people that watch the show in the first place. And its shameful.

  • The Green Devilish One

    And of course he endorses pedophilia and the defacto enslavement of 15 year old girls. That also appeals to backwoods bible-thumpers.

  • Isha

    Stop the spinning of the planet, I want off!

  • 1Hoss

    Uh, you morons blamed Bush for Katrina when all the politicians in and for Louisiana were democrats. So,…