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Aladdin would be Confused: Republicans and Democrats want to Bomb his Hometown!

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Written by Michael Minkoff

Public Policy Polling asked primary voters all over the country an important foreign policy question leading up to the 2016 elections: Do you support or oppose the bombing of Agrabah?

Apparently 30% of Republicans said they would support the bombing of Agrabah, while 19% of Democrats said they were also in favor. Most respondents were unsure, probably because they had no flipping clue where or what Agrabah was. But if we had asked those same people about bombing Al-Raqqa, Syria? They probably would have answered the same. Because that’s likely what they thought they had been asked.

But as it turns out, Agrabah is the fictional land in which Disney’s Aladdin takes place. It doesn’t actually exist. So why would such a large number of Republicans and Democrats favor bombing it? Perhaps they were truly disturbed by the income inequality of Agrabah, and wanted to bomb it in order to pressure the sultan to redistribute some of his wealth? Or maybe they would stop at nothing to kill that Godfrey-awful annoying parrot. (I see what you did there.)

And what’s even more worrisome is for whom the “bomb Agrabah” folks want to vote. You guessed it: Trump.

According to the PPP, “[Donald] Trump is at 45% with Republicans who want to bomb Aladdin and only 22% with ones who don’t want to bomb Aladdin.”

 

No, but seriously, people on both sides of the aisle are so very ignorant. Of Disney classics. Of foreign politics:

Aladdin“Agrabah? Sounds Muslim. Bomb it? Yeah. Certainly. Turn the Middle East into a parking lot. See how many terrorists there are then. That’ll show ’em.”

No one seems to care that bombing countries often kills innocent civilians and destroys their property. It doesn’t matter where it is. The knee jerk response from Republicans and Democrats should be easy when it comes to bombing: no. We should be striving to avoid war. We’re not. That should worry you greatly about the future. World War III? Here we come. With open arms.
UPDATE:

While 30% of Republicans would bomb Agrabah a new poll finds that an even LARGER number of Democrats want to welcome refugees from the fictitious city.

Just last week, Democrats in the media were guffawing over a poll which showed 30% of Republican primary voters would bomb the fictional city from Disney’s Aladdin. This week a Republican polling group asked a similar question of Democrats, and the results were even more embarrassing, with 44% of Democrats saying they’d support taking in refugees from Agrabah.

WPA Research asked Democrats “Would you support or oppose allowing refugees from Agrabah to be re-settled in the United States?” In response, 44% of respondents said “yes.” Young Democrats, between 18 and 34, were especially eager to help the mythical refugees, with 66% saying they would support taking them in.

 

from Last Resistance

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Michael Minkoff

Michael Minkoff writes, edits, and typesets from his office in Powder Springs, Georgia. He honestly does not prefer writing about politics, but he sincerely hopes you enjoy reading about it. He also wonders why he is typing this in the third person.

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