Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Republican Attitudes toward Obama

A Daily Beast story reports that a new Harris Poll provides some insight into Republican attitudes about Obama.

66% think he’s a Socialist

Of course the fact that they don’t have the slightest idea what a socialist is doesn’t matter in the least.

57% think he’s a Muslim

I doubt it. But I don’t think he’s a Christian either other than perhaps in name only for political expediency. I suspect he’s at least a skeptic and quite possibly an atheist. Imagine if the wingnuts got hold of that idea?

45% think he was not born in the United States and therefore is not eligible to be President

That’s despite the State of Hawaii, the Federal Courts, their own political party and even most of their right wing commentators telling them they're wrong. Facts and reality mean nothing to the Republican faithful.

38% say he is doing many of the things that Hitler did

What? Clearly they don’t have any idea what Fascism is or what Hitler did.

24% think he may be the Anti-Christ

The Anti-Christ? The goddamned Anti-Christ? WTF is wrong with these people?

Well, according to the Daily Beast reporter, they’re not well educated. “The poll…also clearly shows that education is a barrier to extremism. Respondents without a college education are vastly more likely to believe such claims, while Americans with college degrees or better are less easily duped.”

The key word here is “duped.” And who are they being duped by? By the talking heads and talk radio show hosts who use inflammatory claims to boost ratings while ignoring the damage they might be doing. These people care nothing about truth. They only care about their own fame and prestige. If you believe these assholes, then your daddy raised a fool and that fool is you.

Supposedly full details about the poll will be available tomorrow. I can’t wait to see the whole thing. Man we are screwed. It’s getting really dark out there.

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