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Majority Of GOP Believes Obama Wants Worldwide Islamic Law

August 31, 2010

After reading this article I must ask are Republicans not being genuine when they answer pollsters questions, or are they clueless?  I also must ask how deranged can white America get over having a black President?  After all, this reeks of pure racism!  For all the pious faces that listened to the heavenly call of  Reverend Glenn Beck this weekend, we have to ask in light of these types of polls, what lurks in the hearts of Republicans?  A godly person would not trash another in the way the GOP is treating President Obama.  So are the Republicans  faking godliness, or are they just utterly stupid?  It is either one or the other.

Recall how the old line about Iraq being responsible for 9/11 was used by many as a pretext for America’s invasion?  If a lie is allowed to be repeated often enough people will start to think it true.  After all the vile nonsense that passes for entertainment on talk radio and FAUX News is it any wonder that the simps who tune in do not then echo what they are told?  There has been an endless amount of rubbish about President Obama and his religion.  What the three-thumb crowd fail to consider is that his religion should not even be an issue.  But that does not matter to these folks who can not get over the fact a black man actually won the White House in 2008, as opposed to the Supreme Court electing the last white man.

Given the political culture of the nation, the rants of the teabaggers, and racist attitudes that have been stoked by the GOP for political gain, I guess no one should be surprised over the results of this poll.  And yet as an American who still holds to some rather high ideals I am angry that there are those who harbor such hate and bigotry in 2010.  I am truly miffed how gullible and easily led people can be to admit to believing a totally irrational point of view.

I am one of those who think that in spite of all the educational opportunities that exist in this nation, and all the various ways we have to stay informed, the general public is, by and large, not overly educated.  That may make me sound smug and elitist in some eyes.  So be it.  I am not either, but if one cares to view me that way, fine.  In light of those surveyed in this poll I consider being labeled ‘elitist’ a step up from the negative terms that can be applied to those who think in such racist and bigoted terms about President Obama.

A majority of Republicans believe that President Barack Obama “sympathizes with the goals of Islamic fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic law around the world,” according to a survey released on Monday.

That figure, buried at the very end of a newly released Newsweek public opinion poll, reflects the extent to which a shocking bit of smear and misinformation has managed to become nearly commonplace within the GOP tent.

A full 14 percent of Republicans said that it was “definitely true” that Obama sympathized with the fundamentalists and wanted to impose Islamic law across the globe. An additional 38 percent said that it was probably true — bringing the total percentage of believers to 52 percent. Only 33 percent of Republicans said that the “allegation” (as Newsweek put it) was “probably not true.” Seven percent said it was “definitely not true.” The rest (eight percent) either didn’t know the answer or didn’t read the question.

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