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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:13 PM

Think Obama's a Muslim? Then you're too stupid to vote


By Paul Whitefield
July 27, 2012, 1:09 p.m.

... My colleague Jim Rainey reported Friday on a Pew Research Center Forum on Religion and Public Life survey released Thursday showing that just 49% of Americans described the president as a Christian, while 17% said they believed he was Muslim.

And, though I hate to cast aspersions, this tidbit isn’t surprising: “While Pew found in October 2008 that 16% of Republicans (and the same percentage of conservative Republicans) called Obama a Muslim, the most recent survey found 30% of Republicans and 34% of conservative Republicans said it was so” ...

... if Republicans want me to produce a photo ID to prove I’m the same person who’s been voting for four decades, then Democrats have the right to demand some basic level of intelligence from the other side.

Really, it shouldn’t be that hard ...

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-obama-pew-survey-muslim-mistake-20120727,0,1562280.story

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Reply Think Obama's a Muslim? Then you're too stupid to vote (Original post)
struggle4progress Jul 2012 OP
sabrina 1 Jul 2012 #1
DocMac Jul 2012 #2
gtar100 Jul 2012 #13
LeftTurnOnly Jul 2012 #3
DocMac Jul 2012 #4
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #5
DocMac Jul 2012 #7
LeftTurnOnly Jul 2012 #15
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #6
DocMac Jul 2012 #8
JHB Jul 2012 #10
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #12
Scuba Jul 2012 #9
JHB Jul 2012 #11
cbrer Jul 2012 #14

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

1. I don't see anything wrong with being a Muslim.

I don't get the defensive reaction to racists using religion and/or ethnicity to score political points. My response to anyone who 'accuses' the President of 'being Muslim' is 'and would there something wrong that if it were true'? That forces them to reveal their stupid, hateful racism, and/or if they don't want to be seen as racist, to say 'well, no, I'm not saying that, BUT etc. etc.

Put THEM on the defensive. I am sick of allowing the bullies of the world to put us on the defensive.

Just keep asking the question 'so why would that be a problem'?

Racists should never be given power. By becoming defensive when they launch their racist charges, we give them power. Flush them out and make them explain their hatred.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:05 PM

2. That's why the internet plays an important role.

It's important to expose these miscreants, who follow politicians who are more like preachers.

Once you shine the light on them, they scurry like the roaches they are. Like the Lt. Gov. of Fla. That apology that she liberated from her mind is absolute bullshit. So, i'm starting to think that the light isn't bright enough.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:55 AM

13. Very good response!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

3. Why does it matter?

It shouldn't.

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Response to LeftTurnOnly (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 09:52 PM

4. Is that your donation to this thread?

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Response to DocMac (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:41 PM

5. Play nice. Newbies sometimes like to dip a toe in.

Some of them are like deer, if you startle them they may not come back.

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:49 PM

7. You're right. I'm sorry. nt

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Response to DocMac (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:36 PM

15. Sorry

I'm sorry, I'm kind of a newbie to the whole online forum thing and just wanted to express my opinion on politician's religious afflications. I'll think twice before posting, haha. Apology accepted, though. And to the user who welcomed me, thank you very much

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Response to LeftTurnOnly (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:42 PM

6. Hi LeftTurn, Welcome to DU!

n/t (no text)

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Response to LeftTurnOnly (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

8. Please accept my apology.

I'm a bit leary, having survived gun week.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:52 AM

10. Well, I'm leery of learys. Must have been that bad trip...

...where I was getting leered at.

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Response to DocMac (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:09 AM

12. Amen brotha man!

kudos to you for being mature enough for a mea culpa.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:04 AM

9. In my heart I believe he's an atheist.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:54 AM

11. Also: Republican must use English only...

...they have to use the actual meanings of words, not the ones they make up.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:37 AM

14. Sadly, that's not true

 

The level of stupidity can be at any level as long as it allows breathing and walking.

Evidence is everywhere.

Especially in the Right's voter base...

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