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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:11 AM
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The right wing morons REFUSE to give up the 'Obama is a Muslim' lie, why?
Is that all they have?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:16 AM
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1. In America...
If you repeat a lie enough times and prey on peoples phobias it will stick with enough people to be effective.

The phobias in this nation are many and Xenophobia became very popular after 9-11 thanks to the bu$h regime. They are expanding their fear machine to benefit the GOP candidate.

Bottom line, many morons will still fall for it.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:17 AM
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2. It's the worst thing they can think of,
which says a whole lot about own lack of introspection.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:17 AM
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3. It's What Holds Them Together...Racism
Nothing more, nothing less. These bigots think they're hiding their hatred by using the Muslim = Islamofacist bullshit as a disguise. We're seeing on the surface the whispers that have long been the rallying cry of most repugnicans...as stated in the 1968 Souther Strategy.

It's been fun watching these asshats chasing their tails on this Muslim slime...or his birth certificate or his "drug use" or Reverend Wright...they think no one is wise to the game...and maybe few are. Remember, many of these people aren't too crazy about Gramps and thus think they can rationalize their choice in the basest of terms.

Cheers...
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:20 AM
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4. Because it works bang-up on white folks.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:01 AM
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22. You should clarify that as "ignorant" white folks.
I'm white - but I was once married to a (real) Muslim and am now married to a Jew (yes, the West Bank is through my living room. LOL. Kidding).

Even if Obama was a Muslim, I wouldn't care, but the fact that he's not and I know it makes me a non-ignorant white person. :)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:23 AM
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25. If I were going to clarify it, I'd edit to "a large majority of white folks"...
But I doubt that would make you any happier, so I'll leave it as-is.

Well, plus the editing period is over.

Lolz on the "west bank" comment tho... +1 funny points for you! :rofl:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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27. Well, that's pretty racist of you
:hi:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:05 AM
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31. Totally. My racism is the stuff of legend.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 AM
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28. Point out to them that the Arabs are Causcasian
So are all the Indians.

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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:09 AM
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32. That's right. They can't call him the 'N-word' so the muslim innuendo has to do.
Bummer.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:21 AM
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5. It's a tactic they've used successfully before.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:06 AM
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23. Yup. They don't want to mess with success.
Republicans. Scaring the pants off people since 1950.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:24 AM
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6. Moo-slim Vs. War Hero
their crayolas only come in black and white.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:27 AM
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7. Young, intelligent, hopeful vs. mean old clueless warpig
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:35 AM
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9. My friend
what do you mean by "clueless"?


:D
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:30 AM
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8. Brain damage.
The one's who actually believe it are the same ones that still think Saddam attacked us on 911. All I can figure is they aren't quite wrapped.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:42 AM
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10. Because, it is safer than saying they don't want to vote for a Black.
They are brave to a point, but generally end up holding onto Momma's apron strings. They are never far from the safety of the womb.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:43 AM
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11. All these racist code words started coming out under reagan
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:50 AM
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12. Muslims: America's new favorite unprotected minority. n/t
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM
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30. Exactly, they whine about how political correctness prevents them
from saying what they want to say without being called on it. 911 was delightful to them in giving them a group they felt they could hate and feel superior to without this "penalty."
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:55 AM
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13. They know it sticks with our average American idiots who believe that
professional wrestling is a sport and that Britney Spears is talented. It is much easier not to vote for Obama because you believe he is Muslim, than because he is "black".
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dsotm-wywh Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:11 AM
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14. I usually counter it with...
that I heard McCain was a child molester. Then they argue and argue and can't prove me wrong so I tell them that it must be true.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:17 AM
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15. send them these pictures
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:18 AM by Historic NY
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:55 AM
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16. I've even heard the wingnuts on C-Span berate the hosts...
for correcting them. A while back, one of the nutters actually objected to the host, saying that even if it's not true, they shouldn't say so. :eyes:
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MotorCityMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:01 AM
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17. On a recent game show, a contestant made a joke
about how Al Gore invented the internet. I was shocked and furious (good thing I only had a pillow to throw at the tv) that this bullshit lie was STILL, 8-9 years later, being repeated as a fact.

They repeat the "Obama is a muslim" lie because it will sink in and become a "fact". The rethugs can't win with the truth, so they go back to their rovian techniques of lying and attacking their opponent's strengths.

It's like the rethug's trying to paint Obama as an "elitist". Utterly laughable, considering the entitled, arrogant piece of shit in office now. It worked with Gore and Kerry, though.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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18. They have found the old truth - If a lie is repeated often
and loud enough, it will be believed.
Hitler did it all the time, as did Newt and George W.

mark
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:45 AM
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19. Because we are a lazy, dumb people
Only 20% of us know there are 100 senators and about half of americans can't recognize a photo of Dick Cheney. So just throw some bullshit out and most of us will believe it if it is repeated often enough.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:50 AM
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20. No, they don't believe the "MSM" beyond Rush, Savage, and
a few on Fox. Even the ones that admit Fox is biased think the Fox bias is far less than every other MSM outlet.

So, when they hear a debunking of Obama being a Muslim or something about his birth certificate, the source is greeted with skepticism.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:51 AM
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21. I hope you heard that hack Andrea Mitchell
a short while ago. She sure isn't giving it up.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:19 AM
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24. Because wihout it they may lose the dumbfuck vote
and they've had a lock on dumbfucks for ages now.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 AM
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26. They know it's BS - The idea is to have you waste your time refuting it
The small percentage of people who are dumb and/or bigoted enough to believe it will never be convinced otherwise.

The best way to address that one is to ignore it.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:38 AM
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29. They gotta "catapult the propaganda." /nt
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:14 AM
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33. they have gotten all the mileage they can out of Rev. Wright
the flag lapel pin, 'whitey', 'ashamed of my country', afraid to show his birth certificate, etc etc...
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:18 AM
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34. They believe if they say something long and loud enough, it will become true.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:19 AM by Iris
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:18 PM
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35. .............
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:32 PM
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36. they have a deck of cards and 50 of them are the Fear card
The other two are jokers.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:33 PM
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37. Because it's what "Mein Kampf" tells them to do
You just repeat the lie over and over until it doesn't matter whether it's true or not.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:39 PM
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38. Probably because it's effective
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:39 PM by Freddie Stubbs
Why else would the Obama campaign create a website to counteract this and other 'smears.'
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:39 AM
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39. -----------------
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:54 AM
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40. It's worse than that. I know a Democratic woman that ...
supported another Democratic candidate, and is scared half to death of Obama. I have actually heard her discuss with others that she just knows his roots are into terrorism, because he was just born and raised that way. :eyes:

She also insists a Black man cannot be a President. Partially because he would surely be assassinated, and otherwise because she is a total bigot. And freely admits so. There is no way to have a sensible conversation with someone like that.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:05 AM
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41. I blame myself.
On the Truthiness Encyclopedia, Obama's article still lists him as a Mooslim.

Obviously, the GOP are getting their info from a satirical wiki.


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