Poll: 54% of Republicans believe, “deep down,” Obama is a Muslim


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#2

“Where is the option for ‘Secret Muslim?’”


#3

You spelled “seekret” wrong.


#4

There are so many alternative spellings for those morans that I just don’t even bother.


#5

In all fairness, I suspect more Republicans are right than Democrats.

But that’s probably just me projecting/hoping.

I wonder why there wasn’t a distinct option for ‘I don’t care’ as opposed to ‘I don’t know’.


#6

the lede has been buried: 54% of Republicans think Obama has depth?


#7

Some day we will have another president and this will be a non issue.
. . . this may be my last comment because I may not be able to afford the internet
after what I’m seeing on the news right now.


#8

I’m guessing if you asked the same sample, “Do You Think Obama Talks With His Mouth Full” or “Do You Think Obama is a Lousy Tipper” you’d get the same sort of partisan skew. If you asked a similar group, “Do You Think George W. Bush was Smart Enough to have Flow 332 Hours as Pilot of an F-102 Without Getting Killed” you’d get a partisan skew.

These are only proxies for general, personal feelings. Nothing more.


#9

Or maybe most Republicans are just not that fucking bright.


#10

Heh. @frauenfelder @beschizza @codinghorror

I like the way the BB title is automatically trying to set up a poll on BBS. Or were we being invited to cast our own votes?


#11

I think “muslim” is just synonym for “pure evil”. Why did they not ask if he was satanist? I bet that might have earned 20%.


#12

100% of my wholly unscientific poll of me, myself, and I believe that the 54% who reported they believe Obama is a Muslim actually “deep down” are terrified that a black man was elected President, but understand on a subconscious level that expressing that fear would mark them as hopelessly racist, thereby invalidating their opinion.

Edit to add:
From the Vox article linked by the OP, this is the actual creator of the poll speaking:


#13

Those “feelings” reveal a lot. For one, that “Muslim” is a synonym for “evil.” For another, that there’s no way a guy who looks like Obama could possibly worship the same deity that they do.

Republicans didn’t care for Clinton either, but few claimed he was a secret Muslim or Buddhist or Hindu or whatever because when a white man claims to be Christian then that claim is accepted at face value. This is straight up racism.


#14

Which of these do you think best describes Republican beliefs deep down?

  1. Ignorant
  2. Knuckle-dragging
  3. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/349/990/304.gif

#15

Meh. I don’t think he’s “deep down” a Muslim any more than he’s “deep down” a Christian. Does anyone believe that this statement Obama made is true:

“I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life.”

Much as I loathe Obama, I have trouble believing that the above statement he made reflects his true beliefs. He’s probably somewhere in the atheist-agnostic spectrum, and the rest is garbage contrived for his own political purposes.

If you’re going to falsely portray yourself as a “devout Christian”, you lose the ground to criticize others for falsely portraying you as a devout adherent of some other religion.


#16

Sad that it matters on any of the answers given. There is no requirement for any religion to be President of The US. I don’t care if the president is Christian, Athiest, Hindu, or Muslim. Nixon was a Quaker for Pete’s sake.


#17

So what you’re saying here is that your beliefs fall within party lines.


#18

A quaker who swore an oath, no less. So not a very good one.


#19

I think you just told us where on the graph to look for your response, had you been one of those polled.


#20

If you’re going to criticize Obama for stuff his Christian Pastor said during the time Obama attended that church then you lose the ground to call him a Muslim. (Not that there ever was a non-racist reason to believe Obama was a Muslim.)