Why do so many Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim? Two polls released last week were a shock to Big Media and Obama acolytes because of the increased belief among Americans that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim (and even more Americans either do not know or perhaps refuse to believe the Obama protestations about his religious identity). The PEW poll was taken before the Mosque of Doom became an issue. The Time magazine poll was in the field on the Monday and Tuesday after Obama bungled into the Mosque of Doom controversy.
“A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34%) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Fully 43% say they do not know what Obama’s religion is. The survey was completed in early August, before Obama’s recent comments about the proposed construction of a mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.
The view that Obama is a Muslim is more widespread among his political opponents than among his backers. Roughly a third of conservative Republicans (34%) say Obama is a Muslim, as do 30% of those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance. But even among many of his supporters and allies, less than half now say Obama is a Christian. Among Democrats, for instance, 46% say Obama is a Christian, down from 55% in March 2009.”
Why do so many Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim? It’s not because being a Muslim is a dirty thing to be. It’s because every day the Big Media and Barack Obama created delusions during the primary and general election campaigns of 2008 are proven a lie. So why not be willing to believe that Obama’s words about his religion are also a lie?
Why do so many Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim? It’s not because being a Muslim is a dirty thing to be. The short answer is because increasingly Americans wake up in the morning and go to bed at night reciting our mantra as revealed truth:
“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.“
Big Media protects Barack Obama now as during the elections of 2008. Big Media sold Obama as a great communicator. Now, the illness of leg tingles when Obama speaks have been cured by the reality of Obama actions and the realization that the words themselves are just sugar water platitudes and phony baloney.
David Paul Kuhn yesterday wrote about the now discredited premise that Barack Obama is a “great communicator”. Kuhn wrote,, “The conventional perceptions of Obama were flawed from the outset.” Kuhn cites the Mosque of Doom, the AIG bonuses, the BP oil gusher, the purge of David Paterson, the “bitter” slap at small town America, and other Obama created disasters of communication.
Kuhn recites all the many advantages Obama enjoyed in 2008 but sums up the end result as “But in the end, it was still the market crash that assured his victory.” Big Media did not vet Barack Obama, attacked Obama opponents with JournoLister fury and connivance, and swooned at every Obama utterance.
All the hype, all the “great communicator” verbiage, all the Hope and Change sloganeering, is now viewed as not congruent with reality or the truth. So why shouldn’t Americans now begin to question the most fundamental elements of an Obama they realize they do not know at all.I've said it before, Barack works very hard at being 'different.' Nothing wrong with that but don't whine when people see you as different. You get back what you put out there.
And people have long ago caught on to Barack.
That was driven home this morning when I had the radio on and was listening to Morning Edition (NPR) and they were doing a report on the schools in Katrina. A young man (not 18 yet) laid it out pretty clear.
15-year-old Donnell Baily outlines his future, "Yes, and the nation's fully - fully black president. Obama is half-and-half. I'm the total package." Amen to that, Donnell.
When you run, remind us you were on NPR so I can be sure and vote for you.
(And I'm not joking on that. If I'm around -- still alive -- and Donnell runs for office, I'll vote for him.)
Donnel could be our first Black president. I'd applaud that. If one of my own three kids doesn't beat him to that. :D
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):
Today Alsumaria TV reports that State Of Law submitted a "political reform paper" to Iraqiya and Iraqiya has refused the paper. UPI notes that Nouri's spokesperson Ali al-Dabbagh issued a statement denying that Iran was attempting to influence the process. Phil Sands (National Newspaper) adds that Syria is working on the political stalemate and attempting to encourage negotiations. Rahmat al-Salaam (Asharq Alawsat Newspaper) reports:
For his part, Al-Iraqiya member Muhammad Allawi said that "Al-Maliki has two options; he can either assumes the second post after the prime minister or accepts to stay as a member of parliament." On the possibility of starting dialogues with the SLC anew in spite of Al-Maliki's insistence to remain a candidate for the post of prime minister in the next government, Allawi said that "Al-Iraqiya had set a condition not to mention the name of Al-Maliki as a candidate to head the next government during the dialogues or the negotiations with it, and in case this happens, the meeting with the SLC would stop." He stressed that Al-Iraqiya is adopting this stand since it is the bloc that has the electoral right which authorizes it to form and head the government."
Muhammad Allawi added that the Al-Iraqiya list "is going ahead in its negotiations with the Iraqi National Alliance (led by Ammar al-Hakim) in determined steps, and the same is the case of the Kurdistan Alliance, while keeping the door open for the SLC to take what it deserves of main posts, specifically the second highest post after the prime minister."
Craig Windham: The number of US troops in Iraq is now below 50,000 for the first time since the American-led invasion of that country seven years ago NPR's Mike Schusther in Bagdad says the drawdown of combat forces has been completed a week before the date set by President Obama.
Turning to some of today's reported violence . . .
In other violence news, there's an update to the 2007 murder of Lance Cpl Maria Lauterbach who was murdered while she was eight months pregnant. Amy Thorpe (News 14 -- link has text and video) reports Cesar Laurean was convicted of first degree murder yesterday: "Jurors sided with the state that the defendant wanted to salvage his military career after Lauterbach accused him of rape. Prosecutors said the defendant had a plan to make it seem she went AWOL by sending her to Mexico. An SBI pathologist testified and said Lauterbach's blood was in the Laurean's garage and on a crowbar the prosecution said killed her." His family is quoted worrying about him and expressing no remorse for his actions. For those who've forgotten, he murdered her, dug a hole/pit in his backyard and attempted to destroy her body that way. Maria's body was only discovered when his wife called the authorities to say he'd confessed to her that he'd killed Maria. Chris Brown and Andrew Doud (WNCT -- link has text and video) report that the verdict was returned in "less than 3 hours." In the video, Mary Lauterbach is shown explaining:
This case has begin a tragedy from beginning to end. It started with Maria's chain of command and the NCIS agents who would not listen to me. They cast Maria as a deserter without making any connection with her sexual assault allegation.
For those who've forgotten, Cesar eventually ended up in Mexico. How did that happen? The military refused to take anything seriously. He was the prime suspect. The police were moving in and the military -- despite the rape charge and the fact that Maria was missing -- didn't even bother to keep an eye on him. Emily Friedman (ABC News -- link has text and video) reports: "Sources familiar with the probe told ABC News at the time that Laurean boarded a bus in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and then rode to Houston. In Houston, he allegedly boarded another bus and then traveled to San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico. The massive three-month international manhunt eventually culminated in Lauren's capture in Mexico in April 2008. Mexican police on an anti-kidnapping operation reportedly spotted Laurean wandering the street and became suspicious when they realized he didn't speak Spanish very well."
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