Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heckuva Job Media

Well, for FoxNews I guess it's "Mission Accomplished"

On the heels of health care, a new Harris poll reveals Republican attitudes about Obama:

* 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.

* 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim

* 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"

* 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"

* Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."

The degree of stupidity spewed out by Glenn Beck and Limbaugh and countered by no actual intention to state plain facts by the media is truly frightening.

It's the kind of knuckle-dragging vs. foot-dragging that gets people called racial slurs, toss rocks, and threaten -- and eventually carry out violence.


donnah said...

People, and by that I mean stupid people, are prepared by history and their social and political backgrounds to believe anything negative about Obama. They were prepared by their racist roots to hate him, and nothing truthful about him, his college education, his record of community service, his successful marriage and loving family will sway them.

A lot of those who hate him are of a generation who believes what they see in the paper and on TV, even though they ought to know better. When they watch television, they watch FOX, and when they listen to talk radio, it's Rush.

I don't believe for an instant that the hatemongers who speak for the Republicans are harmless. They are insidious and manipulative and they are the voice these stupid people respond to. They change the political field. People believe them.

pansypoo said...

so, they are getting stoopider.

jimmiraybob said...

Speaking of, I thought Rush was moving to Costa Rica?

Come on Uncle Rusty. The time has come. Tic Toc. Let's get a move on. Airline and movers reservations don't make themselves. Vayamos mi amigo.

Anonymous said...

"Eventually", Atta?

Anonymous said...

I am keeping an open mind on this Obama is the anti Christ thing until I hear what my president, Bibi, has to say about it.

Greendayman said...

This is the crux of the biscuit. I believe that you can lay the death of honest debate, care for the good of the country and the inability to govern at the feet of these assholes. I wish we could pull a Berlisconi and shut the hate down but we are still a nation of laws. Can we pass a law about hate/propaganda media now, please?

Anonymous said...

Canada has just such a law and told Ann Coulter to watch her tongue.
Maybe they have restraints on tongue wagging we might find useful.
As they have a highly successful health care plan. vox