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"Adjusts ponytails and pulls the lollipop out of my mouth"
9/23/10 12:02:11 PM#41
Originally posted by Sabiancym
Actually I Don't think they gave a rats ass if Obama was a Muslim or not. They focused on his radical associations to make him out to be a radical islamist sympathizer. Since we are currently at war with radical islamist Terrorists, They are portraying him as a result of " enemy infiltration". The US isn't at war with witches, so no one cares about that. After the whole Salem witch burning thing.. they kinda lost all momentum on that.
It has nothing to do with " teh Christians" it has everything to to do with politics. Using Obamas Radical associations, combining that with his Muslim ties is a political tactic to put him on the other side of the fence in the " with us" or " against us" mentality when we are at war. Putting him on the side of the enemy rather than with the American people. Pretty simple to figure out.
The thing is though Obama gives them plenty of fuel for this.. he just plays right into it with his appointees, giving Hamas money.. as long as he acts sympathetic he will continue to be portrayed that way.
'If you put govt in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 yrs there'd be a shortage of sand'~M. Friedman
9/23/10 9:29:51 PM#42
Originally posted by DailyBuzz
Your post assumes that the tea party movement consists almost entirely of Christian conservatives. It does not. It also assumes that the poll that showed nearly a quarter of Americans believe that Obama is a muslim was conducted solely among Christian conservatives. It was not. And finally, and most importantly, it assumes that the 20-25% of Americans who believe that Obama is a muslim think less of him because they think he is a muslim. We don't know the answer to that one yet. The poll asked what religion people think Obama is, it did not follow-up with the question of whether or not people would like him less if they believe he is muslim. And so it was his supporters who freaked out and immediately began to work on his image and firmly establish that he is a Christian. Personally I would rather he be a muslim and in favor of smaller government than be a Christian in favor of bigger government. As long as he stood firmly on the side of the US Constitution, I wouldn't care if he practiced voodoo. Sadly, his actions show that he stands against the Constitution, not for it.
So the only significant difference I see between progressives and "teabaggers" is that progressives want bigger, fatter, more intrusive government and tea partyers was smaller, trimmer, more effecient government.