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Iowa Voters Still Believe Obama is a Muslim

It looks like Sean Hannity and company are getting wackier by the minute. Here a panel group of caucus voters from Iowa say they believe Obama is an evil Mooslim.

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    • Jack

      Obama should turn Muslim just to piss them off and be done with these allegations. I’m surprised they didn’t bring up his birth certificate.

      But you know what it is? These people inform their world view by the antics of Glenn Beck and Fox News. So they don’t see a people’s revolt against a corrupt and autocratic leadership that has left them poor and on the outside. They see a move towards a second Iran. They’ve been spoon-fed these bogeyman stories about the Muslim Brotherhood, and they’d like Obama to come out and say he’ll never allow Egypt to turn into a theocracy.

      Of course, the next question then would be: so what are you going to do about it?

      The other day, I heard Bill ‘O Reilly saying he wanted a Reagan-like stance on Egypt from Obama. A slogan like: “Mr. President, tear down this wall!” So, apparently, Obama is damned if he does side with the Egyptian people and damned if he doesn’t. Because if he does: then obviously he must be favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood, him being a ‘secret Muslim’ and all; and if he doesn’t openly side with the Egyptian people, he’s too passive and not statesmen like.

      Also, these people have no clue that Hosni Mubarak has been our dictator for the last thirty years. He was our guy, preventing radical Islamists from taking over, and ensuring Egypt’s peace-treaty with Israel would endure. Unfortunately, he also suppressed his own people, putting any viable opposition to his rule in prison. For God’s sake he tortured people on our behalf. So how could one expect the US President to switch sides overnight and cheer on the crowds OR call on Mubarak to repress them in the wake of these popular uprisings?

      The Egyptian ruling power is already groaning and moaning that America isn’t very loyal to long standing allies like themselves. How do you think it looks to other dictators in the region (and beyond) that are backed by the US? You can bet they’re scratching their chins and think: hmmm… maybe I should be looking out for new patrons. Spread my risks. If the US turns on me, I’d still have China or Russia to back up my reign.

      All this is obviously way beyond the Iowa Republican opinion panel.

      So sad: we used to think of Archie Bunker as a mock figure. A relic of the past. But with the resurgence of right-wing Republicanism from the eighties on, their bigotry has become a force to be reckoned with.

    • khushboo

      Whoopi Goldberg of “The View” was extremely angry with this Iowa Group saying that not only were they wrong about Obama being a Muslim but that it doesn’t matter even if he is a Muslim. Even Elizabeth Hasselbeck agreed with her.

    • Jack

      Loved this one:

      “I think he believes America is at fault for the world’s problems. I think he doesn’t see the good that America does in the world.”

      Yeah, like dismantling Iraq so that it could become the chaotic, depleted plutonium ridden hell-hole it now is; or making war in Afghanistan, or bombing Pakistan, or supporting dictators all over the world, or supporting Israel and it’s wars and colonialist policies.

      These people are suffering from a serious case of ignorance, and are in serious need of some Chomsky.

  • AJ

    Hey Y,

    If you are a woman, I had something like this in mind:

    And then you can sing along loudly or perhaps have all windows in your car down and play loudly:

    THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND words and music by Woody Guthrie

    Chorus: This land is your land, this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me

    As I was walking a ribbon of highway I saw above me an endless skyway I saw below me a golden valley This land was made for you and me


    I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts And all around me a voice was sounding This land was made for you and me


    The sun comes shining as I was strolling The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling The fog was lifting a voice come chanting This land was made for you and me


    As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there And that sign said – no tress passin’ But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin! Now that side was made for you and me!


    In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple Near the relief office – I see my people And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’ If this land’s still made for you and me.

    Chorus (2x)

    I have not tried it with burka on, but sing it all the time with my hijab on and windows up

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