Monday, August 3, 2009

Valley Voters, Are You a Birther?

Public Policy Polling will have a poll out tomorrow and it is expected to uncover the shocking ignorance of Virginia Voters. Pollster Tom Jensen says that they found:

...the first round of calls for our Virginia poll this afternoon founds voters in the state almost evenly split on whether they thought the President was born in the US.

This follows last week's Research 2000 poll that found:

While around 90 percent of people in the Northeast, Midwest and West know that Obama was born in in United States, only 47 percent of people in the South believe this. Twenty-three percent think he was born somewhere else; 30 percent don’t know.
Is this ignorance, or delusional hatefulness? Either way, it is a sad commentary on our state and the South in general.

Here is your proof.

20 comments:

Visualize Politics said...

Some folks just can't accept the results of the 2008 election. Any surprise we're still fighting the Civil War, in these parts, over 140 years later.

DENIAL ain't just a river in Egypt.

Some simply gullible folks are easily "skeered", blaming their worries and discomfort with a rapidly changing world on the feared "others" outside their village -- folks that are not like them. How tribal of us? Not much progress in 100,000 years.

The antidote = education.

The more you know,the less you fear.

Toni D. said...

"The antidote = education."

Which is why so many in the GOP are bent on undermining Public Education.

Shelly Newcomb said...

I wonder what percentage of "Birthers" are also "Full Quiver" faithful as well?

Bubby said...

Well, I have had several people profess their religious Faith to me and then attempt to convince me that Barack Obama is not a Christian, which of course he is, not that it matters. Article 6 of our sacred Constitution prohibits any religious test for elected office.

I've always thought that beliefs can become as corrosive to the soul as any personal possession. Better be careful what beliefs you possess.

Roger in Chicago said...

This is, as usual, typical southern ignorance. They've been bring down this country since 1776. It boggles the mind how great that this country would be without the influence of souther ignorance.

There is a reason why the south is the brunt of so many jokes, have the lowest high school graduation rates, highest pregnancies, and highest poverty. There is a direct link between religious faith, ignorance and poverty. The more religious that you are the more ignorant and the more likely to be uneducated and poor.

Too bad for them that Stephen Douglass didn't think of the birther idea, maybe then Lincoln wouldn't have been president and the south could have won the very war that they "re-enact" each year!

Thanks for nothing you southern F-Heads!

Shari said...

No Roger, it's not the more religious some one is, it's how fundamentalist some one is that makes them dogmatic and hyper judgmental.

Fundamentalist Christians and fundamentalist Muslims have more in common with each other than either one does with a civilized society.

Bubby said...

The loudest Birther roaming is Orly Taitz, and she claims to be a Dentist, an Attorney, and a Real Estate agent. And she lives in California.

Roger said...

Shari,
I totally agree, thanks for saying that better than I. It is about fundamentalism (and evangelicalism). I consider myself very spiritual, and Christian, but I cannot live in the intolerant, self-righteous world of organized religion. I pray for the day when the Christian Left (people who are in fact much more "Christ-like" than the so-called Christian right) will find their voice and speak for the rest of us.

Roger in Chicago said...

Bubby said,

"I've always thought that beliefs can become as corrosive to the soul as any personal possession. Better be careful what beliefs you possess."

Brilliant, especially in its double meaning. So sad that this concept is lost on the self-possessed and self-righteous.

Shannon Roberts said...

I'd be willing to bet good money that "birthers", "full quiverers", and "homeschoolers" and "right wing nut casers" are part and parcel of the same group of disturbed people.....

John Doe said...

Gotta love the little mindless Commies trying to figure out why nobody believes a word the biggest fucking liar since Bubba Clinton. If Obama said the sky is blue I'd doubt it. He. Is. An. Exceptionally. Good. Liar.

John Doe said...

Shannon Roberts, I'd be willing to bet that your AIDS-infested breath was not so hot to deny the Palin birtherism rumors. Or the Bush-9/11 rumors. Your comment speaks volumes about you. Ugly. Unmarried dyke. Bitter, loser in life. Confidently floating like a turd in a river, straight to hell. Good luck wid dat.

Bubby said...

Good morning Doeboy, try the other side of the bed son. Don't worry about the Democrats, it's the Republicans and Paulistas that are killing your dream. They've come unhinged...and are taking you with them.

Eat your Wheaties - I'll be back later today with some polling numbers that are really going to make you extra special unhappy.
Hugs,
Daddy.

seth said...

so w/o reading all of the ignorant things people have to say on both sides of this, need i remind everyone that there are still folks who believe that bush was nefariously selected as opposed to elected back in 00?

to me this is the other side of that coin. too bad we spent 8 years developing a culture where high octane vitriol was an acceptable substitute for intelligent dissent. i don't remember it being quite like this in the clinton years.

Anonymous said...

I don't care where Obama was born what bothers me is his reckless spending without any real plans.

Wallace H. said...

It's one thing to simply say a thing Anonymous, but would you please elaborate?

Shannon Roberts said...

I'd say that my comment must have hit way too close for the comfort of the ever graceful and tactful and intelligent Mr. Doe.

Truth hurt John Doe?

John Doe said...

No, dumb bitch, actually, I just enjoy tweaking the noses of so-called "liberals" who believe that they are intellectually superior in every way to the rest of real America. Yer an ignorant bitch and it shows. But you knew that, didn't you?

Toni D. said...

You just emanate class JD.

Anonymous said...

The stimulus plan has no long term jobs in it, the Cash for Clunkers is a short term fix. Im not trying to pick a fight with anyone i just feel we need long term solutions not quick short term band-aid fixes. If the stimulus would have had long term jobs in it i would have been all for it and im a Republican.Thanks Tom