Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sorry folks. More politics.

Pew Research findings on the Democralypse Now gives cause for celebration (well, for us Obamites) and pause. The race-baiting is plum scary.

[W]hile Obama's personal image is more favorable than Clinton's, certain social beliefs and attitudes among older, white, working-class Democratic voters are associated with his lower levels of support among this group.

In particular, white Democrats who hold unfavorable views of Obama are much more likely than those who have favorable opinions of him to say that equal rights for minorities have been pushed too far; they also are more likely to disapprove of interracial dating, and are more concerned about the threat that immigrants may pose to American values. In addition, nearly a quarter of white Democrats (23%) who hold a negative view of Obama believe he is a Muslim...

One-in-ten voters believe that Barack Obama is Muslim; 14% of Republicans, 10% of Democrats and 8% of independents think he is Muslim.

(AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhh! Not that it should matter. But the guy constantly states that he is NOT a Muslim. Hillary Clinton's "not as far as I know" doubt-infusing comment notwithstanding.)

Nearly six-in-ten Democratic voters (57%) believe that Obama is most likely to win the party's nomination, while 28% expect Clinton to prevail. Last month, 70% said Obama was most likely to win, while 17% expected Clinton to win.
h/t to Art Levine at Huffington Post


  1. You'd think the flap over his Pastor would have defused the "Obama is a Muslim" silliness.

    Not to mention that he is just as much "white" as he is "black".

    But the reason I don't like him is that he's Irish. I could never vote for an Irishman for president! Pretty slick dropping the apostrophe in "O'Bama" don't you think?

  2. Jason I just caught up on your blogs, interesting chart there. Its like we make 2 steps forward, 1step back and one step to the side. I think they have a name for this in the secular world. Its called the Cha Cha Slide. People get hung up on what they want to get hung up on. How many times have we heard that he is NOT MUSLIM, he is of MIXED HERITAGE, and us that attend services know that our pastors JOBS are to uplift their congregation and while you may not agree 100% with what they are talking about, its common sense. If he needs to tell the congregation of primarily African Americans in a lower SES community that have struggled with racism, joblessness, and some time hopelessness, that you are Kings and Queens made wonderfully in His image to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, the lender not the borrower, then that's what's supposed to happen.
    Not to preach my first sermonette, but that's what pastors do, UPLIFT and ENCOURAGE. Just get on with it, either vote your heart or vote your fear. The outcome will be obvious.

  3. art,

    that's the ticket. Obama is a secret leprachaun. makes about as much sense.


    thanks for visiting (and investigating, really) the blog here.

    and i totally and completely agree (in fact, i think you stole a post i was fixin' to write*). it's just that i'm so sick and tired of the gov't trying to trick us into fearing the Others. when i was a little child, we used to have drills where we'd hide under our desks, b/c the fear of being attacked by nukes.

    and now we get the fear of a black president. (or is it rakim for president and fear of a black president?) i'm just tired of it.

    fdr was right, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

    btw, how did you come to this site?

  4. Oh, I like your new profile pic. Very fitting ;)

  5. Thanks for the stats,... I think. They may have given me an idea for a post.;)

  6. New post anytime soon???

  7. art,

    1) yeah. a little too obvious.
    2) finally.


    used to watch your show back in the eighties. when you teamed up with the other members and made that Lion dude, that was something else.

    in all seriousness, thanks for stopping by. i have to swing by your blog again in a minute. any help i can be to inspire others, it's all good.


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