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« on: March 13, 2012, 12:54:23 pm »
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/obama-muslim-evolution-fake-amp-rush-limbaugh-great-republican-voters-poll-article-1.1037530?localLinksEnabled=false

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 12:57:19 pm »
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Because parts of the Deep South has been stuck in 1861 and have no intention on moving forward. Remember, while the former Confederacy constitutes a little more than a quarter of the American population, "the South will rise again!."
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 12:58:21 pm »
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Because parts of the Deep South has been stuck in 1861 and have no intention on moving forward. Remember, while the former Confederacy constitutes a little more than a quarter of the American population, "the South will rise again!."

I'm being facetious, to be fair.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 01:04:54 pm »
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To be fair, they are only saying that's what they believe. It doesn't mean they actually believe it. Many of them are just choosing the answer that they think makes Obama look the worst.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 01:05:12 pm »
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Because they want to believe it, and their beliefs are often detached from anything that might be fact based.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 01:12:05 pm »
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Yeah, I'm sure some are ignorant and some are just mean liars.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 01:22:38 pm »
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Idiocy and ignorance.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 01:23:14 pm »
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Occam's Razor...they're ignorant bigots
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 01:33:00 pm »
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It's the new way they found of saying that they hate Obama because he's black.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 02:23:41 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. This isn't exactly hard, folks.

Oh and stuff like, "I believe the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?" Dude, wtf?
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 02:44:56 pm »
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It's the new way they found of saying that they hate Obama because he's black.

^ Basically.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 02:47:03 pm »
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1. These Republican voters are obviously very white. The GOP is essentially the White People's Party in Alabama and Mississippi and the Democratic Party is effectively the Black People's Party in those two states -- an ugly situation. Think of the old Yugoslavia when you think of the South. The Serbs and Croats spoke essentially the same language but at least looked enough alike.

2. Protestant fundamentalism is very strong in the South. As the "ultimate, exotic, ultra-liberal, intellectual" Democrat President Obama may seem the Antichrist to many southern white people. So he must be part of the Ultimate Danger by creed. Forty years ago that creed would have been Marxism-Leninism. But Marxism-Leninism is now dead as a threat to the US; President Obama must be a Muslim.

3. These two states have horrible records in education. I can only imagine the high-school dropout rate.      
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 02:48:03 pm »
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Inbreeding.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 02:49:00 pm »
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Because they are not too smart and also willfully ignorant.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 02:49:40 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. This isn't exactly hard, folks.

Oh and stuff like, "I believe the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?" Dude, wtf?

Why at a higher rate in Mississippi and Alabama than America at large?
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 02:56:21 pm »
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You would get similar numbers if you asked if he's an atheist, Hindu, Buddhist, gay, a murderer, a child molester, etc.

(I do also recall that PPP had much higher numbers last year than other pollsters for the percentage of Republican "birthers").
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 03:04:05 pm »
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Because they want to believe it, and their beliefs are often detached from anything that might be fact based.

sort of this:  most normal people do not hold themselves to high standards of internal consistency on socio-political issues, unlike the average Atlasian.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 03:07:19 pm »
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It's the new way they found of saying that they hate Obama because he's black.

No. It's because he's a halfbreed.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 03:55:00 pm »
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liberal polling= brainwashing

No GOP actually thinks Obama is a Muslim. This is just another attempt from the far left to demonize and patronize those who think differently.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 04:15:16 pm »
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liberal polling= brainwashing

No GOP actually thinks Obama is a Muslim. This is just another attempt from the far left to demonize and patronize those who think differently.

Actually, a large number of Republicans do indeed think that. This is just another attempt from the far right to defend idiocy and bigotry.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 04:19:21 pm »
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liberal polling= brainwashing

No GOP actually thinks Obama is a Muslim. This is just another attempt from the far left to demonize and patronize those who think differently.

How are you, Derek?
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 04:20:32 pm »
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Why at a higher rate in Mississippi and Alabama than America at large?

Higher percentage of people born in America?
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 04:20:51 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia.

How many AL/MS GOP rednecks do actually know that ?
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 04:31:19 pm »
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Idiots/****wits, obv.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 07:50:24 pm »
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It's because he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. This isn't exactly hard, folks.

Oh and stuff like, "I believe the muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world?" Dude, wtf?

Why at a higher rate in Mississippi and Alabama than America at large?

Lack of education and the Southern Baptist faith.  Quite simple really.
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