Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What Nutty Republicans Believe: 24 Percent Think Obama's the Anti-Christ

In case you missed it, AT would like to highlight a Harris poll released this week that finds GOP voters believing some really bizarre things.

Wingnut watcher John Avlon of The Daily Beast has summarized the results, which are scary, very scary:
  • 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist. 
  • The belief that Obama is a “domestic enemy” is widely held—a sign of trouble yet to come.
  • 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim
  • 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"
  • 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"
  • Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."
The AltTulsa crew believes in rationality and logic. But there scant evidence of such reasoning in these numbers, which raises a good question: Why do all these people believe nonsense?


    Tulsan said...

    24 percent of Republicans say that Obama may be the Antichrist? The party is a joke. A very bad one.

    Tulsan said...

    It's ironic that so many Oklahomans are against Health Care Reform, since Oklahoma is a state with a lot of people who could really use it.

    That they are militantly against it only goes along with the state's high rate of unwed mothers, heavy cigarette consumption, poor health, high divorce rate, porn usage, etc.

    Oklahomans make a lot of poor decisions, especially their votes, that contribute to their relatively low level of prosperity.