The Republican noise machine—fueled by Blowhard Radio and the shills at Fox News—is alive in well in T-town.
How do we know? It was in the Tulsa World on Sunday when the paper published details of a GOP focus group run by SoonerPoll.com. Newt Gingrich was the favorite of the 11 registered Republicans who participated in the study—but only a slight favorite (see post below).
But the "best" news from the focus group was their repetition of bogus Republican talking points. These include a Wingnut favorite, that President Obama is—wait for it—not a Christian.
Yes, Sooner fans, one of the Tulsa Republicans actually said, "We don't need a non-Christian like we have now." So, the logic goes, Obama must be a Muslim!
But wait, there's more! Former city council candidate David Bell claimed "there's not a dime's worth of difference" between Mitt Romney and President Obama.
Really? That would be news to Romney voters. (On the other hand, Romney did get Romneycare in Massachusetts, which has been a good thing.)
Another Tulsa Republican called for "statesmen, not politicians. We need someone who will do something for the country."
Come to think of it, we agree with that idea. Yes indeed. We have seen the Republican field (Rick Perry, anyone? Herman Cain? Michele Bachmann?) and we too want a statesman who will do something for the country.
That's why we are supporting President Obama.