Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Poll: Majority of Americans Are Idiots - UPDATED

18 percent of Americans say that President Obama is a Muslim, an increase of seven points since Pew Research last asked the same question in March 2009. 40% aren't sure. Only 34% know he is Christian. So 58% of Americans are basically morons.  ... Sounds about right.

Immediately I'm hearing pundits blaming the White House for its lack of message on the issue. Seriously? Are we expecting the White House to put out a statement saying that presently, President Obama is still a Christian and we'll be updated weekly as to his religious status? It's too bad they didn't have a Bush Denomination of the Week update.  But hey, he was a white guy so he couldn't have been a Muslim, right?

UPDATE (8:20pm): I truly don't know what to say. I think I'm living in BizarroWorld.

Jen Psaki, White House deputy communications director:  
President Obama is a committed Christian, and his faith is an important part of his daily life. He prays every day, he seeks a small circle of Christian pastors to give him spiritual advice and counseling, he even receives a daily devotional that he uses each morning. The President's Christian faith is a part of who he is, but not a part of what the public or the media is focused on everyday.
The poll's findings are not surprising given the scope of the issues we are focused on-a recovering economy, bringing troops home from Iraq, putting healthcare and financial reform implementation in place. The President's strong Christian faith is what guides him through these challenges but he doesn't wear it on his sleeve.
I guess we really will see a weekly faith status update. And I can only shake my head in embarrassment.

(H/T Bob Cesca)


jhw22 said...

Ha! That's hilarious. A weekly update. Wait, that's sad.


Anonymous said...

Stay stupid America. China is counting on it.

jhw22 said...

I thought of your post when I hear that press release.

I hate that we live in a time when polls even ask what religion people think the president is. I hate that when people select "Muslim" they do it with disdain. And I hate that the administration felt the need to issue the statement. I don't blame them for doing so but it is annoying.


NowhereMan said...

Whats really sad is that the statement reads like there is something awful about suspected of being a Muslim.So sad almost like the disciples who abandoned Christ

jhw22 said...

Agree. WTF would be wrong if he were a Muslim?

I keep thinking of Seinfeld: "Not that there's anything wrong with that".