It makes you wonder if they're all drinking the Kool-Aid, or if this is some sort of mass stupidity, but a new Harris poll reveals exactly what the Republicans think of Barack Obama:
- 67% of Republicans [and 40% of Americans overall] believe Obama is a socialist.
- 57% of Republicans [32% overall} believe Obama is a Muslim.
- 45% of Republicans [25% overall] believe Obama was not born in the United States.
- 38% of Republicans [20% overall] say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"
- 24% of Republicans [14 percent overall] say Obama "may be the Antichrist."
I mean, I get socialist; that's an easy one to toss around. As is Marxist, Communist, any of the -ists. You know, podiatrist, psychiatrist, barrista. Oh god, what if Obama is an espresso brewing foot doctor? We're doomed!
And I get Muslim, too. I mean, c'mon, he doesn't have an American sounding name, like Smith or Jones. Or Goldberg. Or Rodriguez.
And because of that whole name thing, I can see why people might say he wasn't born here.
But Hitler? really? And the Antichrist?
That's just plain stupid. And I felt sorta bad for saying it's stupid until I read that those polled, some 2,230, are not the sharpest tools in America's shed. It seems that those who do not have a college education are more likely to believe the socialist-Communist-Birther-Muslim-Hitler-Antichrist bulls**t than people who went to college.
But it goes further. More poll results show that high percentages of Republicans--and Americans overall--believe Obama is "racist," "anti-American" "wants the terrorists to win" and "wants to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to a one-world government."
Now, do they have proof? I mean any other proof besides the rantings of former coke-head Glenn Beck or the ragings of prescription drug abuser Limbaugh? I think not. These people who believe this nonsense are the ones who didn't go to college and get their news from two former addicts. I think we need to stop shaking our collective heads in disbelief at these wingnuts and teabaggers, and do something. Speak up. When the asshats start yelling and rational minds say nothing, it looks like the asshats may be right.
And they aren't.