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One in Five Americans thinks Obama is Muslim

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By Ann Telnaes  |  August 23, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Obama White House , Religion  
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It astounds me that the right still rants about the bias press, the whole while listening to Rush and reading the Wash Times. Of course, they are the same ones reading National Inquirer for the real scoops. Yea, Obama was not born in the US, and this Supreme Court and the Justice Department run out of Dick Cheney's office allowed the illegal election to proceed. Right! Obama is a Muslim...anti-Christ...you name it, Fox and Rush will report it.

Posted by: gss49 | August 26, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Awesome, accurate Cartoon!

Actually, the Title should be, "One in Five Americans Don't Think" (in reference to dumbbells who watch Fox Noise and drink GOP Snake Oil).

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

jagayan
You need to check Snopes at: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/columbia.asp, http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/money.asp, http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/donations.asp. The YouTube you used was degrading and full of lies and half truths!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | August 24, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Chehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws-sBVZeitIcheck out this video by Pastor David Manning- a black man who knows what Obama is about.
The only thing you need to know is no one would spend 1 1/2 million dollars to not show their birth certificate when the could obtain a copy for fifteen bucks.
Go on youtube and search Obama/Muslim or Obama /inelibible. You could spend a day just watching videos.

Posted by: jagayan | August 24, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

a woman was walking down a path that came to a fork and she choose the path life traveled and that has always made all the difference. Yah I was born thanks mom!!!

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | August 23, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

At least they weren't edumcated at Kaplan, a for profit educational venture of the Washington Post. Can you imagine how far left the Kaplan school is?

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | August 23, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post, like far too many other media outlets has sold out for the Soros and Saudi dollars. The media is a co-conspirator in the election of a fraud to the Presidency and in the extortion trillions of dollars from the U.S. Taxpayer. Media moguls should be sitting beside Obama in prison with Madoff at this point.

Their pseudo U.S. journalists have proven themselves capable of telling any lie, and twisting any truth for a dollar.

Surely there is at lease one true journalist among the sell outs who write the tripe with which we are being innundated.

Public trust for the media declines daily. And this type of article is one of the reasons.

The fourth estate is dead. It has committed suicide by persisting in cooperating in the Obama/marxist fraud that is being perpetrated on the American public.

Posted by: jai1 | August 23, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post, like far too many other media outlets has sold out for the Soros and Saudi dollars. The media is a co-conspirator in the election of a fraud to the Presidency and in the extortion trillions of dollars from the U.S. Taxpayer. Media moguls should be sitting beside Obama in prison with Madoff at this point.

Their pseudo U.S. journalists have proven themselves capable of telling any lie, and twisting any truth for a dollar.

Surely there is at lease one true journalist among the sell outs who write the tripe with which we are being innundated.

Public trust for the media declines daily. And this type of article is one of the reasons.

The fourth estate is dead. It has committed suicide by persisting in cooperating in the Obama/marxist fraud that is being perpetrated on the American public.

Posted by: jai1 | August 23, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Aristotlethehun
EDWARD N. LUTTWAK article would be true if we were an Islamic State but the fact is we are living in a country that for now encourages freedom of religion and just because ones parents maybe Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, Buddhist, Shinto, Hindu, Agnostic or Atheists does not make one the same religion. He made a choice and we have to respect him for it! This whole argument is a red herring, smoke screen to stir up confusion, hate, mistrust and anger. As to being a Marxist, thinker16 you have no idea what and who they are, as to being a ideologue, pauldia how many times does he have to reach out to the GOP for compromise before he realizes they have not intention of working with him. nomemoleste, most of your strange list were the result of actions taken by GW and his predecessors!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | August 23, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

according to npr the group with highest % is college ed 21-30

Posted by: oldhat | August 23, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

And exactly how does the alleged "wink and nod" by McConnell portrayed in the cartoon differ from candidate Hillary's answer on 60 Minutes:

KROFT: You don't believe that he's a Muslim or implying? Right.

CLINTON: No. No. Why would I? No, there is nothing to base that on, AS FAR AS I KNOW.
(emphasis added)

It seems doubtful that the partison Telnaes would have done the same cartoon with Hillary drawn instead.

Posted by: David1968 | August 23, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Very appropriate. Nice work.

Posted by: shripadd | August 23, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Nice try, Ann. But we are capable of thinking for ourselves. And we certainly don't need the WaPo to dictate the direction of the country.

Look what happened when the press didn't vet Obama. The people eventually figure it out. Regardless of his religion, he does not represent the vision most people have for our country. He is an extremist and he is in way over his head.

Fact is some of our anger is directed at the mainstream media for covering for this incompetent, arrogant, Marxist.

Posted by: thinker16 | August 23, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

President Apostate? - Islamic Law says Obama is a Muslim

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2010/08/president-apostate-islamic-law-says.html


Posted by: AristotleTheHun | August 23, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

And why are the folks you portray any better than those in whom seeds are planted by the Democrat Party and watered by MSNBC, the Washington Post, CNN, et al?

I don't like people behaving like the proverbial sheep, either, but at least I recognize they exist on both sides.

Posted by: LNER4472 | August 23, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Watch what politicians do, not what they say or pray.

BHO is a wolf in sheep and goat's clothing.
If christian? now apostate.
If muslim as a child... now returning or going more astray?

Was he black muslim? Ask Farrakahn.
Was he an academic atheist? Would they vote for him otherwise?
If mason, just a pawn, all of the above? ...hybrid ...alien ...abomination!

What evidence? Does it take a poll to see he promotes:
- killing by the millions through abortion
- wage slavery of illegal aliens by the millions through inaction
- more slavery of foreign workers by the millions through "free" trade
- unjust wars of foreign occupation
- creation of debt by the trillions -- enslaving generations!

Don't listen to the spin. Be vigilant and watch!

Posted by: nomemoleste | August 23, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

The issue of Obama's faith is a red herring, as are the birth certificate and undisclosed college records. I for one, would prefer a a Muslim with common sense, honesty, competence, and a excellent group of appointments, rather than an incompetent President of Christian or Jewish faith. Unfortunately, Obama is regardless of religious affiliation, an incompetent ideologue with a group of fellow travelers as appointments and staff.

The crime is the media intentionally omitted and painted over the personal history which would have been predictive of an Obama presidency. Just who will ever trust the MSM in the future is questionable, but their equity is forever tied to their created candidate and President. Hence, we all understand the ongoing shilling and diversions relating to Obama's failed two years. Some invested stakeholders( Eugene Robinson0, even attempt to trumpet as success's the passed laws now handicapping American with the shackles of indebtedness. Funny, how Democratic candidates don't seem to mention them much , maybe it's George W. Bush's fault, or George Washington"s, or George Carlin's, or any George will do. Or as Telnaes suggests, Fox News. Anyone but the MSM and Obama himself. To understand America today please look up "insolvency" for our economic status and "bankruptcy" for our political leadership & and major media "watchdogs".

Posted by: pauldia | August 23, 2010 6:03 AM | Report abuse

When Republican candiates say: they are not homosexual should, we take them at their word?

Posted by: walker1 | August 23, 2010 5:26 AM | Report abuse

Ann you have one of them most unproductive overpaid jobs in the world. Stirring up that polically biased and prejudicial stew again. What did you get that Pulitzer Prize for?

I think the basis from the beginning about his religous beliefs stem mostly from his name and bloodline on his father's side. I have always considered my fellow Americans to be some what superficial in their likes and dislikes when it comes to an overall popularity contest which all politics amounts to anyway. I was rather surprised to have witnessed a man with a Islamic name and family background rise to the highest office in the land from nowhere. Especially since our military had been so actively at war with a faction of Islam of which his name and half his bloodline represents. When it came to politics in this country it was just not possible to pull off something like this in the past.

What really slays me is that I have seen reports on how they are trying to compare Obama's first couple of years in office to that of Ronald Reagan's. I doubt if Reagan could appreciate that since he had an extreme dislike for Liberals.

Quote by Ronald Reagan: "Don't Be Afraid to See What You See."

Personally it does not really matter to me because it is not the man but those who are created this ugly World agenda and are behind all of this political Show Boating that I am concerned about.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | August 23, 2010 3:37 AM | Report abuse

The president's religion is clear. He spent most of his adult life in the racist, anti-American, "black liberation theology" church of Jeremiah Wright. Not only did Obama attend services there, he also publicized Wright through his books and was a major financial contributor. Have you got a snarky cartoon for that, Ann?

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 23, 2010 2:21 AM | Report abuse

The GOP and their supporters have since the day he announced his candidacy attacked Obama through innuendo, misinformation and in some cases lies. They are using their surrogates at FauxNews and pundits to distort his positions, life, character and religion for their own political gains. Granted some factions of the Democratic Party and their supporters did this also to GW but in no way does it make it ethically, politically or morally right. Our great nation should be able to see through this despicable form of political high jinks!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | August 23, 2010 1:24 AM | Report abuse

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