Americans continue to believe in nonsense

Yes they do! And it is a cover for their racism and/or their virulent hate for the President. James M. Perry, retired chief political correspondent of the Wall Street Journal, penned an article in our local newspaper titled, Americans continue to believe in nonsense. Many of the people with whom I work on the Obama campaign often tell me how angry they are at the ‘stupid’ things they hear from the people on the other end of the phone or at the doors. “How dumb can they be?”they say to me.  Well, they aren’t dumb or stupid but rather angry. Angry that a black family lives in the White House. You know, those people ought to be in the basement doing the laundry.

Perry writes,

A USA Today/ Gallup survey shows that 25 percent of adult Americans continue to believe Mr. Obama was born somewhere outside the United States. Among Republicans, the figure is much higher. They believe that, against a storm of evidence showing that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu, because they want to believe that the man who occupies the White House is there illegitimately.

Indeed.  These ‘believers’ who typically operate in an alternate universe, use that concept to shield their deep-seated bigotry. I sat in a van [presidential motorcade] with a black policeman for quite a few hours yesterday and he brought up the ‘elephant in the room’ concept: it’s all about race. Naturally, he was preaching to the choir, but it was refreshing to hear it from a black man, especially a professional police officer.

They truly are angry. Upset. Frustrated. They couldn’t believe what happened in 2008 and have never forgotten that a young, ‘uppity’ Negro with a foreign name beat an old, white, military hero. Thus the de-legitimization of the President- the can’t be a valid president. He couldn’t be! Thus, they are like dry sponges eager to absorb any nonsense that right-wing media projects at them. The simpletons.

Perry also quotes a Pew Research Group poll which shows that 18 percent of adult Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim. Among Republicans, the number is 30 percent.  Thirty percent! He’s not one of us- we the true Americans.

Yet, the readers of this blog already know all of this. So why am I repeating it once again? Well, sometimes a little review helps before the final exam.

Recall the townhall meeting in 2008 when Senator McCain was confronted by an older woman who called Sen. Obama a Muslim?   If you’d like to read about what happened after that confrontation, here’s a link to an interview with her. She is the poster child of the hate-Obama fringe.

Most sadly, they vote.


note: manwiththemuckrake is now on Facebook.


11 thoughts on “Americans continue to believe in nonsense

  1. <<>>

    Sometimes the truth is so simple.
    One of the best lines I’ve heard lately was from a retired shop foreman at the old Republic Steel plant in Cleveland OH ….when a young black kid was being laid off. The black kid said to the shop foreman: “You’re firing me because I’m black!” The foreman thought a moment and replied “No, we hired you because you were black.”… “We’re firing you because you are useless!”
    Sounds like a possible slogan for the 2012 election

    An Untimely Sad Message


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    DR. WILLIAMS predicts that Obama can not lose the 2012 election.

    Dr. Williams prediction:
    Maybe you have read some newspaper articles written by Dr. Williams,
    a conservative economist who happens to be black.
    He has taught at several Universities and is currently teaching at George Mason University .

    No Matter What

    By Dr. Walter Williams

    Can President Obama be defeated in 2012? No. He can’t.
    I am going on record as saying that President Barak Obama will win a second term.

    The media won’t tell you this because a good election campaign means hundreds of millions
    (or in Obama’s case billions) of dollars to them in advertising revenues.

    But the truth is, there simply are no conditions under which Barak Obama can be defeated in 2012.
    The quality of the Republican candidate doesn’t matter. Obama gets reelected.
    Nine percent unemployment? No problem. Obama will win.
    Gas prices moving toward five dollars a gallon? He still wins.
    The economy soars or goes into the gutter. Obama wins.
    War in the Middle East ? He wins a second term.

    America’s role as the leading Superpower disappears? Hurrah for Barak Obama!
    The US government rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar continues to sink on world markets
    and the price of daily goods and services soars due to inflation,
    fueled by Obama’s extraordinary deficit spending? Obama wins handily.

    You are crazy Williams. Don’t you understand how volatile politics can be
    when overall economic, government, and world conditions are declining? Sure I do.
    And that’s why I know Obama will win.
    The American people are notoriously ignorant of economics.
    And economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated.

    Even when Obama’s policies lead the nation to final ruin,
    the majority of the American people are going to believe
    the bait-and-switch tactics Obama and his supporters in the media will use,
    to explain why it isn’t his fault.
    After all, things were much worse than understood when he took office.

    Obama’s reelection is really a very, very simple math problem.
    Consider the following:

    1) Blacks will vote for Obama blindly. Period.
    Doesn’t matter what he does. It’s a race thing. He’s one of us.

    2) College educated women will vote for Obama.
    Though they will be offended by this, they swoon at his oratory.
    It’s really not more complex than that.
    3) Liberals will vote for Obama. He is their great hope.

    4) Democrats will vote for Obama.
    He is the leader of their party and his coattails will carry them to victory nationwide.

    5) Hispanics will vote for Obama. He is the path to citizenship for those who are illegal
    and Hispanic leaders recognize the political clout they carry in the Democratic Party.

    6) Union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama.
    He is their key to money and power in business, state and local politics,

    7) Big Business will support Obama. They already have.
    He has almost $1 Billion dollars in his reelection purse,
    gained largely from his connections with Big Business and is gaining more everyday.
    Big Business loves Obama because he gives them access to taxpayer money,
    so long as they support his social and political agenda.

    8) The media love him. They may attack the people who work for him, but they love him.
    After all, to not love him would be racist,

    9) Most other minorities and special interest groups will vote for him.
    Oddly, the overwhelming majority of Jews and Muslims will support him,
    because they won’t vote Republican. American Indians will support him.
    Obviously homosexuals tend to vote Democratic.
    And lastly…

    10) Approximately half of independents will vote for Obama.
    And he doesn’t need anywhere near that number because he has all of the groups previously mentioned.
    The President will win an overwhelming victory in 2012.

    — Dr. Walter Williams

    Obituary-Very Interesting!
    Born 1776, Died 2008

    It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.
    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St.. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
    Number of States won by: Obama:19 McCain: 29

    Square miles of land won by: Obama:580,000 McCain: 2,427,000

    Population of counties won by: Obama:127 million McCain: 143 million

    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
    Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements
    and living off various forms of government welfare…”

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal’s
    – and they vote –
    then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

    If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

    If you are not, then pass this along,
    to help everyone realize just how much is at stake,
    knowing that
    Apathy is the greatest danger to Our Freedom.

    Remember the earthquake that hit Haiti:

    SO ‘Pathetically’ TRUE………

    We’re “broke” & can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc ., ?????????
    In the last month we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey .

    Our retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid or get any breaks while our
    government and religious organizations pour
    Hundreds of Millions of $$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

    We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.

    USA a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without ‘needed’ meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.
    They have a ‘Benefit’ for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

    Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave ‘US’ the same support they give to other countries.

    Sad isn’t it?

    99% of people won’t have the guts to forward
    this. I Just Did!


    Look carefully at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate..
    For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It’s short, but important and you probably haven’t heard about it in the Mainstream News:

    “The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:

    $104.20 in 2012

    $120.20 in 2013


    $247.00 in 2014.”

    These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, are purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns. Send this to all Seniors that you know, so they will know who’s throwing them under the bus.

    From now through November 2012 this should be required weekly or at least monthly,
    Reading – BY ALL WHO VOTE!!!

    Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He threatened to not pay:

    Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees, Social
    Security disability and Federal Retirees.

    Now.. Let this sink in really good –
    He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.
    He did not threatened to takefrivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates.
    He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired.
    He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around.
    He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff.
    He did not threaten to takebenefits away from welfare recipients.
    He did not threaten the food stamp programs.
    He did not threaten to not pay foreign aid.
    He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters.

    The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!
    Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with hisselfishness and his lies?
    His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped and only ourVotes can stop him.
    Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time. Vote Obama out of thePresidency in 2012.


    “Democracy… Is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    Liberty… Is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” — Benjamin Franklin


    A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves! I’M 100% for PASSING THIS ON!!! Let’s Take a Stand!!!

    Borders: Closed!
    Language: English only
    Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
    Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
    NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
    We the people are coming

    Only 86% will send this on.
    Should be a 100%. What will you do?

    Somebody must have slept through government class:

    Subject: Re: Obama Passes Amnesty OUTRAGEOUS!


    Did you know about this?????��� Check Snopes below…. Even if you otherwise hold Obama in high regard, is this the way we want laws, regulations, and policy to be implemented in what we have otherwise believed to be a democratic form of government?�� I think not!�� If this is the way this President is going to lead this nation, why do we need the US Congress, States, or a Judicial System.�� This reminds me of a form of a Central Government.


    Lets get this out in the open where it should have been.


    Anyone still think this guy is not a danger to this country?� Sorry people, but when I read this, I became nauseous.

    Obama passes “amnesty” act by Executive Order..
    Let’s move this forward and fast.
    He’ll do whatever it take to get the votes…
    Be sure that you send this to everyone you know!
    Obama passes amnesty by executive order
    Written by�;Gil GuignatBorder & Immigration,�;Breaking News,

    Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by executive order.
    Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if they agree to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter college.
    The Obama administration memo from the John Morton, Director of I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) directs I.C.E. Agents now to use”prosecutorial discretion”with regard to enforcing immigration laws.
    Director Morton says that Obama Administration policy directs border patrol agents not to enforce immigration laws: “When ICE favorably exercises prosecutorial discretion, it essentially decides not to assert the full scope of the enforcement authority available to the agency.”
    You read that right. According to the Obama administration “favorable”enforcement means NOT enforcing the law!
    According to one of the first press reports to break this important story, the new Obama policy is cut and dry: “federal immigration officials do not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled in any type of education program, if their family members have volunteered for U.S. Military service, or even if they are pregnant or nursing.”
    Arizona and the voter ID law
    Just recently Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) blockedArizona from enforcing its voter ID law. Arizona is one if not the biggest portal of illegal immigration in the nation with half a million illegal aliens coming through the state annually. Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne recently stated that he believed that blocking of the law facilitated massive voter fraud by illegal aliens.
    “Attorney General Tom Horne accused the Obama administration Tuesday of trying to thwart Arizona’s voter-ID laws in a bid to get more illegal immigrants to the polls – presumably to cast ballots for the president and Democrats.
    Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency’s argument that Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister.”�;More.
    The 2012 presidential elections
    First we have amnesty passed by executive order then we have President Obama’s DOJ blocking voter ID in Arizona . What could possibly be the president’s motive?
    This story has the potential to bring the Obama Administration to its knees. The momentum can be on our side and just e-mailing it to others can create a critical mass. Don’t assume you have no power. You do!

    Keep in mind…if you are not interested in any of this exchange… there is the DELETE BUTTON or send me an email to remove your email. The purpose in sending it forward is rooted in the information and insight it provides.
    Constitutional Conservatives, Help us tell everyone to get registered to vote via absentee or go to the polls for the 2012 election.
    Please pass this on to all of your email contacts.
    Obama has been building his army since 2007 and most of us are actually in denial that any one person would seek to destroy our Nation. What we don’t realize is this: Obama was the chosen one to carry out the plans for the “Radicals.” In 2007, he openly sold his soul to the “devil” by offering the SEIU members the dream of owning a president. Obama and friends have solicited millions of Americans of all ages and walks of life for his army and we’re in deep trouble, because this group of people are incapable of making wise decisions; they’re merely followers…
    Democrats have brainwashed young voters, the leaders of tomorrow, into thinking that mindless hype and bandwagon activities will somehow make them credible citizens. How sad that they want only a ‘hand-out’ of what a free market will provide rather than being ‘helped up’ to their own prosperity. Democrats need to stop playing Robin Hood with other peoples’ money and create some of their own. There’s lots of opportunity out there.
    “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty
    rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that
    each individual is accountable for his actions.”
    Ronald Reagan


  2. Oh, I didn’t write those. I accidentally got on some wingnut’s mass emailing list. I wrorte back with……oh no, those pesky things called FACTS!

    Karen (her name) stopped writing. She didn’t go away, she just stopped writing me because I would hit the REPLY-ALL button. I was just surprised that there were so many of them in Northwest Ohio.

  3. I was just surprised that there were so many of them in Northwest Ohio.

    They are everywhere, but mostly in the sewers.

  4. “The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:

    $104.20 in 2012

    $120.20 in 2013


    $247.00 in 2014″

    The increase in rates are not a problem for me PROVIDED THAT I am
    still getting the same coverage as under my Medicare Advantage program that I pay $35 a month for to Humana. As long as my prescriptions are covered, and i have the same doctors and coverage, I will be probably saving money. $247 compared to $420!
    However, I do expect the Dems and Reps to throw at least 90% of the population under the bus. They have done it for the 35 years, and I don’t
    see any leader that will prevent it. Isn’t that right, M_R?

  5. Mr. Mud, what do you think of the “God” additions to the Democratic platform? Does necessity sometimes require hypocrisy?

  6. I get those stupid emails every so often from the wife of my favorite cousin.

    I just LOVE debunking them, and then hitting reply all, send.

    I start out every one of these by suggesting they ought to be asking themselves the all-important quesstion before they do or think anything else:


    Because it pretty much NEVER is.

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