Said a mongoloid geriatric twat in the rural south after asked why she wasn't voting for Barack Obama. I just wanted to make a quick note about that 31% of Republicans disbelieving in Obama's status as a non-Muslim. Having read an article on Slate.com that discussed how Republicans (and Democrats, in less, but some cases) quite effectively stick their fingers in their ears and go "la-la-la-la not listening-not listening" whenever given very clear and identifiable evidence that Obama is not a Muslim and also, more to the point, never seem to take the high road and call it like it is: complete and unadulterated shit of a bull. But no. Votes matter. And 2010 is an election year. No such luck.
Now as much as it pains me to say this and as much as I would like to have an openly atheistic president in my lifetime (and on some days just a straight up Mao-esque, anti-theistic benevolent dictator...minus, you know, the 30,000,000 deaths due to preventable starvation, slave-labor work crews, and so forth), it really doesn't matter (AT ALL) what Obama's faith is. I personally think that it would be hysterical and awesome if he just went on a sarcasm-laden tirade at a press conference saying "Ohhh yeah I'm a Muslim! Praise be to Allah and all that! I better stop eating for Ramadamadingdong or whatever it's called!" but sadly, the people of this country with the loudest voices and the lowest IQs (and the most heavy brow-bones and eyes closest together, of course) would speak out about how he CONFIRMED he was a Muslim, backed by the support of the word of the likes of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity whilst Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Democrats like Hillary Clinton (yes I know she's not running, but she still gave a very tepid response to the Muslim accusations and please, please, PULEEEZE just remember her campaign strategies) STILL wouldn't make any real attempts to debunk an absurd myth such as this if it benefited their upcoming campaigns in any way. Cynical? Yes. Wrong? No.