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(Yahoo)   Polls show that religion will have little impact on this presidential race as most Americans don't care that Mitt Romney is a Mormon or that Obama is a Muslim   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2012-07-27 10:00:44 AM  
most Americans don't care

Shortened for accuracy
 
2012-07-27 10:01:24 AM  
How about facts? How are people feeling about those these days?
 
2012-07-27 10:01:44 AM  
FTA: Obama is a Christian but the view that he is Muslim persists almost four years into his presidency, with 17 percent of voters saying he is Muslim."

Looks like the FEMA camps will have to expand up from their previous estimates of 12% of the population.
 
2012-07-27 10:01:46 AM  
Since mormons decided waaaaay back in the 70's that I'm a person, they're cool...I guess.

/Mitt, can I marry your daughter?
 
2012-07-27 10:03:06 AM  
No, you see, the problem is that Obama is a SECRET Muslim. Why doesn't he just come clean? What has he got to hide? Most transparent administration my foot.
 
2012-07-27 10:03:22 AM  
I'll be voting for the white guy.
 
2012-07-27 10:04:09 AM  
I was informed on this website that no one will vote for Romney because of magical underwear. So this poll is obviously wrong.
 
2012-07-27 10:05:06 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?


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2012-07-27 10:05:31 AM  

TIKIMAN87: I'll be voting for the white guy.


Obama will be happy to receive your vote.
 
2012-07-27 10:05:35 AM  
It says 60 percent are aware Romney is an American.

Ignorance, as usual, will be a big factor in the election.
 
2012-07-27 10:05:44 AM  

TIKIMAN87: I'll be voting for the white Anglo-Saxon guy.


Please stick with the Romney Campaign's preferred terminology.
 
2012-07-27 10:05:58 AM  
Polls show that religion will have little impact on this presidential race as most Americans don't care that Mitt Romney is a Mormon or that Obama is a Muslim

Muslin

FTFY

your welcome
 
2012-07-27 10:06:06 AM  

Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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So, that's a no?
 
2012-07-27 10:06:17 AM  
it's muslin! dogdammit
 
2012-07-27 10:07:38 AM  

capitafun: Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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So, that's a no?


I'd say bapp is kind of pretty, he has his mother's hair
 
2012-07-27 10:07:44 AM  
Ok, I laughed.

+1 subs
 
2012-07-27 10:08:12 AM  
Eh, it boils down to 'halfway reasonable economic plan' versus 'batshiat crazy economic plan' in my mind.
 
2012-07-27 10:09:33 AM  
This is news? I learned that most american's did not care about religion when they learned that Obama went to that wack job, Reverand Wright's 'church'. Sitting there for who knows how many 'sermons' of that arse hole bashing America. Obama had no problem with that until he was caught.
 
2012-07-27 10:09:46 AM  
I don't care what a presidential candidate says to the magical sky daddy. I'm just concerned what he thinks the sky daddy says back to him.
 
2012-07-27 10:10:47 AM  
The United States has never had a Mormon president.

We've also never had a one-legged left-handed lesbian underwater basketweaver who collects baseball cards and can speed-run Mario 3 in eight minutes either.

What I'm saying here is who gives a shiat? There's an argument to be made that overcoming a real social/economic barrier can make a 'first' historically significant, but being the first just because your group is a socially equal but statistically small minority doesn't mean a goddamned thing.

//In the 50's, sure, might have meant something, but Kennedy's election pretty clearly demonstrated that we're fine with denominational minorities as elected officials.
 
2012-07-27 10:11:05 AM  

sprawl15: FTA: Obama is a Christian but the view that he is Muslim persists almost four years into his presidency, with 17 percent of voters saying he is Muslim."

Looks like the FEMA camps will have to expand up from their previous estimates of 12% of the population.


And they say Obama isn't a job creator.
 
2012-07-27 10:11:22 AM  

darkedgefan: This is news? I learned that most american's did not care about religion when they learned that Obama went to that wack job, Reverand Wright's 'church'. Sitting there for who knows how many 'sermons' of that arse hole bashing America. Obama had no problem with that until he was caught.


HOLY shiat IT'S 2008 YOU GUYS
 
2012-07-27 10:13:34 AM  

Jackson Herring: capitafun: Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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So, that's a no?

I'd say bapp is kind of pretty, he has his mother's hair


SQUEAL LIKE A PIGGAE!!!
 
2012-07-27 10:14:36 AM  
Considering Romney carried absolutely no southern evangelical states in the primaries, I'd make the argument that Republicans actually do very much care about religion. They just got stuck with a Mormon, so now they pretend not to.
 
2012-07-27 10:15:34 AM  

Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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My money's on the Blond one in the red Shorts as being the most likely "daughter" in the bunch

and not for nothing, but if Game of Thrones has taught me anything, it's that you rarely get blond-haired boys unless both parents have blond hair....
 
2012-07-27 10:17:23 AM  

Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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Man, that blonde kid sticks out like a sore thumb. His name isn't Joffrey is it?
 
2012-07-27 10:17:27 AM  
That sound fits with the "20% of any crowd is morons" common wisdom.

That they keep deciding elections is the fun part.
 
2012-07-27 10:17:37 AM  
I'm still amazed at the cognitive gymnastics southern evangelicals are having to do to support a member/leader of a cult as president.
 
2012-07-27 10:19:20 AM  

Jim_Callahan: The United States has never had a Mormon president.

We've also never had a one-legged left-handed lesbian underwater basketweaver who collects baseball cards and can speed-run Mario 3 in eight minutes either.

What I'm saying here is who gives a shiat? There's an argument to be made that overcoming a real social/economic barrier can make a 'first' historically significant, but being the first just because your group is a socially equal but statistically small minority doesn't mean a goddamned thing.

//In the 50's, sure, might have meant something, but Kennedy's election pretty clearly demonstrated that we're fine with denominational minorities as elected officials.


What's that? Every president has been some denomination of Jesus-lover?

Yawn.

// wake me when something interesting happens
// and Kennedy's still the only Catholic (/non-Protestant, though I hear there are some technicalities there) of the bunch
 
2012-07-27 10:20:28 AM  
Many still don't know what their religions are. About 1/3 of Americans don't know Romney is Mormon. Some of those may still care.
 
2012-07-27 10:21:42 AM  

darkedgefan: I learned that most american's did not care about religion when they learned that Obama went to that wack job, Reverand Wright's 'church'. Sitting there for who knows how many 'sermons' of that arse hole bashing America


Oh, did you keep count or did you just pull that out of your ass?
Let us know when Romney repudiates the golden plates and Joseph Smith and Urim and Thurrim and too much other off the wall beliefs to list here.There's a lot more than magic underwear, that's for sure.
 
2012-07-27 10:22:04 AM  

Magorn: and not for nothing, but if Game of Thrones has taught me anything, it's that you rarely get blond-haired boys unless both parents have blond hair....


MAGOOOOOOORN! *shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-07-27 10:23:19 AM  

Zerochance: Considering Romney carried absolutely no southern evangelical states in the primaries, I'd make the argument that Republicans actually do very much care about religion. They just got stuck with a Mormon, so now they pretend not to.


The GOP cognitive dissonance machine is cranking so hard at this point I'm worried it'll blow a gasket, after years of the "Jesus Camp" folks in the GOP base talking about how important it was to have a good Christian man like GWB in office, they are faced with either voting for a Democrat (which to many of them would be like casting a ballot for Satan himself) or voting for a guy who is a devout adherent of a church most of them have been told for years, is a pagan or even Satanic Cult.

I've said before, that I believed that the apparent incongruity of the Mormon church doing most of the heavy lifting on Prop 8, which defines marriage as between ONE man and ONE woman, was to ingraitiate themselves with evangelicals and make the prospect of a Mormon as president less scary
 
2012-07-27 10:23:29 AM  
FTA: Obama is a Christian but the view that he is Muslim persists almost four years into his presidency, with 17 percent of voters saying he is Muslim. Forty-nine percent say he is Christian, down from 55 percent near the end of his 2008 campaign, and 31 percent say they do not know Obama's religion.

How is this possible? I understand willful ignorance and intentional misrepresentation, but 48% are either wrong or have no idea what religion Obama claims, that's kind of crazy, really.

I mean I don't think he's really a "christian" either (at least I hope), but I certainly know what his stated faith is.
 
2012-07-27 10:28:02 AM  

Blowmonkey: How is this possible? I understand willful ignorance and intentional misrepresentation, but 48% are either wrong or have no idea what religion Obama claims, that's kind of crazy, really.


How? Answer:
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2012-07-27 10:29:39 AM  

Magorn: Zerochance: Considering Romney carried absolutely no southern evangelical states in the primaries, I'd make the argument that Republicans actually do very much care about religion. They just got stuck with a Mormon, so now they pretend not to.

The GOP cognitive dissonance machine is cranking so hard at this point I'm worried it'll blow a gasket, after years of the "Jesus Camp" folks in the GOP base talking about how important it was to have a good Christian man like GWB in office, they are faced with either voting for a Democrat (which to many of them would be like casting a ballot for Satan himself) or voting for a guy who is a devout adherent of a church most of them have been told for years, is a pagan or even Satanic Cult.

I've said before, that I believed that the apparent incongruity of the Mormon church doing most of the heavy lifting on Prop 8, which defines marriage as between ONE man and ONE woman, was to ingraitiate themselves with evangelicals and make the prospect of a Mormon as president less scary

TO REPUBLICANS.

FTFY.
 
2012-07-27 10:30:41 AM  
I'm guessing they're both atheists but realize they can't admit it considering whom they have to pander to.
 
2012-07-27 10:32:50 AM  

exick: Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter?

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Man, that blonde kid sticks out like a sore thumb. His name isn't Joffrey is it?


Ironically, a sore thumb is what led (in an amusing chain of events) to his blond hair and feminine demeanor.
 
2012-07-27 10:36:47 AM  

Magorn: The GOP cognitive dissonance machine is cranking so hard at this point I'm worried it'll blow a gasket, after years of the "Jesus Camp" folks in the GOP base talking about how important it was to have a good Christian man like GWB in office, they are faced with either voting for a Democrat (which to many of them would be like casting a ballot for Satan himself) or voting for a guy who is a devout adherent of a church most of them have been told for years, is a pagan or even Satanic Cult.


Let's not forget, these are the same folks that made Newt Gingrich - a twice divorced, thrice married serial adulterer who's had as many religions as he's had wives - a "steward of marriage" and gave him a primary victory in SC. Over Romney, who's only ever had the one wife and family.
 
2012-07-27 10:41:09 AM  

farkityfarker: I'm guessing they're both atheists but realize they can't admit it considering whom they have to pander to.


Obama, perhaps (I'd hope) but Romney's a true believer. Unless he's flip flopped on that as well.
 
2012-07-27 10:41:23 AM  
If they don't care that Harry Reid is a Mormon and wears magic underwear, why should they care about Romney?
 
2012-07-27 10:41:38 AM  

Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter...in-law?

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FTFM
 
2012-07-27 10:43:01 AM  

Zerochance: Magorn: The GOP cognitive dissonance machine is cranking so hard at this point I'm worried it'll blow a gasket, after years of the "Jesus Camp" folks in the GOP base talking about how important it was to have a good Christian man like GWB in office, they are faced with either voting for a Democrat (which to many of them would be like casting a ballot for Satan himself) or voting for a guy who is a devout adherent of a church most of them have been told for years, is a pagan or even Satanic Cult.

Let's not forget, these are the same folks that made Newt Gingrich - a twice divorced, thrice married serial adulterer who's had as many religions as he's had wives - a "steward of marriage" and gave him a primary victory in SC. Over Romney, who's only ever had the one wife and family.


This. It's about the authoritarian followership.
 
2012-07-27 10:47:25 AM  

readbot42: farkityfarker: I'm guessing they're both atheists but realize they can't admit it considering whom they have to pander to.

Obama, perhaps (I'd hope) but Romney's a true believer. Unless he's flip flopped on that as well.


There's a difference between being part of the Mormon hierarchy and actually believing in God.

Romney never seems to mention a belief in God. Of course, it could be that he just doesn't want to remind evangelical Christians in the south what his religion is.
 
2012-07-27 10:48:55 AM  

Zerochance: Considering Romney carried absolutely no southern evangelical states in the primaries, I'd make the argument that Republicans actually do very much care about religion. They just got stuck with a Mormon, so now they pretend not to.


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My parents are still hoping that Newt steals the nomination.
 
2012-07-27 10:53:19 AM  
I don't think there are any politicians that believe in God.
 
2012-07-27 11:01:40 AM  

heinrich66: I don't think there are any smart politicians that believe in God.


FTFY. I believe Bachmann and Santorum are very sincere in their religious lunacy.
 
2012-07-27 11:05:01 AM  

Zerochance: heinrich66: I don't think there are any smart politicians that believe in God.

FTFY. I believe Bachmann and Santorum are very sincere in their religious lunacy.


I think they just pander harder than most. I have my doubts about their personal beliefs.
 
2012-07-27 11:05:43 AM  

heinrich66: I don't think there are any politicians that believe in God.


But... "Under God" is all over our currency! They have to believe in God! If they didn't have faith that there is a holy creator of the universe that looks after his creations and comforts them when in strife then how could they make life worse and worse for the millions of least fortunate people?

it's just logic, man.
 
2012-07-27 11:06:28 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Jackson Herring: DROxINxTHExWIND: /Mitt, can I marry your daughter...in-law?

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FTFM


oh sure, keep it on the DL. isn't that typical
 
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