Over all, it (a poll) showed that Republicans who are considering making presidential bids will have to woo a party that largely identifies with the Tea Party movement….
…more than half of Republican voters said they considered themselves Tea Party supporters — and has questions about President Obama’s origin of birth. A plurality of Republican voters, 47 percent, said they believed Mr. Obama, who was born in Hawaii, was born in another country; 22 percent said they did not know where he was born, and 32 percent said they believed he was born in the United States.
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So, according to this poll that was mainly about how the Republicans are fracturing themselves this election cycle show that two-thirds of them believe that President Obama was not born in the U.S.! Given that the State of Hawaii has on numerous occasions verified that he was and that recently the current governor stated he remembers baby Barak when he met his parents soon after he was born. The facts are just overwhelming about this topic. But it seems, as usual, the Republicans don’t want to be confused by the facts. If they don’t believe official documents or personal verification then what would it take to prove that any of us are actually U.S. citizens? Maybe they should take this same stream of logic, or actually illogical, when it comes to registering potential Republican into their party? That would almost assure their extinction in the not too distant future.
2 thoughts on “Don’t Confuse Me With Facts….”
I agree. So many absurd things that TPers are so absolutely sure about – that either lack any verification or just plain show astonishing ignorance. Self-righteous indignation is SO much more satisfying…..
Of course, avid misinformation/misdirection has been a key part of political strategies for a LONG time.
Hence the related phrase, “Don’t bother me with the facts; my mind’s made up!”
Thanks Steve for the comments. The thing that really bothers me the most is not the TPers but those who buy into that line without bothering to find anything factual about them. The Republicans made it their strategy that after the 2008 elections they would be nothing but obstructionists and nay sayers. After two years of that it appeared to have worked as they did get control of the House once again.
Thomas Jefferson said a democracy depends on an informed electrate; if that is really the case we appear to be a doomed nation.