Harris Poll: 40% believe President Obama is a socialist

The polarization of America continues as President Obama signed the Health Care Reform Bill into law this week despite poll indicate only 25% favor the bill.

We’ve heard and seen allegations of violence, horrible bigotry, death threats and more violence.

DOB’s Robert Herriman posted:
This is out of control! Road rage over a Obama bumper sticker

Are we out of control or headed there?

Harris Poll released this week found:

  • 40 percent of Americans say Mr. Obama is a socialist
  • 33% think he’s a Muslim
  • 25% think he was not even born in the U.S.(he’s not eligible to be president and is a “domestic enemy that the U.S. Constitution speaks of”)

Shocking? Not to me.

As I’ve proclaimed during the Bush administration, the divide between parties is a chasm that is hard to bridge. President Obama campaigned on being capable of uniting the parties, but he struggled to resolve feuds in the Democratic Party to push Health Care Reform.

One example from the Harris Poll:

67 percent of both Republicans and conservatives said Mr. Obama was a socialist, compared with 14 percent of Democrats and 15 percent of liberals.

Well, at least we have 14-15% of honest liberals and Democrats.

“These new numbers are shocking but not surprising – they detail the extent to which ‘wingnuts’ are hijacking our politics. This poll should be a wake-up call to all Americans about the real costs of using fear and hate to pump up hyper-partisanship,” John Avlon, author of “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America” told the Harris pollster.

Not surprising?

Of course, it’s the right-wing brainwashing machine (aka “wingnuts” in this instance) but does that include Al Sharpton who said this:

“…then we’d have to say that the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama.”

“We are playing with dynamite by demonizing our president and dividing our country in the process. Americans need to remember the perspective that Wingnuts always forget – patriotism is more important than partisanship,” Mr. Avlon said.

Yes, but was Mr. Avlon worried about these partisan attacks when Bush was being attacked and called “Hitler” nearly daily.

In a 2007 Rasmussen Poll found that 35% of Democrats thought that Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance, and that another 26% weren’t sure. Partisan? Dangerous?

I actually with Mr. Avlon, we’re in dangerous territory. So where to go from here? What will wake you up that there is only a degree of difference between the two parties and most of political actions are done for political gain only.

I was not hard enough on Bush as I should have been, of course, most people only agreed with me while I railed on Bush over Social Security, illegal immigration or spending. It was always about a stolen election and the war.

So let me challenge you to do some soul searching.

If the Health Care Reform Bill outrages you, where are you on Bush and the ridiculous spending on Medicare Prescription Drugs?

Why is the Iraq War, Patriot Act and Gitmo so outrageous under Bush, but now just a quiet backdrop under Obama? Where’s the protesters?

Yes Bush ran deficits, but if that upset you, where are you on Obama’s spending which is THREE TIMES the worst under Bush?

I’m not with the 14% that think Obama is the anti-Christ or the 20% that feel he’s a racist.

But I have serious concerns and questions about the actions of this President and his administration.

He appears to be fulfilling his campaign promise of “transforming” America, unfortunately, he’s not simply fixing it.

Maybe some people are just now figuring that out.

Read also:
Is there any difference between the war policy of Obama and Bush?

Why I struggled to identify with President Obama? Liberals: Please help.

President Obama and his inconsistencies with the Patriot Act

Commentary: Obama intends to overthrow American capitalism

When did the US President become a “king”? What happened to “checks and balances”?




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