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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Right wing message: Obama is scary and makes you afraid.

A couple of days ago, the conservative pair, Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, wrote: (emp add)
Poll Shows Americans Afraid of Obama as Commander-in-Chief

On the night of January 20, 2009, a new commander-in-chief will leave the inaugural podium, parade, and festivities for the Oval Office. A national security staff ready with the latest “threat briefing” will join him there. On his desk, they will place a thick binder of reports, each focusing on real or emerging threats to our national security. In the quiet of the Oval Office -- in the presence of these stern-faced, deadly serious briefers and advisers -- Barack H. Obama, should he be the next president, will come face-to-face with reality.

Americans are afraid of this scenario, Barack H. Obama as commander-in-chief. The New York Times and CBS News released a poll this week; in it, Americans answered detailed questions about this possibility.

The poll’s answers shocked the strategists at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. An intensive international travel schedule for Obama and a refocus of the campaign’s message on defense and foreign policy speaks to this fear.

The poll says Americans consider him lacking in the abilities necessary to run the armed services. Conversely, the polls show John McCain blows Obama out of the water as a good commander-in-chief. Forty-six percent of respondents thought McCain would very likely “be effective” as commander-in-chief, as opposed to only 24 percent saying the same of Obama. In fact, 36 percent think it is “not likely” Obama will be effective in the position.

The poll made no mention of being "afraid". The poll did not show Americans Afraid of Obama as Commander- in-Chief.

And to compliment that nonsense, Fox News Channel conducted a poll which contained this question: (emp add)
Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about Barack Obama that scares them?
Yes 49%
No 50%

Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about John McCain that scares them?
Yes 36%
No 62%

Some people believe Barack Obama, despite his professed Christianity, is secretly a Muslim. Others say that is just a rumor and Obama really is a Christian as he says, and point out he's attended a Christian church for years. What do you believe -- is Obama a Muslim or a Christian?
Muslim 10%
Christian 57%
Nice touch, using "some people believe" and "others say" to allow any garbage rumor to get into the public consciousness.



3 comments

On the night of January 20, 2009, a new commander-in-chief will leave the inaugural podium, parade, and festivities for the Oval Office. A national security staff ready with the latest “threat briefing” will join him there.

By Anonymous Mark, at 7/24/2008 10:59 PM  

This gives new meaning to:

"Doing it up Brown."

Maybe the Brownies are looking for FEMA appointments, or Brownie Points. They must look under their bed before going to sleep to make sure the "B_____ Man" isn't there.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 7/25/2008 3:16 AM  

A national security staff ready with the latest “threat briefing” will join him there.

Where they will, some say, show him the film of Dealey Plaza that's never been seen in public, following which they will ask, 'Any questions?'

By Anonymous Mike, at 7/25/2008 4:46 AM  

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