How America elected Barack Obama

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Still scratching your head over how voters could elect someone on a first name basis with an unrepentant terrorist?

Scratch no more. Via Hot Air comes a video from John Ziegler that is both hilarious and maddening when you realize that these idiots helped elect a man like Obama to the highest office in the land with no more thought than they might give in deciding what to have for supper.

Maybe less:



The video goes hand in hand with a poll on what the voters knew about Obama the group commissioned from Zogby.

Ed Morrissey has some of the incredible details:

  • 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
  • 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
  • 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
  • 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
  • 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..
  • Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on
  • Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
  • And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
In my opinion, there has never been an electorate so ill-informed about a major presidential candidate in my life time. The fact that they knew all that stuff about Palin proves a very interesting  point; it's not that voters weren't paying enough attention its that the media simply failed to provide the same kind of background info on Obama than they did for Palin.

I wonder what these people are going to be saying in 4 years?



Still scratching your head over how voters could elect someone on a first name basis with an unrepentant terrorist?

Scratch no more. Via Hot Air comes a video from John Ziegler that is both hilarious and maddening when you realize that these idiots helped elect a man like Obama to the highest office in the land with no more thought than they might give in deciding what to have for supper.

Maybe less:



The video goes hand in hand with a poll on what the voters knew about Obama the group commissioned from Zogby.

Ed Morrissey has some of the incredible details:

  • 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
  • 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
  • 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
  • 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
  • 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..
  • Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on
  • Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
  • And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
In my opinion, there has never been an electorate so ill-informed about a major presidential candidate in my life time. The fact that they knew all that stuff about Palin proves a very interesting  point; it's not that voters weren't paying enough attention its that the media simply failed to provide the same kind of background info on Obama than they did for Palin.

I wonder what these people are going to be saying in 4 years?