Obama Starts National Conversation Among White People (About How They Hate Him)

 

A new Pew poll measures the effects of the Wright scandal on the Democratic race-to-hell. Everyone loved Obama’s speech, it seems! Especially these hippies: “In particular, white Democrats who hold unfavorable views of Obama are much more likely than those who have favorable opinions of him to say that equal rights for minorities have been pushed too far; they also are more likely to disapprove of interracial dating, and are more concerned about the threat that immigrants may pose to American values. In addition, nearly a quarter of white Democrats (23%) who hold a negative view of Obama believe he is a Muslim.” It is Typical of White People to think these things after Obama’s Christian church scandal, however. [Pew]

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