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POLL: Majority of Americans Believe Obama Does Not View America Favorably

Barack Obama has a patriotism problem. According to a poll Rasmussen Reports conducted on 20 JUN 2008,

Forty-five percent (45%) say that Obama views our society as generally fair and decent while 39% think the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee sees society as generally unfair and discriminatory.

One can assume a candidate has an electability problem when a majority of Americans (55%) do not believe that candidate views the society he desires to represent as “fair and decent.” This is especially the case when a strong majority of Americans believe his opponent reveres the country he served during the Viet Nam War. I quote:

Sixty-three percent (63%) of Likely Voters in the United States say that John McCain views American society as generally fair and decent. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 14% think McCain views the nation as primarily unfair and discriminatory.

Even worse for Obama is the following finding of the Rasmussen Reports poll:

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats say that Obama views society as fair and decent while only 50% believe McCain holds that view.

Republicans by a 77% to 7% margin say McCain views society as fair and decent. By a 66% to 22% margin, GOP voters think Obama sees society as generally unfair and discriminatory.

More than one of three members of Obama’s political Party believe the candidate assesses American society in a manner that is overly critical and unfair. Either Obama has failed to consolidate support within his political party, or Rasmussen Reports has measured what can be called the PUMA effect. Perhaps Rasmussen Reports simply recorded the discursive effects of the following:

“That Pin”

“Barack Knows What It Means”

“For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime I Am Proud of My Country”

“Our Flag Was Still There”

“You Feel Justified in Your Ignorance; That’s America”

“Black America Will Wake Up”

Why do you believe a majority of Americans do not believe Barack Obama loves the country he desires to represent? Does this render Obama unelectable? Please offer your thoughts in the comments thread.

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  • DOUGLAS FIELD

    SENATOR OBAMA,PLEASE TELL AMERICA YOUR FEELINGS ON THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL INJUSTICE ???

    ***LETS ALL HOPE OUR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA FRIENDS ALSO SHOW AN INTEREST IN REPORTING ON THIS AMERICAN HORROR FACING THESE (TENS OF THOUSANDS) FORGOTTEN AND TRAPPED POORER AMERICANS, AND HOW THIS POSSIBLE FUTURE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER HANDLES THIS VERY SERIOUS ISSUE FACING AMERICA’S LATINO AND BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ????

    ***WITH 80% OF THE BLACK AMERICAN VOTERS SAYING THEY SUPPORT SENATOR OBAMA IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT IS ONLY FAIR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW PRIOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HOW THIS DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TRULY FEELS ABOUT THIS AMERICAN JUDICIAL HORROR CONTINUING TO INFLICT GRAVE HARM ON THE BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ??????

    *** WHEN GOD’S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
    THE US SUPREME COURT GAVE ENEMY COMBATANTS FEDERAL APPEAL HC RIGHTS LAWYERS AND PROPER ACCESS TO US FEDERAL COURTS,AND POORER AMERICANS (MANY EVEN ON DEATH ROW) ARE DENIED PROPER FEDERAL APPEAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEAL, AND ROTTING IN AMERICAN PRISONS NATIONWIDE ?????????

    **** INNOCENT AMERICANS ARE DENIED REAL HC RIGHTS WITH THEIR FEDERAL APPEALS !
    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE $LOWLY FINDING OUT HOW EA$Y IT I$ FOR MIDDLE CLA$$ AND WORKING POOR AMERICAN$ TO FALL VICTIM TO OUR U$ MONETARY JUDICIAL $Y$TEM.

    ****WHEN THE US INNOCENT WERE ABANDONED BY THE GUILTY ****
    The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.

    **Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

    This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

    This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

    Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

    For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

    It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

    This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!

    ***GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT EVEN THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY!

    A MUST READ ABOUT AMERICAN INJUSTICE:
    1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE
    MANNY GONZALES THE KID THAT EVERYONE FORGOT IN THE CA PRISON SYSTEM. ** A JUDICIAL RIDE OF ONES LIFE !

    lawyersforpooramericans@yahoo.com (424-247-2013)

  • http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/06/23/poll-majority-of-americans-believe-obama-does-not-view-america-favorably/ Debra

    For the record, McCain has so many indiscretions there isn’t enough space on the web to list them. Female voters can throw their progress out the window, it will either be taken away or halted under McCain’s regime.

    Many don’t get it. Minorities have voted for white candidates all their lives, that was okay, right? However, a candidate who is of color, qualified, if not more qualified for president; and you refuse to vote for him. Remember Bush, the one so qualified you voted for, screwed you royally. It should be obvious, the experienced got America in the mess it’s in. That being said, the same “ole” mindset will continue to destroy America.

    Oh, yeah, shouldn’t the presidency come with a curriculum, McCain needs it, not Obama. (hope it’s not online,your screwed, again.)

  • Carlton Colquitt

    This poll is rigged and presents false results. If you want to defame someone, lie. The poll is a lie.

  • Alecki

    As a woman, a Democrat and a firm supporter of Democracy, this has been the worst media coverage of a primary election ever. Also, I am totally embarrassed of Senator Obama for his morals, his associates and his views of the United States.

    I have never seen such poor and biased reporting by media in my entire life.. 20 million Clinton supporters have had it with the media and injustice of this whole nominating system. This was not reporting, it was “Clinton” bashing. I felt like I was hearing headlines from the “Enquirer” . Slews of media networks followed each other down a lane of inaccurate reporting and vicious attacks against the entire Clinton family. The coverage swayed the public and government superdelegates into their “Obama Mania” corner.

    For the first in my life, I am completely embarrassed of our country and it’s reporting tactics. The pundits were cruel towards our First Lady and the entire world watched.

    I also cannot understand how Obama could not be embarrassed.
    How dare he ask the American people to stand with him and defend his ugly beliefs from his church (Trinity United Church of Christ), his radical and anti Semitic friends and his far left views of life.

    How dare Senator Obama not apologize to Senator Clinton for the cruel remarks screamed in pews of his church about whites, Senator Clinton and President Cllinton.

    Instead of apologizing to the entire Clinton family, Senator Obama had regrets about having to distance himself from his church and his radical anti American buddies and mentors, Reverend Wright and Father Pflaeger.

    Obama has deceived the American people and has used crooked tactics since the beginning of the primary season.

    Obama kept Michigan and Florida delegates in his pocket the whole time to sway voters and superdelgates, to give himself bragging rights. “I have the most delegates. I am the winner! We have to follow the rules. Florida and Michigan will vote for me.”

    Over 300 delegate and over 2 million people. He only won this primary because the fourth largest state has never been heard properly. The popular vote was ignored and the delegates were never added in full. The media displayed inaccurate maps with incorrect numbers to give Obama a free push.

    For Senator Obama to accept this decision about not seating Florida and Michigan is especially troubling. How can a leader whose message is one of “unity” agree to support a decision that strips Senator Clinton of delegates and Florida voters of their voices?

    I wonder whether the price the Democratic party will pay in the general election was worth Obama’s very poor decision to ignore Michigan and Florida voters. Millions don’t think so.

    There are also blocs of voters that Democrats need to win that Senator Obama is having a major problem with:

    White Male Voters
    White Women Voters
    Catholic
    Rust Belt Voters
    Latino Voters
    Cuban Voters
    Swing State Voters
    Jewish Voters
    Big states
    Women
    Lunch Bucket Voters
    Older voters
    Catholic Voters
    Evangelicals
    Florida and Michiga

    He couldn’t close the deal on the Democratic base: Ohio, Michigan, Florida, California, NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Texas and Kentucky

    Barak Hussein Obama has African Americans and elitists in his pocket. Doesn’t sound like a winning ticket to me.

    This is the first time in my life, along with my entire community, that I will be voting for a Republican or as an Independent.

    Senator Clinton does not need Obama. Obama needs Clinton. I pray that she will not accept a VP role if he offered the position.

    Obama is a complete embarrassment to this country as a potential candidate for the President of the United States.

  • Alecki

    The reason Clinton supporters will not vote for Obama is because they are embarrassed of him, his life, his unfair tactics and his beliefs. And they still don’t know all about him.

    They don’t want a candidate that has been in a twenty year relationship with Reverend Wright and the Trinity United Church of Christ.

    They don’t’ want a candidate that has a twenty year relationship with Father Pflaeger as his compass in life

    They don’t want a candidate that went to a church that supports Louis Farrakhan, an anti Semitic racist.

    They don’t want to defend Black Liberation theology.

    They don’t want a candidate that lies about his relationship with Tony Rezko, the Syrian Criminal that sold his property to Obama and supported his campaign.

    They don’t want a candidate that could work with a domestic terrorist, William Ayers.

    They don’t want a candidate that Hamas supports.

    They don’t want a candidate that Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam support

    They don’t want a candidate that has a wife that has just now realized she was proud of our country.

    They don’t want a candidate that denies Florida and Michigan their voices

    They don’t want a candidate that mentions 57 states in his speeches. 50 states in the USA and 57 states in the Nation of Islam (IOC website)

    They don’t want a candidate that fights unfair and steals Michigan delegate votes from his opponent.

    They don’t want a candidate that feels sorry to leave a church that is anti American and that preaches hatred and racial views that are cruel and nasty.

    They don’t want a candidate that is inexperienced.

    They don’t want a candidate that considers it a loss to not to be able to attend his anti American, racist Church.

    They don’t want a candidate that has a “non practicing” Muslim father, but avoids the entire discussion of his father.

    They don’t’ want a candidate that won’t debate

    They don’t’ want a candidate that misleads the youth with an ‘Obama girl and her behind in their face”

    They don’t want a candidate that says he’s an African American and missed the MLK Remembrance Day and the Louisiana Black Caucus meeting

    They don’t want a candidate that has done nothing for humanity except talk about it.

    They don’t’ want a candidate that has poor judgment.

    They don’t’ want a candidate named; Barack Hussein Obama

    He scares them to death.
    He is embarrassing.
    He is unelectable.

  • http://youtube.com/user/NLee777 N. Lee

    This is entertainment. Really. You guys rock.

    It is obvious that the Obamas are the most miserable millionaires in the nation.

    And as Garth said it best…we fear change.

  • Larry

    I agree. I have been posting to Craigslist which is what brought me to your site. …

    Please lets get the work out.

    Listen to Barack’s own words and some video clips of comments made by Obama from his best seller book. “Dreams From my Father” Very interesting when put together with the Audio from the book and the stuff left on the cutting floor from the book along with news video clips from the MSM and You Tube. On Rev Wright and his Audacity of Hope speech.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI77cU3jsFs

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  • Anna Ana Mus

    so Obamabots, WHERE are Obama’s Illinois State Senate records? I’m still waiting for his calendars for those years. If Obama has nothing to hide tell him to produce those records. Judicial Watch and some of the media have made NUMEROUS requests for them. What is he hiding???

  • Anna Ana Mus

    If Obama and his wife were the cat’s meow during the primaries what is the need for them to HAVE to REmake themselves? A new coat of paint on Michelle isn’t going to hide the ugly underneath. Obama changing his stance at every turn when it becomes politically expedient doesnt’ change the socialistic and marxist roots he has.

    Notice how silent the msm is on Obama’s ties to ethanol and the lobbyists for ethanol. Any wonder why he is pushing for ethanol as an alternative source for energy?

  • Teakwood

    TruthTeller …you bring out the best! :}

  • WildChild

    It kind of funny that in the photo at the top of the thread everybody else has their hand over their heart and BOBO is cupping his nuts.

    • WildChild

      I could be secret code for NUTBAGS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!

  • Retired

    Hey, I kind of like this idea of scratching your balls during the National Anthem instead of putting your hand over your heart. But I’m a bit worried. It’s OK for us guys, but is it sexist?

    • drkate

      no it would be called disgusting and unbecoming of a US Senator or POTUS. for you it would be just routine I guess. maybe you should just go stand beside obama and join him.

    • Disgusted

      Keep up the good work. Rumor has it the troll with the dumbest posts actually gets to cup Obamas balls for him. You’re on your way.

  • http://www.thecityedition.com/Pages/Archive/Winter08/2008Election.html Jeremiah God Damn AmeriKKKa Wright

    Man it must be mondy again…the trolls are back out in force.

    You would think that a man who is so worried that the truth gets out about him and ruin his chances at the presidency would pay the trolls overtime to work the weekends too.

    Love the seal. Hope you lose.

  • james

    I don’t put my hand over my heart every time the anthem is played or the flag passes by either. Nor do I obediently bow my head when some guy on a podium says, “Let us bow our heads in prayer”. Like Obama, I’ll sometimes just stand there, quietly and respectfully watching.

    That doesn’t mean I’m not a patriot. I’d defend the Constitution to the death, which is more than some can say. Nor does my refusal to bow my head on command mean I don’t have my quiet, heartfelt words with God now and then. When I do, I mean it. I won’t do it for show, just because some guy suggests it and the people in the room around me expect it.

    Maybe some people would be happier if Obama always stood there, hand over his heart, like we all did back in elementary school. For me it’s OK to see him just standing there sometimes, quietly watching and thinking. I don’t know what he’s thinking, but I’m glad his first thoughts aren’t about screwing up a highly public photo-op moment.

    It would be an easy enough matter just to strike a pose.

    • http://www.thecityedition.com/Pages/Archive/Winter08/2008Election.html Jeremiah God Damn AmeriKKKa Wright

      He was thinking…SHIT I AM ABOUT TO STEAL THE NOMINATION BY PLAYING THE RACE CARD! I WONDER IF I CAN PLAY THE RACE CARD AND STEAL THE ELECTION TOO!! WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY!!

    • drkate

      probably thinking up his fake presidential seal, or maybe he was just wondering if protocol would require the POTUS to show some respect for his country.

      the trolls are out, speaking to each other. defending an unpatriotic, foolish thug.

    • Disgusted

      All well and good. However this wasn’t a baseball game. When you are a senator onstage with other senators representing The United States of America, might wanna stick with the protocol.

      As for what he is thinking it’s most likely one of a few things.

      1)Where am I ?
      2)What did I say yesterday?
      3)Remembering his lines.
      4)This is “So cool I can’t believe people are falling for this crap” He usually smiles at that point.
      5)”I’m in the Money, I’m in the Money” This one is hard to spot because he also smiles when he thinks this. You could confuse it for #4.The difference is he nods his head while thinking the money thing.
      6)”You the man, You the Man”

      • james

        It’s interesting how so many can read the man’s mind.

        If he had his hand over his heart, he’d be a hipocrite. Striking a pose cynically calculated to play to the crowd. Obviously. Because we already know what he is.

        This is what is known as projection.

        • WildChild

          If BOBO had his hand over his heart this thread wouldn’t exist. Check your paranoia at the door. You’ll find the surroundings much more pleasant

          • james

            Somehow I suspect that if he had his hand over his heart, people would still assert that he had his fingers crossed.

            Title 36 of the U.S. Code: “During a rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed (A) all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart; (B) men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.”

            The other three in the photo are busted. They’ve turned their backs on the flag! Obama has clearly turned his back on them, folding his hands with look of disapproval on his face, registering his unhappiness at their unseemly and indecorous behavior.

            Isn’t this all a bit ridiculous?

            • james

              I also have an alternate theory.

              The event where the photo was taken was Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Iowa. The national anthem isn’t playing at all at this point. The three in the background have just eaten too much greasy food.

        • hats

          Looks like he is TRYING to protect something.
          Look out! incoming!!!!

  • sorelahoosahers

    John Mcsame is offering $300,000 million if anyone can prove Barack Obama was not born in America. No wonder all the digital brownshirts are conducting online jihad against the Senator.

    This site is pretty funny, however. You folks don’t even know the difference between the pledge and the national anthem and have the gall to question someone’s patriotism.

    Down with fascism!!

    • StrawberrybitesBarky

      Wow, McCain actually comes up with real solutions to the energy crisis and what does Barky do…he votes for Cheney’s energy bill. Wow these videos have the obots FREAKING, if we have these little gems…what else may be lurking out there…..hmmmm, only the GOP knows…Bwahahahahahaahah!

      • Kevin

        funny that they seem to be coming here over and over, like really dumb moths to a flame

        • StrawberrybitesBarky

          Well, they’re doing our jobs. None of them can remain cool, calm and collected for more than three or four comments before they totally unravel. It proves our point to lurkers how deranged they are and that their behaviour at the caucuses was the shape of things to come. This is what America can expect from an Obama presidency. Scary shit!

          • Northwest rain

            I’ve sent quite a number of people here to watch the behavior of the Obamabutts —

            So Obamabutts people are lurking and you are losing votes for your messiah.

            Thanks so much for your hard work Obamabutts — trying to explain the stupidity of Obama’s words or deeds that cannot be explained or justified.

  • MP98

    Yeah, it all seems so logical:
    Obama (and sullen wife) continually put-down and disdain the country which they expect to preside over;
    and the voters come back singing “America the Beautiful”

    This is based on he assumption that the voters have ANY fucking idea of what is going on.
    Most of them couldn’t spell “American Idol”, or find the USA on a map.

  • vinnie

    Let’s be fair, Barry only hates 87% of the non-black America. Maybe he doesn’t do pledge of allegiance because he doesn’t know it. He did afterall spend his childhood in Indonesia racking up foreign policy experience and didn’t do the standard pledge of the hand over one’s heart in Koran class. Just sayin’.

  • blueasthesky

    POLL: Majority of Americans Believe Obama Does Not View America Favorably

    The headline is misleading. According to the poll, a plurality (45-39%) of the respondents had Obama seeing American as “generally fair and decent”:

    1* Does John McCain view American society as generally fair and decent or does McCain see it as basically unfair and discriminatory?
    63% Fair and decent
    14% Unfair and discriminatory
    23% Not sure

    2* Okay… Does Barack Obama view American society as generally fair and decent or does Obama see it as basically unfair and discriminatory?
    45% Fair and decent
    39% Unfair and discriminatory
    17% Not sure

    This still does look pretty bad for the Senator from Illinois, but not quite as bad as your headline makes it look.

  • pasmalltowngirl

    Here is a very good link. It covers Obama from Birth to now. It also includes many other links to go to for info.
    http://www.broncosforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10607

    This is chilling.
    On this day in 2007, Barack Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.” In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama recited, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent,” the opening lines of this prayer:

    “Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that there is no god but Allah
    I witness that Muhammad is his prophet…

    http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2008/02/barack-obama.html

    • Ugh…

      Another lie…

  • Tricia,NC

    PUMA!

    • Dawnelle

      NC PANTHERS!! lol

      (and PUMAS)

      • Dawnelle

        There was a pretty good movie DECADES ago called Protocol with Goldie Hawn.

        I thought it was GREAT!
        Everything Hawn does is GOLD imo.

        Anyway, BHO should have received some form of protocol lessons before becoming a candidate except that he was jumped ahead of schedule with Blago’s demise.

        It’s really something he should be cramming into his addled mind somehow (if there’s any THERE THERE)

        sigh

  • Dawnelle

    Here’s also an audio (1700am Radio) of Manning from an interview (uploaded to u tube 2 days ago)

  • Linda C.

    If one wants to be representing this country, there are certain traditional and historical roles that one does. We don’t have a queen, so the little things like putting your hand over your heart and some of the others are part of that role and tradition. There is nothing within the UCC tradition to say that one should not do this because of religious concerns.

    It isn’t that I beleive he is “unAmerican”, he just fails to recognize the role and the meaning of the tradition and show respect for that role. In other words, he is clueless and not ready.Instead of saying oops I goofed. He arrogantly defends himself without knowing what he is actually defending himself against.

  • Susanjane

    TRUE DAT!! Thanks, Truthteller.

  • jerry

    I say, Mccain should make a ad with that video of all the candidates pledging to alligence, with Obama hands folded. That video speaks volumes, it really pisses me off. This man is a farce.

    • http://hyper-educted-uppity-woman.blogspot.com Uppity Woman

      There they go with that Goddamned national anthem again. I think I’ll just cup my package instead.