New Poll: Vast Majority of Republicans Don’t Believe President Obama is a Christian

president-obama-upsetRecently there’s been a fairly big deal made of Rudy Giuliani’s idiotic comments pertaining to President Obama and his belief that Obama doesn’t love America or Americans. Personally I’m not really sure what all the fuss has been about since the majority of Republicans have been trying to paint President Obama as “anti-American” or “not one of us” since before he ever even moved into the White House.

Hell, the entire birther movement was predicated on the belief that the president somehow managed to dastardly fake a birth announcement, two forms of his birth certificate, fool every government agency that would have validated his birth and somehow all of this went on without a single person coming forward to say they were part of the coverup. When you break down the stupidity of those who still believe that the president wasn’t born here, all of that is basically what they’re saying he’s managed to accomplish.

Even with the ISIS rhetoric Republicans have been pushing, the general tone seems to be “he’ll attack Christians, but not Muslims – why!?” It’s a clear insinuation that he’s harbors disdain for the United States. Hell, the GOP has routinely accused him for apologizing for America – even though he’s never actually said or done that.

And if a new poll conducted by the Washington Post as part of the 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Study is any indication, it all but confirms that most Republicans don’t believe our president is actually a Christian. That’s an amazing belief considering there’s absolutely zero evidence to be found anywhere that would link the president to actively practicing Islam or any other religion aside from Christianity. In fact, one of the many conspiracy theories conservatives have pushed against him is that he’s a racist based upon his attendance at Jeremiah Wright’s church. So I’m not sure how he can be a racist for attending a Christian church for a number of years, while simultaneously being a Muslim.

But in this poll, 54 percent of Republicans said they believe President Obama is a Muslim. It should also be noted that another 19 percent of Republicans answered “I don’t know” when it came to the president’s faith.

So that means an astonishing 73 percent of Republicans either don’t believe President Obama is a Christian or aren’t sure if he is, despite all of the overwhelming evidence proving his Christianity.

And, of course, this belief that he’s a Muslim is also tied into their belief that “he’s not one of us” and he clearly “hates America.”

Which leads me to ask, are Giuliani’s remarks really all that “shocking”? If anything he just said what pretty much the entirety of the conservative media has been pushing for years. That is, the president hates Christians, he’s “not one of us” and he’s “anti-American.”

And this poll pretty much supports that belief among conservatives. When nearly three-fourths of Republicans don’t believe, or aren’t sure, if the president is a Christian (despite the fact he’s publicly stated several times that he is) that’s pretty much confirmation that many of them really don’t feel he’s a true American. Remember, in their eyes this is a “Christian nation.” So if they don’t think he’s a Christian, then they must not believe that he truly loves this country.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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