Scott Walker Uses Ridiculous Reasoning to Explain Why He Won’t Say if Obama is A Christian

scott-walkerOne of the most comical things that I’ve witnessed over the years concerning Republicans and President Obama is they often use their own fear-mongering and lies as “evidence” for why Americans don’t trust this president. They’ve literally spent years doing everything they can to dishonestly tear President Obama down, only then to turn around and blame him for the distrust many Americans have for his administration.


They’ll make up a lie, push it through the right-wing media – then whine and complain that the “liberal media” isn’t as concerned as they are about the propaganda they’re trying to push.

It’s just absurd.

Well, one of the biggest tactics many Republicans have used since 2008 is to either directly or indirectly claim that President Obama might not be a Christian. Even though there’s literally no evidence at all linking him to any other religion other than Christianity. Heck, he randomly broke out into singing Amazing Grace while giving the eulogy at a funeral for one of the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina shooting.

Not only that, but he attends Christian church services and has made references to his own Christian faith while in office.

Again, there’s literally no evidence to suggesting that he’s a follower of any faith other than Christianity.

Well, despite that fact, it’s still not uncommon to see Republicans flat-out refuse to say whether or not they believe President Obama is a Christian.

Take for instance GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker who said he wasn’t sure if the president was a Christian when he was asked about Obama’s faith during a Koch-funded event over the weekend.

“I don’t know,” Walker said. “I presume he is.”

That’s called “I’m not sure how to answer this while still pandering to conservative voters.” At first he says he isn’t sure, then sort of backtracks without really committing to a solid “yes” or “no.”

But it was his reasoning for not knowing if President Obama is a Christian is what I found ridiculous.

“You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” Walker stated “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with him.”


So, I guess using that “logic” Walker isn’t sure whether or not Ronald Reagan (his idol) was a Christian either, right? I mean, he most likely never spoke to Reagan personally as far as we’re aware, so how could he possibly determine his political icon was a Christian since, you know, he and Reagan probably never spoke about the late president’s faith?

Do you see how stupid that “logic” is?

But this was just Walker’s way to try to appease the knuckle-dragging conservatives who believe President Obama is a Muslim who’s actually conspiring with aspects of radical Islam to bring down the United States, while still trying to avoid directly saying, “No, I don’t think he’s a Christian.”

These comments not only show the petty nature of many conservatives, but they also show the cowardice of Scott Walker. At a moment when he could have still been the same far-right Republican he’s been his whole career, only at least one brave enough to not pander to the far-right when it comes to pointless fear-mongering about President Obama’s religion, he was too spineless to even do that.

And if you’re that much of a coward, then you have no business being the President of the United States.



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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  • Allahu Akbar!

    Obama practiced Islam when he was in Indonesia.He was adopted by one Lolo Soetoro when Lolo married Baracks mother.He then took the name Barry Soetoro as is shown on the adoption paperwork.Islam is listed as his religion.My question is….did Barry Soetoro ever legally change his name back to Barack Obama and renounce his Indonesian citizenship?

    • AFV

      Americans don’t lose their citizenship when they visit 3rd world backwaters run by mullahs. Obama was born in America thus making him an automatic citizen. Your kookiness is racist and you need to find a way to stop it white boy. Perhaps carving Barack Hussein Obama’s head into Mt. Rushmore would quite the crazy kooks of America.

      • OMGface

        Nailed it. His reality/pathology makes yr head explode, right?

      • Jim Bean

        A presentation of facts followed by a question makes your ‘head explode?’

        Seems nothing more than a pretty routine reasoning process to me.

      • o_O

        ah ya do like to use the word pathology. wait. your head exploded? now i feel guilty. i had no idea that you lost part of your brain matter. getting the full picture now.

      • Jim Bean

        The only conceivable basis for that would be Affirmative Action. Certainly, achievement doesn’t warrant it.

      • AFV

        The only republicans on that mountain are in fact democrats that fought for and believed in equality. So I guess your side has the same bias.

      • Jim Bean

        I don’t have a ‘side’.

      • Allahu Akbar!

        America or Kenya?I have only seen the computer generated faux copy that the White House posted.Sheriff Joe and the Cold Case Posse know what is up.

    • OMGface

      You truly are one of the sickest, most self-hating, riddled
      with self-serving delusions/old personal pain beings I have come upon.

      • Allahu Akbar!

        Angry bruh?

      • OMGface

        No, deeply pain be at what you settle for being held hostage by. DEEPLY.

      • o_O

        deeply pain be at what you settle for being held WHAT THE F* ARE YOU SAYING?! YOU’RE SO F*ING ODD.

      • o_O

        macdoodle. i really hope that that didn’t crush ya. its a sad sad day when omgface has a negative opinion about you. but, hey – there’s a support group i’m forming – “broken by omgface” you can sign up today.

      • OMGface

        My truly last offering: two goodies from one of my fav dead people presented.

        It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

        Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

    • poppaDavid

      Reread the paperwork. It wasn’t adoption. It was application to attend school.

  • Some insight into the values, viewpoints and mentality of Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP legislators:

    July 4, 2015: A recent gambit of Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP lawmakers: adding a measure to a proposed budget bill that weakens Wisconsin’s open records laws by exempting nearly everything created by state and local government officials.

    The effort to gut some of the strongest state open records laws in the country was a collaboration between Walker’s “office” and the Wisconsin GOP legislators. The measure was anonymously added on the 4th of July weekend to ensure minimal media coverage and to lessen the public fallout, but the measure attracted attention and generated negative reaction pretty quickly.

    Update July 4, 2015: It seems Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP lawmakers have abandoned plans to disembowel Wisconsin’s open records laws.

    Update July 23, 2015: The public and political outrage over Walker and friends’ attempt to gut Wisconsin’s open records laws died down, and Scott Walker’s administration now says the public has no right to some records on key issues.

    Update: July 29, 2015: The interaction between Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP legislators regarding the attempt to gut the WI open records laws is a little clearer; pulling Wisconsin’s public records has become a little bit like pulling teeth.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-bottari/to-celebarate-the-fourth_b_7726644.html
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/scott-walker-calls-for-open-records-overhaul-to-be-completely-removed-or-changed-b99532073z1-311638151.html
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/robin-vos-pushed-for-open-records-overhaul-records-show-b99543456z1-318294111.html
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/brad-schimel-kicks-off-open-government-summit-b99546843z1-319422891.html

  • Allahu Akbar!

    Donald Trump will make an excellent president.Anybody you would like to see as his VP?I will take anyone other than a career politician.